• Thinking Globally

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #7 - 11/23/22 (text and photos by Jaren Wilkey) Above: Dancers pose in the main city square in Nice, France

    Simply put, if you're even the slightest bit familiar with UPAA, you've admired the work of BYU photo.

  • Taking it slow

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #5 - 10/27/22 (photo above by Arden Barnes)

  • MIC Q&A September 2022

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #4 - 10/13/22 (photos and text by Jaren Wilkey)

    Jaren Wilkey is director of BYU photo. His Sports Features and Illustrations category image "Royal Icing" was voted best in show in the September 2022 Monthly Image Competition. The MIC Q&A is a monthly feature on the UPAA blog to learn more about the thought and craft behind the UPAA's contest-winning images. -Ed.

  • A Moonshot of a Story

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #2 - 9/15/22  

    Text and photos by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Photographer Tyler Jones except where noted. 



  • MIC Q&A June 2022

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #23 - 7/14/22 (photos and text by Steven Bridges)

  • A Symposium Worth Waiting For

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #22 - 6/30/22 (photos and text by Matt Cashore, photo above by Andy Tucker)


    Ahhhh! At last! Some things you just can't replace with Zoom. Thank you to the University of Georgia and the ever-expanding UPAA membership for the return of the inspiration and fellowship of an in-person Symposium.

  • Student MIC Q&A

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #21 - 6/16/22 (photos and text by Brooklynn Jarvis)

    Brooklynn Jarvis is a student photographer at BYU Photo. Her Student and Associate category photo "Light Painting" won 1st place in the category in the May 2022 Monthly Image Competition.


    1.Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used (if any):

  • MIC Q&A May 2022

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #20 - 6/2/22 (photos and text by Fred Zwicky)

  • What Faith Means to Me

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #19 - 5/19/22 (photos and text by Cydney Scott) Above: Feb. 2, 2022; Zowie Rico, who is a lunar witch, reads her Tarot and Prism Oracle cards in her apartment. 

  • MIC Q&A APRIL 2022

    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #18 - 5/5/22 (photos and text by Ryan Young)

    The MIC Q&A is a monthly feature on the UPAA Blog to take a deeper dive into the technique and thought behind UPAA's contest-winning images. Ryan Young's Campus Environment category image "Harry Potter Library" was voted Best in Show in the April 2022 Monthly Image Competition.