• Thingamajig Thursday-ParaSnap

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #12 - 2/2/23 (text and photos by Matt Cashore)

    "Thingamajig Thursday" is an occasional series on gadgets or gizmos roughly $300 or less in price that make the day-to-day tasks a little more convenient.


    What is it? -Glow ParaSnap 44

  • UPAA Board Mid-Year Update

    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #9 - 12/22/22 (photos by Matt Cashore, text by Mark Carriveau, UPAA Board Secretary)


    Hello from the UPAA board! With the calendar year winding down we want to update the members on what we’ve been doing on your behalf.

  • 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):