• Studio Lighting for Gyms

    By Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College

    The Elinchrom RX 600 - Photo by Glenn Carpenter/Moraine Valley Community College

  • Symposium Speakers - Ron McMillan presents Crucial Conversations

    We're excited to announce that Ron McMillan will be one of our presenters at the UPAA Symposium this Summer. Ron is the expert on training people how to communicate better in stressful situations with stressed out co-workers. If anybody could use some help in this area, university photographers could.

  • February MIC Winners

    "Staying Warm" - By Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks

    The Winners of the February Monthly Image Competition are now up on the MIC site.

  • Sound Check

    Mark Philbrick was hired as the University Photographer at BYU in 1976, which incidentally was the same year that I was born. Now that little fact isn't relevant to this post, but I do love pointing it out.

    When you have been around that long you get invited to speak to pretty much every group on campus. Recently he was asked to speak to the OPAC group on campus and he wanted to have a nice little video clip to break the ice and set the tone for the beginning of his talk. He wanted something fun, but different.

  • iPad + Shuttersnitch Review

    One of the biggest challenges we have on shoots is making sure that the client is happy with the finished product. Whether your client is a graphic designer, art director or the University President, it is important to ensure that their needs are met before you wrap a shoot. As photographers we sometimes forget that while we have the ability to look at a scene and envision how it will appear in two-dimensional poster, brochure or webpage, normal people do not have that knack. You need to find a way to show your clients the finished product without impeding your shoot.

  • DAM Reviews - Asset Bank

    Digital Asset Management is a phrase that always seems to evoke the emotion of its acronym.  Whether at a large university or a small community college, we are all challenged with the daunting task of organizing our large photo collections and sharing them with those who need access to them. Mike Ekern, of the University of St. Thomas, came up with the idea for a series of articles on the different DAM systems used by our membership. Hopefully this proves to be a useful resource to the UPAA membership who are struggling to create their own management system.

  • November MIC Winners

    "Boathouse Sunrise" by Kevin Colton/Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    The winning images from the November Monthly Image Competition are now posted on the UPAA home page. Congrats to the winners!