• 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!

  • Canon vs Nikon - Blue Dot

    Well, we made it through the photographically challenging month of January. I think we all deserve another edition of Canon vs Nikon:

    Other Canon vs Nikon videos can be watched on our YouTube Channel.

  • DAM Reviews - WebDAM

    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, had the great idea to create an ongoing series of reviews of the Digital Asset Management systems that our members use. Hopefully this proves to be a useful resource to the UPAA membership who are struggling to create their own management system.

  • why BTS?

    I shot my first behind the scenes video two years ago. It was of our poster shoot with the Women's Softball Team that we shot as a test of the video features for my review of the Canon 5D MKii. While it is painful to look back at it now, (I really do know how to use a mic) it opened the door to a whole new way of finding clients. Few people ever saw the video, but it convinced me of the power of these new HDSLRs to shoot stunning video with shallow depth of field in almost no light.

  • October MIC Winners

    101 Books to Read Before You Lay Dying - Photo by Robert Jordan/University of Mississippi

  • Homecoming Roundup

    "Every October I walk the thin line between suicide and homicide."

    - Chris Radcliffe, Eastern Kentucky University

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