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    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.

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

    If you've paid any attention to the Monthly Image Competition, you've noticed their work. If you attended the 2022 Symposium at the University of Georgia, you saw them work. Who? The Marks: Mark Cornelison of the University of Kentucky, and Mark DiOrio of Colgate University. The guys with the 4x5 cameras. 

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    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.


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

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    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. 


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    UPAA Blog 2022-23 #1 - 9/1/22

    (photo by Matt Cashore) Aquinas College videographer and photographer Matt Yeoman leads the "Video Q&A" session, part of the 2022 Symposium video track.

    The 2022-23 contest season has just opened and there's a new kid at school! In this article UPAA President Glenn Carpenter details the new Narrative Competition created with video and multimedia storytellers in mind. Also in this article, one of UPAA's video storytellers details his experience at the 2022 Symposium. -Ed.


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    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.

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    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):

    •Canon R5 on a tripod

    •70-200 @ 84mm

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    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. 

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    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.

    Ryan takes it from here, italics and all! -Ed.


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    UPAA Blog 2021-22 #17 - 4/21/22 (photos and text by Michel Caron)

    For many photographers...of a certain age...the transition to digital meant wondering what to do with the boxes and drawers and folders of slides and negatives. Fortunately, if you're old enough to have this problem, you probably also have a box or two full of the parts required for a quick and convenient solution. Michel Caron of Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec details his setup and workflow. -Ed.