• MIC Q&A January 2021

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #16 - 2/17/21 (text and photos by Amanda Pitts)

    Amanda Pitts is senior photographer at (and graduate of) Grand Valley State University, a UPAA board member and Symposium host. Her General Features & Illustrations category photo "Vaccines" was voted Best in Show in the January Monthly Image Contest.

  • Seeing sports in a different way

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #13 - 1/18/21 (photos and text by Douglas Levere)

    Douglas Levere is the photo/video manager with University Communications at the University at Buffalo. He is a longtime UPAA member who has contributed previously to the Contact Sheet and blog and has been a presenter at the Symposium.

  • Thingamajig Thursday: Camera Stand

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #11 - 12/17/20 (photos and text by Matt Cashore)

    Matt Cashore is senior university photographer at Notre Dame and editor of the UPAA blog and magazine. (So yeah, there he goes again talking about himself in the third person...) "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. 

  • MIC Q&A-2020 November

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #10 - 12/4/20 (photos and text by Steven Bridges)

    Steven Bridges is senior photographer at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Communications and Marketing, as well as 2020 UPAA Photographer of the Year. His sports action category photo "Smoke on the Water" was voted Best in Show in the November 2020 Monthly Image Competition.

  • MIC Q&A-2020 October

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #9 - 11/12/20 (text and photos by Ken Bennett) 

    Ken Bennett is Director of Photography at Wake Forest University. His Campus Environment category photo "Deacon Blue" was voted Best in Show in the October 2020 Monthly Image Competition.

    Tech stuff? What camera, lens, exposure, lighting, gadgets, gizmos, etc.?

    •Fujifilm GFX100

  • AirSense = Common Sense

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #8 - 11/5/20 (text and photo above by Matt Cashore)

    Matt Cashore is editor of the UPAA blog. He's a part 107-licensed drone pilot, and a commercial-licensed fixed wing pilot with over 1700 hours, so he's taken several FAA exams and checkrides, and is allowed to say words like "Roger," "Niner" and "Vector" on the radio. And yes, he is talking about himself in third person.


    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #6 – 10/20/20 (text and photos by Jay Drowns)

    Jay Drowns is assistant director of photography at Utah Valley University Marketing & Communications. His Campus Environment category photo 'Fibonacci-ish' was voted Best in Show in the September 2020 Monthly Image Competition.

  • Westside 365

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #5 – 9/30/20 (text and photos by Charles A. Smith)

  • Reaching a Turning Point

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #4 – 9/22/20 (text and photos by Patrick Murphy-Racey) This is a companion article to a series in the forthcoming 2020 Contact Sheet, the UPAA annual journal.

  • Pandemic Impacts UPAA Members

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #3 - 9/15/20 (text by Dean Harephoto above by Young Kwak) Dean Hare on the sidelines during a Washington State football game, October 2, 2016 at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. Dean Hare was a photographer for Washington State University Photo Services from 2014-2020. His last day was Sept. 15, 2020.

  • Football is back...with a few adjustments

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #2 - 9/11/20 (text and photos by Jaren Wilkey) Jaren Wilkey is Manager of Visual Communications - BYU Photo.  On Labor Day 2020, BYU played the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland; one of the first handful of college football games held in the "new normal" of COVID-19 protocols and precautions.