• The UPAA "Mentoring Tree" - Bill Bitzinger

    UPAA Blog 2020-21 #1 - 9/1/20 (photo by fellow retiree Robert Jordan) Bill Bitzinger at the 2014 UPAA Symposium at Sanford University in Birmingham, AL.

    This is a companion to an article in the 2020 Contact Sheet, the annual journal of the University Photographers' Association of America .

  • MIC Q&A April 2020

    (text and photos by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is senior university photographer at Notre Dame and the editor of the UPAA blog and magazine. (…so, um, yeah, Matt is talking about himself in the third person.) Matt’s Campus Environment category “Snow Aerial” was voted Best in Show in the April 2020 Monthly Image Competition.

  • POY Q&A

    (photo by Steven Bridges) For the first time in 3 years UPAA has a new Photographer of the Year: Steven Bridges from The University of Tennessee.

  • Together Apart

    (text and photo composite by Nate Edwards, Zoom photos by...everyone....)

  • Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    (photo by Matt Cashore) Above, 2019 Annual Print Competition judging at the Symposium at Grand Valley State University. This link is the most up-to-date information on contest deadlines, rules and entry specs and procedures.

  • MIC Q&A-2020 MARCH

    (text and photos by Joe Howell) Joe Howell is Senior Photographer, Marketing Solutions at Vanderbilt University. His sports action photo "Eye Poke" was voted Best in Show in the March 2020 Monthly Image Competition. As many know, backboard remotes in college hoops seem to be magnets for attention, both positive and negative.

  • Documenting History during the pandemic

    (photo by Isabel Chenoweth) A gymnasium at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT is transformed into an emergency medical facility in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

    The motto of UPAA is "The Visual History of Higher Education." 

  • MIC Q&A-2020 February

    (text and photos by Joe Johnston) Joe Johnston is University Photographer at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California. He's been a professional photographer since 1998 with most of that time spent at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo County, California.

  • "A cutting edge hybrid camera" 1DX Mark III review

    (photos and text by Jaren Wilkey except where noted) Jaren Wilkey needs no introduction but here's one anyway: Jaren is a husband, father of four, LDS bishop, Brigham Young University alum, manager of BYU Photo, a UPAA "Master of the Profession," past (and future) Symposium host, and 2011 UPAA Photographer of the Year.

  • Thingamajig Thursday: Parabolic Umbrellas

    (above, product photo, all other photos by Joe Howell) This is the first of a new occasional series of UPAA blog articles called “Thingamajig Thursday” where we'll get a quick review of gadgets and gizmos that make our work more convenient. Why "Thingamajig Thursday?" Because I have an affinity for alliteration…and my 2nd-grader watches “Cat in the Hat” on PBS Kids.