• 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.

  • The Biggest Game of the Season

    (text and photos by Fred Zwicky) When the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers played the University of Illinois Fighting Illini Oct. 19, 2019, Illinois photographer Fred Zwicky went to the game with the idea of making some good-weather game atmosphere stock photos at what was sure to be a lopsided win for the visiting team. Things changed. By the end of the game he found himself literally in the middle of history.

  • Four Faves from 2019

    This is the third installment of year-end mini reviews of gadgets, services or other products that members have used in the preceding year. (See 2018 Four Faves and 2017 Four Faves.) This year four different members each reviewed an item of their choosing.

  • Think Tank Emergency Rain Covers: A Cinch in a Pinch

    (text by Robert Jordan, above photo by Clarissa Jordan) Nowadays renowned for his pickleball skills, Robert Jordan was, prior to his 2017 retirement, director of photography at the University of Mississippi. He has done several articles and reviews for the UPAA blog and the Contact Sheet magazine.

  • Chris Hughes Distinguished Service Award

    Photos provided except where noted, text by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College, UPAA president. Above left, Chris Hughes with two unmistakably 1980s photographic tools: A medium format film camera and a Vivitar 285. Above right, a more contemporary photo of Chris, who passed away in 2016.

  • MIC Q&A-2019 November

    (text and photos by Fred Zwicky) Fred Zwicky’s Features & Illustrations category image “Mastering Energy and Matter” was voted Best in Show in the November 2019 Monthly Image Competition.