• BYU Crossbar

    (photo by Jaren Wilkey) Text by Jaren Wilkey, manager of BYU's photo office

  • MIC Q&A-2019 April

    (photos by Dustin Michelson) Dustin Michelson has been University Photographer at Emporia State University in Kansas since 2015. His sports feature category image "Track Senior Action Portrait 2" (okay, so it's more of a slug than a title...) was voted "Best in Show" in the April 2019 Monthly Image Competition.

  • MIC Q&A-2019 MARCH

    (photo by Kristen Grace) Kristen Grace is Photographer/Digital Asset Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Her photo "Hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies" was voted 'Best in Show' in the March 2019 Monthly Image Competition. 

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

    Camera: Nikon Z6

  • Go! Bag

    (photo by Dani Machlis)

    It’s a quiet day at the office. You’re catching up on archiving…maybe judging the MIC…Or chuckling at the latest comedy gem at the end of a UPAA blog article…

    When suddenly your phone buzzes and it’s the boss’ boss’ boss’ boss: “Hey, get to the president’s office 5 minutes ago, the governor just dropped in for a visit and we want a photo.”

  • MIC Q&A-2019 February

    (Photos by Gregory Urquiaga) Gregory Urquiaga is a staff photographer at the University of California, Davis. His photo “Officer Arrives to Memorial” was voted best in show in the February 2019 Monthly Image Competition.

  • Class Photos

    Many schools have a tradition of arranging the incoming first year class into a number, logo or other design for a group photo. Here are six examples of this type of class photo with details on the tradition and logistics behind each:

    Trevor Jones, Ohio Northern University

  • MIC Q&A-2019 January

    (Photos by Matthew Modoono) Matthew Modoono is Manager of Photography at Northeastern University. Matt’s photo “Pedro Cruz Portrait” was voted Best In Show in the January 2019 Monthly Image Competition. 

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

    Camera: Nikon D5

    Lens: 50 1.4

    ISO: 100

    Aperture: 2

  • Mentoring student workers

    (photo by Jaren Wilkey) BYU staff members Jaren Wilkey (6 O'Clock) and Nate Edwards (3 O'Clock) pose for a 'family' photo with BYU student workers including Savanna Richardson (about 8 O'Clock).

  • Four Faves from 2018

    (text and photos by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is senior university photographer at Notre Dame and the editor of the UPAA blog and magazine.

  • MIC Q&A-2018 November


    (photos by Nate Edwards, BYU) Nate Edwards is photo manager at Brigham Young University and 2-time UPAA Photographer of the Year. Nate’s photo “Jazz Voices” was voted Best In Show in the November 2018 Monthly Image Competition.  Nate also won the Best in Show in October 2018 so some of the questions are answered in that Q&A.

  • Mirrorless Month Part 7

    (photos and text by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is Senior University Photographer at the University of Notre Dame and editor of the UPAA blog and the outstanding jokes at the end of each article. This is the 7th and last in a series of articles on mirrorless cameras in the wake of the legacy manufacturers entering the mirrorless market. A digest of the series:

  • Mirrorless Month Part 6

    (text and photos by Robert Jordan) Robert Jordan began working at the University of Mississippi immediately after receiving his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the school in 1984 and recently retired from Ole Miss after a 33-year career.