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    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.

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

    •Sony A9 

    •Sigma adapter

    •Canon 100mm macro lens with extension tubes 

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    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.

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    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. 

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    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.

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    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

    •32-64mm f/4 zoom at 32mm (approximately a 24mm equivalent field of view.)

    •2.5 seconds, f9, ISO400

    Camera was in vertical orientation, using a Really Right Stuff L-bracket, on an RRS carbon tripod with the BH-55 ball head.

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    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.

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    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.

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

    Charles Smith is university photographer at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Charles won the 2019 Libris Grant and used the funds for a community documentary project on the West Jackson, MS neighborhood where he lives and works. He named the project "Westside 365." This is an expanded version of an article in the 2020 Contact Sheet, the annual journal of the UPAA. 

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    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.