• 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.

  • Mirrorless Month Part 5

    (text and photos by Todd Johnson) Todd Johnson is the photographer for Oklahoma State Agricultural Communications Services. Todd, like many UPAA colleagues and others in the photo industry, embraced mirrorless cameras for their new features and compact size. But unlike most others, he decided to go with the Micro Four Thirds format--specifically Olympus.

  • MIC Q&A-2018 October


    (photos by Nate Edwards, BYU) Nate Edwards' photo "Childs Play" was voted 'Best in Show' in the October 2018 Monthly Image Competition. Nate gives a 'behind the scenes' look at a 'behind the scenes' photo.

    Quick tech stuff—camera model, focal length, exposure data, lighting used

    Canon 5D mk IV

    f/8 – 1/200 sec – ISO 200

    Canon 70-200 2.8L II (shot at 70mm)

  • Mirrorless Month Part 4

    (photos and text by August Jennewein, University of Missouri-St. Louis) This is the fourth in a series of articles on mirrorless cameras in the wake of the Nikon/Canon mirrorless launches.

  • Mirrorless Month Part 3

    (Text and photos by Louis Brems)  This is the third in a series of articles on mirrorless cameras. (See part 1 and part 2)  Louis Brems is University Photographer at The Citadel. He switched to a Sony a9 mirrorless from a well-used Canon 1DX DSLR.

  • Mirrorless Month Part 2

     Leica M Typ 240 and Nikon Z7 (photos and text by Roger Hart, University of Michigan)

    Roger Hart is Director of Michigan Photography and Michigan Media at the University of Michigan. In Part II of Mirrorless Month (see part 1 here) Roger gives a real-world user review after a month with his own Nikon Z7.

  • Mirrorless Month Part 1

    Mirrorless cameras are not new, but the two major legacy manufacturers’ move into the mirrorless market is a turning point in the photo industry. This is the first in a series of articles on mirrorless cameras as used by UPAA members, primarily focusing on the new entries into the market from Nikon and Canon.

  • MIC Q&A-2018 September

    (Photos by Derek Eckenroth) Derek Eckenroth is a staff photographer at Bob Jones University. Derek’s photo “Lightning on Front Campus” was voted Best In Show in the September 2018 Monthly Image Competition. 

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

    •Canon 5D Mark IV


    •ISO 100

    •f/11 25sec (bulb)

  • Oh, The Places You'll Go! The potential of self-assignments...

    Text and photos by Jay Drowns

    Jay Drowns is Photography Manager at Utah Valley University. In 2018 a UVU assignment in Alaska provided Jay with an opportunity to do what is a bucket list item for many: Visit all 50 U.S. states. He describes how being a university photographer put him in a position to both serve his campus and broaden his own horizons.