• Profoto D2: Freezing in Summer

    Photos and text by Glenn Carpenter, Moraine Valley Community College

    Look at any of Nate Edwards’ or Jaren Wilkey’s studio action photos and you will notice one dominant characteristic: Tack-sharp motion. At the symposium we discussed this and came to the conclusion that you can spot an image made with Profoto lights a mile away.

  • Triple Play isn't just in baseball!

    The “Triple Play” began at the 2013 Symposium at Elgin Community College. The idea: Give three different photographers 15 minutes to shoot a typical assignment and watch each photographer’s approach to the job. The idea was an instant hit, but also a bit of a zoo, as all the Syposium attendees watched live and in person, a gallery of 75+ people chatting and following photographer and subject from location to location. It was a little crowded, a little noisy and amped up the pressure on the participants.

  • MIC Q&A-2018 JUNE

    (Photos by Adam Glanzman) Adam Glanzman is staff photographer at Northeastern University. His photo “Track Coach” was voted Best in Show in the June 2018 Monthly Image Competition.

    How did this job land on your calendar?  Client request, your idea, or a combo of both?  

  • Unprecedented: 2018 UPAA Symposium

    (Text by Matt Cashore; 2018 Symposium group photo by Lauren Martinez Olinger; All other photos credited to photographer when metadata was included in the file)

    The 2018 UPAA Symposium in one word?


    The 2018 UPAA Symposium at Wake Forest had several ‘never befores’:

    •More new attendees than ever

  • MIC Q&A-2018 May

    Jay Drowns is Photography Manager at Utah Valley University. Jay’s photo “Goga” was voted Best in Show in the May 2018 Monthly Image Competition.  This is Jay’s second “Best in Show” award this year. Read about his first here. (All photos by Jay Drowns except where noted)

  • Access to the Madness

    Lukas Keapproth is staff photographer at Loyola University Chicago. The following is a re-posting from Lukas' personal blog. Text and photos by Lukas Keapproth

    Back in early March during a brief meeting of our Marketing and Communication staff to gameplan for our March Madness coverage, we said to ourselves, “Wouldn’t it just be great if they win that first round game?”

  • MIC Q&A-2018 April

    Todd Paris is recently retired from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is a UPAA Master of the Profession awardee. Todd’s photo “Baja Sunset” was voted Best in Show in the April Monthly Image Competition. This was Todd’s second Best in Show this year. Read about his first here. (All photos by Todd Paris)

  • MIC Q&A-2018 March

    (Photos by Matt Cashore) Matt Cashore is Senior University Photographer Notre Dame. Matt’s photo “Discovery” was voted Best In Show in the March 2018 Monthly Image Competition. 

    How the image came about:

  • 15 Years in 15 Photos

    “While widely published in digital and print formats, View Finder presents my work, for the first time, solely as individual, stand-alone photographs.”

  • Behind-the-Scenes with BYU

    (Text by Nate Edwards, photos by Nate Edwards and Jaren Wilkey, BYU) Nate Edwards' photo "President of Math" was voted 1st place in People & Portraits in the September 2017 MIC.


  • MIC Q&A-2018 February

    Jay Drowns is Photography Manager at Utah Valley University. Jay’s photo “The Motion of Dance” was voted Best In Show in the February 2018 Monthly Image Competition. 

  • Winter Workshop

    (Photo by John Scott) -- The 2018 Roberts EDU Workshop took place Jan. 26-28 in Indianapolis. Several of the participants recap and reflect on the weekend’s events:

    John Scott, Sales Manager, Professional and Commercial Sales, Roberts: