|48th Annual UPAA Symposium 2009|
|June 22-26, 2009||Jamestown Community College||Jamestown, New York|
|Speakers and Topics:||
|(Check back often, speakers will be updated regularly as additional information becomes available.)|
|Gary Braasch -||World View of Global Warming: A One-Person Photographic Project That Has Reached Millions|
The full story of how a project was created from an idea hatched in a cold tent on the Arctic tundra, through travels in 22 nations on seven continents -- to the writing, editing and publishing of a 90,000 word book. Environmental photojournalist Braasch managed to cover a worldwide science story on almost no money, a lot of help from colleagues and scientists, and a great deal of luck and persistence. Along the way he established a website WorldViewOfGlobalWarming.org, which is now a leading internet source for information about global warming. He will not only bring powerful photography and the latest news of climate change, but tell how Al Gore, 45 NGOs, 170 scientists, 80,000 caribou, and countless penguins got involved in his project.
Gary Braasch is a world caliber environmental photojournalist who creates remarkable images and important documentation about nature, environment, biodiversity and global warming. Time, LIFE, Discover, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Scientific American and the United Nations have published his images. He received the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club and the Outstanding Nature Photographer citation from the North American Nature Photography Association. Gary Braasch is author of Earth Under Fire: How Global Warming is Changing the World, which Al Gore calls "essential reading for every citizen."
|Joe McNally -||UPAA Sponsored Speaker|
Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed American photographer and long-time photojournalist. From 1994 until 1998, he was LIFE magazine's staff photographer, the first one in 23 years. His most well known series is the "Faces of Ground Zero — Portraits of the Heroes of September 11th", a collection of 246 giant Polaroid portraits shot in the Moby c Studio near Ground Zero in a three-week period shortly after 9/11. A large group of these historic, compelling life-size (9' x 4') photos were exhibited in seven cities in 2002, seen by almost a million people. The sale of 55,000 copies of the exhibit book, printed by LIFE, raised over $2 million for the 9/11-relief effort. This collection is considered by many museum and art professionals to be the most significant artistic endeavor to evolve to date from the 9/11 tragedy.
Some of McNally's other renowned photographic series include, "The Future of Flying," a cover & 32-page story, commemorating the centennial observance of the Wright Brothers' flight and the future of aviation, which appeared in National Geographic Magazine, December 2003. Joe is a 25-year contributor to National Geographic, and this story was the first all digital shoot for the magazine. This issue was a National Magazine Award Finalist, and the magazine’s bestselling issue ever. In 2005, Joe shot a photo diary of the New York City Opera's historic first tour to Japan as part of the World Expo 2005.
Joe’s work has won numerous awards, and appeared in a variety of publications including New York Times magazine, National Geographic, Newsweek, ESPN Magazine, Men’s Journal, LIFE, and Fast Company. McNally’s advertising, marketing and promotional work includes Nikon, Sony, Land’s End, MetLife, Bogen, Haggin Marketing, Lifetime, AGA Marketing, Kelby Media Group, Wildlife Conservation Society, American Ballet Theatre, Coleman, and FedEx, to name a few.
In 2008, McNally published his critically acclaimed, award winning book, The Moment It Clicks, which has been touted as, “one foot on the coffee table and one foot in the classroom.” In 2009, McNally published his newest, much anticipated book, The Hotshoe Diaries. Just like its predecessor, it immediately rose to the top ten best selling books on Amazon, within the first week of publication.
Joe McNally is known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically
|Peter Krogh -||Digital Asset Management - Microsoft Icon of Photography|
Peter Krogh, author of The DAM Book: Digital Asset Management for Photographers, is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on digital asset management. Microsoft recognized Peter as one of their Icons of Imaging, acknowledging his leadership in digital imaging.
Based in the Washington, D.C. area, Peter is a working commercial photographer in addition to teaching workshops on digital asset management around the world. One of his current international projects is with Africa Media Online, an organization dedicated to helping enable African’s to tell Africa’s story to a global audience.
Peter is on the board of directors of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). As part of his digital standards work through ASMP, he contributed in the formation of the UPDIG Coalition and the UPDIG guidelines, which aim to clarify issues affecting accurate reproduction and management of digital images.
Peter is also an alpha tester for Adobe Photoshop and has developed workflow processes involving Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Microsoft's Expression Media.
|Nick Vedros -||Shifting Styles and Staying Current -
Canon Explorers of Light
Nick Vedros presents a very informative program on the advertising, commercial and personal photography he has produced during his 31 year career. One of the reasons Vedros and Associates stays busy is because Nick has been very adaptive to the industry. He refers to it as “thriving, not just surviving”.
Nick examines the style needed to convey the project at hand and translates the layouts to finished piece in collaboration with the art director. “Being aware of change is the first step in conquering your fears about our ever changing industry.”
Nick’s presentation examines dozens of projects he has completed using a variety of problem-solving methods, both optical and digital. The program will show the evolution of work produced from the 1970’s to work produced in 2008. He will visually walk you through many of the steps he took to arrive at some of the completed photographs and discuss how to adapt your style to current trends.
Nick is very open about sharing the photographic techniques he has mastered as well as his marketing methods for attracting national work. Don’t miss this fascinating presentation by one of the country’s top creators of illustrative photography.
|Stephen Marc - The Creative Process|
Stephen Marc, photographer and art professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger College of Fine Arts, is recognized for his unique and powerful photographic montages that explore the African Diaspora. His images combine family snapshots, antique photographs and images from his own extensive body of photographic work. The dual themes of all his work are an attempt to tell both his personal story and the story of a culture.
Marc’s current project, Passage on the Underground Railroad, explores North America’s Underground Railroad, which moved escaped slaves to freedom. In the past four years, he has taken more than 30,000 photographs of people and places in 21 states and Canada. The project will culminate in a book and exhibition of Marc’s Underground Railroad artwork.
|David X. Tejada - Small Strobes, Big Results|
David Tejada has been shooting professionally for over 26 years specializing in location photography for corporate annual reports for Fortune 500 companies. His work has taken him around the world shooting for such clients as Fluor, Newmont Mining, Phelps Dodge, CH2M Hill, Bechtel and many others.
In addition to his corporate work, David teaches his “Small Strobes, Big Results” lighting workshops at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and the Maine Media Workshops and is a Mentor for Popular Photography/American Photo Mentor Series Treks.
David’s work has been featured in trade publications such as PDN, Communication Arts, RangeFinder and Shutterbug magazines. You can learn more about David and his work at:
|Gary Harwood - Visual Storytelling|
Using photography as a means for positive social change begins with a compelling idea, meaningful access, a willingness to learn and the desire to share what you’ve learned in ways that impact others. Gary will provide detailed information about his unfolding storytelling process and how it lays the groundwork for meaningful content, intimacy and connection. He will also discuss the importance of developing an audience as the project progresses.
Gary Harwood has been a photographer for Kent State University for more than 25 years and is the co-author of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community. The book won the 2007 Carter G. Woodson Honor Award from the National Council for the Social Studies and the 2007 Ohioana Book Award from the Ohioana Library Association. The book was also awarded a 2005 Artist and Communities Grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and was selected by Stark County’s Mayor’s Literacy Program for their annual One Book One Community reading program.
Harwood won the 2005 James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award from the Ohio News Photographers Association, the 2006 Individual Artist Grant for photography from the Ohio Arts Council, four national Circle of Excellence awards from The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and was named the 2001 University Photographers’ Association of America’s Photographer of the Year. His work has appeared in numerous national publications, including the Communication Arts Photo Annual and the Graphis Photo Annual, Sun Magazine and Double Take/Points of Entry.
He teaches Visual Storytelling for the Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was an instructor for the Unseen Cleveland photography project, a division of Unseen America, sponsored by the Service Employees International Union. He lives in Kent, Ohio, with his wife, Carole.
|John Reid III - Taking One or (100) for the Team|
John H. Reid III has been the Cleveland Browns Team Photographer since 1981. During this time he was also a contributing photographer to NFL Properties. Over the span of his career, John has covered over 500 NFL games, a similar number of Major League Baseball games, four World Series and a Super Bowl.
John’s UPAA connection comes from his work at John Carroll University where he covers Division III football, baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, wrestling, men's and women's swimming and diving, softball, club hockey and club women's lacrosse.
John will talk about the similarities between being the Brown’s Team Photographer and a college photographer at John Carroll University. In addition to presenting his sports photography, John will be conducting a shooting workshop at a Jamestown Jammers minor league baseball game one evening during the symposium.
John lives in Gates Mills, Ohio with his wife Lisa and daughter Margot.
|Kristen Bartlett Grace - The Green Photographer|
Kristen Bartlett Grace is senior photographer for the University of Florida News Bureau in Gainesville, Florida. She attended UF and earned a BS in journalism under the photojournalism program in 2003. Prior to accepting her current position at UF, Kristen interned as staff photographer for the Naples Daily News in Naples, Florida. She has worked on international photo stories, handling topics such as child labor in the streets of South Brazil and the Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico.
Kristen has won several awards for her photography including a William Randolph Hearst award for a photo essay about one woman’s road to recovery after battling breast cancer. She has recently published her first book, “University of Florida – Palm and Pine,” featuring images of the campus and the greater Gainesville area.
She has always been a lover of nature photography and recently began working with a local conservation photographer to document a vital natural area in Florida under the threat of development. Through this project, still very much in the works, she learned more about conservation photography and hopes to increase the use of her photography to preserve our natural surroundings and educate others on conservation issues. She plans to continue her education with a graduate degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation to aid her on her future natural photographic endeavors.
Kristen Bartlett Grace will talk about creative ways to “green” your office and adopt eco-minded business practices. She will also talk about her recent nature/conservation projects and how likeminded organizations can work together to aid in accomplishing their goals.
She will also serve on the ethics panel discussion.
|Will Yurman - Beyond The Still Photograph - Multimedia Storytelling|
Still photographers need to think beyond the single image or even the photo story. The digital age has opened doors that didn’t even exist a decade ago. We need to think of ourselves as storytellers with a box full of tools at our disposal – photographs of course, but also text, audio, video and more.
This workshop will look at the possibilities and give an overview of the technology and tools available but focus on developing the storytelling skills necessary in this new age.
Will Yurman is a staff photographer at the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat & Chronicle, where he has been a long-time innovator in multimedia storytelling. His work features strong visual content, driven by natural sound and the subject's own words.
A photographer for more than 20 years, Will began as a photographer's assistant in Albany, N.Y., and later worked as a freelance photographer in Alaska and the Middle East.
Will began exploring multimedia, combining audio with photos, in 2000. At the Democrat and Chronicle he helped launch a weekly photo column called First Person that appeared in print and online. He has produced numerous shows for the site, working with stills, audio, video and text to tell stories in a way that just isn't possible in print.
In 2007 he produced a year-long project that documented the lives of every homicide victim in the greater Rochester area in that year. The online project tells the story of each victim through photographs and interviews with family and friends and culminated with a solo exhibit at the George Eastman House.
His still photography and multimedia work have been recognized in the Best of Photography and Picture of the Year International contests as well as the New York Publishers Association, the New York Associated Press and The Pro Football Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of the State University New York at Albany and has twice been named NPPA Region 2 Photographer of the Year for.
He teaches classes in photojournalism and multimedia at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has also taught workshops at the Northern Shortcourse, the Great White North Photojournalism Workshop in Toronto, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Online News Association annual workshop and the NPPA’s Immersion 2008 workshop.
He lives in Rochester with his wife Hilary and children Eli and Auden.
|Jim Dusen - 3D Photography|
Jim Dusen, past president of UPAA, has been the Manager of Photographic Services at the State University of New York's College at Brockport since 1979. He has earned numerous UPAA photographic awards including three honors as University Photographer of the Year.
Jim started a serious interest in stereographic photography when he purchased a Realist 35mm 3D camera in 1992. His main subject matter are scenics from travels around the country. Photos are made on 35mm, 100 ISO color transparency film and are viewed by the audience with the use of a stereo projector and polarized glasses.
presented for many photographic organizations, including UPAA
Symposiums in Oregon, Ohio and his home campus in Brockport, New York. During other
presentations at this symposium you
will be looking at images on the screen, but for Jim's 3D show, the
|Jody Vandergriff - Spitfire Photo|
Jody Vandergriff is a co-founder of Spitfire Photo, an internet software services company specializing in digital asset management solutions. Jody earned her MS in Computer Science from San Francisco State University and began her career as a Bioinformatics Scientist where she discovered her passion for data management and web application design. She has over 10 years of experience working and consulting in the area of software design and deployment in Silicon Valley, California. Jody has published over 20 scientific articles and abstracts and is a co-author of the book Biological Database Modeling. She currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Spitfire Photo which she co-founded in 2005.
Jody will be discussing WebDAM, Spitfire Photo’s latest technology solution for web-based digital asset management. As a software-as-a-service (SaaS), WebDAM provides many unique benefits over traditional DAM platforms. Jody will explore SaaS technology, its implications and benefits in DAM deployment, and review several case studies at universities where WebDAM has been successfully adopted including Stanford University, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Southern California, and University of Washington.
|Doug Levere - The Projection Portrait|
How many times have you gotten the assignment to photograph the "researcher of the month"? You get all the story on him or her. You realize that all the labs look the same these days. You want to make this one look interesting. Well for several years now I have been creating graphic portraits of these researchers by projecting images from these scientists research work behind them and lighting them in front. I will show you examples of finished work and walk you through the set up and photographing a projection portrait in this lighting demo.
Douglas Levere has been working part time for the University at Buffalo, University Communications, for the last 4 years. From 1990-2005 he was based in NYC and worked freelance photographing newsmakers, celebrities, and architecture, working for advertising, corporate, and editorial clients. His work has appeared regularly in Newsweek, People, Business Week, The American Lawyer, among others. In 2004 his book, New York Changing, Revisiting Berenice Abbott's New York, was published by Princeton Architectural Press. It was the culmination of 5 years of work rephotographing Abbott's Changing New York project by using the same 8x10 camera and lenses. At the same time of day and year.
|Mark Philbrick/Jaren Wilkey - Go Big, Go with Power|
Mark Philbrick is the Director of BYU’s University Photography and has worked at Brigham Young University for 33 years. He has traveled all over the globe to photograph news stories, scientific researcher and university performing groups. Mark has served as the president of the University Photographers' Association of America and the Intermountain Professional Photographers of America. He has also been named the UPAA Photographer of the Year Awards six times.
|University Photography Ethics - Panel Discussion
Panelists: Kristen Hines Baker, Kristen Bartlett Grace, Glenn Carpenter, Mark Philbrick and Donny Crowe
|What Social Media Should You Be Involved With? - Panel Discussion
Panelists: Mark McBride, Ken Fujiuchi, Doug Levere and Mark Cariveau
|Picture Yourself Here: UPAA Symposium 2009|