UPAA April Photo Contest

The votes are in for the University Photographers’ Association of America April photography contest. Of the six higher education photos I entered they took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th! That’s right, I placed three entries in the top 5 of my category. Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!!!

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Higher Education Photography Award

The University Photographers’ Association of America is a special organization that is made up of higher education photographers in the United States and internationally. While most of the members are staff or full-time photographers at a college or university, luckily for me, they do allow freelancer photographers to join as associate members. One of the […]

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Behind the scenes of an editorial photoshoot

Today I wanted to share a behind the scenes look into one of my recent higher education photography assignments. I will walk you through the pre-production planning along with details about the two editorial photos that were published. I was hired to photograph Mark Dean for the University of Tennessee as part of a series […]

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Tearsheet : University of Tennessee

Higher education photography often requires making portraits of real people. Earlier in the year, I was hired by The University of Tennessee to do just that. They commissioned me to create environmental portraits of students and donors to be used as part of an advertising campaign within university publications. Here is how a couple of […]

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Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Of all the Nashville photographers, the School of Dentistry at Meharry Medical College called me to create the photographs for their end of the year report. The concept of their annual report was to be simple and real. My job was to capture the school’s motto “Worship of God Through Service to Mankind,” with lifestyle […]

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2014-2015 Impact Report | University of Tennessee Knoxville

One thing I love about being a Knoxville photographer is all of the great projects I get to contribute to locally. Last year I was asked to produce a set of portraits for The University of Tennessee Knoxville 2014-2015 Impact Report. When initially discussing the project, they mentioned their plan to mix photographs with artwork. […]

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University of Tennessee Foundation Knoxville: 2013-2014 Impact Report

Last year my client, Chandra, approached me to be the primary photographer for the University of Tennessee Foundation Knoxville: 2013-2014 Impact Report. I love working with her because she is always pushing to find a different angle for something that could be very simple. For this project, Chandra came up with the idea “Your Impact. […]

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Maryville College | President’s report

Last year I was commissioned to make portraits for Maryville College‘s President Report. The campus is such a pretty place with several different areas to use. Luckily, the art director already selected each of the locations for our subjects. From there it was up to me to work each of them into the best position for what the design of […]

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