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BYU Weekly visits BYU Photo

Thanks to BYU Weekly for the profile they did on our office. Jump to the 12:57 mark of the video below to see why we belong behind the camera and not in front of it:

Universal High Five

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Thanks to The Universe for the great article on BYU Photos recent awards. Click here to see the article.

Kyle Van Noy on BYUphotos.com

We just updated BYUphotos.com with a gallery of Kyle Van Noy’s best photos. Check it out by visiting the gallery.


Kyle Van Noy – Images by BYU Photos

2013 UPAA Awards

We just got back from the Annual Symposium for the University Photographer’s Association of America and we’re excited to announce some awards:

3rd Place – Photo Essay – Photo by Mark A. Philbrick Honorable Mention – Sports Features – Photo by Mark A. Philbrick 3rd Place – Sports Action – Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU 2nd Place – People and Portraits – Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU 1305-49 035 1st Place – Science and Research – Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU

The BYU Workflow: An Automated Wireless Photography Workflow

By Jaren Wilkey, Jon Hardy and Marcos Escalona/BYU Photo

It wasn’t that long ago that I would spend a long day on Saturday shooting a BYU football game, go back to the office and set the 20 or so rolls of exposed film on the counter and go home. On Monday I would send the rolls into a lab to get processed, and I wouldn’t get the first look at the slides until Wednesday or Thursday. It may have been a simpler time, but it is also ancient history. Now whenever a great play happens on the field I instantly have somebody in my ear asking me if I got the play (of course I did) and how soon they could get it to post on the Football Team’s Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest account (ok, maybe not the last one). In this new era dominated by social media, time is a luxury we can’t afford. The sooner that you can get your photos out into those social media channels, the better usage you will get out of them.

In 2011 the Super Bowl had 3.1 million social media interactions, that is 3.1 million people said something about the game on a social media network while the game was going on. In 2012 the number jumped to 17.4 million. This year, that number skyrocketed to 52.5 million. (Source: Trendrr) 27.7 million comments were posted about the game on Twitter, and only 2.8 million were posted on Facebook (Source: Bluefin Labs) 88% of the social media chatter was uploaded via mobile devices; presumably people interacting with their tablet or phone while watching the game. Read more

Setting the Gold Standard – Mark A. Philbrick

Photo by Mark A. Philbrick/BYU

Check out this article from the University Photographer’s Association of America on Mark Philbrick’s record setting 7th Photographer of the Year Award.

Daniel Ess