May is National Photo Month

Photo Month

Acording to the Photo Marketing Association (PMA), May is the American National Photography Month. Started by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 as the American Photography Celebration, it ran from May 7th-14th. In 1987, as recognized by the U.S. Congress, the photography industry started celebrating May as National Photo Month (NPM)—a full 31 days to promote the joy and benefits of photography to consumers. For more than a decade, the photo industry united to make it a splash. Then, as we transitioned to digital imaging, most of the momentum was lost. Blogging has helped to shine the spotlight on NPM once again and I’m here to pitch in.

Like most people, I bring along a camera when I travel and try to capture some great images, going the extra mile to get postcard material. Many of the photos I take are travel standards but I still think like a photojournalist. NPM and my blog gives me a chance to share some my recreational and editorial travel photos.

Door Count Wisconsin

Fall Foliage in Door Count Wisconsin

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.

Peggy's Cove fishing village, Nova Scotia.

Montgomery Covered Bridge, Vermont

Montgomery Covered Bridge, Vermont

Mother nature takes back the land that held this gas station near Sheridan Wyoming.

Mother nature takes back the land that held this gas station near Sheridan Wyoming.

Amalfi Cost, Italy

Fisherman on the Amalfi Cost, Italy

Revello Italy

Locals hanging out in the town square in Revello Italy

Amalfi Cost, Italy

I caught this woman as she looked out of her window in Positano, Italy

This Scottsman had a close call with this bull in Pamplona Spain during the San Fermin Festival's running of the bulls.

This Scottsman had a close call with a bull in Pamplona Spain during the San Fermin Festival's Running of the Bulls.

Sunrise in Olite, Spain

A Heron takes flight at sunrise in Olite, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain

Two boys walk a fine line on this railing in Derry, as it's known to Catholics in Northern Ireland.

In 1997, six months before the Good Friday Peace Agreement in Northern Ireland, I photographed these two boys walking a fine line on this railing in Derry, or Londonderry to the British.

Bull riding in Benin Costa Rica

Bull riding in Benin Costa Rica

Costa Rican Farmers

Costa Rican Farmers

Costa Rica

Local man in Costa Rica

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One Response to May is National Photo Month

  1. Dillon Gray says:

    Great photography, wonder if the Scotsman knows just how close it was!

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