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.