Story and Photos by Johnny Bivera Despite the many challenges of putting together a last minute training program post a pandemic, the DC video shoot off team made it happen. Following a successful still photography program last March, a determined and resolute group of volunteers and talented visual media professionals rallied and brought back to life, after a three year hiatus the DC Video Shoot Off Workshop in Arlington, Virginia. My personal thanks to Maureen Stewart who spearheaded the meetings and staff logistics and Sam Morse for introducing a higher level webcam experience with his team to achieve an even wider global audience. And to Ray Flores for his years of being a management leader we finally were able recognize […]

It’s Time to Vote for the New NANP Director

The nominations are complete and it’s time to vote for who will fill the role as NANP Director starting January 1st 2024 and ending December 31st 2026. There were two candidates nominated to fill the position this year. Retired LT Duane Romine and retired JOCS Robert Leonard. Below are their biographies and a link to the voting page. Voting will close at midnight (PST) on Nov. 17th, 2023. Duane Romine, LT (Ret) Duane served for 27 years beginning in 1958 and retiring in 1985. Duty stations included USS Norton Sound (AVM-1), CINC Pacific Fleet Pearl Harbor, Naval Parachute Test Center at El Centro, Navy DOD Combat Motion Pictured Team in South Vietnam, Atlantic Fleet Camera Group Caribbean Detachment Puerto Rico, […]

Accepting Nominations for New NANP Director

The NANP has a Director position to fill and is accepting nominations. The new Director will serve three years beginning January 1st, 2024 and ending December 31st, 2026. Directors are members who are entrusted with overall direction of the Association. They are elected by vote of the General Membership to supervise, recommend and vote on issues brought before the Association. The results are then presented to the Membership for a vote to ratify. If any NANP member would like to make a nomination for Director’s position, please submit an email to the NANP Secretary at nanpsec@gmail.com or use the contacts form on the NANP website. Nominations will close at midnight (PST) on October 31st, 2023.

Washington, DC Reunion Update

Shipmates, Many of you have not registered for the upcoming Navy Photographer’s Reunion in Washington, DC, 5-8 October.  We hope to see a large turnout for this great occasion.  With all the retired PH’s and MCs in the DC area plus all the active-duty MCs in the neighborhood we really thought there would be a great turnout. Although the Navy Photographer’s Reunion is sponsored by the National Association of Naval Photography (NANP), you do NOT have to be a member of the NANP to attend the reunion and enjoy the camaraderie and festivities. For active-duty MCs interested in joining the NANP, it is FREE to all active-duty members.  As Navy photographers we have and still are recording images of history.  […]

NANP Officers Special Election

Greetings All, The NANP Board of Directors is calling for a vote of the membership. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Board of Directors has appointed an Interim Vice President and have recommendations to complete out 2023 and transition into 2024. Follow the link below for more details and to cast your vote. The deadline for submitting your ballot is midnight (PST), August 18th, 2023. Thank you to all members who cast your vote.

NANP Scholarship Deadline is August 15th

Shipmates, It’s summer. Here on the Space Coast it has been a scorcher.  Temps in the high 90s and low 100s. No complaints though, it suits me better than to be up north in the winter shoveling 10 inches of snow. The reason for my note is the NANP Scholarship.  At present we have only two (2) applicants for our $500 scholarship.  NANP is trying to get some traction going with this program, so if you have a chiId, grandchild, or even a great grandchild headed to college this year get them to fill out the scholarship package and send it in. To apply, click here to go to the NANP Scholarship page and follow the directions.  It’s that easy, […]

Story and Photos by Johnny Bivera It was two years ago on the month of March we held the last shoot off program for still photography. We finished our program the day before the whole region shut down for Covid-19. It was on a Monday and the week prior was the most stressed out I had been since 911. An unknown future was coming and phone calls between myself, the staff, the sponsors and venue management was hourly. The spread was coming fast and the seriousness of how to react was muddled. Two days out from the workshop a decision was made between myself and program director Bob Houlihan to keep our senior citizen faculty members away and home safe. […]

Story by Merrilee WilsonPhoto by Johnny Bivera Twenty-six photographers and spouses gathered in Chesapeake, Virginia on April 1st for lunch, merriment and storytelling. Among the group was Richard Shorter, an active duty MC2.  We were delighted! He promised to bring another MC with him to the next lunch. We are counting on him.  Following a half hour of visiting, we kicked off our gathering with Sheila Stone welcoming all followed by Greg McCreash sharing the benefits of NANP membership. An (at times hilarious) informal survey was conducted about our experiences as photographers. Yes! MCs are photographers! We learned (by a raise of hands) which of us served on independent duty, in Vietnam, as detailers (no bodily harm was done), as ship’s company, kissed the moose, donated […]