National Association Of Naval Photography(TM)
|Sponsors of the NANP Convention(TM)|
|and the Navy Photographers Reunion.(TM)|
List of all Executive Board and Board of Directors members is now available at Board of Directors
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CurrentNews: This is a short list of projects we're working on.
2014 NANP Convention in Pensacola
2015 NANP Convention in San Diego
For information on the Shoot Off schedule go to Visual Media One's Facebook page.
Christmas Card Album: I'm collecting Photolab Christmas cards for a new album. If you have one stashed away some place please scan it and email it to me.
Winter Newsletter is now on the site!
Voting is online only via the website. Use this link to Vote! Voting for NANP Board of Directors is restricted to ACTIVE NANP MEMBERS ONLY. Having a website login and password does not constitute NANP Membership.
New NANP President: As many of you know, John White will be acceding to the position as our new president starting January 1st. He is an outstanding and competent man who will serve NANP extremely well. I have greatly enjoyed my term, but I also look forward other roles within NANP. I would ask that everyone support John in every way and with as much enthusiasm as possible. A president is only as strong as his membership. Please be active…you all have talents that can make our organization stronger and more effective.
Nominations: At our membership meeting, we discussed various openings within our board and nominated some names. Richard Ezzell was nominated for 1st Vice President and I’ve agreed to take on the role as Secretary. We are open to more nominations for those positions (if you have any) and need nominations for the following vacant positions: 2nd Vice President (two-year term but eventually becoming 1st VP and then President)-Treasurer (two-year term) and Executive Board Member, Advisor (three-year term).
Only NANP Members are allowed to vote in Association Elections and unlike other voter registration organizations...we keep good records!
Renaming Building 1500 RESCHEDULED:
IMPORTANT NEWS: Due to the fact that January 20th is a national holiday, the Public Affairs Office, NAS Pensacola have decided to move the Building 1500 (formerly the U.S. Naval Schools of Photography) naming ceremony to Friday, January 17, 2014.
American POW's 40 years later
This is a link to a youtube video that's worth watching. Please take a few minutes to remember and honor those who made it back and those who didn't.
2013 NANP Convention After Action Report
Information on the convention is just now coming in so check back for the latest news. The most important news is the location of the next two conventions which
are Pensacola next year for the 100th anniversary of Naval Photography and San Diego in 2015.
NANP has joined the effort to turn USS Wisconsin BB-64 into a floating museum.
More information including how and where to volunteer your time to assist in the project will be posted as soon as I get it.
New Active Duty Membership Form:
The form is working but I had to add one additional step to the process because of spider and spam issues. The first step in becoming an Active Duty Member is creating a log in account for the website. Use the "login" button at the top of the page and it will take you to the login page with a "New Account" option. Fill in the new account information and hit submit. I'll get an email from the system and manually activate your account. Once that's done you can log in and see the New Active Duty Membership form. It's hidden until you log in. Fill it out and you're done. I know this is cumbersome but it's the only way to protect the website from the tons of fake membership forms we were getting.R/Ron
Looking for Photolab Christmas cards and Class Pictures.
I'd like to collect as many Photolab Christmas cards and Class pictures as we can and build an album around them. If you have any old photos or Christmas cards stuffed away in a box, please scan them in and send them to me. I can't be the first person to think of this so I know someone out there has a trunk full of this stuff! If you have lots of these and don't have a way to scan them, send them to me vai USPS or whatever service you choose and I'll take care of the rest. Send me an email using the Contact
form and we'll work out the details.
Some of you know I'm trying to expand the website's section on Biographies and link everything to the portraits. My goal is to link Bios and Memorials to our portraits so everything is in one spot. It's easier for me to manage and it just makes sense. I've seen this need for a long time but it wasn't until Ed Carr passed away that it hit home for me. There really hasn't been a place on the website for us to talk about what we did while we're all still around to read it! Memorial serve an important roll in making sure we're not completely forgotten as human beings but everything we did as Sailors is lost and forgotten and that's just not right.
Take a look at these three people: Eddie Adams; Bob Herskovitz and Anna Clark. It doesn't take long to write something up and scan in a few photos and I encourage you to take the time. We still have a few Pearl Harbor survivors and those stories need to be preserved along with stories from every era for as far back as we can go to what happened yesterday.
To add your biography to the site I'll need the photos you want to include and the written document in word form. You can even paste it into an email and send it to me.
I do have two criteria: you must be a Life Member of NANP and 2nd.... try to keep your facts as close to reality as you can...because the older I get the better I was! :)
New Membership Applications:
The NANP membership forms are working correctly but I had to add an approval step to the process because we were getting spammed with new bogus accounts to the point our webhost kicked us offline for a short period of time. Here's a step by step explanation of the process.
1. You create your account which automatically sends me an email requesting approval. You will not be able to log in until I approve your request.
2. I have to get into the system and approve the account which automatically sends you an email with an activation link.
3. Once you activate your account using the link emailed to you then your done.
I try to get my part done within 24 hours but that doesn't always happen as some of you know. If you submit a membership request form and don't have approval within 24 hours please contact me directly and I'll get it done.
Sponsor A Sailor Program:
NANP's Sponsor a Sailor program is becoming the cornerstone of our assoication.
This is how we actually "Do What We Can Do!" The page has a more detailed discription of where we are and where I think we should be going. There are a few significant changes coming and as members of the association you need to be kept up to date and please voice your opinion. This association doesn't operate in a vacuum but without your input it might as well. Get involved and make a difference!
This is one of the main reasons this site exist and we need to keep it updated. If you or someone you know isn’t on the list please submit the name to Ralph. Use the online Photomate database form.
This isn’t the same as the NANP Membership Database which list only NANP Members. The photomate database is for anyone associated with Naval Photography in any manor what so ever and is not restricted to NANP members. If you’re looking for old shipmates as far back as WWII, this is the first place to look.