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Biography

Greg Smith Westcliffe, Colo., has been an NPPA member for 40 years. He has worked as an intern, staff photographer and/or editor for a dozen publications, and contributed to dozens more, including co-authoring a cookbook for UNC Press. His 2009 multimedia documentary, "Keeping the May River Wild" screened at five film festivals, aired on South Carolina's public television network and won national honors from ASMP. As NPPA Business Practices Committee chairman, Greg helped create tools and seminars for understanding cost, copyright, marketing, legal and other topics. He continued his volunteering with NPPA as board member from 2010 to 2015, and as designated representative to the Authors Coalition of America, where he served three years on the group's executive committee. He holds NPPA's second-highest honor, the Joseph Costa Award, and was a recipient in 2015 of a Leadership Award from the United Nations' International Photographic Council. He has helped foster and edit several photographic standards efforts, two involving grants from the Library of Congress. Greg holds a BSJ and an MA in Visual Communication from Ohio University; he attended the first Platypus Workshop and the NPPA News Video Workshop; and he teaches workshops to all ages. These days, he focuses on documenting ranching, wildlife, wilderness, outdoor recreation and water issues near his Colorado home.

Production Skills & Specialities

Aerial, Corporate, Documentary, Nature, Sports, Weddings, Portrait, Disaster Coverage, Video Production, Video Editing, Backpack Journalism, Photo Editing, Spot News, Multimedia Production, Still Photography