Independent Photographer, Producer, Writer and Editor, mediaSmith
Greg Smith of Bluffton, S.C., and Westcliffe, Colo., has been an NPPA member more than 30 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 has helped create tools and seminars for understanding cost, copyright, marketing, legal and other topics. An NPPA board member since 2010, he is also active with the Advocacy Committee, where he focuses on copyright issues. 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.