Launched today, this nationwide initiative is a celebration of the importance of photography in our daily lives and all that photography can do.
Research shows that we’re taking more pictures than ever before but in the era of digital photography we are printing fewer pictures and are in danger of losing images that are special to us.
Throughout June the campaign, based around the theme ‘Capture and Keep’, will provide a range of workshops, tools and ideas that will help the nation create and safeguard better pictures that people are proud to share with future generations.
Canon has been particularly involved in supporting the “My School in Focus” competition which runs until November 2012. My School in Focus is an opportunity for secondary schools to get involved in National Photography Month by using photography to engage with key concepts in geography, especially during fieldwork. The My School in Focus project is part of Colliers Green Focus, an innovative educational programme and photography competition which supports Geography at Key Stage 3 (S1-3 in Scotland).
My School in Focus encourages students to delve beneath the surface through the lens of a camera and adopt critical perspectives on a range of themes including sustainability.
To enter the competition or to order a free My School in Focus booklet which includes useful facts and advice about photography please go to the Colliers Green Focus
Winners of the competition will be announced at a ceremony at Somerset House in London on 20th November 2012 and prizes from Canon will include an EOS 600D and a selection of the latest IXUS cameras.