MY COMMITMENT TO PUT “NATURE FIRST”…
"Nature First — The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography” is committed to educating photographers about their impact on the natural environments we all love to work and play in. I signed on to the group and wholeheartedly believe in and practice its principles.
The Seven Principles of Nature First Photography were developed to help educate and guide both professional and recreational photographers in sustainable, minimal impact practices that will help preserve nature’s beautiful locations.
THE NATURE FIRST PRINCIPLES
Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
Use discretion if sharing locations.
Know and follow rules and regulations.
Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
Actively promote and educate others about these principles