What is Conservation Photography?
Conservation photography is defined more by the way it is used than by what it contains. Conservation photography inspires action to protect and conserve the natural world. Within that broad category, almost any kind of photograph can be used for conservation purposes, including the following:
- Stock photos donated to local nature organizations.
- Scenics, wildlife, and macro shots of nature that are specifically requested.
- Images of people enjoying outdoor activities.
- Photos taken at organization events.
- Art photos donated for fundraising.
- Photographers helping educate organizations on how to use and present photos.
Volunteer to be a GNPA conservation volunteer photographer!
Please log in to the members only site. Complete the short contact form for the Conservation Committee Volunteer program. We’ll be in touch soon to discuss your interests and how you can help!
Committee members Cheryl Tarr, Tom Wilson and Marcia Brandes give a “thumbs up” for conservation photography!
GNPA’s 2020 Conservation Photography Committee
- Marcia Brandes, Chairman, Partner Liaison – Trees Atlanta: email@example.com
- Cheryl Tarr, Volunteers: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tom Wilson, Education, Partner Liaison – Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy: email@example.com
- Tammy Cash, Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Skip Kazmarek, Organizations, Partner Liaison – Park Pride: email@example.com
- Jenny Burdette, Partner Liaison, Friends of Ga State Parks: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Clay Fisher, Partner Liaison – Piedmont Park Conservancy: email@example.com
- Dale Aspy, Partner Liaison – Chattahoochee Nature Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lisa Westberry, Partner Liaison – Dept of Natural Resources (DNR), Wildlife Resources Division (WRD): email@example.com
- Emil Powella, Partner Liaison – Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brian Lucy, Member
- Susan Perz, Member
- Jimmy Cash, Member
- Chris Dahl, Member
If you are interested in joining the Conservation Photography Committee, contact Marcia at email@example.com
Throughout the year our partners will ask us to provide volunteer photographers at conservation events or projects, or contribute photographs in support of their conservation efforts. Photographs may be used in social media, traditional media, fundraising and/or marketing materials, but will be properly credited and remain the property of the contributing photographer (see MOU below).
GNPA’s Conservation Committee is proud to support and facilitate the contribution of conservation photography to the following organizations.
Chattahoochee Nature Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, email@example.com
Friends of Georgia State Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
GA Dept. of Nat. Resources (DNR)
Wildlife Resources Division, email@example.com
Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
Park Pride, email@example.com
Piedmont Park Conservancy, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trees Atlanta, email@example.com
Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
GNPA has written agreements with our supported organizations that provide important details on each party’s rights and responsibilities. Each of our partners has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that governs the use of these images for the protection of our photographers. These MOUs state, in part:
The parties understand and agree that the submitting photographer retains the copyright to submitted images, and that the non-exclusive license to utilize images submitted by GNPA members as set forth above is limited to your organization’s use for its own promotional and educational materials and programs.
From time to time, in addition to the GNPA services described herein, GNPA photographers may provide your organization with photographs from photographers’ personal portfolios. These photographs may contain the word “Limited Use” in the file name of the photograph. Unless your organization agrees otherwise in writing with the submitting photographer, photographs designated as Limited Use can only be used for the organization’s website, newsletters, social media channels, and printed material including posters, brochures, educational materials, annual reports and event invitations. Without limiting the generality of that limitation, photographs designated as Limited Use cannot be otherwise published, sold, or transferred to third parties.
Your organization agrees to provide notification to GNPA photographer(s) upon your organization’s use of any image(s) submitted to you by GNPA photographers.