Manifesto - Darcy Monchak
Art of the Canadian Rockies and Western Canada
Promoting awareness of the value of the natural world
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My photography is primarily about promoting awareness of the value of the natural world. I tend to seek out wilder mountainous areas.
The Mountains Are Calling, Wander In Them
Promote Balanced Ethical Land Use, Share Stories
See In New Ways, Make Things Better
Informed about the plants, animals, regulations and policies wherever I photograph.
• Be forthcoming about post-processing / don't represent photographs as something they are not.
Usually keep my photography, including digital darkroom alterations, true to the natural world.
• Aim for authenticity by photographing plants and animals in their natural habitat engaging in normal behaviours.
• Avoid negatively influencing an animals behaviour or doing something that puts the animal in danger.
• Avoid photographing wildlife if they exhibit distress, and during times of physical strain.
• Refrain from baiting (including sound baiting), or placing attractants to entice wildlife or influence their behaviour.
• Avoid trampling vegetation. Keep rare species safe by not broadcasting locations.
• Not knowingly enter private property without permission.
• Use social media ethically (eg. no follow - then unfollow), and promote other photographers who exhibit ethics.
• Donate at least 10 % of profits from print and photo license sales to promote proper stategic land use planning.
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