Manifesto - Darcy Monchak
Takakkaw Falls

My photography is primarily about promoting awareness of the value of the natural world. I tend to seek out wilder mountainous areas.

Manifesto

The Mountains Are Calling, Wander In Them


Promote Balanced Ethical Land Use, Share Stories


See In New Ways, Make Things Better


• Keep 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.

 

To see more about my photography,  please go to About the Artist.


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