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FIELD ETHICS STATEMENT
• Member NANPA Wildlife Photography Ethics Committee
• Member International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
A recent post by International Bird Rescue where I had the opportunity to discuss some of my thoughts about field ethics:
The well-being of animals I photograph takes precedence over the photo. As a general rule and to the best of my ability, I work to reduce how intrusive my presence is. To that end:
-- I use long lenses for wildlife, and my primary lens is the Oly 300mm f/4 (which has an effective 600mm reach)
-- I don't bait or lure wild animals like owls or foxes, a practice common in some areas
-- I don't use calls or decoys, electronic or other
-- I'm cautious about (and generally avoid) nesting/denning areas, so as not to disturb or draw attention to the location. Exceptions include situations like heron or egret rookeries not compromised by human presence.
I've had a camera in my hands since my first Kodak Instamatic, a gift I received in grade school to document our expat lives in Geneva and Amsterdam. I've also had an enduring love for animals and ecology. But, it wasn't until I began volunteering at wildlife hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area about ten years ago, that my nature and photography passions converged.
Working in wildlife rehabilitation gave me an intimate view into the lives and struggles of species so often inaccessible and removed from our own. I do my best to paint my experience and theirs in pixels, hoping to promote love and appreciation for our fellow travelers on this planet.
In naturalistic or documentary photography, I make standard edits on RAW files. For fine art images and prints, I do take artistic license with effect and outcome. I love the modern tools afforded us, and enjoy the creativity of the digital dark room process.
Some adjustments on my images include: sharpness, levels, contrast, noise reduction, wb/color adjustments where needed, vignettes, and in some cases, spot removal.
I'm currently (slowly) updating my catalog of images for caption consistency.
USING MY PHOTOS
** Although some of my images are available for use under a Creative Commons license ...
... I ask they not be used to promote violent events or content, including hunting projects. Thank you for being respectful of this request. **
PHOTO CREDIT: Ingrid Taylar. And, in electronic media, a link back to my photo website (www.ingridtaylar.com).
** Part of the reason I upload select images to Flickr is to participate in the Creative Commons community, providing images for the purpose of education, preservation, conservation and teaching. Some photos are fully-protected or licensed exclusively to Getty or elsewhere, and cannot be used. So, please check on an image-by-image basis.
I always appreciate knowing where my images were used, so feel free to drop me an email or post the usage under the photo. Many thanks!
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. [[:-)
~ Ingrid Taylar
:: Photo website: www.ingridtaylar.com
Gear: I used micro four thirds, mirrorless cameras from Olympus.
• Olympus E-M1
• Olympus E-M5II
• m.zuiko 300mm f/4.0
• m.zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8
• m.zuiko 14-54mm
• Sony RX100
- Panasonic 100-400 f/4-6.3 14,021 photos, 687 members
- American Photographer 5,944 photos, 278 members
- Banded Brown Pelicans 333 photos, 74 members
- Get Olympus 347,597 photos, 4,717 members
- Four Thirds Photography* 35,351 photos, 802 members
- All Free Pictures (Creative Commons and Public Domain) 161,480 photos, 5,941 members
- Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm Lens 9,348 photos, 598 members
- Olympus M.Zuiko ED 75-300mm f4.8-6.7 11,688 photos, 1,068 members
- Who Needs a Mirror? 35,047 photos, 803 members
- Olympus OM-D Series Photography Sample Group 257,745 photos, 4,965 members
- Olympus E-M1 Photography 98,126 photos, 1,775 members
- Bay Area Bird Photographers (BABP) 2,667 photos, 39 members
- #SFflickrmeetup - San Francisco Flickr Meetups 5,324 photos, 359 members
- Post 1 / Fav 3! One per day! 13,165 photos, 793 members
- Life In LoFi: iPhoneography 284,657 photos, 5,578 members
- iPhone Camera Shots 724,393 photos, 26,385 members
- iPhone Freaks 359,556 photos, 10,019 members
- iPhone Obsession (,^^) 99,440 photos, 3,939 members
- Mob Paint 18,741 photos, 611 members
- Instagram 152,518 photos, 8,194 members
- Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve 9,890 photos, 394 members
- Monterey Peninsula 13,463 photos, 1,097 members
- Monterey Bay Aquarium 9,827 photos, 1,870 members
- Wikimedia Commons 15,272 photos, 635 members
- Wikipedia 25,137 photos, 522 members
- Project Weather 628,232 photos, 93,311 members
- Close up Animals 65,416 photos, 1,589 members
- Small Camera Big Picture 60,534 photos, 1,336 members
- Insect Identification Help Group 28,155 photos, 4,555 members
- East Bay Birding Affiliated (EBBA) 9,354 photos, 144 members
- Juanita Bay Park Photography 2,131 photos, 66 members
- Seattle Parks 1,948 photos, 168 members
- DISCOVERY PARK - SEATTLE 457 photos, 93 members
- Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge 4,558 photos, 222 members
- The Wildlife Conservation Pass Project 3,819 photos, 73 members
- Birds of Washington State 14,569 photos, 187 members
- Berkeleyside 15,302 photos, 429 members
- fd's Flickr Toys 33,308 photos, 18,635 members
- Issaquah, WA 1,119 photos, 109 members
- Seattle Photographers 45,554 photos, 1,117 members
- Audubon magazine 276,799 photos, 2,419 members
- Great Seattle Wheel 194 photos, 50 members
- Flickr Olympus OM-D E-M1 + E-M5 + E-M10 316,621 photos, 6,767 members
- Zuiko Lenses 16,255 photos, 326 members
- Flickr Bird Brigade 77,508 photos, 1,382 members
- Pacific Northwest Tugboats 6,364 photos, 160 members
- Olympus PEN-F,OM-D E-M1, E-M10, E-M5 and E-M5II user 677,827 photos, 14,587 members
- Parting Shots 1,325 photos, 699 members
- Burdr 112,412 photos, 1,052 members
- Queen Anne Seattle 1,455 photos, 99 members
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- Ingrid Taylar
- August 2004
- San Francisco
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Writer + Photography
- Ingrid Taylar Foto