Partners share our commitment

Our partners share our commitment to caring for wild places, and promote the Nature First principles for responsible photography. We carefully select these organizations and deeply value their partnership. #naturefirst

If you or your organization would like to become a partner, please contact us for details.

Learn more about the Nature First Principles

Partnership Benefits

Our partners strongly believe in the 7 Principles and simply find it rewarding to be publicly recognized as a supporter of the Nature First and the alliance for responsible nature photography. Alignment with Nature First elevates their stature with segments of their audience and customers who share these values. Additional benefits include:

  • Use of the Nature First logo for marketing and communication

  • Use of the 7 Principles and supporting materials for educational purposes

  • Display of their logo on the Nature First website

  • Opportunities to be featured on the Nature First blog or Newsletter

PHotography Workshop Leaders and Educators

As respected professionals in the field of nature photography, many look to you as experts. They observe your behavior and carefully listen to your advice. You have an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact on large audiences by exemplifying and promoting the Nature First Principles. We would like to partner with you to grow the movement for responsible nature photography.

Partner Guidelines…

  • Lead by example. Acting ethically, and explaining those ethical choices, is even more important when in front of a group.

  • Keep group sizes small. Actively minimize your group’s impact on the places you visit and actively work to protect the experiences of those around you. It is your responsibility to make sure that your group is not disruptive to others.

  • Carefully consider the ramifications of taking a group to sensitive locations before doing so.

  • Follow rules and regulations, including permit requirements.

  • Consider showing examples of things that might make a good photograph but that should not be photographed if it requires damaging or threatening natural features (i.e., teach your students that it’s OK to walk away from a potentially good photo in some circumstances).