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Shooting permits: Why it's important to have them.


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#21 tursiops

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

I have been diving and shooting pictures in Florida for over 40 years, and I never, ever heard of a requirement to have a permit to photograph sea turtles in the water.

Agreed. 

Can someone provide a list of those places where permits are needed? 



#22 Walt Stearns

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:38 PM

For photographing sea turtles in water, none that I can think of in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Philippines, etc. that even suggest you should have one.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

For photographing sea turtles in water, none that I can think of in the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Philippines, etc. that even suggest you should have one.

I'll add Maldives and Indonesia.

Somebody better mention some place that requires permits really fast, or we are going to run out of countries.



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Posted 07 December 2018 - 09:02 AM

Thank you for brining this up. I think some try to slide under the radar. And for some it is ignorance to the existence of the need. This is true across the board with photography. It can be extremely frustrating to tell a client you cant shoot at a park because of the cost of a permit requirement (or lack of time to procure one) only to find that they found a different photographer very willing to shoot without one.

Life is much more fun when we all play with the same rules!

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 04:19 PM

This is fascinating. It would have never occurred to me that I needed a permit to do this. Is this region specific or generally a good thing to do everywhere? 



#26 TimG

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:40 PM

This is fascinating. It would have never occurred to me that I needed a permit to do this. Is this region specific or generally a good thing to do everywhere? 

 

Seriously specific I think! I've been diving for more than 20 years all over the world and have never been asked for or even seen a permit.  


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 04:50 PM

So far, no one has named even one country that has such permits. 



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Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:45 AM

So to get things started:

 

Commercial filming of whale sharks in Mexico requires a permit.

Taking pictures and interacting with whales in Sri Lanka requires permits.

Taking pictures and interacting with whales in the Azores requires permits.

Taking pictures of sperm whales in Dominica requires permits.

Some whale photography requires permits in South Africa (species dependent).

Some whale photography requires permits in Argentina (species dependent).

"Professional" photography of manatees in Florida requires permits.

 

I'm sure there are lots more!

 

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#29 TimG

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 04:56 AM

Thanks Adam. You live and learn. Obviously I've not done any of them!


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Posted 11 April 2019 - 05:08 PM

This is a tricky one as I think in some areas it really would be a good idea , however would they really prevent that much damage? I really think things do need to be controlled a bit more from some of the things I've seen underwater.