US Forest Service to Demand up to $1,500 for Commercial Photography Permits in Wilderness Areas

September 29, 2014 by  
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The U.S. Forest Service just announced plans to finalize fees for commercial photography and filming in wilderness areas . Under the regulations, which are already in place on a temporary basis, amateur photography is allowable, as is photography in support of “breaking news” – but if you are a monetized blogger, a reporter working on a feature , or are otherwise planning on earning a penny as a result of a photograph or video you take in a designated wilderness area, it will cost up to $1,500 for approval and a permit. Failure to comply could see you slapped with a $1,000 fine. Read the rest of US Forest Service to Demand up to $1,500 for Commercial Photography Permits in Wilderness Areas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bloggers , commercialization , fines , First Amendment , journalists , legislation , permits , Photography , us forest service , US Forest Service to charge for photography , wilderness areas

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