Dear PPA Member,
Growing up, I spent a lot of my summers at the beach. My parents loved being there because I had a lot of energy as a child (a LOT of energy), and I could run around and around until I was exhausted. I loved digging holes to the other side of the world and trying to bury my brother in those holes. Thankfully, I never got into any trouble (at least not at the beach). Then again, I didn't need a permit.
As a professional photographer, you may not get off the hook quite as easily. When on public lands, there is the possibility that you may need a permit in order to lawfully photograph at that location. Whether it's a national park or the local beach, there may be rules and regulations that you need to follow before ever capturing an image.
Since the permit puzzle can be confusing at times, it helps to know where to start. This week's Vital Signs helps you plan ahead for your photography permits. Knowing why you need a permit, where you need a permit and who to contact for permits can help save time and headaches down the road. Don't dig yourself into a hole!
PPA's Director of Member Value & Experience