I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been out somewhere to take pictures, and I’ve had to remove trash from the area before I was able to actually take the photos. It’s awful how little respect we have for our environment.
There is a saying photographers have and it is, “Take only photos, leave only footprints.” The more I explore the environment with my camera, the more I see it being trashed and trampled upon. Not only do I believe that we should not be polluting it, but I believe that we have the responsibility to care for it. That means being careful where we walk—that we don’t trample on delicate plants, etc… That we stay on paths as much as possible. That we carry out what we carry in.
There are many photographers now that no longer share information about where they take photographs because they are seeing the damage being done by others who are visiting locations, and they are worried about the habitat not being able to withstand what is being done to it. That is sad. I understand why they don’t share. I think it’s sad that society shows so little regard for the environment.
Just remember, if we want to be able to take pictures of beautiful scenes, we all have to do our part to care for our world!
What Is This Page?
Since I love photography and teaching, I thought I would start a Blog page and share how I take my images, what I was thinking and about me.