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    Photography Policy

  • Photography Policy

    We welcome and encourage all visitors to take photographs at the Humboldt Botanical Garden. All photographers are required to accept and follow all HBG Photography Policy General Rules & Etiquette in order to protect the interests of the garden and all of its visitors. Please take a moment to read the General Rules & Etiquette.

Photography Policy

Photography Policy

We welcome and encourage all visitors to take photographs at the Humboldt Botanical Garden. All photographers are required to accept and follow all HBG Photography Policy General Rules & Etiquette in order to protect the interests of the garden and all of its visitors. Please take a moment to read the General Rules & Etiquette.

 

General Rules & Etiquette

  • Be courteous and considerate to other Garden visitors.
  • If a photo session, photographers must register two weeks in advance for approval by the HBG office (707) 442-5139. 
  • Photographers and photograph equipment must stay on pathways and the main lawn area. • Photographers are not permitted in Garden flower beds.
  • Climbing or mounting photography equipment in trees and/or on Garden structures is not permitted.
  • Photographers are not to block pathways or visitor access to any area of the Garden. • Photographs taken and sold without written authorization, will be subject to a $150 fee and/or photographer will be required to pay royalties.
  • HBG is not responsible for loss, stolen or damaged photography and/or filming equipment.
  • HBG is not responsible for injury or death to any persons associated with photography and filming sessions at the Garden.
  • Photographer’s vehicles are not allowed inside the Garden gates.
  • HBG reserves the right, at its discretion, to withhold permission to photograph on its premises, to refuse admittance for photography, and/or to change its photography rules and etiquette at any time without advance notice.

 

Amateur Photography Policy

An amateur photographer is one who undertakes photography for a hobby without receiving compensation. Amateur photographers are welcome to take photographs of the garden for their own non-commercial use.

  • Members and visitors are permitted to take photographs and videos for private, non-commercial use and are subject to HBG Photography Rules & Etiquette. >

Photography Workshops or Classes

Photography Workshops or Classes Photography classes and/or workshops are permitted at the Garden. Artists or nature photographers seeking to bring a class for a field trip to the Garden, or photo clubs seeking to visit must register at least two weeks in advance with the HBG office.

  • Classes must be approved by the HBG office in advance of class.
  • If classes/workshops are taught by a professional photographer, the instructor must have a HBG ‘Professional Photographer’ Membership at time of class.
  • HBG may restrict classes to certain places or times, depending on the Gardens’ schedule and the size of the group.
  • Photographers should observe the scheduled time for the classroom/workshop session and allow enough time for setup and location.

 

Wedding & Portrait Photography Policy

All photographic sessions, including posed portraiture, must be done by professional/commercial photographers. The photographer must have a $150 HBG Photographer Membership at time of photo session. HBG reserves the right to use ‘photographs’ from any photography session for its own marketing and publicity.

 

Professional/Commercial Photography Policy

A Professional/Commercial photographer is a photographer who: (1) earns income or payment for taking photographs or teaching classes/workshops; (2) sells, markets, distributes, circulates or publishes the images photographed for commercial purposes or gain. This includes, but is not limited to, advertising, films, promotion materials.

  • Professional/Commercial Photographers must have a current $150 HBG Photographer Membership at the time of the approved photography session.
  • Professional/Commercial Photography will not be allowed in any part of the garden or its facilities without prior approval by HBG.
  • Photograph sessions must be approved in writing at least 1 week prior to the proposed photographic session.
  • Any sales of images of the Garden must be disclosed to HBG for approval at least one week in advance of the shoot.
  • HBG reserves the right to refuse any project.
  • Photographers should observe the scheduled time for their session and allow enough time for setup and location.
  • If photography is to be used to promote the Garden (a Garden advertisement) Photographer must obtain HBG approval of photography before publication.