Nature Group promotes the advancement of all aspects of Nature photography. To be a part of this group, the member is encouraged to have knowledge of the definition of Nature Photography as well as the Code of Conduct.
|Tawny Frogmouth - Margaret O'Grady EFIAP/s GMAPS SAPS
The FIAP/PSA Nature Definition
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
The full definition can be viewed in the Nature Definititon page.