Why Is Photography Important In America's National Parks?

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In America’s national parks, the call of the wild grows dimmer. It’s being drowned out by the sound of computer keyboards producing whole new landscapes, these made of mountains of red tape – permits for photographers, for example.
According to recent press reports, rangers at selected National Park Service sites are more aggressively enforcing guidelines pertaining to commercial photography. The guidelines (NPS-21) require anyone with professional photo gear, or anyone using models to obtain permits before shooting on Park Service controlled property. That property includes the Statue of Liberty, Gulf Islands National Seashore, and more than 130 natural and historic landmarks in the United States. If you venture forth on a professional photo
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