Ethics – What You Can Expect
I will never distribute, release, make available, sell, or share any personal information that I obtain from e-mails, phone calls, conversations, presentations, or any interactions with clients or their guests. This is intended to cover any possible situation that may occur.
The key point is: I respect and protect other people’s privacy.
This includes my books, articles, blogs, photo classes, presentations, and web site.
Thus I never “borrow” other people’s photos.
Everything on this web site is protected by copyright. I put my signature on the photos shown on this web site to signify that I own them and to discourage people from copying them.
In addition, my talks are my intellectual property. If someone wants to make copies or recordings, we need to sign a contract that defines how my material will be used.
None of my photos caused any harm to wildlife or their environment.
I stay a safe distance from birds, nests, and critters. I watch where I walk to avoid stepping on plants.
I follow Audubon’s Photo Guidelines: Audubon’s Guide to Ethical Bird Photography
So none of my photos were taken in zoos, game farms, animal hospitals, book stores, or museums.
Instead, I study bird behavior and then use that knowledge to be in the right place at the right time. Often I need to wait a long time for wildlife to appear.
I take the best photo possible, and then perform minor adjustments. I never use software to assemble (or invent) an image from parts of other images.
Find out why that’s important here: Green Business
My business works to Create Success. Thus I help others achieve results.
Thus, I delete spam comments.
I also decline requests to post ads and articles that promote other people’s activities.
See Related Info at:
Mission & Values – Why and How I Run My Business
List of Clients – Who Has Worked With Me
Meeting Planners, Hello and Welcome – What Clients Can Expect
Teamwork – How We Work Together to Create Success for Both
Inspiring Presentations by Steve Kaye – What I Do
About Steve Kaye – My Bio
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation