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Robert R Photography
(781) 337-8238
33 Old Colony Drive
Weymouth, MA
 
Loring George M Studio Of Photography
(781) 749-0189
64 South St
Hingham, MA
 
Townson Photography
(781) 335-6949
1155 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 
Silowan Peter Photography By
(781) 843-6668
150 Cedar Street
Braintree, MA
 
Sedman Photography
(781) 794-3222
654 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 
Robert R Photography
(781) 337-8238
33 Old Colony Dr
Weymouth, MA
 
Fahie Associates Photography
(781) 749-1562
14 Hobart Street
Hingham, MA
 
Photography by Michelson Inc
(781) 848-8870
112 Arborway Drive
Braintree, MA
 
Photography By Michelson Inc
(781) 848-8870
112 Arborway Dr
Braintree, MA
 
Miller Studio
(617) 472-2330
17 Foster St
Quincy, MA
 

10 Tips for Green Photography

10 Tips For Green Photography - 4/20/08

In honor of Earth Day, the Earth-friendly photographer’s manifesto

next Photography can be a very environmentally friendly medium. For those interested in trying to preserve the world they photograph, here are a few simple guidelines to help reduce, reuse, recycle and raise your eco-friendliness as a photographer.

1. Use rechargeable batteries whenever possible. When rechargeables aren't practical, be sure to properly recycle all depleted batteries. If you'd like to really elevate the bar, find ways to recharge your batteries with renewable energy-whether that's with portable solar chargers or by converting your studio or home to utilize sources like wind and solar power.

2. Be low impact-particularly when photographing the natural world. Consider the old motto to leave only footprints and take only pictures. Don't wander off the beaten path, don't rearrange nature to make your shot just right, don't disturb the animals you may encounter, and for goodness' sake, carry out everything you carry in. Campers and hikers have been following these rules for generations; photographers-especially now that they're primarily not expending film when they're out and about-don't have much excuse not to do the same.
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3. Shoot digitally. Film is expendable, and if you're concerned about using animal parts, you may be unhappy to learn of the ingredients in film. But no emulsion or chemistry is used for digital shooting, and photographers are dealing with capital expenses rather than continuous ongoing consumption in purchasing and processing. Shooting digital also means the elimination of other hardware-like scanners, enlargers, timers and darkroom supplies. You're bound to have a computer anyway, so you may as well put it to good use processing your pictures.

4. Go paperless. Consider proofing your photos on-screen rather than on the printed page. When it comes time for sharing, don't hesitate to use the Internet in lieu of prints-particularly when you're not sure what your friends, family or clients may want with your photos.

5. Set computers to minimize wasteful consumption and phantom power. Modern operating systems have comprehensive energy-saving features, so make use of them to slow your screen, hard drive and computer when not in use and to completely turn them off at specific intervals. Consider implementing power strips for peripherals to easily turn them off and minimize their phantom power drain.

6. When it's time to print your photos at the lab, send them electronically. Many labs offer FTP delivery, but if yours doesn't yet, consider using a third-party service to deliver your files electronically rather than getting in the car and driving across town. When it comes time to pick up prints-or to deliver files to a lab that won't accept them any other way-make fewer trips by multitasking and getting multiple orders at once.

7. Recycle y...

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