12 Tips to Be a More Eco-Friendly Photographer

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February 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm  •  Posted in Tips & Techniques by  •  0 Comments

  1. Keep your power consumption to the minimum by turning off (or putting to sleep) your camera equipment, computer, display, printer, scanner and other electronic devices whenever you can.
  2. Use rechargeable batteries.
  3. Think of reusing before recycling. For example, before getting rid of old prints, first repurpose them by using the backs as notepaper.
  4. Switch to an environmentally-friendly lens-cleaning solution.
  5. When you buy gear, choose to invest in equipment that is durable and versatile, and consider buying used gear instead of buying new.
  6. Donate or sell your unused equipment so that someone else can benefit from it.
  7. Use online digital photo albums and/or social media platforms to share your images with friends.
  8. Give recycled photo paper and vegetable-based inks a try.
  9. Only print the photos you really want and avoid getting automatic doubles.
  10. Support eco-responsible businesses with your money.
  11. Recycle irreparably damaged cameras, batteries that no longer keep their charge, and empty ink cartridges.
  12. Speak up with your images: take photographs that communicate your concern for the environment.

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