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Nov 12, 2015 23:27 |  #1

First of all I'm not a "professional" photographer. On tonight's news 11/12/15 Channel 5 in the Twin Cities had an report that Minneapolis will be enforcing their fee for professional photographers to shout in city parks more strictly. The fees start at $45/hour to $300/year. Also St Paul also has a fee. Do other cities/municipalities have a fee to do photo shoots in local parks.

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Nov 13, 2015 01:06 |  #2

Grapevine, TX. Rockledge Park has a photo Naazzii.




  
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Nov 13, 2015 12:49 |  #3

Yes. Always been the case around here (NC) in many cities. For professionals doing stuff like weddings, organized portrait, event, whatever shoots not only are fees due, but many park systems demand one call ahead and make reservations. If you're an amateur and just doing landscape or flower shots in the park, it does not apply.


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Nov 14, 2015 22:04 |  #4

Yup fees in Portland OR as well.




  
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Nov 16, 2015 00:20 |  #5

I'm in Canada and I have yet to run into any kind of fees although I live nowhere near any of our national parks so I am not sure if fees are paid there but I have yet to hear anyone needing permits in cities or anything like that.




  
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Nov 16, 2015 07:15 |  #6

How does the Park Authority define professional. Likely doesn't apply to you as stated above.


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Nov 17, 2015 00:54 |  #7

Same thing here. Basically if you are shooting for business purposes (weddings, other paid stuff) you have to get a permit.


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Nov 17, 2015 14:50 as a reply to  @ Larry Johnson's post |  #8

How does the Park Authority define professional.


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Dec 04, 2015 12:29 |  #9

I'm in Southern Ontario, Canada and most parks (if not all) here require permits. Usually sold in 1-1.5hr increments, they range from $50-300.
It hurts the wallet.


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Dec 09, 2015 12:41 |  #10

I did not hear this on the news but I am glad I stopped by this thread.


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Dec 09, 2015 12:59 |  #11

Larry Johnson wrote in post #17785672 (external link)
How does the Park Authority define professional. Likely doesn't apply to you as stated above.

Unfortunately I don't think that there is a solid definition. I was shooting at a public market which also had a policy, as do many do our parks, where a permit is needed for professional shooting. I was stopped because the security person believed I was a professional based on my 5DII and 24-70. Even when I pointed out that I was on a public sidewalk at the time and not in the market proper, she was still on her radio calling for backup. I now carry a few copies of this (external link) in my camera bag.


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Dec 10, 2015 08:42 |  #12

In the UK many parks seem to have policy that professional photography requires a permit and often the terms define this as commercial use. However, it is not always easy to find out what is and what is not allowed as the parks can fall under ownership and management of different organisations such as Local councils, Royal Parks, National Trust, English Heritage etc. and each has a different rules and regulations.


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