Filming and photography requires a permit when the size of a film/photo group, the amount of equipment, or the activity of the film/photo crew has the potential to damage the natural resources or impact the visitor experience.
Whether the final product of the film/photo group is commercial or non-comercial, student, freelance, or non-profit is irrelevant. Impact to the natural resource and/or the visitor experience is the criteria used to manage this activity.
Film/photography crews of three or more people should complete a film/photography application. One or two people taking still photography, using a hand-held video camera, or still or video camera with a tripod do not need a permit. Allow four business days for processing.
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