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Welcome to my virtual home of Stephen Bruno Photography. When I created this virtual home for Stephen Bruno Photography to exhibit my Fine Art Photography, I wanted your experience to begin with an easy to navigate website. Then, I decided to offer a site with more than just easy to navigate diverse galleries to view. I wanted to provide information behind select photographs and links for further information about the subjects that I photograph which is the inspiration for the Field Journal.

When you click on the Home page, you enter a slide show of my Portfolio. Use the slide show for the home page and each gallery. I recommend that you view in full-screen. Just sit back and enjoy the images at my Home Page.

In the About Me page I thought it would be of benefit to share more than the typical brief photographer's bio. I included my photography philosophy, my favorite photographers, my photography services, and several experiences with wildlife. To read answers to numerous questions that I receive about my photography visit the FAQ.

My Merchandise page is significant in showing that in addition to Fine Art Prints; you can purchase diverse eBooks and quality Photo Gifts. The Guestbook offers you an opportunity to leave your comments about Stephen Bruno Photography, this online virtual site, and my photographic images.

To begin your virtual journey through the looking glass of fine art photographs, click on the tabs at the top of the page. To search for images click on the Search tab at the top of the page. Click on the Home Page to return to the slide show.

PRINCIPLES OF ETHICAL FIELD PRACTICES

North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) believes that following these practices promotes the well being of the location, subject and photographer. Every place, plant, and animal, whether above or below water, is unique, and cumulative impacts occur over time. Therefore, one must always exercise good individual judgment. It is NANPA's belief that these principles will encourage all who participate in the enjoyment of nature to do so in a way that best promotes good stewardship of the resource.

ENVIRONMENTAL: KNOWLEDGE OF SUBJECT AND PLACE Learn patterns of animal behavior So as not to interfere with animal life cycles. Do not distress wildlife or their habitat. Respect the routine needs of animals. Use appropriate lenses to photograph wild animals. If an animal shows stress, move back and use a longer lens. Acquaint yourself with the fragility of the ecosystem. Stay on trails that are intended to lessen impact.

SOCIAL: KNOWLEDGE OF RULES AND LAWS When appropriate, inform managers or other authorities of your presence and purpose. Help minimize cumulative impacts and maintain safety. Learn the rules and laws of the location. If minimum distances exist for approaching wildlife, follow them. In the absence of management authority, use good judgment. Treat the wildlife, plants and places as if you were their guest. Prepare yourself and your equipment for unexpected events. Avoid exposing yourself and others to preventable mishaps.

INDIVIDUAL: EXPERTISE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Treat others courteously. Ask before joining others already shooting in an area. Tactfully inform others if you observe them in engaging in inappropriate or harmful behavior. Many people unknowingly endanger themselves and animals. Report inappropriate behavior to proper authorities. Don't argue with those who don't care; report them. Be a good role model, both as a photographer and a citizen. Educate others by your actions; enhance their understanding.