The Howard County Conservancy’s 232 acre farm provides a beautiful backdrop for photography. We welcome the opportunity to host photographers and their clients on the grounds, but we must ensure minimal interruption of Conservancy events and damage to sensitive areas on the property. We invest substantial funding and effort each year to ensure the grounds and buildings are maintained. To aid the many requests for posed photo shoots, the Conservancy is implementing an Annual Photography Pass at a fee of $125 per year. Fees collected from the Annual Photography Pass directly support these efforts.
For the purpose of this policy, a Professional Photographer is defined as someone who is being paid to take photographs on the Conservancy property. This includes amateurs acting in the role of professional photographer. Photography Passes are not required by professional photographers during the time period their client has rented the Conservancy facilities for special events.
Conservancy events and rentals receive priority access and no other photo shoots can take place at those times. These dates will be listed on a calendar shared with registered photographers. Photographers must review this calendar regularly and avoid photo shoots during Conservancy Events, including Conservancy rentals. Should you arrive for your photo shoot during a scheduled Conservancy event, you will not be permitted to proceed with your shoot. Smaller events that are not listed on the calendar may occasionally take place and receive priority, in which case photographers may be asked to relocate to another location on the property. We will not limit the number of photo shoots during non-Conservancy event times, so please be professional and courteous with other photo shoots which may be taking place at the same time. There are many beautiful locations on the 232 preserved acres at the Howard County Conservancy for your photo shoot.
Click to view the full policy with Site Use Rules & Regulations.
Steps to receive your 2016 Annual Photographer's Pass:
1. Complete the form below
2. Pay through Paypal (please note that you do not need a Paypal account to pay by credit card)
3. Once payment is complete, choose the link "Return to Howard County Conservancy" on your receipt. This will redirect you back to the Howard County Conservancy's website
4. Follow the calendar link to view the photographer's calendar.
5. Please remember to save or bookmark the calendar link for future reference
NOTE: 2017 Annual Photo Pass also covers November & December 2016