As the tourist season in Wyoming draws near, officials with Yellowstone National Park encourage people who intend to capture images, videos or sound recordings for commercial purposes to review their permit requirements before arriving in the park.
According to a news release issued by Yellowstone, permits are required for any individual, business, or organization, including nonprofit groups and educational institutions involved with projects intended for a market audience or performed for compensation.
Commercial photographers using models, props, lighting or specialized equipment may be required to secure a permit. Permits are typically not required for credentialed news organizations that are in the Park to cover an event. Employees of the National Park Service who are performing their duties in public may be photographed or recorded at any time, however, interviews with or portraits of park staff must be arranged prior to arrival in Yellowstone. The use of drones for any purpose is strictly prohibited in all national parks, including Yellowstone. The permit requirements can be viewed by clicking on the link below.