"He showed us that professional photographers needed to protect their rights and to be compensated well enough that they could continue to take more pictures," Komenich said. "Most editors thought about photos as commodities and didn't think about the people behind them."
Mr. Fields is survived by his wife, Dorothy Gindling, of the family home in Placerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nature Conservancy, Attention: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203. No memorial service is planned.