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Mar 12, 2007 01:08 |  #1

Other than working for you Local newspaper, How would one go about getting their hands on getting a Press Pass for like a baseball game ( Yankee Stadium). Just a thought,


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Mar 12, 2007 01:16 |  #2

You have to be shooting for someone like a paper, mag, card company, etc. MLB has a lot of rules to it and the use of photos.


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Mar 12, 2007 02:14 as a reply to MJPhotos24's post |  #3

Is a homemade pass allowed in those kind of large events? If it is (you are shooting for someone anyway right? Ie, yourself ;) ), then make one, laminate it and fit on a neckstrap for it.


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Mar 12, 2007 04:29 |  #4

EOS Man wrote in post #2856472external link
Is a homemade pass allowed in those kind of large events? If it is (you are shooting for someone anyway right? Ie, yourself ;) ), then make one, laminate it and fit on a neckstrap for it.

Unless this is meant to be a joke, then this is quite possibly the worst advice I have heard on this forum :lol: Faking credentials is big no-no.

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Mar 12, 2007 09:49 as a reply to gmen's post |  #5

Hi there

No disrespect mean't in this reply but, basically unless you have a good reason to be there... major sports clubs and stadiums rightly won't give passes to amateurs... as has been previously stated. There is also usually a pecking order for these passes even in pro circles for major events... for example at the Olympics etc.. it starts with the major wire services, then the major sports agencies, then the big sports mags and papers... then the national dailies, then the major foreign dailies, then the local nupes etc.. Some of the tennis tournaments give you an assigned seat.

You can imagine the positions get pretty crowded and it can be really annoying when people who don't need to be there get in.. this happens from time to time... the worst is the pit lanes at Formula one... crawling with on lookers.. makes working really hard, tiring and stressful...

This is not elitist attitude.. but sports photography is a job too and to do it well you need the best working condition, so having it made harder and more stressfull coz you have to fight to get a shot with amateurs who don't repect the etiquette can be a real pain...

We all have to start I know.. but look to small local events and stadiums. Contact local clubs to perhaps get permission. You may even sell some shots to the local papers if they are good enough. One thing is for sure you're unlikely to sell shots of major events, as they are covered widely.

Many of the stadiums also ban long lenses in the stands...

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Mar 12, 2007 10:01 |  #6

EOS Man wrote in post #2856472external link
Is a homemade pass allowed in those kind of large events? If it is (you are shooting for someone anyway right? Ie, yourself ;) ), then make one, laminate it and fit on a neckstrap for it.


Oh yeah, fantastic idea......not. Wasn't it at Yankee Stadium last year that the 17 year old kid had faked a credential and got caught. He was arrested and prosecuted.

Really if you have no legitimate reason for requesting a credential, then your not getting one and wanting to build a portfolio is not a legitimate reason either.


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Mar 12, 2007 12:24 |  #7

EOS Man wrote in post #2856472external link
Is a homemade pass allowed in those kind of large events? If it is (you are shooting for someone anyway right? Ie, yourself ;) ), then make one, laminate it and fit on a neck strap for it.

I can't believe you actually posted that. And we wonder why things are getting harder on the legitimate photographers. How many major events have you been successful in gaining access with your home made attempt.

It has been stated fairly clearly that you don't get these unless you have reason to be there on behalf of a significant news organization. I've seen some try and do end runs on the rules by getting, for example, a national magazine that might cover horse shows give a photographer (obviously a friend) who then attempts to use it to gain access to MLB.


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Mar 12, 2007 22:05 as a reply to ssim's post |  #8

Whoa, I didn't notice the replies until I checked out my subscribed threads. Sorry guys, bad joke... damn, must work on better less controversial ones:o


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Mar 13, 2007 08:10 |  #9

EOS Man wrote in post #2861335external link
Whoa, I didn't notice the replies until I checked out my subscribed threads. Sorry guys, bad joke... damn, must work on better less controversial ones:o

FWIW it gave me a chuckle


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