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Shooting MLB for the first time! Need advice

 
canonnoob987
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May 21, 2011 10:56 |  #1

Very soon I will be shooting my first MLB game as a credentialed photog. Just had some questions on the do's and don'ts. First off is the media room. In general are most professionals friendly and do they talk with each other? How will they react to a new guy like myself? Should I try and introduce myself at first or just blend in and observe to start?

Now for the photo wells...What are some do's and don'ts of the wells? Talking normal? or do most prefer to not be disturbed while working? Also on switching photo wells, only inbetween innings right?
Also, is interacting with the players a bad idea? Do they even acknowledge photogs?

I know I'll have more questions as the time gets closer...Just trying to not look like an idiot out there. So any advice is appreciated. Also I would love to hear about your first experiences as a credentialed photographer.




  
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May 21, 2011 12:47 |  #2

look up sportsshooter.com, and look for story 30 in the news index, "Do's and Don'ts of Behavior in the Photo Well, Sideline, or baseline.


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May 21, 2011 13:11 |  #3

Here is the link -
http://www.sportsshoot​er.com/news/2493 (external link)


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May 22, 2011 01:27 |  #4

Well this should get interesting


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May 22, 2011 10:28 |  #5

Great read, thanks for sharing. In my very brief experiences shooting sports, I've encountered some truly nice pros and, well, let's just say, I've met other pros that were the opposite...

Have fun shooting!


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May 23, 2011 10:08 |  #6

The first thing to do when you get there is find the team photographer, introduce yourself, tell him who your shooting for, and ask him what rules apply to you. All teams will have different rules and quirks, I haven't meet a team photog yet that would not explain them to you.


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May 23, 2011 11:53 |  #7

canonnoob987 wrote in post #12452218 (external link)
Very soon I will be shooting my first MLB game as a credentialed photog. Just had some questions on the do's and don'ts. First off is the media room. In general are most professionals friendly and do they talk with each other? How will they react to a new guy like myself? Should I try and introduce myself at first or just blend in and observe to start?

Now for the photo wells...What are some do's and don'ts of the wells? Talking normal? or do most prefer to not be disturbed while working? Also on switching photo wells, only inbetween innings right?
Also, is interacting with the players a bad idea? Do they even acknowledge photogs?

I know I'll have more questions as the time gets closer...Just trying to not look like an idiot out there. So any advice is appreciated. Also I would love to hear about your first experiences as a credentialed photographer.

Congratulations, this would be fun!


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May 27, 2011 20:15 |  #8

great read!




  
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