photography etiquette

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  1. Hiseyes

    Hiseyes TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,
    What are appropriate guidelines to keep in mind when photographing any particular event as a volunteer gaining experience. I've noticed photographers accessing areas that are blocked off to spectators. I've gone to a couple of events to take pictures and have mostly stayed back. Should I seek out the event coordinator and ask them what is appropriate? Thank you in advance.
     
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    Are you a fast runner?
     
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    :lmao:
     
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    Just act more important than you really are, then if anyone questions you just play stupid. What's the worse that can happen.
     
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    It does make me wonder how you would go about possibly getting in free to an event and be "press" that would be bad ass
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's not unheard of for amateur photogs to make fake press passes (just a laminated ID looking thing hanging around your neck with some fake title) to get into concerts, sports events etc for free. Not that I condone such behaviour....
     
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    I have used my (expired) hometown newspaper press pass to get into several events, including VIP section of a Dierks Bentley concert.

    I agree with peanut too!
     
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    google freelance press pass. There are quite a few topics about this. Most of the time you will want to contact the event coordinator ahead of time and apply for a pass. If they dont have too many you may just get lucky.
     
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    Jeez, there are a lot of different types of "events".

    Could you be a bit more specific?
     
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    lol, i would like to see that happen :)
     
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    This works. If you are confident about it, you (most likely) won't be questioned. I've done this at several local events and have never been talked to about it.
     
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    I condone both the fake press pass/credential and the "just walk in" technique. If you look and act like you belong, they both work. That's how I got started.

    Yes, I got thrown out of a few places but, once I was in, most that found out I was a fake just let me stay. I even got invited to after show parties. It helps if you can be charming, lol.
     

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