Watch the Birdy!
Okay guys... here's a towel; wipe the sarcasm off of those posts if you don't mind! Let's stop and consider for a moment that perhaps the OP simply wants to do event work. Maybe he or she does consider him/herself a budding photojournalist. Is there anything wrong with that? Instead of castigating them, how about explaining some of the ins and outs of this sort of stuff.