Media credentials tips and terms


posted on 6th of december, 2015

If you're thinking of giving photojournalism a try, I say go ahead and do it! Some of the benefits to covering an event as a credentialed photographer include being allowed to even have a camera at events where the general public may not be able to bring one in, being invited into press only sessions where you can get closer to the subject for better pictures, and getting into events free that others have to pay for-always nice considering how much (or little?) many of us make in stock photography. I have covered almost entirely political events to date, with a couple music festivals thrown it, so your mileage may vary with these tips and techniques.

First and foremost, credentialed press need credentials. It seems obvious, but for small independent operators, it means think ahead. I have been...

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Posted by Inyrdreams on January 04, 2016
lots of great information! thanks for the tips
Posted by Mary981 on December 30, 2015
Thanks for the info! This is such a great read on getting a press pass!
Posted by Chanevy on December 28, 2015
I agree, David.



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I have had a camera in my hand ever since I can remember. I was always the kid that wanted to trot down to the scene of the crime, or truck accident, or whatever, and get the images that would document that event for posterity. I guess its no surprise that I am naturally drawn to editorial and journalistic photography!

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Grinnell, US

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