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First University Stadium Access
Eric Brandt, Photographer
St. Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 12:47 PM on 08.18.21
->> Newbie Sport photographer. I shoot mostly youth sports and some high school. Most of my images are shared around on social medial and I sell a few through my Zenfolio site. Looking to build a bit of a portfolio I reached out to a local University to see if I could get field access for one of their soccer games and I got a “yes”. Fairly large University with their own “stadium” with a press box and the like. I am meeting the Medial Relations contact before the game. I assume he will give me the low down on what I can and cannot do. Anyone care to share what I might expect? Tips on what I should or shouldn’t do? Any info at all would be helpful.
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Andrew Nelles, Photographer
Nashville | TN | USA | Posted: 3:09 AM on 08.19.21
->> It's hard to say what to expect these days. Around here, COVID restrictions vary widely from venue to venue in terms of access. I'm sure the media relations contact will brief you on those specifics.

I wouldn't worry about it too much in advance.
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Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami | Florida | USA | Posted: 9:01 PM on 08.19.21
->> What is your goal for what happens to your images after you take them? Do they expect you to give all your images to them?
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Eric Brandt, Photographer
St. Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 8:17 AM on 08.20.21
->> Giving them images hasn't been discussed. I will ask them on Sunday what they expect, what I can and can't do with the images. The goal for me is to have some images for a portfolio, work on getting good images with the gear I have, learn what it's like to cover a "higher" level event.
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Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami | Florida | USA | Posted: 10:35 PM on 08.21.21
->> There has been a lot of information posted on this forum about how to deal with things like this, but it's been so long, I can't remember where to find it.

You didn't say anything about selling or giving them your images. As the photographer, you are in full control, and you would be wise to read up about "rights" and what to (or not to) allow them to do.

If they want your images, they should pay you for them, and nothing should be done to or with them without your specific permission.

This forum taught me about a computer program "Photo Mechanic" long ago. When you use Photo Mechanic to export the images from your memory card into your camera, it will mark the EXIF data for all your images with that information, including copyright.

Seems to me you've got it backwards - they shouldn't be telling you what you can and cannot do with the images. There is probably a form somewhere on this site that you could copy, and ask them to sign it, along with you. It would be an agreement as to what you and they expect from this.

I'm guessing they think that if they let you stand there and take photos, you will turn all the images and the rights to the images over to them.

It's not about what they will tell you what YOU can do with the images, it's you telling them what THEY can do with the images.

I'm not the right person to advise you. I'm sure someone here can do a much better job. Forget the word "Newbie", by doing what you're doing, you ARE a professional sports photographer. They should compensate you for any photos you give them, and it is YOU who determines the rights to the photos, as YOU are the photographer. You need to consider what they will do with the photos afterwards.


Hopefully you are good enough at photography to do a good job for them. If I could remember how to do so, I would look at the photos and captions that you needed to submit to join this website.

I used to read all the discussions posted here, one after another, even if I had nothing to say. I learned a lot by doing that.....
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Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami | Florida | USA | Posted: 10:41 PM on 08.21.21
->> Aha, found them. It was easy.

Suggestion - all your captions that you provide should answer five questions - Who, What, When, Where, and Why.... or as much of that as possible. It should all be in perfect English.

When you download and install PhotoMechanic, it will add a lot of your personal information to every image. There will be no doubts as to who took the photo.

I suppose if you give them a very few photos, that's acceptable the first time, but they should pay you for your work and your time. I assume you will do all that after the game, and only then meet with them to show you a few samples of what you can do.

I wish more people were participating here - they are the ones who taught me.
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Michael Myers, Photographer
Miami | Florida | USA | Posted: 7:14 PM on 09.07.21
->> Well, how did it go?
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