posted on Apr, 4 2009 @ 03:37 AM
Originally posted by TH3ON3
Will the press credentials be a real credential? I mean will it let the reporters get in to say press conferences and major news worthy events like
political question and answer press conferences?
In some cases you have to register with the local police department as a credentialed reporter/photographer,IE city issued Press Credentials as a
reporter/photographer. Many press conferences and major news worthy events have a registration system. freelance is ok with most if you have some
kind of Credentials as a freelance photographer.
Having a police department press pass from any police department helps(local is best 100 miles)
These days since 9/11 people taking photos in some places can have a problem with law enforcement.
Getting your credentials legitimized by a police department goes a long way.
I have crossed police and fire lines
I had about a half dozen fake press passes. And one real press pass over the years,
I even had one fake photographers press pass for Soldier of Fortune magazine.
Boy did that one go over good.
One thing i have that helps is a fire department ID card from the volunteer fire department that i am a member of.
That plus the fake press pass has got me around many roadblocks at fire and accidents.
How do the PTB spot fake press.
by the camera you are carrying.
If you are carrying a cheap digital camera you are more likely to be stopped.
I carry a Canon F-1 with a 100-200 mm 1:3.5 telephoto lens and a Canon AE-1 with a 50 mm 1:1.8 lens.
This is what a professional would carry and make it look like I am a real press photographer.