Anyone know how to get the press access to shoot different events where in the cameras are prohibited from public?
My main interested is different golf-tournaments and other sports events. I have been shooting in some golf events but noticed if you are allowed only to stay in areas reserved for public you do not get nice photos.
I guess the easiest way is if you get an assignment from some magazine but that often requires some contacts and even need to write a complete story of the event. In my case, I'd like to improve my skills and take photos as freelancer photographer. After building up a nice portfolio of photos it would be easier to approach some magazines asking if they would be interested in my services.
So, all professionals or freelancers, any good tips how to get an access to different events? What should I do? Are there some associations I could join and that way to get press ID and access to the events?