Events like concerts and professional sports are some of the most exciting and desirable things to photograph, but they almost always require a specialized pass for access. If you are wondering how to get one, this excellent video essay discusses when you will need one and how to go about obtaining it.
Coming to you from David Bergman with Adorama TV, this great video discusses the issue of obtaining passes for photographing things like concerts and sporting events. This can often feel like a bit of a catch-22, as venues and/or media companies will want to see established work before hiring you or giving you access, but of course, it is hard to build a portfolio without having access. One way around this is to simply aim for the lower levels and offer your services in exchange for access. You are not going to walk into the press box for a major league baseball game, for example, but if your city has a minor league affiliate, simply offering to share some shots they can use for promotional purposes will often get you a pass. Of course, just be sure to act responsibly and respect any rules or requests once you're there. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Bergman.