I have been trying to gain some insight on credentials for photographers. There seems to be a lot of thoughts going around about whether or not they are needed. And if they can really help were can you get legit credentials. A friend and I are starting a local Sports Photography Business tailored to the local high schools and youth sports. And I am wondering about getting some sort of credentials. My thoughts were once the business is fully legalized to create some sort of a badge for us to wear to help identify how we are and what we are doing. And as far as getting into the events my plan was to call the local schools and tell them what I am doing in and see if they will let us in. I don't expect to just show up and hope that they will let us in. But some of the events they probably would. Are there local credentials that we should look into getting? For those of you that shoot high school sports how do you go about gaining entrance into the various events? They other thing that I was curious about is in regards to shooting etiquette. I was at a game tonight and I was helping to cover the visiting JV team. About half way through the fourth quarter I had a coach I think from the Varsity home team stop me and ask me who I was shooting for. I was on the home team side line about on the 10yd line or so and they were at like mid field. Anyway I told him that I was helping to photograph the visiting team and shooting for myself. He then told me that since I was shooting for the visiting team that I should return to their side of the field or leave the infield. Of course I returned to the other side, but that left me wondering. Did I cross a line by going to the other side of the field to shoot or was that coach just being a jerk? Are there unspoken rules when it comes to photographing a certain team? Thanks for any input anyone can give me.