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Photography

Photography

Liberty University strictly enforces a photo credential approval policy designed to best allocate working credentials for photographers to maximize coverage in a safe, professional working environment. Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate all requests. Credentials are required at all Liberty Athletic venues unless otherwise noted below. Please refer to the Media Information page for further information.

Due to limited space, credentials will generally not be issued to freelance photographers without a specific assignment received in writing from the assigning organization.
 

Guidelines for photographers at various Liberty Athletics facilities:

Williams Stadium
• Photographers are to stay behind the red line that surrounds the playing field and are not allowed in the team box on either sideline.
• Photographers are prohibited from going on the field at any time.

Vines Center
Men’s and Women’s Basketball:
• Photographers may shoot from either baseline, as long as they stay off of the playing surface and away from the end line of the court.
• Only team and university photographers are permitted to shoot outside the baseline area, including behind the team benches. All other photographers may not shoot from sideline to sideline, either on/behind the team benches or in the media/working staff areas.
• Media members with broadcast responsibilities or who are writing for a newspaper/news outlet may shoot photography from their assigned seat on press row. No individuals whose primary duties are photography will be assigned a seat on press row.

Volleyball:
•  Photographers may shoot anywhere outside of the basketball court, excluding the length of the media tables on the side of the floor referee and the team benches.

Liberty Baseball Stadium
• Photographers are prohibited from being on the playing surface during games or batting practice.
• All TV camera platforms are off limits.
• Camera wells are available on each side of the home and visiting dugouts at field level (please do not go past the authorized personnel signs into the dugouts).
• Photography is also allowed on the concourse directly behind home plate, along the fence between the field and the grass berms down each line and the scout area behind home plate (please stay seated – no standing).

Liberty Indoor Track Complex
• Photographers are to stay outside the competition area as a given event is taking place and adhere to all directions from meet officials.
• Photographers may not position themselves directly on the finish line as races are taking place.

Liberty Field Hockey Field
• Photographers are prohibited from going on the playing surface during the game and may not shoot on either end line.
• Photographers are asked to be aware of their surroundings while shooting from the sidelines in order not to interfere with players or officials.

Liberty Women’s Lacrosse Field
• Photographers are prohibited from going on the playing surface during the game and may not shoot on either end line.
• Photographers are asked to be aware of their surroundings while shooting from the sidelines in order not to interfere with players or officials.

• Photographers are not allowed to shoot in the bench area of either team.

Liberty Softball Stadium
• Photographers are prohibited from going on the playing surface during the game. They may shoot anywhere on the concourse or in the seating area.
• The film platform in center field is off-limits to photographers. They may shoot anywhere else outside of the outfield fence, particularly on the right-field hill.
• The top of the dugout extension is off-limits to photographers, due to safety issues.
• Field-level shooting can be done while standing just to the home-plate side of the third-base bullpen.
• Photographers may not shoot from the dugout without the permission from the coaching staff occupying said dugout.

Cook Tennis Center
• Photographers must have permission in order to shoot inside the playing area. Those wishing to shoot from this area need to contact the Liberty Athletics Communications Office 24 hours in advance in order to obtain clearance.
• Photography is permitted on the balcony of the Cook Tennis Center as well as from the stadium seating area.

Osborne Stadium/Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex

Men’s & Women’s Soccer:
Photographers may shoot from anywhere on field level except:

Outdoor Track & Field:
• Photography credentials are not required for outdoor track & field meets, with the exception of conference championship events.
• Photographers are asked to stay outside the competition area as a given event is taking place and adhere to all directions from meet officials.
• Photographers are also asked to stay outside the flagged area on the infield when the discus and javelin are being thrown at complex.