2023-24 FISD Photography & Videography Policy

Policy covers photographers affiliated with media and also professional photographers unaffiliated with media, as well as parents/volunteers who are team photographers.

VARSITY FOOTBALL

All media-affiliated photographers can request credentials for varsity football at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmojLuJU74M_fDpfFaqg1IROsIMFIB-hH3trQNbb7yyESd_A/viewform

Each FISD varsity football team can have its own team photographer, as selected by the coaching staff. That photographer can either obtain a pass for games through the coach or a credential request via Matt Wixon.

Parent photographers for band, spirit line, drill team, etc. will get their pass from the packet of passes that each school gets for the game. Coaches/directors can determine the best use of their allotment of passes.

SPORTS OTHER THAN VARSITY FOOTBALL

Media Photographer/videographer access will remain the same for 2023-24, with media photographers able to show a business card, Press ID badge or Texas Press Association member card at entry. If there are any questions or issues regarding credentials, email Matt Wixon (wixonm@friscoisd.org).

Non-media photographer access will be overseen by each campus, with the photographer getting permission from the head coach of the team, cheerleader sponsor, band director, etc. Non-media photographer access is limited to one team photographer per game.

Photographers at gymnasium events (basketball, volleyball) must shoot from the stands or a spot on the baseline near the wall at the corner of the court. Staying in a spot on the corner decreases the chance of the photographer getting too close to the students and gameplay. If a campus prefers that the photographer shoots only from the stands, that is left to the discretion of the campus administrator on duty.

Photographers at outdoor events should stay clear of the playing area and away from team huddles. As with gymnasium events, if a campus prefers that the photographer shoot only from the stands, that is left to the discretion of the campus administrator on duty.