Become a Minor League Hockey Photographer with FPH
At Field Pass Hockey, we’re passionate about minor league hockey and we’re looking for people like you who have a passion for becoming a minor league hockey photographer!
FPH Welcomes All Sports Photographers
It doesn’t matter if you are just starting out as a hockey photographer or are a seasoned veteran. We are a solid team built around all levels of skill!
From experienced sports photographers to those looking to expand their sills to include hockey photographer, Field Pass Hockey may be the perfect fit for you.
Why Join Field Pass Hockey?
We are a well-respected news and photography outlet with a long history as the premier site for news across the AHL, ECHL, and SPHL.
Your work will be seen by a vast audience, with over 3.75 million authentic visits — 1.35 million in 2021-22 alone — to our site in our nine-year existence.
You will learn from veterans in sports photography to grow your skills.
We have a solid publishing platform and an app that’s available for download in the Google Play and Apple App stores.
Our work is viewed by an average of over 316,000 people per month.
Included in this viewership are executives, coaches, players, scouts and hockey publications from all over minor pro hockey in North America and the world.
Benefits of Joining the Field Pass Hockey Team
Hockey photography freelancers that join Field Pass Hockey receive training, including working with teams, coaches, and players, how to cultivate professional journalistic relationships in hockey, how to form a well-rounded game gallery, and much more!
You will enjoy a large and growing audience for your work. Our articles have been featured in Puck Daddy, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and beyond.
You will be connected to our growing network of contacts across all levels of minor pro hockey.
You will have direct access to our experienced editorial staff to further your skills and improve your work.
Our top photographers will have opportunities to cover premier league events including the: AHL All-Star Classic, ECHL All-Star Classic, AHL Outdoor Classic, playoffs (including cup finals), summer meetings, and more!
Field Pass Hockey offers a compensation program for our freelance photographers, pending successful completion of our orientation program. More information will be provided during onboarding if you are selected to join our team.
What Makes a Strong Minor League Hockey Photographer at Field Pass Hockey?
Able to accept constructive feedback of your work from the editorial staff and grow from it.
Produce good work consistently. Photographers are asked to publish at least two galleries per month during the season.
- Work with FPH writers to share your photos to supplement their work.
Be professional at all times.
Abide by all rules and directions issued by the team’s media relations department, the league, and Field Pass Hockey.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment. This goes for anyone you encounter while working on an FPH credential or while using FPH-branded social media.
Be comfortable with using social media to share your work, the work of your colleagues, and engage with fans.
Shoot from different angles and learn different settings to get that perfect shot!
Where We Need Minor League Hockey Photographers
AHL: Belleville Senators, Calgary Wranglers, Cleveland Monsters, Coachella Valley Firebirds, Colorado Eagles, Grand Rapids Griffins, Henderson Silver Knights, Hershey Bears, Iowa Wild, Laval Rocket, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Manitoba Moose, Ontario Reign, Providence Bruins, Rochester Americans, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda, Springfield Thunderbirds, Syracuse Crunch, Texas Stars, Toronto Marlies, Tucson Roadrunners, Utica Comets, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
ECHL: Adirondack Thunder, Allen Americans, Atlanta Gladiators, Florida Everblades, Fort Wayne Komets, Idaho Steelheads, Indy Fuel, Iowa Heartlanders, Kalamazoo Wings, Maine Mariners, Newfoundland Growlers, Norfolk Admirals, Rapid City Rush, Savannah Ghost Pirates, Trois-Rivieres Lions, Tulsa Oilers, Utah Grizzlies, and Wichita Thunder.
SPHL: Birmingham Bulls, Huntsville Havoc and Pensacola Ice Flyers