Learn the sports photography business

Businesses that understand how to photograph hundreds of athletes, keep parents happy, and deliver all those orders fast are the ones that thrive in the marketplace. At the Sports 101 online course, you'll learn how AND get real time coaching to make sure that you get it right.

  • Understand what is important to coaches, parents and athletes, and why they need a photographer.

  • Effective sales methods to help you make $4,000 in a single morning.

  • Prepare for picture day, set up a league picture day camp that works, and how to keep it all organized.

  • Know what products to sell and how to sell it through a workflow that takes little time, with big results.

It’s time to start your sports photography business

  • 1. REGISTER FOR THE COURSE.

  • 2. WATCH FROM YOUR HOME

  • 3. GET READY FOR PICTURE DAY

Are you looking to run a successful sports photography business, but not quite sure where to begin? You know there is money to be made in this business. But you're not sure how to land the contract and beat the competition. We can help. Sports 101 will provide you with beginner-level knowledge in how to start and run a scalable youth sports photography business.
  • Skill Level: Beginner

    This beginner-level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting started in the volume sports business or have less than 5 contracts.

  • Class Duration: 14 hours

    14 hours of live discussions, video lessons, and individual assignments

  • May 24-27, 2021

    This class will be May 24-27, 2021

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before Class Begins

    • A message from your instructor

    • Next steps

    • Before you get started...

  • 2

    Welcome to Sports 101

    • Live Discussion: Monday May 24, 2021

  • 3

    Understand the Business of Volume Sports

  • 4

    How to Get a Sports League Contract

    • Where to Find a League

    • How to Approach aLeague

    • What Every Good Contract Should Include

    • Get a Sports League Contract Review

    • Find 3 organizations

  • 5

    What do youth athlete parents want?

    • Packages + Options

    • Prints + Digitals

    • Choose the Right App to Submit Orders

    • Packaging & Delivery Matters

    • What Parents Want Review

    • Pick a sales flyer and products design you would like to use this fall

  • 6

    Live Discussion: The business of volume sports, how to get the contract, and what to parents want

    • Live Discussion: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • 7

    Effective sports picture day sales methods

    • Overview of the different types

    • Flyer + Online

    • How to manage late orders

    • Effective Sales Methods Review

  • 8

    What you need to do to prepare for picture day

    • What gear to bring

    • Point of sale setup

    • Prepare for Picture Day Review

    • Make a Picture Day Equipment Packing List

  • 9

    Understand When to Knockout

    • Overview

    • Traditional Teams

    • Green Screen Teams

    • High Key Teams

    • Hybrid Teams

    • Extracted Teams

    • How to Compare the Different Options

    • Knockout Review

  • 10

    Live Discussion: Sales Methods, preparing for picture day, and knockout

    • Live Discussion: Wednesday, May 26, 2021

  • 11

    Winning the Hearts and Minds of Coaches and Directors

    • Provide Better Support with Commission Replacement

    • Add Value & Be Irreplaceable

    • Win Over the Coaches

    • Winning the Hearts and Minds of Coaches Review

    • Think of Solutions That Will Help an Organization

  • 12

    How to Scale For Success

    • Business planning

    • How to Stay Organized

    • Preseason Preparations

    • Scale for Success Review

  • 13

    Live discussion: Winning the hearts & minds of coaches and how to scale for success

    • Live Discussion: Thursday, May 27, 2021

  • 14

    Next Steps

    • Before you go...

    • Next Steps

Learn From Top Sports Photography Educators

total school + sports program leader

Shawn Cantrell

Shawn leads the school and sports program at H&H Color Lab. Over the last 10 years, he has been part of an amazing team that adapts best practices and systems to help established and aspiring photographers grow their business and compete with the large national companies.

Champion City Photography

Shiloh Getz

Shiloh Getz along with her husband Rodney Getz CPP own and operate Champion City Photography in central Ohio. Shiloh manages the before and after picture day work flow and scheduling for the studio. Shiloh's passion is to help new or new to volume photographers start and grow their business. She has taught at SPAC, SYNC Sports, and various other state conferences.

Champion City Photography

Rodney Getz

Rodney is the lead photographer for Champion City Photography. Rodney is a certified professional photographer and on the board of the Ohio official photographers association. Rodney has a passion for educating—speaking at SPAC, SYNC Sports and various state conferences.

What is my investment?

FAQs

  • Will I be able to replay afterwards?

    Yes! All registrants will have access to a replay of the lessons (not group discussion sessions) for six full months afterward.

  • What if I took a similar class before?

    All courses have been updated and restructured to provide the most effective and relevant information. If you need a refresher, you are welcome to take the course again. If you aren’t sure, we recommend reviewing the list of lessons covered and to watch this video.

  • Can my colleague join me?

    For our virtual courses, if you are able to gather in ONE location then, only one registration is needed to take the course. However, only the person(s) registered will be allowed access into the online group discussions and be able to participate in the homework assignments. Group rates available for 3 or more for our in person classes.

What are you waiting for?

Leagues are signing contracts for next year's picture day contract now. It could be with you.

H&H GUARANTEE

100% Money Back Guarantee

Total education by H&H can transform your business, like it has for hundreds of participants. H&H GUARANTEES that, after having participated in the first day of Schools 201 2021, you feel you haven't learned enough to grow a healthier or more successful business, simply hand in your program materials and we will send you a 100% money back refund.