Course Information

  • 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

Learn the basics of sports photography

This beginner-level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting started in the volume team and individual sports photography business

  • 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.

  • What you need to do when preparing for picture day

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before Class Begins

    • A message from your instructor

    • Next steps

    • Before you go...

  • 2

    Understand the business of volume sports

    • Overview

    • Learn the different types of sports photography

    • What is Volume?

    • What is the business model of youth team sports photography?

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework

  • 3

    How to get a sports league contract

    • Overview

    • Where to find a league

    • How to approach a league

    • What to say in your board presentation

    • What every good contract should include

    • Chapter Quiz

    • Homework

  • 4

    What do youth athlete parents want?

    • Overview

    • Packages + Options

    • Prints + Digitals

    • Graphics + Templates

    • Different selling me

    • Chapter Quiz

    • Homework

  • 5

    Effective sports picture day sales methods

    • Overview

    • Overview of the different types

    • Flyer + Online

    • How to manage late orders

    • Picture day marketing best practices

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework

  • 6

    What you need to do to prepare for picture day

    • Overview

    • What gear to bring

    • Pick your location

    • Point of sale setup

    • Data management

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework

  • 7

    Understand when to knockout

    • Overview

    • KO technology

    • Features and benefits of KO

    • Virtual Teams

    • What to do if you need to KO

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework:

  • 8

    Winning the hearts and minds of coaches and directors

    • Overview

    • Fundraising

    • Banners

    • Team Appreciation

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework

  • 9

    How to scale for success

    • Overview

    • Business planning

    • How to stay organized

    • Workflow

    • Vendors and partners

    • Preseason preparations

    • Chapter quiz

    • Homework

  • 10

    Next Steps

    • Summary

    • Next Steps

    • Before you go...

What are you waiting for?

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