Sports Boot Camp

 

Details

Dates

July 15-17, 2019

Cost

  • Regular price: $350
  • Early Bird pricing: $250 (through April 15, 2019)
  • Each additional person from studio: $175

Description

H&H’s Sports Boot camp will focus on the basics of youth sports photography. This beginning level workshop is designed for photographers who are interested in getting in to the volume sports business or photographers desiring to grow their current T&I sports business. This class will teach you how to ask for the business, prepare for and execute a successful picture day along with best practices for workflow once you get back to the studio. Through lecture and hands on training, you will leave with confidence knowing how to conduct a successful picture day and ability to grow your sports business!

Location

H&H Color lab
8906 E. 67th Street
Raytown, MO 64133

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Please email Amy Drum with any questions.


Schedule

Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Time Topic
10:00am Morning Topics:

  • Introductions
  • The H&H Sports Program
12:00pm Lunch (included with your registration)
1:00pm Afternoon topics:

  • Sports Photography Business Plan
  • Forecasting your business
  • Where to find leagues
  • Commission replacement
  • How to approach
5:00pm Dinner and networking at H&H

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time Topic
9:00am Class Begins at Summit Christian Academy Day Camp for Live Shoot
Wear your favorite sports t-shirt or jersey today!

Topics at the shoot:

  • Preparing for the shoot
  • Picture day set up/Point of sale set up
  • Posing: individual and team
12:00pm Lunch and lab tour
1:30pm Workflow - once you're back in your studio, now what?
4:00pm The business of extreme sports
5:00pm Depart for Royals Baseball Game
Spend time networking, relaxing, and tailgating at the baseball game. We will take a head count on Monday morning for those attending. One Royals ticket is included in the registration.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time Topic
9:00am Basic Online Sales for the sports photographer 
10:15am Morning topics:

  • Hiring and training photographers
  • Maintaining the business
11:30am Lunch
12:15am Breakouts:

This time is designed for you to ask questions of our speakers on topics you want to know more about! Divide into small groups. Spend 30 minutes at each station. Everyone goes to each station.

Stations Include:

  • hhsports / software / workflow
  • sales & marketing
  • Picture day
3:00pm Depart for home
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Instructors

Jeff Gump

Jeff Gump Cr.Photog.

Youth Sports Photographer and Trainer

Jeff Gump, founder of one of the country’s most successful youth sports photography businesses, is perhaps even better known as a speaker and trainer of photographers across the nation. Gump declared himself a professional as a photographer at the age of 15 and today Gump’s Sports Photography has shot well over a million young people and is still growing strong from headquarters and staff in Jacksonville, Florida.

As a well-known and sought after speaker, he has traveled over North America and Canada for the past 10 years educating aspiring as well as veteran photographers. He has spoken to both large and small groups for organizations such as PMA-SPAA (Photo Marketing Association), PPA-Imaging (Professional Photographers of America), PMA Canada and many PPA state organizations. One of the reasons for his popularity as a speaker is that, in an industry where secrets are typically well-guarded, Jeff holds nothing back. He shows audiences everything from how to make a winning presentation to how to set up and execute flawlessly on photo day. And perhaps most importantly, he explains how the photographer can keep more money in his pocket instead of paying out too much of it in big commissions.

Jeff has ways of making action photography much more profitable, he shares an impressive array of trade tricks, and he even talks about his resources such as suppliers and bankers. Jeff also reminds us all that customer service is vital. “Service and sales are what makes youth sports really fun and really work,” is his way of putting it. Jeff was awarded from Professional Photographers of Association the “Photographic Craftsman” degree - One of the highest recognitions for speaking, writing, or mentoring on photography; positions the photographer as an authority in the industry.

 

Jeff Gump

Danny & Dianne Rabalais

Studio 530 Photography & Custom Framing

Danny & Dianne are a husband and wife team from Northern California. Dianne is the nice one that remembers everyone’s name and, at least tries, to keep Danny in line. Danny has been described as irreverent…but in a good way. Their personalities allow them to relay training to others that they immediately understand.

They bring with them 15 years of photography expertise, and a combined 40 years of supervisory and employment handling. They have taken sports leagues to new levels and keep very happy clients along the way.

Control and infrastructure while shooting sports leagues are paramount to a successful shoot, as well as seamless communications with coaches, parents and players. There’s a lot to this, but with the right help…it will be much easier for you!