With traditional photography of weddings, seniors, and front door studios on the decline, professional photographers are looking for alternatives to their business to allow them to stay in the profession that they so dearly love. To fill that void, many professional photographers across the country continue to turn to volume photography for help. Because of this increase, education for sports photography has become more popular. The need to know more about this form of photography from A to Z has become paramount.
H&H Color Lab has seen this need. Our photo lab has developed a complete sports program for their customers. This program provides all the tools necessary to enter into the youth sports market, which includes offering sports education to the professional photographer. One example of education, last month H&H teamed up with Marathon Press and Neil Enterprise to present the JumpStart School and Sports program. Around seventy-five professional photographers from around the country attended the JumpStart programs in Dayton, Minneapolis, and Chicago. Five basic topics on marketing, sales, and bid presentations were shared with these photographers in the hope to send them home with information that could help them jump start their sports photography. That next week, we received two emails from attendees saying they went home, applied what they learned and got new sports contracts!
The next sports education event scheduled by H&H will be in July with their Sports Boot Camp. This two and half day event will be held July 22-24 at H&H Color Lab in Kansas City. It is a more detailed expansion of the JumpStart Sports program and covers sports photography from A to Z. The sports boot camp also includes two half days at a sports complex working on team and individual posing, action photography, outdoor lighting, and the picture day set up.
For four years, photographers from around the country have been sent home with ideas on how to create, expand, and improve the sports photography segment of their business. A WIN — WIN for all involved. Check out the home page of the H&H website to see the details for this summer’s sports boot camp including the early bird special that ends on May 31st. See you this summer!