Sports & Events: On Location

Jeff Gump

In the world of photography, the studio is your domain, but on location – well, anything can happen. In this video, PPA Instructor and sports photography expert Jeff Gump teaches you how to prepare so that “anything” doesn’t happen on your watch.

Discuss the first key to professional photography – punctuality, and by this, Jeff means early. Learn how to set up designate areas for players and parents and how to handle crowd control. Jeff shares how to create a fun, professional workspace on location and why your best friend is a pop-up tent. Yes, a pop-up tent!

Explore the other ins and outs of the business – prepping your teams, camera positioning and the need for additional personnel. Whether it’s the right form, the right product offering, the sales process or your product playbook, this class teaches you everything you need to have an incredible on location shoot.

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Jeff Gump Bio

For over 25 years, Jeff has been sharing his experiences and educating fellow photographers throughout the country. As one of the leading sport and event photographers around, Jeff’s had the opportunity to shoot for the NFL, PGA Tour as well as many other pro sports. However, even with all his professional clients, Jeff’s passion has always been for the high school and youth sports, as well as corporate and social events.

Jeff has a gift for marketing and never misses an opportunity to share the importance of this business skill – for without marketing strategies and plans, life as a photographer would be bleak. Jeff loves to share his experience and expertise, both in photography and business; it’s no wonder groups like PPA, SPAA, PMA as well as state and regional associations call on Jeff to share his marketing magic throughout the industry.