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Sports & Events: Setup for Team Photos
Team photos – kids and coaches looking for where they need to be, parents with credits cards wanting to know what packages are available and can they substitute a poster for a magnet, camera equipment, cashiers, photographer assistants – it can all be a recipe for disaster.
Never fear – PPA Instructor and sports photographer extraordinaire Jeff Gump gives you everything you need so that Photo Day runs like a well-oiled machine.
Learn Jeff’s 5 Golden Rules of sports photography. If you glean nothing else, these alone can change how you do business. Next, establish the supply checklist for what you will need – everything from products and tables, pennants and pop-up tents. Yes, pop-up tents! Learn how to create a professional yet dazzling display. Develop a checklist so that no battery, light, tripod or extension cord goes unmentioned. Finally, learn the “miscellaneous” list that only an expert like Jeff knows.
No longer will Photo Day cause nightmares and cold sweats. Get ready to blow the Boy Scout motto, “Be Prepared” out of the water. You own this!
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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.