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Jan 30, 2012 15:30 |  #1

My karate club is having its annual tournament and we are considering having me take photos and selling them to parents.

We typically sell tournament related merchandise and charge entry fees that go back to the club to invest in more equipment (those floor mats aren't cheap!). I see the photos as an extension of that.

Just wondering what the best model for this would be, should we stick with prints only or offer soft copies as well? What other issues do we need to consider?

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Jan 31, 2012 01:01 |  #2

for any sports activities, i find that prints are your best / only bet to make money.


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Jan 31, 2012 06:29 |  #3

If it is a fundraiser, tell them that.


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Jan 31, 2012 12:19 |  #4

JacobPhoto wrote in post #13798608 (external link)
for any sports activities, i find that prints are your best / only bet to make money.

Actually after going through the other threads about selling photos to parents I kind of liked one idea where you get a disc of photos of your kid(s).

Prints would be a bit of a pain as I'm not set up on SmugMug or anything like that.

Maybe offer both and see what the uptake is like? We might be digging ourselves into a hole here...

S.Horton wrote in post #13799275 (external link)
If it is a fundraiser, tell them that.

I'm fairly confident the parents are aware that the monies go back to the club (it is a non-profit, we don't have our own building or anything). But yes you're right being transparent with anything financial can't hurt!


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Jan 31, 2012 12:30 |  #5

Selling CD's may be an easier transaction, but MUCH more work on your end, especially in a 'sport' that doesn't have jersey numbers and such. You'll need to shoot several angles of every single kid, then sort them all into unique folders.


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Jan 31, 2012 13:50 |  #6

JacobPhoto wrote in post #13800818 (external link)
Selling CD's may be an easier transaction, but MUCH more work on your end, especially in a 'sport' that doesn't have jersey numbers and such. You'll need to shoot several angles of every single kid, then sort them all into unique folders.

That's a good point - for higher level tournaments the competitors get numbers stuck on their backs, but we're not there yet.

Which reminds me of something else! The kids and lower divisions typically wear foam helmets, that's going to make identifying people even more fun... :(


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