Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Sports 
Thread started 01 May 2014 (Thursday) 23:28
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Need Help!

 
FAST_Marine
Senior Member
Avatar
387 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 4
Joined Jul 2009
Location: VA
     
May 09, 2014 20:09 |  #16

I'll share my exsperience. I sponsored a team because a friends son played on it and it was a cheap way to put some marketing out there. It got my name on the back of the team shirts and got my banner hung on the field.

I was later approached by the league to do actions shots after they looked at some of my work and the other photographer they had couldn't be contacted. After 6 weeks of shooting photos, Two weeks of building 32 individual team pages to cover all the teams in the league to load the photos to, and editing a Ton of photos I came to my first order day, on my order day I got......... Two orders. Out of over 500 photos between 32 teams I got two single orders. Now I will tell you, I knew this going in. The additional work I've picked up and the networking I've been able to do has been well worth it. Because of this venture I landed another gig that is very lucrative and makes more in 15 weeks than I would have shooting all year.. And it looks like I'll be doing the T&I next year for the league as well. As well I use a HITI 720L printer and print pretty much every keeper shot I have at the end of the season. Due to another venture I have in adventure photos I am able to buy a very large volume of paper discounted so I have a 4x6 down to .20 each for my print cost. I set up a tent, print every picture I have action and snap shots through the season and sell more than 80% of what I print. The board for the baseball league has allready talked to the football league and I'm meeting them this month about doing action and T&I for that as well.

I'm not bragging I'm putting this venture into perspective for you if you shoot action shots. It's for marketing and networking and expanding your business. Expect to put in a lot of time shooting and editing and loading to the web. And expect minimal orders if any. What you can do if you have a diverse service offering, is expand the sports shooting to other parts of your business and pick up other work. At my tent print sale everyone who buys something, even one picture, gets a coupon for a 30 min family portrait session. That portrait session cost me 20 bucks in prints and 30 min in time , and another hour editing. Are they huge packages with a ton of profit? NO. But 300 families have a coupon that's good for one month. And I get better than 50% booking on all those session coupons.


Facebook (external link)
Flickr (external link)
My Web Site (external link)
A bunch of L Glass, Bunch of Canon SLR's, Canon Cinema Cameras, and a ton of stuff to use with them and carry it all.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,323 views & 0 likes for this thread
Need Help!
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Sports 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is judybob
1045 guests, 383 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.