March 23 -27, MCM Elegante Hotel, Dallas Texas.

Volume Photography Boot Camp

Totally NEW Format – Now offering more content than ever before! Learn to get the business & and make BIG MONEY photographing VOLUME photo programs.

Schools

Youth Sports Leagues

Early Childhood Centers & Preschools

Scholastic Sports

Contract High School Seniors

Large Group Photography & Composite Programs

Plus NEW content covering seasonal & special promotions to improve your year-round cash flow.

Dance Schools

Martial Arts, Gymnastics & Cheer Schools

Introduction to Church Directory Programs & Family Portrait Fundraisers

TWO TRACKS – Schools & Sports. Come for one, or both. 3 or 5 days.

Mon. Mar. 23 – Wed. Mar. 25.
Boot Camp for School photography, High School Senior Contract Programs, Early Childhood Center & Preschool programs with additional seasonal content & special promotions.
Wed. Mar. 25 – Fri. Mar. 27

Boot Camp for Sports Photography of Youth Leagues (both traditional & virtual styles), Scholastic sports, Large Group Photography & Composite programs with additional seasonal content & special promotions.

Each day is fast-paced and information-packed. There’s classroom time for sales and marketing training, tech time for photo & equipment training, and hands-on time for LIVE shooting demos with models.  (Bring your camera!)  Our Boot Camps are the most popular and longest-running high-volume educational events because they feature plenty of time for in-depth questions and answers. There’s far more detailed and hands-on training here than is possible in any shorter 1-2 day program.

Both Boot Camps teach PROVEN-TECHNIQUES to QUICK START your entry to the market and help you grow your business exponentially. The content of each Boot Camp is specifically tailored just for you! Even experienced Photographers tell us they’ve learned a wealth of new techniques and money-making strategies by attending. Alumni: It’s time for a refresher course!

Here’s just part of what you’ll learn:

Sales & Marketing
Where to find the Accounts, put together and make winning sales presentations and close the deals, even winning against big national or regional competitors. Find out how to create your competitive advantages. Learn how to handle requests for Rebates and Commissions – without breaking the bank. Design packages that sell and price them right. Learn about E-commerce / online sales: what’s working, what’s not. Learn special promotions to fill-in the gaps in your marketing plan and make your business less seasonal and provide more cash-flow year-round.
Field Operations
Learn about all the equipment and logistics needed to pull off the “Picture Perfect” photo day. Learn speed posing techniques to optimize your photography throughput. Learn to automate as much as possible to reduce labor expense and improve order accuracy. Learn Staffing requirements; including recruiting, hiring, and pay for seasonal part-time help. Find out about smart outsourcing to save you time & your sanity. Participate in demo shoots with live models to see how it all comes together.
Photo / Technical
Learn to shoot green screen like a pro, manage color & exposure accurately between multiple cameras; Photoshop NOT required! Learn about tethered & untethered workflow, use of scanners, barcodes, QR codes, what’s new? All explained! Sports photographers: learn how to photograph “Virtual” composited team and group photos. These are rapidly gaining popularity all over the U.S. You need to offer them to be competitive. You’ll also receive over 120 pages of study materials, speaker & technical notes, and lighting diagrams to take home with you for future reference.
NEW THIS YEAR
Attendees will also receive an electronic copy of the High Volume Photographer’s Sales and Marketing Handbook to study in preparation for the Boot Camp. This advance prep will allow us to begin the classes teaching on a level plane for learners at all skill levels. The comprehensive, 170+ page handbook is a $149 value alone but included with your registration.

Get all this, PLUS Live Shooting, Workflow and Technology Demos. See it work before your buy!

Vendors will also be on site for one-to-one demos of their software and products. At the Boot Camp, there’s plenty of time to get all your questions answered

Boot Camp Schedule – Each Camp is 24+ Hours of Instruction & Demos. A great buy for your educational investment dollar.

Sunday, Mar. 22. 5PM – 7PM. (Optional) Early-Bird Registration and Meet & Greet.

Monday, Mar. 23. 8AM – 6PM.

Tuesday, Mar. 24. 8AM – 8PM. (Includes evening Model Shoot

Wednesday, Mar. 25. 8AM – 6PM

Thursday, Mar. 26. 8AM – 8PM (Includes evening Model Shoot)

Friday, Mar. 27. 8AM – 4PM.

OPTIONAL: Sat. Mar. 28. 8AM – Noon. Visit and observe a local Youth Sports League “Virtual” Shoot in action. An additional fee applies.

Registration for BOTH Boot Camps is just $349 $295 if you register by March 16!

Add $195 for add’tl persons from same studio.

Registration for EITHER Boot Camp is just $249.

Add $149 for add’tl persons from same studio.
$50 Discount for verifiable Alumni of previous Boot Camps. Enter code: “Alumni” at Checkout.
OPTIONAL – Field Trip to Sat. AM Sports League Shoot (via Car Pool) $40.

Not sure about attending? Think again. Check out our references! We're highly recommended.

Here’s what other photographers have said about the learning experience and the quality of instruction from the School and Sports Photography Boot Camp. (Quotes from Attendee Exit Surveys)

Hotel information:

The Boot Camp will be held at the MCM Elegante Hotel & Suites, located at 2330 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas. 75220.

Phone: 214-351-4477.
Website: www.mcmelegantedallas.com

The hotel is located approximately midway between Dallas’ two Airports; DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field and offers complimentary shuttle service from both Airports.

We’ve negotiated a special group rate of only $99 per night which includes a complimentary hot breakfast each morning and complimentary high-speed internet in your room. This rate is good only for reservations made by March 16, 2020, so don’t miss out. Use this link to make your reservations online: https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1350&skipfirstpage=true&page=2658493 or you can call the hotel direct at 214-351-4477, ask for Reservations, and then request the Group Rate for Volume Imaging Professionals / School & Sports Boot Camp

Please note:  For either Boot Camp, we ask that all out-of-town attendees please stay in the host hotel.
We have a room commitment to fulfill which allows us to keep our Workshop prices low. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Your Instructors. They will be joined by Guest Instructors and Presenters during the Bootcamp

Lead School Photo Instructor, Chris Wunder, Cr. Photog. ASP is one of the most recognized names in the volume photography industry, and was recently featured in an article about School Photography in the New York Times. Over his 35+ year career in the business, Chris has owned and operated a large multi-state high-volume photography business, been a corporate executive for a large national mass-market School & Sports photography company, the CEO of PortraitEFX, a Photography Franchise Corporation and is now the Executive Director of the new Industry Trade Association; Volume Imaging Professionals, LLC. He’s a very popular platform speaker; having presented at virtually every major photo venue, and also originated the School & Sports Photography Boot Camps which have helped thousands of photographers get their start. He has authored numerous articles and two books on high volume photography available at www.bigmoneyphotography.com as well as a DVD Educational Series available through Marathon Press

Lead Sports Photography Instructor, Mitchell Moore has been in photography for over 25 years as a photographer, a Sports photography business owner and a Photography Franchise owner and developer. Mitchell was one of the early creators of the “virtual” style of composited sports team photography and is widely regarded as an expert in green screen production. He’s been an instructor at the Boot Camp for five years. He’s still an active sports photography business owner in the Dallas, Texas area as a PortraitEFX Franchise Owner and also Mentors other Franchisees all over Texas and the US as Franchise President. Mitchell originated both BigMoneyPhotography.com and BigMoneyU.com. the first online communities dedicated to helping both high-volume photographers grow their business through information sharing and online education. As a part of his commitment to give back to the industry, Mitchell also currently serves as Director of Operations for the Volume Imaging Professionals, LLC

About Volume Imaging Professionals, LLC.

Volume Imaging Professionals, LLC (VIP) is THE industry Trade Group representing High Volume Photographers.  Our organization was founded at the School and Sports Photographers Annual Conference (SPAC) in January, 2019.  Our main goals are to:

  • Establish an Accreditation Program for High Volume Photographers thereby setting standards of performance excellence and raising the bar to the competition.
  • Provide access to intensive, specialized education tailored to the skill sets required by the high-volume photography industry; and especially for those photographers just entering the market.
  • Provide advocacy for our public relations, legal and business interests including a united voice to fight anti-competitive practices by the large, national competitors.
  • Leverage our combined buying power to lower costs to our members and influence the development of equipment and technologies useful to the development of our business.

To learn more about VIP, visit our Website at www.volumeimagingpros.com or email Chris Wunder, its Executive Director at: ChrisW@VolumeImagingPros.com or by phone at (704) 763-0409.

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