Professional end to end workflow management to grow and develop your business, and increase your photography sales. Free sign up Empowering the photography business Management is the key Calotype covers all stages of the sell sport photos online business, from the customer's data management to print. No one size fits all We understand the photography business is complex and vast. We are constantly developing turn key solutions for different niches to help you to succeed in yours: school, sports, daycare, dance, corporate, weddings, catalogue or portraits.
Sports events are a fantastic place to start because people love action shots of their activities and achievements on the weekend. You may already go to these events with your partner or your kids where you take a handful of photos. Some event ideas are running events like Park runs, trail runs, fun runs , kids sports, Cycling, outdoor field sports, surfing.
Initially, it is best to focus excuse the pun! Our photographers make great money from regular smaller club events. Great events are all around you every weekend. If you need some more inspiration about finding events check out the best event types here.
Asking permission to attend Never, ever just turn up at an event and start taking photos of people. This is a sure way to get on the wrong side of the event organiser and any other photographers at the event.
You should always approach an event official, either before the event via a phone call or email or at the event itself, to get permission to shoot and sell your photos. Or you can send them an email before the event explaining the service and asking for permission to attend.
You should offer some free photos to the organiser for the promotion of their club and also ask them about how they can promote the photos for sale to the participants.
More on both of these points later. Taking great photos that sell The people that buy your photos will be the people participating in the event. You want to capture their face, their expression, their action in the sport. You should aim to capture every person at the event and take a photo that they want to purchase to post on Facebook and tell their friends what a great time they had on the weekend.
Fill the frame with the person and remember to take at least 2 or 3 shots in rapid succession. For example, if the participant is a runner get a close up of their face and a full-length shot including their feet as well.
Most photos sell within 2 days of the event so people can share their purchased photos on Facebook! It is easy to cull i.
You should only upload photos you would buy yourself. These include out of focus we all get these! Now, onto my favourite topic, GeoSnapShot! I believe people should have memories of their lives and photographers are capable of capturing those memories.
To upload your photos simply register at GeoSnapShot. There is no cost to join and no monthly fees. We provide the website, sales process, hosting of your photos and do all the customer support.
GeoSnapShot simply takes a cut of every photo you sell. Promotion and sales You know when you introduced yourself to the event organiser earlier?
Well now is where that relationship comes into play. The event organiser is best placed to promote your photos to the event participants. They can do this very easily usually via a Facebook post or an email to all participants.
GeoSnapShot provides a single link to your photos that you simply pass onto the event organiser to promote to their participants. In addition, we provide a promo code where the event organiser can download up to 10 free photos from the event for the promotion of your photos and their event.
You photos are purchased via the GeoSnapShot platform. Participants select the photos they want and pay for them via PayPal, bank transfer or credit card.
About GeoSnapShot So there is it, a simple way that enables any photographer to get out in their local area, take photos that make people smile and make money! These photographers have attended over 5, sports events from small club events to the largest multi-day, multi-sport events in the country.