Starting Sports Action Photos

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  1. photoman720

    photoman720 TPF Noob!

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    I am looking to get into an informal business where I go to sporting events such as lacrosse games/ any other sports game with good action shots and take a lot of pictures of the athletes playing. Either I can have a website with athletes pictures where I give the business card to parents to visit the site and buy photos or bring my laptop and burn CD's of the events pictures. I am not sure which one to do and the legal constrictions with both of these? Any suggestions would be welcome.
     
  2. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I worked for someone once who did something similar and he bought a whole system from Kodak to print images onsite and order larger ones later. I think the only thing you need to worry about with this one is to always get official permission before starting to do this at any venue.
     
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    Be friendly toward the parents.
    I was shooting at a high school track meet and had a parent ask if i could take a shot of her daughter, I took several and then at the next meet I gave her a CD with the images along with an 8x10 form my inkjet. I explained that I use a Pro lab when it comes to sales of prints. She liked the print so much that I will be shooting her daughters senior portrait. I put together a quote,which included a print package and she agreed to it.
    Let parents know that you can show them proofs (on a laptop) Remember you might want to do some PP before letting them see them. I voluteered to do a slide show (Powerpoint) at the Annual Track tream banquet, This is another way to get noticed by a lage group of parents and may lead to sales of images.
     
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    I was thinking about doing the same thing. Buying one of those portable printers and bringing my laptop so I can make onsite 4x6's and if anyone wants larger they can fill out an order form.
     

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