Day 2 Pre-Show


High Volume Photography


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Day 2 Pre-Show

Hello, internet and welcome teo created live today we have high volume photography mastering the business model with cody clinton and mike fulton. My name is mallory mcdonald, and I will be your host today along with the beautiful and fun amazing chris. Well, wow, marvelous wedding morning everyone. Are you a really good thing? Awesome way we're going to do a few minutes of pre show to test our audio and video and make sure everything's working smoothly. Join us in the chat rooms if you scroll down and click the chat live with class participants button right below the screen you're watching you can join us, let us know your name where you're joining us from and what you're looking for. Teo learning today from mike and cody and maybe even high volume experiences that you're looking for. Teo trying out for that you've tried before failure success is whatever join us and chat with us we look for teo giving you a shout out. We're thrilled to introduce yet again for day two of high volume p...

hotography. Mike fulton and cody clinton how are you guys it's going to be a good day? Yeah excited about this is the fun day, and a lot of activity is going to happen in the studio, a lot of stuff going on on the scenes. Almost like that there was a picture of your set up with a stage and all of that we're gonna be yeah we're gonna have that right there behind you can't see it yet but it's gonna be it's gonna be fun I'm looking forward to it I'm looking forward to the challenges of doing in a missing body shooting session in this environment so it's gonna be fun? Yeah there's an entire table of props behind us but I don't think you can see but, uh we're going teo yearbook style photo shoot, right? Yeah, when we were developing this course with creative live that came up with a great idea because you guys are fun course, I didn't know that at the time. Now I do and you have so many employees I mean, you guys have grown as a company is a business, so we're gonna do a yearbook so they came up with a concept for us to do a yearbook for you or layout on dh you haven't, you know, multiple offices, so you have one in san francisco, one here in seattle, so we're going to kind of use that as a school based concept where you have multiple classes and everything else and we're really tired and really do a complete workflow where everyone could see it, so we're going to the live shoot we're gonna eat the first segment we're getting into in a few minutes about collecting the data, what you do before the day photo day and then we'll be on photo day and then it's all the stuff we do after so literally, we're gonna use you guys and go, you know, the entire gamut of our workflow for volume job and hopefully hopefully because I've seen the san francisco photos, hopefully you guys will step up to the challenge and actually you got a lot of work that way. I'm not really worried about it. I think we're gonna do awesome. We're kind of up for good challenge always looking forward to it. So I just want teo actually have the in studio audience introduce themselves. Most of you have been with mike and cody most of the week. I know a few of you on a few of you joined us a little bit later just for this class, but go ahead and introduce yourselves and tell people where they can find you on the internet. And also, if you could talk about maybe your favorite thing that you're goingto take back to your business and maybe the first thing that you're going to implement that you guys, my name is russ anderson from corvallis, montana. You know what we're here for this is our day four so we've had a lot of these guys and to be totally honest negative to be got plaid shorts on you know, like shorts were converting you slowly more days that's not bad but has been amazing in fact to the point prior to coming here if I had a little experience in high volume but I always saw it as a negative thing I kept waiting to get in the different types of photography and last night we talked and he said let's do it let's go full bore and maybe open a studio and really start hitting it's we we made our list of all the schools were going to hit we've got her our contacts all ready to go and I think we're ready to run with this awesome now what's the best thing about doing that what do you got to do next? What I tell you yesterday we're going to aim small we're going to a small council meeting, we're going teo wonderful but it's nothing unless you're right and the numbers helped we we actually got that list of the number of contacts and then able to narrow that down so we weren't trying to take on the world it kind of helps it didn't really helps organize you, especially when you're when you're starting off so that's good, I'm excited we've learned that heidi is the big dreamer in this relationship how did that feel heavy well yeah a locker explanation you know humans we only argue when we're wrong if a rival like you yeah you got me I'm heidi's up neck from hamilton montana and all I can say is I've been to many many workshops and this is by far my favorite workshop I've ever gone to I think I've I've gotten so much information and it's probably the most exciting part of my photography career also and then we'll see you later thank you yeah I expect that way I feel the love I feel love awkward think that like in the creative like guinness book of world good morning my name is pavel in our teas my websites public charities and I have to agree with heidi indefinitely fantastic theo theo and I'm excited to come home and definitely step in there and do the work I think it's a lot of work to begin with but once you get the ball rolling it actually just gets easier and easier and easier because he's just repetition of that point I mean you can still be the artist you can still grow your business but it's that initial jumping off that first cliff that's the hardest part I have to say it still scares me a little bit to think about it doing it on my own it still seems like its work for it today, we'll have a lot to three people today will help you a lot when you actually see the workflow and how easy it is to keep the kids organized because I think that's the greatest fear in volume is keeping your clients getting confused, and we're literally going to go over all the tips and tricks not only with the software that we use, but also some actual photo day examples of little things that will help you to keep everybody in order. So our whole goal is where we don't have to call the school or your sports league and say, who is this kid? We've got enough safety measures where you won't ever have to worry about that. Yeah that's great. Thank you. Good morning. My name is ruth powers from digital powers photography and, um, I could be found on facebook at digital powers. One word photography and then also my website still powders, photography, dot com I think I might have said that twice and say the third time I might go for three on my mind is seriously blown from yesterday. Like I spent, like yesterday, my hotel like riding down on, you know, extra notes and stuff, but I think the best thing was the contacts in the continuing to make that customer service. And I'm really looking for today because I am terrified that I might screw something happened like johnny is going to be susie and it's going to be bad and we've done that and so we're going to talk about what to do what not to do so and yes it is bad so we're going to show you a little tips and tricks and really depends on the age you photograph you have to worry about security like with these gas I'm a little worried because there they say they're adults but really they're creative live there really not so I'm kind of curious to see what's gonna happen but we're going to talk about some of the safety but general you're not gonna have a problem I promise after today all that will be gone you won't have any worries good morning creative live audience my name is melvin hopkins this is my fourth day and it's a sad day because I have to go home after this butt and we're excited about that we're tired of looking at you the four days that I've been up here has been on an eye opener for me sometimes we worry about how we're going to do it but the guy's here to show you how to do it so it's already laid out for you and it's just a matter or following in the footsteps and just getting that attitude together and just go do it you know, if michael jordan says, ah, you know, go do it, then we're going to have to do the same thing in order to have that success. Perfect. Good morning, my name's. Christina, you confined me on behan's be hands, dot net slash see rudely I'm just getting started in photography, so I don't actually have a lot of the equipment, but I'm excited for down the road when I do have the equipment. It's it's just gives me an idea of what to do, how to do it. Like mountain said it makes a lot of sense. Well and once you understand the philosophy, what we're going to talk about today and we'll show you our complete set up, which is more expensive by far the most beginners, however you can modify that we're going to show you san francisco that photographed in a completely different manner because of some technical issues, and they got some great photos. And so the one thing you have to get across and I mentioned many times yesterday don't get hung up on exactly everything we do it's the concept of the theory, what we do and then blended into what you have, so if you don't have all the equipment we have as you said, make that a goal that's a business goal but you khun blended match with a lot of other things it's less expensive or what you have or what your friends have, you could make it happen so and that's that's the other vantage about this is again, the photo day is the easiest, smoothest concept this whole entire process, everything else has happened before and after, and we're going to go into it, especially the first part of class. That data collection is everything I mean, that is that's the most important thing if you mess that up so today is going to be a nightmare, so preparation so don't worry about all the equipment it gets easier promise. So I just want to let you guys know that we have a lot of people from all around the world joining us today in the chat rooms at creative live dot com slash chats head on in there if you're not there already. It's a good time we've got people from canada from romania, people on the east coast of north carolina and I have either like three weeks so excellent love north carolina eso annie are who is just in wooden ville washington, which is not too far from here is saying, looking forward to seeing how they implement all of the details that they talked about yesterday no pressure, but no, anyone thing is easy, promise, annie and others. Yeah, we have. Ramal is from new york, phyllis from lake tahoe, uh, tierra from maryland. Excuse me, bernie from maine, someone from albuquerque, it's, so much fun to see where you all are doing. Yes, from and again, the chat room is a really, really fun place to chat and hang out and see, see and converse with our global audience. With that, it is nine o'clock, and we're going to officially start high volume photography, mastering the business model with cody clinton and mike fulton.

Class Description

Remember the childhood excitement of yearbook photo day? You can bring that same joy to your clients — by taking your photography talents to schools, events, and sport leagues. From yearbook portraits to little league photos, high volume photography is a great way to multiply your revenue while providing a highly sought-after service.

Join veteran photographers Mike Fulton and Cody Clinton for a two-day workshop that will show you how to break into the high volume photography market and streamline your workflow — from setup and processing to hosting and printing.

Mike and Cody will teach you how to pitch clients, build your business model, and walk you through setting up a high volume photo shoot. After this course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become the preferred photographer in your community.



This course is very comprehensive and full of valuable information for anyone wanting to get into High Volume Photography. We have been doing this type of photography for 5 decades and still found many great ideas to improve on what we do. However, this class was produced in 2013 and although I am not certain as to the current circumstances of TriCoast, it appears that Cody and Mike are no longer in business together and because of this, the FotoVelocity program (which in my opinion is the greatest program for what we do) is no longer being offered. Regardless, this program is worth every cent of the purchase price. My hope is that new versions of FotoVelocity will soon be available. In the meantime we are still using the current version and it still works great. It literally saved our three man high velocity studio thousands of hours of pre-/post- production work. We are a small town operation which provides photos for schools and sports in our local area to over 27,000 clients a year.