Volume Workshop Information

High Volume and High End Portrait Business Workshop

Ever wanted to get involved into the Volume Photography business but simply were too scared or even more overwhelmed by the sheer numbers which volume business can throw at you?  Well I know we sure were when we landed our first volume job years ago of 2500 students.  Now over several years of continually growing our volume business, we have helped developed our workflow for Schools, Sport Leagues, DaysCares and more and continue to share our tips and tricks which assisted us growing our business.  Join us in our home studio in Lake Jackson, Texas (about an hour South of Houston, Texas right on the Gulf Coast) for 2 days of INTENSE - NO SECRETS EDUCATION on every detail which TriCoast offers within our personal volume photography business and if we have time anything else we can assist you with.

This comprehensive two day program will teach you everything you need to get started in the Volume Business.  Our goal, our passion is to assist you in growing your business - making more money and enjoying life a little more.  

While volume photography is not glamous - it is not going to get you Internet Famous and surely wont make you a RockStar Photographer - it will PAY YOUR BILLS and allow you to spend time with your family or other important items in your life.  Provide profitable and much-needed photographic service where there’s little competition within your area. Learn how you can become the local provider of choice for Day Cares, Sports Leagues, Schools, Church Directories and more.

In today's photography market it is getting harder and harder to make money and be successful - Volume seperates you from the rest of the pack - it allows you to not only pay your bills but allow you to market to 1000's of possible local clients.  We truly believe without question in the near future to be successful within the photography business one will NEED to have some sort of volume within their business model.  Start today and beat the crowd.


TriCoast's Volume Workshop will Cover

  • Developing a Volume Plan
  • Creating both High Volume and High End Business within the same building
  • Setting or developing a Marketing concept
  • How to get into the schools and sports leagues
  • Contracts for Volume work
  • How to write a bid for Volume Work
  • How to set up your Volume Photo Station
  • Lights - Cameras - Printers - and other items used in COMPLETE DETAIL
  • What are PSPA Disks and Admin Disks for Schools
  • Yearbook options - even designing your own to make more money
  • Online Hosting and Password protections
  • Labs which handle Volume options smoothly as well as Self Printing
  • Orderforms and Reorderforms (with samples in PSD format handed out to students)
  • Kick Backs and Fees to cover events
  • Multi Stations - Workflow Issues (making all stations look the same)
  • Traditional Cap and Gown Poses for Senior/Grads as well as PreSchool and Pre-K graduations
  • Gels and Greenscreen options
  • PhotoBooth Operation and Building your own
  • How to remove Eye Glass Glare quickly
  • Legal Issues and other items which could get you into  trouble
  • Software Options (Details on the software we use daily -  FotoVelocity)
  • Overall Workflow with File naming - organzation and other post work issues (with every detail given and REAL JOBS shown how we processed them, sorted them, stored them and more.)

So much to talk about in two full days of education - sharing - and sheer fun!   Come learn how to make money in all aspects of volume photography...

  • Schools (High Schools, Middle Schools, Elementaries)
  • Sports Leagues (Football, Baseball, Soccer, Hockey)
  • Dance Schools
  • Church Directories
  • Homecoming / Prom / and other School Dances
  • Home Owners Associations
  • Chamber of Commerces
  • Commerical
  • PhotoBooth Events
  • and more!


Included in the workshop for every student:(Over $1400.00 in TriCoast goodies) 

Breakfast Snacks and Coffee for both mornings / Snacks and Drinks/Soda throughout the 2 days

Lunch for both days - Please once registered if you have any special diet needs let us know.  We will do everything we possibly can to assist you in your needs. 


TriCoast's InDepth Volume Guide - over 80 pages of direct learning education - TriCoast's textbook or bible within the Volume Business.  Covering everything from marketing to equipment used as well as other amazing photographers which TriCoast has learned from. (A $150 Value on it's own).


Layered PSD Files of REAL orderforms, reorderforms, ID's and other templates we use every year in our business (A $150 Value by Itself)


A FREE one year FULL subscription of TriCoast's Volume Software they use - FotoVelocity. FotoVelocity has a $400 per year fee per registration code.  This code is good for TWO computers (ie: Laptop for on site events and Desktop for workflow at your office).  By attenting the TriCoast Volume Workshop you will receive a FREE one year code to use a full funcation version of FotoVelocity, including all the updates throughout the year on TWO computers.  A $400 value and a valuable piece of software which will allow you to keep every student in order and make a lot of money in the volume business. TriCoast Volume Workflow is based on the funcationality of FotoVelocity. 


1 Year "mentorship" with TriCoast to assist you in getting started in the volume business.  Via Email, Skype, Telephone we will assist you in any questions or concerns you might have that could come up once you get back home and putting the education you will learn in this workshop to use. (A $1000 value by itself)


Access to TriCoast Volume Workshop Private Facebook Group.  Here we answer questions, concerns and issues which happen in your business on a daily business.  So if a volume job comes up and you need help you not only have TriCoast's help but also the help of the other photographers which have attended our volume workshops.  Roughly a group of photographers all willing to help out each other all year long - anytime of the day and night.  PRICELESS!


Detailed List of items used and where to buy items


Pens and Writing Items (However it is suggested to bring your laptop if you have one)


Other surprise goodies (to be announced soon)


What is NOT included in the workshop for every student:

Travel costs to Lake Jackson, Texas (Closest airport is Houston Hobby (HOU) but Houston Bush (IAH) could be used but 30-45 minutes farther away).  Detailed directions to TriCoast Portrait Studio can be provided if needed upon registration of the workshop.  Directly South of Houston Texas down Highway 288.  Approximately 50 minute drive from Hobby Airport.We are in a tiny town in the middle of no where so don't get scared driving down to our neck of the woods - we proimse to treat you well :)

Hotel Fees - Several hotels are located within 1-2 miles of TriCoast Portrait Studio.  Major name brands such as Hamilton, Holiday Inn Express and others are clean, nice, new and safe.  Before booking a hotel if you are concerned please contact us and we will assist you anyway possible.

Transportation to and from the Airports (if flying in)  Several rental car companies are located at either major airport within Houston Texas.  Again if you have questions or concerns please let us know.



Cost of the Straight Forward Workshop:

$650.00 per person 

Only 20 people MAX will be allowed in each workshop.  This will allow us to teach and you to learn without the issues of the masses.  While this is a HIGH VOLUME workshop we only want a few people here to share better.

(There is a discount for same studio employees attending the same workshop.  Our goal is to assist you in learning not cause you to go broke.  PLEASE contact us directly for the cost and how to pay)