2018 PSU LIVE Summer Schedule
Take Your Photography Business To The Next Level!
This schedule is subject to change.
Attendee Check In - Sunday, June 3rd
Attendee Check In
4:00pm - 6:00pm • Attendee Check-In
Location: VendorZone Hall
Opening Night Event - Sunday, June 3rd
Every night at PSU LIVE you will be treated with an awesome social event sponsored by one of the vendors of PSU LIVE. These events are a perfect time to rewind the day, discuss classes with the speakers and make great networking contacts with other attendees.
We have 3 great nights of events planned in June starting with the opening night social in the main ballroom on the 3rd. This event will kick off the 2018 PSU LIVE workshop with a keynote presentation from Steven Easley and also feature many of the vendors presenting their products and services that they are here to share with you.
The Keynote Address - Steven Easley
We are excited an honored to have Steven Easley opening up the workshop at the opening night kickoff event as the Keynote speaker! Steven will get you started with an eye opening and motivating address to the class. Steven has toured in two tours of duty in Iraq, earned his MBA in international marketing from Xavier University and has provided his mentoring, promotional, marketing and energy for some very large clients. He has been instrumental in providing special event experiences most recently for the premier of the new Black Panther movies in 6 major cities, the Toyota experience at the 2018 Superbowl and has a client base including Nationwide, the MLB, Jenifer Hudson and First Lady Obama.
Workshop Day 1 - Monday, June 4th
Branding Your Business Intentionally For Success
The one thing that we as sports photography companies don't do is brand our businesses successfully.
In this in depth class Shaun DeMint will show you how to bring your business into the market the right way so that you connect with your customers. You will learn how your image and how you present your brand also affects sales and potential business opportunities.
1:00pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 3:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm
4:15pm - 5:15pm
5:30pm - 6:30pm
The ULTIMATE Photo Day with Live Demo Walk-through
Show Up & Show Off! If you want to have the best setup in your market you need the Ultimate Photo Day Setup!
Shaun will show you what it takes to have the wow factor on photo day and then take you to see an actual photo day setup with a live walk-through! This class is a PSU LIVE favorite!
Lunch Break with Your Pie Sponsored By DDLAB
Purpose Driven Sales For High Volume Youth Leagues
Don Wrenn is a walking success story with how he has taken a part time job and turned it into a big business in just a couple years!
It all starts with purpose driven sales and techniques that Don has perfected in his business and is ready to share with you his knowledge on how you can get every league to say "YES!" to you to take their league photos every time!
This class is a PSU LIVE workshop favorite that you don't want to miss!
Volume Youth League Photo Day Prep! Marketing, Staffing & More!
We all know they saying, you don't prepare to lose you only prepare to win.
Don will take you through the very important process of marketing your photo day so that it is successful, how to staff a photo day correctly to get the best work-flow and other items that you should be doing to get prepared for a successful photo day.
VendorZone Trade Show Hour Break
Post Photo Day Processing - The Work-flow that will free up your life!
If you are a one man show or you have a staff of 100 people your post photo day work-flow can make or break your business!
Don Wrenn will cover the right way to free up your time using effective post photo day processing steps so you have more time to book more jobs and spend time with your family!
The SportsPress Program & Ad Sales Process
PSU LIVE is very excited to announce that the we have a new speaker addition for the event coming up in February! Robert Dungan has blazed a new trail using custom templates, the SportsPress Program and Next Gen to energize his market!
The best part about this is that because of what he is doing with the SportsPress Ads he has found a way to eliminate paying commissions and even slash his lab bill! If you want to learn how you can do the same thing you can only see this class at the PSU LIVE Workshop in July, so register today! This class alone is worth the price of admission!
Up your game with the Next Gen Experience
To say that Robert Dungan is a Power User of the Next Gen system would be an understatement!
Are you tired of spending your days in front of a computer, dealing with training, software, work flow, and staffing issues? If so we have the solution. During this presentation he will walk you through the Next Gen Photo Solutions sports photography work flow. He will discuss how to incorporate Spotlight Photographics templates into your Next gen work flow as well as how the system integrates with Desktop Digital Labs for a seamless work flow from pre-shoot data management all the way through to lab processing.
Night Social Event (TBA) - Monday, June 4th
7:00pm - 10:00pm
NightlySocial Event (Feb 16th)
This event has yet to be announced but you are sure to have a great time! More information on the event will come soon!
Workshop Day 2 - Tuesday, June 5th
The Panoramic Profit - How To Make Serious Money With Panoramics!
Meet the Panoramic Profit.....Tad Goble. If you do not have an intentionally driven Panoramic program installed in your youth sports business you are missing out on a ton of cash that is just waiting for you to rake in!
Tad will walk you through the steps of finding the business and getting the most bang for your buck with each team!
His panoramic business alone accounts for more than he does with his team and individuals....and that is huge!
The High School Sports Sales & Marketing Program
In this class you will learn how to intentionally market to your high school sports teams and make some serious money using effective sales and marketing methods. Mike will also show you how to get the most out of the senior banner program for individuals and panoramics.
If you are not already doing player banners for high schools this class is a must for you! You are missing out on thousands of dollars each sports season!
Lunch Break with Your Pie Sponsored By Photo Solutions Market
The Big Green Monster - Mastering Green Screen with Live Demonstration!
Everyone is afraid of the BIG GREEN MONSTER! In this class you will learn how to do green screen the right way! Shaun will walk you through all of the steps to make sure you get a perfect green screen shoot with a live demonstration featuring on site printing with Desktop Darkroom printers!
We will show you how to light green screen correctly and each class member will get their photo taken and get a print from Desktop Darkroom to take home printed right on the spot!
Get Extreme With Teams! The Extreme Team Process & Live Demonstration
Now that we have all of those individual photos taken during the green screen process Shaun will put them to work and show you how it's done! During this class he will explain file structure, post processing work flow options and build the 2018 PSU LIVE Workshop class Extreme Team Poster right in front of you!
This class is a must if you are going to be shooting green screen and need to learn the post processing and team building steps & processes.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
VendorZone Trade Show Hour Break
3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Martial Arts Program & Why You Are Missing Out On BIG MONEY!
Sometimes it takes one to really know one....and with Tad Goble that is definitely the case! Tad is not only a Master of the Martial Arts but he is also blazing a trail in Martial Arts Photography that you need to get behind! If you are not already doing martial arts studio photos in your area you are missing out on a great program that is very easy to do!
If you don't think that Martial Arts Studios are not looking for you then you are dead wrong! Martial Arts photography is one of the most profitable and easiest photo days you can book for your business. Tad will show you how he averages over $100 per person during his Martial Arts photo days during this class at PSU LIVE!
5:00pm - 6:30pm
The All-American Heroes Program
This is a brand new class for the PSU LIVE Workshop and we are excited about it! Our newest addition to the PSU LIVE Workshop is Rodney Getz. He will teach you how to tap into this amazing market of photography for Police Stations, Fire Stations and many other areas that you are probably not even thinking about!
More information on this class will come soon!
5:00pm - 6:30pm
NEW! SpeakerZONE - In Focus Discussions!
We listen to our attendees and we have added a new segment to the PSU LIVE Workshop called the "SpeakerZONE". We are going to bring up all of the speakers and have a round table, open discussion on any topics that you as attendees want to talk about! This has been a major request from our past attendees and we are excited to announce that we will be doing this during the workshop!
Wild Wing Cafe Social Night Event - Tuesday, June 5th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wild Wing Cafe Social Event (June 5th)
After the second day of classes we will be walking across the street to the Wild Wing Cafe for some amazing wings and appetizers sponsored by DDLab! This event is a great time to continue the conversations from the first two days of classes and make even more connections with your fellow attendees and vendors!
Workshop Day 3 - Wednesday, June 6th
A New Take On Action Photography - Using it for more than just action!
If you have never seen the setup that Tad rolls up to an event in, well let's just say it's impressive. More importantly it's how he uses this setup at action events and his unique approach to action photography that really makes this class useful to even those who have no interest in shooting large action events.
Attendee Feedback on this course:
"This was not a market I ever considered until this"
"Now I want to shoot action sports when before I never did!"
Raise Your Value Don't Lower Your Prices
Are you struggling to keep your customers interested and engaged year after year? - Are your sales numbers and averages dropping lower and lower season after season?
- Can you compete with a “parent with a camera”?
You can provide a better product and a better experience. It is now possible to have fully customized high-end graphics, 100% composited teams for high volume sports contracts and still be profitable. It is now easier than ever to have a highly flexible photo day while still staying in control. If you are business owner and want to take your processes and product to a new level you don’t want to miss this session.
The time is now.
11:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch Break & Final VendorZONE
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Breaking Into The Dance Market - It's a lot easier than you think!
If you are looking for a great way to make extra money during your sports off season you really need to take a serious look at dance studio photography.
You already have the equipment and it's not as hard as you might think! Learn how to book your next studio, the marketing involved and the process and products that go along with this valuable market that is just waiting for you to take over and add that extra cash during your slow seasons!
The LastoLite System Live Demo & Barcoding
If you are looking at using the Lastolite for your photography you want to be here for this live demo with Wes Kroninger! Wes will take you through the setup, posing, lighting and even add in the barcode process that he uses with Next Gen in this new class for the PSU LIVE Workshop!
2:00pm - 2:15pm
Closing The Official PSU LIVE Workshop
Even though we officially close the workshop at 2:30pm you really want to make plans to stick around to see what DDlab and Next Gen have to offer! We have added the two POST Workshop training sessions in the last two workshops and most everyone stays, and the ones that didn't plan on staying wish they had! So, when you make your travel plans make sure you put the post workshop on your schedule because you might just wish you had!
Post Workshop DDLab Training Event - Wednesday, June 6th
At the July workshop over 80% of the class stayed behind for this special training segment from DDLab and Next Gen and it was a great success. If you are wanting to learn more about the way the systems work for either DDLab or Next Gen make sure you stick around for this in depth look into their systems and how they work! You do not have to be a customer of either company to attend this bonus session, and this is not a sales pitch. It's simple. If you want to learn more stick around and you will! No strings attached!
2:30pm - 4:30pm
DDLab System Training - Full Service & Cuda Training
During this section you will be training on the entire work flow from start to finish using the full service processing from DDlab. Starting with how your order form should be organized, scanned, image processing and all the way through the entire process. Right after the full service is covered Brittney will show you every step on how you would use this system in your business will be covered in this live demonstration including answering all of your questions on the ordering process using Cuda.
If you are interesting in learning how to make sure you get everything done correctly you need to stick around for this class!
Post Workshop Next Gen Photo Solutions Training Event - Wednesday, June 6th
4:45pm - 6:30pm
The Next Gen System Training Session
During this section you will go step by step through the entire training process of the Next Gen System. If you want to be part of the Next Gen process this training is vital to you success with their program.