High Volume Photography

Sports Portrait
Sports Portrait
School Portrait
School Portrait

High Volume Photography is the most profitable genre of any area of commercial photography. It includes school pictures, graduations, dance, sports teams and directories. Incorporating High volume Photography into the business plan of a portrait photographer can be a key factor in achieving professional and financial success. This genre of photography generates more than a billion dollars in sales across North America and is very accessible to small, independent photographers; If you know what you are doing!

Burwell School of Photography instructor Chris Stambaugh has been involved in this area for the past ten years. He has built a very successful business around the High-Volume model and has lectured to audiences of established professional photographers, showing them how to build and expand their clientele.

In this intensive two-day workshop, Chris will show you the ins and outs of High Volume Photography. The focus of this workshop will be on basic school photography, but the techniques are applicable to any High-Volume situation.

Topics covered will be:

● Technical Aspects: What equipment will you need?
● Lighting: Creating flattering light and maintaining consistency.
● Speed Posing: High volume means working fast to maximize results. Tips to create a good, basic pose in seconds.
● Workflow: How do you keep track of and process hundreds or even thousands of orders?
● Software: What you will need.
● Green Screen Photography: A fabulous tool that will allow your clients to change or select a background, after the photographs have been taken.
● Sales: A practical discussion of the best practices for package sales, a la carte pricing and online orders. A serious look at cost - revenue = profits. Understanding how high-volume photography can also increase your high end, custom portrait business.

If you would like to become a full-time photographer who can earn a very good living with their camera, then this workshop is for you.

Kindergarten Graduation Portrait
Kindergarten Graduation Portrait

Event Venue Date
High Volume Photography | April 4th & 5th, 2020 Providence Renewal Centre
  • April 4, 2020 9:00 am

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED, please click here to add your name to the wait list.

Your Instructor for the Digital Camera Fundamentals Class

Chris is the former president of the Professional Photographer's of Canada and has been a professional photographer for nearly three decades.

Chris holds the designations of "Master of Photographic Arts" and "Honorary Lifetime Member" by the PPOC and has won numerous awards for his work including being a finalist in the Alberta and Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year.

Chris runs his own photography business Imagine That Photographics where he specializes in portrait photography, commercial and school photos / graduation photography as well as teaching photography at The Burwell School, NAIT and the U of A Faculty of Extension.

Chris teaches many classes at our photography school including the Digital Camera Fundamentals class, Photographic Composition, Posing Families and Children class, the Portrait Photography , High Volume Photography, Intermediate Level Photoshop and the Business of Photography Class.

Chris' other "business" is the Burwell School of Photography. In 2016 Chris took over as administrator of the school.

Senior Boys Volleyball Team
Senior Boys Volleyball Team

What to Expect

  • 12 hours of classroom instruction
  • Plenty of hands-on practical exercises
  • High Volume Photography course book
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Hot lunches and snacks during coffee breaks
  • Small group size, limited to 12 participants



Class Location


  • $300 Canadian Dollars (plus tax) which includes lunch on both days

Please click on the link for a map. Our classes are taught at the Providence Renewal Centre, located in SW Edmonton, within city limits. It’s a beautiful retreat centre, situated on over 20 acres of park like grounds, and it also has a cafeteria for meals (for the weekend class). There are numerous hotels and shopping located very close by for those of you that are travelling.

More Information

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Phone: 780-669-1261

Event Venue Date
High Volume Photography | April 4th & 5th, 2020 Providence Renewal Centre
  • April 4, 2020 9:00 am

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED, please click here to add your name to the wait list