Can you take my picture please?
One of my day jobs is sports photography, and I love taking pickleball action shots. I call them pickleball "portraits" since they are typically close-up views of players totally involved in the action of the moment.
I take my camera to many tournaments, so you might pop up in my work, but if you would like me to make sure I get some shots of you (or your sponsored players) in action, please keep reading.
I am currently planning on being at the following upcoming tournaments:
2021 Tournament Schedule and COVID
February 27, 2021 - Although there are many tournaments in the U.S. going ahead as planned (with numerous COVID restrictions and safeguards in place), we here in Canada are moving ahead MUCH more slowly. While we have just come out of a full lockdown, there are still severe travel restrictions in place both to and from the U.S. With things the way they are, I doubt if I will be able to travel to the U.S. before next fall. There are some tournaments on the schedule for Eastern Canada this summer and fall, and I am hoping to be able to attend some of these. Only time will tell.
2021 US Open, April 17th through 24th, 2021, Naples, FL - As mentioned above, I will NOT be able to attend the Minto US Open this spring.
2021 National Competitive Training League Winter Sessions - We will be taking action photos during the Greenboro sessions on Thursday March 4, Friday March 5, Sunday March 7, and Wednesday March 10. Please click on the red "Click Here to Sign Up" button below.
Photos for Personal Use
You will get a minimum of five edited action shots, licensed, and perfect for on-line social media use. I will track you down at your tournament and take your photos - all for only $49.95. Note that most tournaments have an "early bird" special, reducing the price to only $39.95. The price will be reduced automatically at checkout, so be sure to take advantage of the "early bird" savings.
Note that (NEW for 2019) the licensing INCLUDES commercial use for any business that you personally own. In other words, if you own a small business where you teach pickleball, then you are free to use these photos for your business. The only exception will be that your sponsors will still need a commercial license to use your photos. This policy change is in direct response to feedback I received, and it should make things much easier for many people.
Also please note that, depending on the tournament schedule, there is a slim possibility that I may not be able to get photos of you. If that happens, then your fee will be refunded in full.
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Photos for Commercial Use
If you are a commercial pickleball company (manufacturer, instructor, etc.), then you need to have a "commercial use" license in order to be able to use our photos of your sponsored players for any promotion or marketing.
A commercial license will give you five edited, unmarked, high resolution images with perpetual, unlimited usage rights. Commercial licenses are $250 per player.
Please use the link below to pay your fee.
If you have any questions, please contact me - Michael Gauthier at email@example.com, or 613.293.3437
Ready to have your photo taken?
how about photos for tournament use?
I would be pleased to work as an official photographer for your tournament.
I typically provide 100+ images per day, capturing the action, medal ceremonies, and crowd excitement. These are edited, unmarked, hi-resolution images, with full rights for use in the marketing and promotion of your tournaments. I also post daily “best of” photos on Facebook from your tournament, generating a high level of immediate, social media interest and excitement for your event.