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Banner Portraits 2024

Team & Individual Banner Portraits
March 9 - 14
Check out the details below and feel free to contact Allan with any questions!
  1. Banner Photoshoot Process

    • We capture your banner portraits during your team practice times. You can also attend during other team practices, but please let your coaches and/or Allan know so we don't miss you!
    • Portrait sessions take about 10 minutes per player and consist of multiple poses and expressions (serious and smiling).
    • You have the option to view your portrait proofs (immediately after your photoshoot or later online). See the Proofing section below for details.
    • We select one photo per player (factoring in your optional input) to be used in the team banners.
    • Allan locks himself in his office for days on end, extracts players from the greenscreen, works some digital magic, and assembles the banner composites.
    • Once the banner composites are approved, Allan outputs a ginormous file for each team's banner, returns to the real world, and turns the files over to Velocity.
    • Velocity sends the files to the printer and your banners are born.
    • You hang the banners up at games and dominate your awe-struck opponents.
  2. What to Bring

    • Pin-stripe uniform
    • Orange socks
    • Orange belt
    • Cleats/shoes
    • Bat
    • Glove
    • Optional: Catcher's gear
    • Optional: Other softball props
  3. Proofing and Selecting Favorites

    Once the portrait sessions are wrapped up, we will select a photo of each player, extract and retouch the photos, and composite them into each team's banner design. These photos will also be used for your print orders (unless you arrange for an alternative pose/expression).

    You can be involved in this selection process! Choose your favorites and we will factor your selections heavily into our final decisions.

    Online Proofing, March 19th Update: Your portrait proof galleries are online, with individual links available in your Parent Portal (Photography section) on this site. If you haven't already selected some favorites, you may do so now and send them to Allan by the March 30th deadline. After the deadline, we will make the selections for you.

    Selection Instructions: Please Log In for instructions.

  4. Print Orders

    Once the team banners are ready, Allan will prepare your print orders. Orders can be placed directly through the online order form in the AMD Imaging Shop (button below) or by submitting the paper order form available during the Banner Portrait week (March 9-14).

    There are no price increases this year for print orders placed during the Banner week! That means discounted bundles, reduced pricing on individual prints, and no shipping charges during the initial team banner ordering period. Sales taxes are also included in the price of these orders.

    New products this year include 4"x5" print magnets (available a la carte or in Bundle B) and a folding composite desktop photo thingie coming soon to the AMD Imaging Shop.

    PLEASE NOTE: The pricing is based on using the player photos prepared for the team banners. You may request a different photo for your prints for a small, one-time Photoshop fee.

    Please log in to access the Order Form button.

Sportraits

Mini-sessions or full portrait sessions
Closeup of Velocity player in catcher gear
Details and samples soon!

Game & Event Photos

Purchase photos from the current and/or past seasons
Details and samples soon!

Senior Portraits

Special pricing and options for Velocity players
Details and samples soon!