Program Details


MugsyClicks only accepts accomplished photographers into our training program.  We have built a reputation for excellence.  This commitment to quality requires a standard that each of our team must meet.  If you are serious about growing your portrait business, if you are dedicated to being the best photographer in your community, we invite you apply to be accepted into our training program.

This educational opportunity is open to photographers by application acceptance only. If you are interested in participating please complete and submit your application within 2 weeks of scheduled workshop.  Application


Upon acceptance into our program you can begin learning immediately by participating in our sales and marketing online meetings.  We want to help you get started identifying and presenting to schools in your area as soon as possible.

You must also agree to participate in our 3 day photography field training workshop.  Here you will work with our team in learning all it takes to produce MugsyClicks quality portraits.  We also encourage you to intern with our team during the actual season so you are fully vetted and capable of delivering on your promises to your own school contracts.

As a certified MugsyClicks photographer you will become a member of our community and will enjoy all the benefits of networking with some of the most brilliantly talented and genuine people you will ever meet!

You will also receive copies of our MugsyClicks Photographer Manual, Sales Manual and access to the MugsyClicks Online Wiki.

Current Opportunities

We are currently seeking photographer trainees in the following trade areas for Fall of 2017: Los Angeles, Orange County,  Portland, Sacramento, Silicon Valley.

LA/Orange County Area Training Information Meeting:
Dates for 2017 to be announced.
Contact for details.

Currently accepting interns and trainees for SPRING 2017.
Location Los Angeles/ Marin County, CA


February 22-25th, 2017

(Ask us about our Training Rebate Fee!  Book and photograph qualified schools and we will rebate your fees!)
 Lunch included each day.
MATERIALS INCLUDED: MugsyClicks Guide to Photographing in Schools, MugsyClicks Guide to Sales.

Tuition will include: 4 days of intense, hands-on training necessary to become a MugsyClicks Certified Photographer. Join the MugsyClicks team, headed by Linda Russell, as we share with you how to transform school photography in your community using our creative, proven and profitable model. MugsyClicks certified photographers will also be able to participate in all web-based educational resources as well as teleconferences and online coaching. Consider us your “back-pocket team” in the school photography business.

Sales and Marketing

Choosing the right school
School Contracts
Web resources
Marketing Campaigns
Sales Techniques
Survey Materials
How to use Email, Facebook and viral word of mouth
Mobilizing your client base
Using Schools To Build Your Portrait Business

Photography Techniques for Schools
Photo Day Specific Training
How to create a stunning Portrait in less than a minute
What Parents Buy
Location, Location, Location
Posing and Groupings
Crowd Control
Inspiring Smiles from 2, 10, and 15 year olds
Lighting-managing light all day
Managing Weather
Gear Requirements
What schools want?

The Art of the Final Print (how to work with our back office)
Work flow
Data Management and Organization
Packaging and Shipping
Lab Production
Service Items- What the heck are they?
Customer Service as a business opportunity

Photographers wanting to join our team must complete class and pass exam for certification. Once certified you will be eligible for representation by MugsyClicks School Photography in your trade area.

Terms: A non-refundable fee of $200.00 reserves your seat. The balance is due one week prior to training session date. Please check your schedule carefully for any conflicts before moving forward. Ask us about our Training Rebate Fee!  Book and photograph qualified schools and will rebate your fees!

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