Glossy Finish is the Official Photographer of the Cooperstown All Star Village (CASV).This is one of the most prestigious youth baseball complexes in the country located just minutes from the birthplace of baseball in Upstate New York. Photographing here is a privilege and rare opportunity. As part of our relationship with CASV we have created the Glossy Finish Experience to allow a select few photographers to apprentice with us!


In this immersive experience we will teach you how to photograph youth sports for profit as we give you an inside look behind the scenes of our Glossy Finish business of managing a successful youth sports photography company. You will gain in-depth knowledge as to what products we offer, how we market, sales tactics we use, tools we developed, and the unique processes we have refined!

You will be trained in our ‘Glossy Finish Style’ while learning our unique pre-paid model and photographing players for families that want high-quality sports photography and memories.


The CASV tournaments are all weeklong and run from June 1st – August 24th, 2024. We will only be offering this opportunity to qualified and experienced sports photographers for a minimum of one or two weeks. Longer time frames are available, but not required.

You will be responsible for your travel expenses and we will offer you accommodations and a flat rate of $500 for each week you are with us. We will also include a complimentary ticket to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Are you interested in this unique opportunity? Do you want to learn how Glossy Finish captures moments and creates memories?


CASV is located in Oneonta, NY, about twenty minutes from Cooperstown, birthplace of baseball. The complex address is 4158 State Highway 23, Oneonta, NY 13820

Yes, we will only be considering photographers who have sports experience. You will be asked to submit a link to a gallery or portfolio of photos for us to review.

Yes, we will be paying a flat rate per week of $500 to help offset the cost of your travel.

You will primarily be photographing baseball action on the field. We will show and share with you the type of photos we capture and how we go about it. At CASV we are allowed full access to the field and dugouts, which makes it fun and gives you vantage points you may have never experienced.

Each day that you are with us we will be training you and assigning you games to cover for the families and teams that have requested our photography service. You will work closely with our senior photographers on how and why we cover a game the way we do.

We will look to assign you games that will span 6 – 8 hours a day, possibly more if you have the interest. Games begin at 8AM – 8PM, but weather delays and other factors may extend the day.

Yes, but you will also have access to rental gear that we procure for the season. Most of our photographers use professional grade Canon or Nikon mirrorless bodies with a minimum of a 70 – 200MM F2.8 lens and monopod. We also have some that use Sony. As part of the application process we will ask what gear you have available.

Most people will fly into Albany, NY (ALB), though some may also fly into Binghamton (BGM) or Syracuse (SYR). Depending on your location you may choose to drive.

We will be offering you a private room in a shared apartment with other photographers at no cost. If you would prefer to stay in a hotel you are welcome to make your own accommodations.

You will be provided lunch on the days you work, but all other meals will be at your own expense. The accommodations we offer include a full kitchen if you want to meal prep or cook on your own. The CASV village has several restaurants and snack shops where we have discounted pricing.

If you are one of the few photographers selected there is a deposit of $250 which is FULLY REFUNDABLE after you complete your experience with us. This helps guarantee that you are committed to securing the time with us. If you commit, and then need to cancel, the deposit will not be refunded.