Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 - A Photographic Year in Review...

As 2015 comes to an end, we take a look back and see, what we, at SNAPePHOTO have accomplished during the last 12 months, and look onward as to what we can aspire towards, in terms of goals for the upcoming year.

As most of you know, 2015 was our first year at being full time, and that was short-lived, as I've personally accepted a role in another field of work, thus multi-tasking the same way I had been, for the last 10+ years.  No rest for the ambitious.  There's 24 hours in a day, and we intend on working as many as we can.

1. Projects
A total of 212 different projects were accomplished in the past year. A tad short on the personal goal of 250 we had set for ourselves. Some took an entire week, others less than an hour, but whether big or small, we welcomed them all!  We added "weddings" to our list of offered services in 2015, and based on the feedback received, we did a bang-up job.  As predicted, we added people to our team, helping us offer our clients the best possible solutions to their needs.

2.  Blog
Second full year of keeping a Blog.  It's long, tedious, but well worth the time spent in exposure.
91 new Posts on the SNAPePHOTO Blog! (slightly down from 110 in 2014).  Which could also be perceived as a good thing, meaning we had more work, and less time to post.  Also, many more high-profile projects to which we could not "spoil" the launch for these clients.
We'll try our best to keep this trend going, and aim for approx. the same amount of posts for 2016.
More than 110,000 Hits in the last 12 months (up from a mere 5,000 hits in 2013).  That tells us that people are liking what they see, and are coming back for more.

3.  Website
We managed to keep the website up to date, with a good quantity and variety of our projects, added new sections, and once again changed the visuals a few times to make it more appealing, etc...
With 82,966 Page Views, 42,366 Visits & 22,573 Unique Visitors to date, we're more than happy!!  

4.  Gear
2015 has been a quiet year for us in terms of acquiring new gear.  We took possession of the 50.6MP Canon 5Ds as our main studio body, for modeling, product & culinary shoots.  Traded the F/2.8 16-35mm lens for the sharper F/4 unit, and also the new 100mm Macro lens.  We're ready to expand the list of goodies, as we eagerly await Canon's "official" announcement of a new Flagship "Sports body" in the new year.  We've made good use of our drone and purchased a 2nd Inspire 1.

5.  Clients
And of course, we're keeping the best for last... Our clients!  2015 has brought us a total of 12 new clients, and, some of them in new sectors of activity. For 2016, our goal will be to continue to satisfy our existing clientele, and add on average 1-2 new clients a month.  Hopefully, you will be one of them.

On that note, we want to take this opportunity, to wish you all....