Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 - A Photographic Year in Review...



As 2018 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.

After bouncing back, and recuperating from a bad physical accident/incident in 2017, we can only be grateful that 2018 has yielded so much in terms of growth, both personally, and business wise. Eternally grateful this year again, for all those that have contributed to our success, both clients and assistants.

1. Projects
A total of 144 different projects were accomplished in the past year. Considerably less that the number in 2017, but the projects were considerably larger, thus the larger overall yearly income.  That's the kind of growth we like seeing.  We don't need to be doing shoots every single day of the week, as long as we're doing something constructive, and related to our business.  We've given ourselves a personal goal of 160 projects for 2019.

2.  Blog
Our forth full year of keeping a Blog.  It's long, tedious, but well worth the time spent in exposure.
89 new Posts on the SNAPePHOTO Blog! (Down from 108 in 2017).  785,000 pageviews and counting!  Here's to hopng we reach the 1 Million mark in 2019!.

More than 295,000 Hits in the last 12 months!! (stable visibility since we had 300,000 hits in 2017).  That tells us that were still doing a good job of posting content.  However, this year I was delinquent and 5 months worth of projects was posted during a 2-week period in November.  That probably didn't help the numbers. A personal goal will be to upload posts within 24 hours of new projects for the year to come.

3.  Website
We managed to keep the website up to date, with a good quantity and variety of our projects, modified the visuals, added a photo sharing/proofing option (that our clients seem to LOVE), and finally a shopping cart section, that we promise to garnish with goodies in 2017!
With 341,074 Page Views315,628 Visits & 46,419 Unique Visitors to date, we're more than happy!!  

4.  Gear
2018 has been a slow year gear wise, as we're still waiting on Canon to come out with a nerw flagship Pro camera body, to replace the 1Dx MKII, that are already 3 years old.  Hopefully 2019 is the year we play catch-up, and become key players in the mirrorless game.

5.  Clients
And of course, we're keeping the best for last... Our clients!  2018 has brought us a total of 4 new clients, and, a few of them from various sectors of activity. Or regulars are still loyal, and we are doing everything we can to keep it that way. :)  We've given ourselves a mandat to gros the number of new clients for 2019, to a minimum of 6.

6.  Giving Back
When your business achieves a certain stature, and you consider yourself lucky to be doing what you love, it's time you give back to the society, and throw good karma out there, for all to enjoy.  This year, we've pledged to plant 100 trees / month, until we've reach the number of invoices since our incorporation (900+), then continue give the amount needed to plant 1 tree per client invoice.
Let's all do our part in helping worldwide reforestation. www.onetreeplanted.org

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

HEALTH, HAPPINESS, LOVE & PROSPERITY for 2019!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Andy Kim Christmas 2018...

Saturday December 15th 2018  |  Corona Theater

The concert event, brainchild of music legend Andy Kim, has been gathering friends and fans together to celebrate the spirit and generosity of the musical community in Montreal with all proceeds going to charity, the Starlight Children's Foundation.

This year, Andy was be joined by special guests Marie-Mai, Coeur de pirate, Broken Social Scene, Ron Sexsmith, Brad Barr (from Barr Brothers),  La Force, Jake Clemons, Hanorah and Sean Cullen, with CJAD’s Aaron Rand as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Dave Mathews Band...

Saturday December 8th 2018  |  Bell Centre

In most cases concert scenarios, we're given the first three songs to capture images for our respective media/clients.  Tonight, the number of allocated songs was reduced to two (2), but we later found out why....  The sum of these 2 songs, was... wait for it... 36 minutes!  Yeap, plenty of time to get what we needed, and then some.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Friday, December 7, 2018

Ghost...

Friday December 7th 2018  |  Place Bell (Laval)

It was in front of a sold-out crowd, that the nameless ghouls performed their usual eccentric show, dressed in virtually identical, face-concealing costumes.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, for evenko

Thursday, December 6, 2018

La Grande Corvé Alimentaire Saputo...

Jeudi le 6 Décembre 2018  |  Bureau Chef de Montreal

Apres un franc succès l'an dernier, Saputo a pris l'initiative de croître d'avantage le don a la communauté, en augmentant le nombre de site, maintenant devenu un évennement mondiale. (Bureau Chef de Montreal, le Complex Corporatif, Saint-Hyacinthe, Plessisville, Mont-Laurier, Geurgetown, St-John, Milwakee, Lincolnshire & Melbourne)

L'objectif donné au employés, qui on travaillé dans les caféterias respective a leurs emplois, étais de préparer un total de 15,000 plats, a etre remis a la communauté, par l'entremise de divers organismes.

Un superbe mandat, et une cause qui mérite d'etre souligné.  Bravo Saputo!

Quelques images de la journée au bureau chef... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, pour evenko

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Noel une Tradition en chanson...

Mardi le 4 Decembre 2018  |  L`Étoile Banque Nationale (Dix30)

Célébrer la fête de Noël en famille et entre amis, c’est une tradition qui nous unit et à laquelle on tient. Et le temps des Fêtes se célèbre évidemment en chanson au Québec. Il s’agit d’un fier héritage bien ancré dans nos coutumes de fin d’année, de Noël jusqu’au réveillon du Jour de l’An.

Suite au grand succès de la tournée 2017, Evenko et Productions Martin Leclerc sont heureux d’annoncer la deuxième édition du spectacle NOËL, UNE TRADITION EN CHANSON.

Pour cette édition 2018: une toute nouvelle distribution, réunira Michaël,  Annie Villeneuve, David Thibault, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Johanne Blouin, Yves Lambert, Michel Louvain, et René Martel, afin d’égayer ce moment de l’année propice à la férie.
Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

OneTreePlanted.Org

Tuesday December 4th 2018  |  Worldwide

As of today, SNAPePHOTO has partnered up & pledged to donate the equivalent of 100 trees/month,  to OneTreePlanted.Org, retroactive since we've been incorporated, until we've reached our 900+ invoices to date, after which, we'll continue to donate one (1) tree for each client invoice sent.

By having SNAPePHOTO work on your projects, you're not only helping an artist survive in his field, but also directly contributing to the reforestation of our planet.  Thus far, we've selected to plant our trees in British Columbia, where lots of lumber cutting and wildfires have occurred, & left areas bare.

To know more about the OneTreePlanted Non-Profit cause, click... HERE

We encourage you all, to take part in contributing to the cause directly with OneTreePlanted.Org, or via photography projects with our company.  Either way, we thank you for your support, and the difference you are making in helping worldwide reforestation.


Sunday, December 2, 2018

Il Divo...

Saturday December 1st 2018  |  St-Denis Theater

First discovered and mentored by Simon Cowell 15 years ago, Il Divo has evolved into the pre-eminent tenor powerhouse vocal group with over 30 million albums sold, 160 gold and platinum albums in 33 countries to their credit and were the first Classical Crossover artists to have an album debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

To celebrate their 15th Anniversary, Il Divo (original members Spain’s Carlos Marin, Switzerland’s Urs Buhler, France’s Sebastien Izambard and America’s David Miller) released their 7th album,TIMELESS, on August 10th.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Claude Dufresne, for evenko