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Your events are the lifeblood of the community, bringing people together and creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime.
With no events being run due to Covid-19, events are not generating any revenue and many are at a loss as to what to do.
GeoSnapShot has seen participant engagement and revenue for events across the platform, through the sharing and selling of archive photos, during Covid-19.
We can show you how this success has been achieved and help you to connect with your participants, grow your audience, and generate revenue.
GeoSnapShot is free to use for your archive photos. Use these tips below to start selling and engaging within minutes.
1. Engage participants & grow
Did you know that sporting equipment sales and online groups are booming right now? Some seasoned event operators are predicting a sports events boom after Covid-19.
It’s more important than ever to use this time to stay connected and grow your audience, so you are in a great position to launch again.
GeoSnapShot provides free photos from all of your events to enable you to connect with your participants, so they can relive and share their happy memories.
Use these photos for your social media posts and emails to create light relief and update your audience about your latest news.
If you don’t know how to access your free photos, or share the GeoSnapShot link to the photos, reach out.
Tip: Be sure to include the GeoSnapShot link to the event photos, so your participants can upload a selfie and relive their memories.
2. Make extra income from past event photos
Do you have event day photos from past events? From before you started using GeoSnapShot.
Here’s your chance to put those archive photos to work and earn extra income.
- Create the past event
- Upload the photos
- Share to the world
- When creating the event on GeoSnapShot, use the actual event date (not the date you upload the photos).
- Consider offering a discount pack such as buy 3 photos and get 30% off.
- Share the event link — or embed on your website the GeoSnapShot Photo Viewer.
Encourage your participants to purchase a photo to help keep their favourite event operating. You will be amazed by their generosity — and your participants will love searching for themselves by selfie and reliving their memories.
Inspire your participants to share their purchased photos & hashtag your event. Your community will love sharing their happy memories and it keeps them connected to your event.
3. Get the NEW look GeoSnapShot
We have been keeping busy and just launched our NEW look pages & features.
- Embed the GeoSnapShot Photo Viewer within your own website (just like you would do with a YouTube video).
- GeoSnapShot Photo Viewer is fully customisable with your event colours & brand.
- Easily brand your photos with the event and sponsor’s logo.
- You can now have advertising space for sponsors that you can sell.
You can have FREE access to the new features right now. Just drop us an email to get started.
We’d love to hear from you and welcome your thoughts and ideas.
Stay safe and let’s keep supporting each other.
Photographers are at the heart of GeoSnapShot and our mission is to connect you with event participants, so that they can share the joy of your photography.
Due to social distancing, most people are now working from home and we’re all seeing plenty of advice about how to stay healthy in isolation.
We’re being told that getting those happy endorphins firing is an important part of a healthy life.
Your photos can help people relive happy memories, have a laugh and crack a smile.
Here are some ideas to share the memories you have captured and monetise your photos, without leaving your home.
1. Create NEW events from archive photos
You may have photographed events previously and not yet listed those events on GeoSnapShot. Here’s your chance.
Ask the event organisers to help you to share the links so their participants can relive the memories from their fantastic events. The participants will love searching for themselves by selfie.
Important: To make sure people can find the event use the actual event date, not the date you upload the photos.
2. Update your GeoSnapShot profile page
Your profile page is a springboard to promote all the events that you have attended and listed on GeoSnapShot, here is an example.
Share, share, share!
Share your profile page to your social media channels.
Share or embed your event photos into your existing website.
Ask all your contacts to repost and tag someone who may be interested in viewing your photos.
What is GeoSnapShot doing to help?
Over the coming weeks, GeoSnapShot will be contacting previous photo buyers, prompting them to search for photos they may have missed of themselves via GeoSnapShot’s Face Recognition.
Additionally, we will be connecting with the event organisers, giving them the steps to promote the photos from their events as a great way to keep their participants engaged during this period.
We’re all in this together
Let your photographer friends know that they can use GeoSnapShot to sell their archived photos and that it’s subscription free!
GeoSnapShot offers unlimited photo uploads and no photo limits.
Your photographer friends can also monetise their archived photos.
We love hearing from you
Feel free to reach out to suggest other ways we can help you to monetise your photos.
Drop us a line at email@example.com if you have suggestions or need a little assistance.
Stay safe and let’s keep supporting each other.
Founder and CEO GeoSnapShot
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve been chosen as the exclusive worldwide photography partner for global sporting event brand Tough Mudder. Tough Mudder is such a big global participation event, if you haven’t done a Tough Mudder event yourself, you almost certainly know someone else who has, with 120 events in 15 countries with over 400,000 participants each year.
Tough Mudder chose GeoSnapShot because our world-leading facial recognition technology combined with an easy and convenient photography management platform helps everyone participant in a Tough Mudder event to easily find and download their photos, while helping Tough Mudder’s photographers upload, manage and display large numbers of event photographs taken at events with thousands of participants.
This is a huge partnership for us and a massive milestone in the international expansion of our company, and Tough Mudder are excited too.
“Reliving the memories made is vital to our participants and GeoSnapShot have an outstanding global photography platform that provides the best solution for every Tough Mudder event world-wide.”
“We are excited by the results we have already seen from events using GeoSnapShot and look forward to our participants using world-leading technology such as GeoSnapShot’s face recognition to find great memories from our events quickly and easily.”
Johnny Little, VP of Live Events, Tough Mudder
About Tough Mudder
Founded in 2010 with the launch of the Tough Mudder obstacle course event series, Tough Mudder Inc. has become a leading global sports, active lifestyle and media brand. With more than 3 million participants, the company hosts more than 120+ events featuring non-competitive (Mini Mudder; Tough Mudder 5K, and Tough Mudder Classic) and competitive (Tougher, Toughest, Tough Mudder X and World’s Toughest Mudder) offerings annually in fifteen countries including The United Kingdom, The United States, Germany, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Canada, South Africa, the Philippines, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Oman and more through its partnerships with IMG, Invictus Events, Pro Active, Let’s Run Ireland and Sports Media and Entertainment 360 (SME360). The company’s content arm provides the millions of engaged online brand enthusiasts with fitness, nutrition and wellness content delivered daily across social and digital platforms. Tough Mudder broadcast, OTT and Live Stream programming can be seen worldwide through partnerships with CBS Sports, Facebook, Sky Sports, The CW Network and ESPN Media Distribution.
I’m going to show you how easy it is to start making money from your photography this weekend. If you follow these 5 steps, I guarantee that you’ll make money, have fun and take your photography to the next level.
Most photographers work in 9-to-5 jobs and don’t have time to run a photography website, advertise themselves for jobs or deal with customer service. I’ll show you how to sell your photos in your local area and not have to worry about running a website or dealing with customer service.
There are a few reasons why people don’t sell their photos. Sometimes it’s because the photographer doesn’t believe in themselves or have enough confidence that their photos are good enough. Sometimes, it’s because they are not taking photos of situations that people want to buy. And, more than likely photographers don’t have an easy sales platform.
I’ll start by saying that I run GeoSnapShot. We provide a global photography sales platform where anyone can upload and sell photos immediately with no fuss, no website setup, no startup fees, no monthly fees and no need for customer contact. We’ll train you and teach you how to take great photos that sell. I’ll talk more about GeoSnapShot later.
So, let’s get started and look at the 5 steps.
1. Finding an event in your local area
You’ll be amazed at how many opportunities there are to make money in your local area every weekend.
Sports events are a fantastic place to start because people love action shots of their activities and achievements on the weekend. You may already go to these events with your partner or your kids where you take a handful of photos – but what do you do with the photos afterwards?
Some event ideas are running events (like Park runs, trail runs, fun runs), kids sports, Cycling, outdoor field sports, surfing. Whatever it is, pick a sport you’re interested in, have some knowledge of, and that is just around the corner from you.
Initially, it best to focus (excuse the pun!) on smaller club events. You’ll have more success getting permission to attend, you’ll learn the process and hone your skills for the larger events later. Our photographers make great money from regular smaller club events.
Great events are all around you every weekend.If you need some more inspiration about finding events check out the best event types here.
2. Asking permission to attend
Never, ever just turn up at an event and start taking photos of people. This is a sure way to get on the wrong side of the event organiser and any other photographers at the event.
You should always approach an event official, either before the event (via a phone call or email) or at the event itself, to get permission to shoot and sell your photos.
In our experience, 9 times out of 10 you’ll be very welcome at the event. Build a relationship with the organiser, let them know you’re local and that this is your hobby and passion.
Here’s a video on how to make an introduction to the event organiser at the event.
You should offer some free photos to the organiser for the promotion of their club and also ask them about how they can promote the photos for sale to the participants. More on both of these points later.
3. Taking great photos that sell
The people that buy your photos will be the people participating in the event. You want to capture their face, their expression, their action in the sport.
In general, wide and “arty” shots usually, don’t sell from these events.
You should aim to capture every person at the event and take a photo that they want to purchase to post on facebook and tell their friends what a great time they had on the weekend.
Fill the frame with the person and remember to take at least 2 or 3 shots in rapid succession. For example, if the participant is a runner get a close up of their face and a full-length shot (including their feet as well).
4. Culling, editing and uploading
Now that you’ve done your event you don’t want to spend loads of time editing your photos. Most photos sell within 2 days of the event (so people can share their purchased photos on facebook!). So it’s important that you’ve followed the steps in point 3 about taking photos that sell so you can upload them quickly.
If you’ve done this you’ll probably have a few hundred to a couple of thousand photos. It is easy to cull (i.e. delete), edit and upload these photos for sale quickly and easily.
As you’ve shot in JPEG, filled the frame, used natural light and taken multiple shots you’ll be able to edit quickly.
You should only upload photos you would buy yourself. So, start by culling all photos that you wouldn’t buy. These include out of focus (we all get these!), overexposed/underexposed, and distractions in the background. Never upload photos that don’t show the participants or the event in the best light or photos of accidents or people hurting themselves.
See our video on culling and editing photos.
Now, onto my favourite topic, GeoSnapShot!
I’ve created GeoSnapShot so you can upload and sell you photos from any event, anywhere in the world at any time. I believe people should have memories of their lives and photographers are capable of capturing those memories.
To upload your photos simply register at GeoSnapShot.com as a new photographer and follow the steps to Upload photos.
There is no cost to join and no monthly fees. We provide the website, sales process, hosting of your photos and do all the customer support. GeoSnapShot simply takes a cut of every photo you sell.
Don’t worry, you always retain copyright to your photos.
5. Promotion and sales
You know when you introduced yourself to the event organiser earlier? Well now is where that relationship comes into play.
The event organiser is best placed to promote your photos to the event participants. They can do this very easily usually via a facebook post or an email to all participants.
GeoSnapShot provides a single link to your photos that you simply pass onto the event organiser to promote to their participants. In addition, we provide a promo code where the event organiser can download up to 10 free photos from the event for the promotion of your photos and their event.
Once you’ve uploaded photos you’ll receive the link and the promo code via email so you can simply send it on to the event organiser.
You photos are purchased via the GeoSnapShot platform. Participants select the photos they want and pay for them via PayPal, bank transfer or credit card.
Once payment has been received the purchaser receives the original photo that you uploaded and you’ll see new sales on your account.
You can request payment for your photos at any time and you’ll be paid within 48 hours.
So there is it, a simple way that enables any photographer to get out in their local area, take photos that make people smile and make money!
I firmly believe that amateur photographers are very talented and capable of taking photos that are valuable in people’s lives.
I’ve spent years perfecting the GeoSnapShot website and teaching photographers to go through this process and make money.
We have over 4,500 photographers in the USA, UK and Australia. These photographers have attended over 5,000 sports events from small club events to the largest multi-day, multi-sport events in the country.
Now it’s your turn.
If you have any questions simply contact us at www.GeoSnapShot.com
It’s a tough gig being an event organiser. The constant stream of emails, cancellations, and last minute changes that all effect how smoothly things run on the big day.
Any small but significant detail overlooked can be the difference between whether participants are raving or ranting on social media, and whether or not they plan to come back the next time.
Traditionally, photography at events has been either non-existent, a hassle to organise or seriously expensive.
But having photos of the participants really adds to the event. People share the photos on social media extending the life of the event and creating excitement about what they’ve achieved.
Having photos from the event also means you can stir up enthusiasm and support for your event next time around, increasing early registrations and volunteers.
But how do you get the photos in the first place!
GeoSnapShot provides a single solution where event organisers request any number of photographers to attend their event, free of charge.
Using GeoSnapShot automatically includes free photos to event organisers for PR purposes, event promotion, and we can even provide a revenue split from photos sold!
Best of all requesting photographers for your event takes 2 minutes and is absolutely free. Yes, really free!!
If that sounds awesome, simply request photographers for your event now from GeoSnapShot.com
So don’t overlook the opportunity to get great memories for your participants. They’ll share them with friends and come back again next time.
GeoSnapShot.com provides a global photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or utilise the existing photographers who may be at their event already.
The bottom line of large sporting events is being pushed all the time. Sponsorship and grants are becoming scarcer.
So, what do you do when everyone wants a memory from your event but you can’t afford professional photographers?
Let’s look at an example of a large multi-day, multi-sport event in Australia – the Australian Masters Games (AMG).
AMG had 8,000 participants a day competing in 49 different sports in 60 different locations in South Australia’s capital city of Adelaide.
In previous years AMG budget allowed for 4 paid photographers to cover the games. Clearly, it was impossible to capture all participants given the extent of the games played and venues used. Therefore the photographers could only cover the editorial shots needed. Participants lost out on their photography memory of their participation in the games.
AMG teamed with GeoSnapShot to provide 32 talented local sports photographers to capture all the event action.
Importantly, these photographers were free to the event organiser. The photographers felt proud to be supporting such a prestigious event in their local area.
They photographed all events and provided great editorial and participant photography at a low price, giving every participant the opportunity to walk away with a photo memory from the games.
GeoSnapShot also provides a single place for participants to view and purchase all photos from the event and a single place for the editorial team to grab what they need for all the editorial and social posts.
GeoSnapShot provides a unique platform to support sports events of any size, anywhere in the world. Contact us.
But don’t take our word for it, see what the Australian Master Games had to say about our platform.
Founder & CEO GeoSnapShot.com
GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request talented local photographers to attend their events, or existing event photographers can take photos and upload to one convenient online marketplace.
Most guys, like me, need a purpose. We need a function in life, and we need to feel that what we do is important.
When my wife obsessively took up the sport of eventing, it quickly became apparent that during the weekends away at competitions, there’s a lot of down time. Yes I can pick hooves, fetch water, shovel poo and have soothing words at the right time to calm nerves but ultimately there’s not a lot of action for me for the 48 hours away that culminates in Lauren actually competing on her horse for 12 minutes of each weekend.
I know Lauren is grateful that I’m there to support her, but come Sunday night, there’s not much sense of achievement for guys like me and all the horse husbands out there.
Fortunately for me, at about the same time as Lauren started competing, I took up photography. I quickly discovered these long weekends were perfect opportunities to practice my photography – it was win / win. I get to come along support my partner (earning brownie points) AND practice my hobby at the same time.
Little did I know how much I would love it. The challenge of getting great equestrian photos takes time, patience and a lot of feedback from riders! But the feeling I got from riders loving my photos was amazing. After a while they actually loved my photos – they loved them! Bringing a smile to someone’s face from a photo you’ve taken is a very special moment.
All of a sudden I had a purpose, I was being asked “Andy, can you take some of me?” and I felt one of the group. I felt a connection and I felt needed.
Then came the problem. The more photos I took, the harder it became to distribute them when I got home. I sent some photos by email, some by facebook. But, I’m sorry to say, most photos ultimately never made it out of my computer. Yes, some of you, will never see your memories that I captured ever again.
This actually annoyed me. It frustrated me so much that I created a global solution for this problem. Now all photographers at the events have an easy place to put their photos so that everyone could grab their memories. Photographers earn money from selling the photos towards that next bridle, rug, pony or entry to the next event!
But I’m not alone and this is not just a bloke thing. You know people like me parents or partners of riders. People who take photos at your events but you never get to see them.
Get them to join GeoSnapShot and be part of the community photography solution and keep them coming to support you at your events.
Founder of GeoSnapShot.com and still supporting my partner at Events!
GeoSnapShot.com provides a global mass community-based photography platform where any photographer can upload and share or sell their photos. Event organisers can request photographers for their events using GeoSnapShot.
Part 2: Inspiration started my journey
I firmly believe that anyone is capable of taking a photo that is a special memory of someone’s life. These photos are so special and are often lifelong memories.
Think about how important your photos are – of family, friends or achievements that are important memories and milestones to you. They don’t have to be professional, posed or perfect, they just need to capture a great memory for you personally.
After much deliberation, research and lots of silly questions to online forums, I got my first DSLR camera: a Canon 7D. When it arrived I was shocked at how complex it seemed and was overwhelmed with menus, options, and buttons. I was scared stupid of the dreaded “M” – the Manual option!
I actually though I might break the camera if I used the “M” option!
(c) Andy Edwards, 2016, Fear of the “M” option when I started
I read books, stayed up at night, watch online videos and spent many hours looking at my camera and wondering why the stupid photo was too light or too dark or out of focus.
Eventually, I had a breakthrough. Lauren had decided to take up competitive horse riding and this gave me a purpose, a subject – and lots of time to use my camera.
We went away often on the weekends and I took thousands of photos. I talked to Lauren about why she really needed to see the whole horse in the shot and “did she know how hard it was to get that shot?!”
Many thousands of deleted photos later, I was being praised for the photos I was taking and Lauren was happy to share them on social media…. This was a breakthrough indeed. I was making people happy with my photos. It’s an emotion, a sense of pride, a feeling of doing something worthwhile, a chest puffing moment when you create an image that people love.
I was hooked! I started taking photos of everyone at these equestrian events. I would sit in a field all day long, honing my skills and listening to feedback from the riders: “I like the way the horse’s face looks, I like the angle of that shot, I don’t like my bum in that shot!”
I saw other photographers at the horse events and wanted to talk to them about photography, share ideas and also provide more coverage for the riders, perhaps we could be a community of photographers….
Part 3: Inspiring a community
I have a great belief in people. I believe that people are amazing and that we are capable of anything we set our minds to. Too often, in my view, photographers can be too solitary; they take photos, look at them on screen and never share them.
I wanted all photographers at these horse events to be able to share their photos quickly and easily so the participants had a great choice of photos.
I really believed that with some training, help with settings, learning from each others’ photos and some friendly teamwork, we could provide really great photography coverage of all the participants.
I wanted every photographer to feel what I felt about people loving their photos. I also wanted a great community aspect to photography at these sports events.
I also thought that photographers wanted something for their efforts; most of the photographers were at the event already (friends/family members of riders), and amateur photographers, not professionals, but some money per photo is always a bonus.
So I inspired a community of photographers at these events to upload and sell their photos for a small dollar value to the participants. These people are local photographers, parents, and partners of participants. Some are even both riders and photographers!
(c) Andy Edwards 2015, GeoSnapShot photographers in action!
Inspiring photographers to get out at the weekends and do something really useful with their hobby is a major passion.
I’ve created a platform that photographers can use for this purpose called GeoSnapShot. Currently, we have over 2,000 photographers worldwide and have supported over 7,000 events and given 10’s of thousands of people fantastic memories of their sporting achievements.
Andy Edwards is a passionate photography, inspirational leader and believer in people. He’s created a unique photography platform that enables anyone with a camera to take photos that are precious memories of people’s lives.