As an artist and teacher, I’m driven to helping you guys to become more proficient and confident photographers, because I firmly believe when we all spend more time practicing our creative endeavors and relishing in the creative process, the world will be a better place. To that end, I’m always trying to inspire you and think of new ways that allow you to connect more deeply with my work.
I know that many of my most dedicated followers appreciate all that I do and genuinely like to support my efforts. With this in mind, I’m excited to launch my brand new Patreon Page.
If you haven’t heard of Patreon before, it’s a site that allows creators to build a community with their followers, and allows people to offer direct support to the artists and creators they feel enrich their lives.
In that way, it lets creators build a deeper relationship with their most dedicated fans and reward them with exclusive benefits that reflect this kind of personal support.
Through my Patreon page, I would like to offer you a unique experience to partner with me as I explore new creative avenues in my photography, and give you something extra in exchange for their direct support. Something special.
Each month, I’ll create special content that’s exclusive to my Patreon members. These could be PDF files, audio or video clips, interviews that answer question you send me, “behind the scenes” materials etc… I’ll also have specific rewards to recognize and express my gratitude to members who support me in different tiers.
Special Exclusive Publications
In addition, I’m excited to start creating some special limited edition photography journals and magazines that will allow you to enjoy my work in new, more intrinsic ways. These will be filled with brand new and favorite imagery, and photo essays that take you behind, and even beyond the imagery and offer you even greater insight into my creative process.
If you choose to become one of my patrons, I’ll send you these special exclusive publications throughout the year. These will be yours and only yours as one of my Patreon members, and no one else will be able to purchase or order them.
The Possibility for Greater Things
I feel this platform offers a wonderful two-way street, because if on a fundamental level, this kind of direct patronage allows me to produce and deliver better, more targeted content to you, which will in turn, help you learn and be inspired in new ways. It can even lead to greater things for both of us.
For example, I could set specific earnings-based and community-based goals that would offer you an even better learning experience, maybe things like:
- Getting rid of ads on my blog
- Specially published books & journals
- A monthly chat or webcast with members
- Increasing the style, quality, location of my video lessons
- Making it possible to do in-person workshops with you guys in some cool location.
More Direct Access
It also allows you better direct access to your exclusive content, and it gives you an easy way to connect directly with me, through the Patreon direct messaging system. This can often be an easier, more efficient way to reach me than via email.
Of course, this is entirely voluntary. There’s never an obligation to subscribe to my blog or any of my free content, but if you would like to support my efforts in a way that extends beyond purchasing the occasional eBook, then Patreon gives you an outlet to do so. It’s completely optional, and you can donate, invest, whatever you want to call it, in whatever amount or time frame you wish. Or not. It’s your choice.
If you are curious about this new outlet, or if you would like to offer me your support, you can read more here. Or, contact me directly with any questions.
Whatever you decide, I just want to thank you in advance for your support, or even for just reading this far and considering to help support my efforts in this amazing adventure that has unfolded with you guys so far. If you would like to become a patron and join me on this awesome journey, then choose one of the levels above.
Either way, I just want to wish you happy new year and thank you for your support as one of my dedicated readers.