Chicago Cameraslinger is creating Open Source Photography
23

patrons

$333
per month
:Current Project:

I will be taking a long roadtrip this year and turning it into a photo book called 'Halfway there, then Detour'. All the details along the way will be shared to my patrons.

:Who I Am:
I'm another one of those kids who was creative from the start. Music, acting, etc extracurricular activities. For a while I thought I might want to be a writer, but I ended up finding my storytelling with photography. I eventually went on to study graphic design in college, but now I just use it to augment my photography. 

I’ve shot all types of photography from portrait to product to event, but my favorite thing about photography is the set up behind the scenes to create the image - and how its processed afterwards. 

In my spare time I can be found at festivals, galleries, and concerts having creative and nerdy conversations with my friends.

:What I'm Doing:
A lot of people assume they need expensive gear to take good photos and they give up assuming they'll never be able to improve. The great truth is everything in photography is all about manipulating light - which is basically free. I wanted to share a bunch of my DIY tricks and put together tutorials for hobbyists or budding professionals looking to improve production value on a shoe string budget.

Since starting this Patreon, I've decided to switch from using the Adobe software I was trained in to using Free Open Source Software (FOSS) like darktable and GIMP. This will help make my tutorials and examples more relevant to those who don't have access to Photoshop or Lightroom. 

:But Bri, I'm Broke:
I know, I am too!
All of my FOSS tutorials (and some of my DIY tutorials) are going to be released into the public after a set time. I am eternally grateful to the entire community of unpaid developers who make these programs available for the rest of us and want to give back by creating resources for their users.
But also, tips to the front so Patrons get to read them first.
If you 'follow' this page instead of pledge, you'll get a notification when the posts change over and you can read them! 

:What I've Done:
- This Patreon started as a Per Project account, and from October 2017 to March 2018 I created a complete photo book. 'Coffee&Books: a coffee table book' was the result. I sourced locations, found models, created the content, and put together all of the final print elements in six months. When you become a Patron you'll be able to look back at the entire process in the archived posts.


- On April 25th, I was at Metro Chicago participating in the RAW showcase: MAGNIFY. My set featured travel photography, as well as some personal elements from visiting my hometown.


- In June I went to the 2018 Out of Chicago Summer Photography Conference! I had several great classes and met some amazing instructors and local creatives.

:Other Places:
I post most of my cell phone photography to Instagram.
I retweet a bunch of stuff on Twitter.
And my Live Editing Sessions are hosted on Twitch!

:All profit from this page goes directly into upgrading equipment, attending photography workshops, and continuing my practice:
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons

-Access to patron only blog, including the exclusive travel blog for my new photobook 'Halfway there, then Detour'.
-Access to Discord channel with behind the scenes studio sessions. 

-Preview of photo albums before they go public.

Includes Discord rewards
Sup, Nessie?
$3.50 or more per month 2 patrons
-Look, I just need about tree fiddy.
Includes Discord rewards
Here to Learn
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
-All 'Patron' tier rewards.

Plus:

-Access to DIY and FOSS tutorials.

[FOSS tutorials will be Patron Only for 30 days, then they will published publicly]

Includes Discord rewards
Put Stock In Me
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
-All 'Here to Learn' tier rewards

Plus:

-Access to digital downloads of stock image sets, darktable presets, design templates, and other resources. All free for use (personal & commercial) as long as you’re a patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Wish You Were Here
$20 or more per month 6 patrons

-All 'Stock In Me' tier rewards

Plus:

-Handwritten souvenir postcard mailed to you when I go on a travel adventure.

-Wall Calendars mailed once every year of support.

 -Digital copy of my new photobook -  'Halfway there, then Detour' once complete! 

Includes Discord rewards
Take It Home
$50 or more per month 1 patron

All 'Wish You Were Here' tier rewards plus:

-Physical copy of my new photobook -  'Halfway there, then Detour' once complete! 

Includes Discord rewards
Exit through the Gift Shop
$75 or more per month 0 patrons

All 'Take it Home' tier rewards plus:

-Variety of souvenirs and trinkets acquired on the road!

Includes Discord rewards
Grant
$100 or more per month 1 patron
-All the funds will be directed towards my education. You'll get all the digital rewards mentioned previously, but will not be receiving any of the monthly print rewards. However, you will receive physical copies of my notes and various prints with images from workshops or showcasing new skills. 

-You will get special access to behind the scenes previews, special updates about future courses, and a recap of what I learned. 


-Warning: Irregular mailing schedule, will not always be once a month, but will be worth it.  


Enter a custom amount over $100

Includes Discord rewards
Personal Artist
$3,000 or more per month 0 patrons
-I will quit my day job and make one Art Thing for you every single day.


-For $4,000 I'll even learn an additional creative skill of your choosing! (Film, Screen printing, Lithography, Knitting, etc.)

Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$333 of $500 per month
Roadtrip Goal:
-if I can make $500/mo before the end of April, I will send a digital copy of 'Halfway there, then Detour' to every patron and upgrade $20+ tiers to physical copies of the new book!
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:Current Project:

I will be taking a long roadtrip this year and turning it into a photo book called 'Halfway there, then Detour'. All the details along the way will be shared to my patrons.

:Who I Am:
I'm another one of those kids who was creative from the start. Music, acting, etc extracurricular activities. For a while I thought I might want to be a writer, but I ended up finding my storytelling with photography. I eventually went on to study graphic design in college, but now I just use it to augment my photography. 

I’ve shot all types of photography from portrait to product to event, but my favorite thing about photography is the set up behind the scenes to create the image - and how its processed afterwards. 

In my spare time I can be found at festivals, galleries, and concerts having creative and nerdy conversations with my friends.

:What I'm Doing:
A lot of people assume they need expensive gear to take good photos and they give up assuming they'll never be able to improve. The great truth is everything in photography is all about manipulating light - which is basically free. I wanted to share a bunch of my DIY tricks and put together tutorials for hobbyists or budding professionals looking to improve production value on a shoe string budget.

Since starting this Patreon, I've decided to switch from using the Adobe software I was trained in to using Free Open Source Software (FOSS) like darktable and GIMP. This will help make my tutorials and examples more relevant to those who don't have access to Photoshop or Lightroom. 

:But Bri, I'm Broke:
I know, I am too!
All of my FOSS tutorials (and some of my DIY tutorials) are going to be released into the public after a set time. I am eternally grateful to the entire community of unpaid developers who make these programs available for the rest of us and want to give back by creating resources for their users.
But also, tips to the front so Patrons get to read them first.
If you 'follow' this page instead of pledge, you'll get a notification when the posts change over and you can read them! 

:What I've Done:
- This Patreon started as a Per Project account, and from October 2017 to March 2018 I created a complete photo book. 'Coffee&Books: a coffee table book' was the result. I sourced locations, found models, created the content, and put together all of the final print elements in six months. When you become a Patron you'll be able to look back at the entire process in the archived posts.


- On April 25th, I was at Metro Chicago participating in the RAW showcase: MAGNIFY. My set featured travel photography, as well as some personal elements from visiting my hometown.


- In June I went to the 2018 Out of Chicago Summer Photography Conference! I had several great classes and met some amazing instructors and local creatives.

:Other Places:
I post most of my cell phone photography to Instagram.
I retweet a bunch of stuff on Twitter.
And my Live Editing Sessions are hosted on Twitch!

:All profit from this page goes directly into upgrading equipment, attending photography workshops, and continuing my practice:

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Exclusive
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month 3 patrons

-Access to patron only blog, including the exclusive travel blog for my new photobook 'Halfway there, then Detour'.
-Access to Discord channel with behind the scenes studio sessions. 

-Preview of photo albums before they go public.

Includes Discord rewards
Sup, Nessie?
$3.50 or more per month 2 patrons
-Look, I just need about tree fiddy.
Includes Discord rewards
Here to Learn
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
-All 'Patron' tier rewards.

Plus:

-Access to DIY and FOSS tutorials.

[FOSS tutorials will be Patron Only for 30 days, then they will published publicly]

Includes Discord rewards
Put Stock In Me
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
-All 'Here to Learn' tier rewards

Plus:

-Access to digital downloads of stock image sets, darktable presets, design templates, and other resources. All free for use (personal & commercial) as long as you’re a patron.

Includes Discord rewards
Wish You Were Here
$20 or more per month 6 patrons

-All 'Stock In Me' tier rewards

Plus:

-Handwritten souvenir postcard mailed to you when I go on a travel adventure.

-Wall Calendars mailed once every year of support.

 -Digital copy of my new photobook -  'Halfway there, then Detour' once complete! 

Includes Discord rewards
Take It Home
$50 or more per month 1 patron

All 'Wish You Were Here' tier rewards plus:

-Physical copy of my new photobook -  'Halfway there, then Detour' once complete! 

Includes Discord rewards
Exit through the Gift Shop
$75 or more per month 0 patrons

All 'Take it Home' tier rewards plus:

-Variety of souvenirs and trinkets acquired on the road!

Includes Discord rewards
Grant
$100 or more per month 1 patron
-All the funds will be directed towards my education. You'll get all the digital rewards mentioned previously, but will not be receiving any of the monthly print rewards. However, you will receive physical copies of my notes and various prints with images from workshops or showcasing new skills. 

-You will get special access to behind the scenes previews, special updates about future courses, and a recap of what I learned. 


-Warning: Irregular mailing schedule, will not always be once a month, but will be worth it.  


Enter a custom amount over $100

Includes Discord rewards
Personal Artist
$3,000 or more per month 0 patrons
-I will quit my day job and make one Art Thing for you every single day.


-For $4,000 I'll even learn an additional creative skill of your choosing! (Film, Screen printing, Lithography, Knitting, etc.)

Includes Discord rewards