Jared Eggo

Jared Eggo

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Hi I'm Jared. I'm a Nature Photographer. Welcome to our Community.

This Patreon community is here because we love nature, and want to preserve ad protect it. I'm working on a series of books about Missouri's Natural Areas.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a group of communities supporting things they love. It is a platform that allows creators to build a community of supporters, and in turn give back to the community in the form of rewards.

What are Natural Areas?

Natural Areas are areas recognized as having pre-settlement ecosystems. In other words, they are what Missouri looked like before the settlers came. Before Laura Ingles Wilder and her family arrived and tilled the land, or put cattle on it, or the loggers cut down the forests for lumber. Before progress came there was just the land, and that is what Natural Areas are.

Some Natural Area Examples.

Prairie - Missouri used to be covered in at least 15 million acres of native prairie land. Today less than 90,000 remain. That's 1/10 of 1%. Of that 90,000 acres only 25,000 are protected by the state or charitable organizations. These prairies provide a vital ecosystem, housing more than 800 native plants, which can store 1 ton of carbon every year. Prairies help to filter ground water which eventually makes it to our taps, and helps control erosion and flooding.

Source http://www.moprairie.org/educational-resources/

Forests - Before the logging explosion that hit Missouri between 1880 and 1920 the state had more than 14 million acres of pristine woodland. During that 40 year spike the forests were reduced to almost nothing. The state was the leading lumber producer during that time. Now only about 800 acres of excellent quality old growth forest remains. These forests are important to many species of birds, bats, snakes, and other native animals that call them home.
Source - http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2000/09/magnificence-old...

Why are Natural Areas Important?

Natural Areas are important because they provide native ecosystems for native species. There are many animals that call these areas home, and would become extinct if we lost these areas. These areas also give us a geological and ecological history of Missouri. We have natural areas that have existed almost since the last ice age, to when Missouri was much hotter than it is now, and all the way to just a couple hundred years ago. We can see the history of the state in these beautiful areas.

What are You Supporting?

First and foremost you are supporting the preservation of these areas. There will come a time when we feel we no longer need these areas. If that happens our children and grandchildren may not get to enjoy them. By supporting me you will be helping to make sure the next generation cares as much about them as we do.

Secondly, and most importantly, you are supporting awareness. I regularly travel to natural areas to photograph them, and post photos on my blog and Instagram. I also do live broadcasts on Periscope on occasion where I talk about the areas. Your pledge will allow me to spend more time doing these activities, as well as open up new opportunities.

Last you are supporting the future publication of a book series dedicated to the natural areas.

About the Books.

The main goal of the books will again be to raise conservation awareness. You will have a front row seat to the making of it.

The preliminary plan will consist of 4 stages.

  • Stage 1 - Build a following. That means you. During this stage money will mostly go towards travel. The more I'm able to travel, the larger the community will grow, and the faster we can get to stage 2. Other expenses may include website fees, art shows, extra help for editing photos or PR, etc. This will also be an ongoing stage. There will always be money set aside for building this community.

  • Stage 2 - Upgrading Gear. A quality book requires quality equipment. I would need to upgrade my camera, tripods, filters, diffuses, lenses, etc. During this stage, any money not designated for stage 1 will be placed in savings for upgraded gear.

  • Stage 3 - Compiling Photos. Once I have enough equipment to provide professional quality photos, I will begin collecting photos for the books. This stage may start before stage 2 is complete, as there are some photos that do not require all the gear needed. 

  • Stage 4 - Publishing the Books. Your long hard work, and generous pledges will finally pay off. Half of all proceeds from each series will be donated to one of the organizations helping to preserve the natural areas. All Patrons who have been pledging for 6 months or more will receive a 50% discount on the books. The 50% you do pay will be donated to the organization in your name.

This is just a preliminary outline, and is subject to change depending on our need, and your desire. This is your book, and your community. A more thorough, and up-to-date plan will be posted on my blog.

As a Patron you will get...

Direct access to me trough the Patron activity feed. You can ask me question, give suggestions, or express concerns. All your comments will receive top priority.

Behind the scenes photos and videos. This includes a series of Holga photos that only you get. For every roll of Holga film I shoot, I post one photo to show the public, and save the best ones for my patrons.

Patron only content on my blog. Here I will post galleries just for you. I will also post a monthly budget so you know exactly where your money is going. 

Other rewards will be added depending on your level of patronage. 
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Every pledge will get the following.
  • Friends for life. Because you're awesome!
  • Membership to my Patron community. 
  • Access to my Patron only blog page.
  • Monthly budget on my blog.
  • If you pledge for 6 or more months, 50% discount on the books.
Pledge $5 or more per month
A $5.00 pledge will get you...
  • All the above.
  • A free 5x7 print.
  • A yearly calendar with all my best shots.
Pledge $10 or more per month
A $10.00 pledge gets you...
  • All the above.
  • A monthly invite to a periscope live chat.
  • A collection of photos for your desktop or screensaver.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At $20.00 you get...
  • All the above.
  • A canvas print of your choice.
Goals
$0 of $1,000 per month
Stage 3 will be more of an equipment line item stage. In other words when I get items A, B, and C I can start compiling various photos. I will still need some equipment for the rest of the photos, but I could at least start.
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Hi I'm Jared. I'm a Nature Photographer. Welcome to our Community.

This Patreon community is here because we love nature, and want to preserve ad protect it. I'm working on a series of books about Missouri's Natural Areas.

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a group of communities supporting things they love. It is a platform that allows creators to build a community of supporters, and in turn give back to the community in the form of rewards.

What are Natural Areas?

Natural Areas are areas recognized as having pre-settlement ecosystems. In other words, they are what Missouri looked like before the settlers came. Before Laura Ingles Wilder and her family arrived and tilled the land, or put cattle on it, or the loggers cut down the forests for lumber. Before progress came there was just the land, and that is what Natural Areas are.

Some Natural Area Examples.

Prairie - Missouri used to be covered in at least 15 million acres of native prairie land. Today less than 90,000 remain. That's 1/10 of 1%. Of that 90,000 acres only 25,000 are protected by the state or charitable organizations. These prairies provide a vital ecosystem, housing more than 800 native plants, which can store 1 ton of carbon every year. Prairies help to filter ground water which eventually makes it to our taps, and helps control erosion and flooding.

Source http://www.moprairie.org/educational-resources/

Forests - Before the logging explosion that hit Missouri between 1880 and 1920 the state had more than 14 million acres of pristine woodland. During that 40 year spike the forests were reduced to almost nothing. The state was the leading lumber producer during that time. Now only about 800 acres of excellent quality old growth forest remains. These forests are important to many species of birds, bats, snakes, and other native animals that call them home.
Source - http://mdc.mo.gov/conmag/2000/09/magnificence-old...

Why are Natural Areas Important?

Natural Areas are important because they provide native ecosystems for native species. There are many animals that call these areas home, and would become extinct if we lost these areas. These areas also give us a geological and ecological history of Missouri. We have natural areas that have existed almost since the last ice age, to when Missouri was much hotter than it is now, and all the way to just a couple hundred years ago. We can see the history of the state in these beautiful areas.

What are You Supporting?

First and foremost you are supporting the preservation of these areas. There will come a time when we feel we no longer need these areas. If that happens our children and grandchildren may not get to enjoy them. By supporting me you will be helping to make sure the next generation cares as much about them as we do.

Secondly, and most importantly, you are supporting awareness. I regularly travel to natural areas to photograph them, and post photos on my blog and Instagram. I also do live broadcasts on Periscope on occasion where I talk about the areas. Your pledge will allow me to spend more time doing these activities, as well as open up new opportunities.

Last you are supporting the future publication of a book series dedicated to the natural areas.

About the Books.

The main goal of the books will again be to raise conservation awareness. You will have a front row seat to the making of it.

The preliminary plan will consist of 4 stages.

  • Stage 1 - Build a following. That means you. During this stage money will mostly go towards travel. The more I'm able to travel, the larger the community will grow, and the faster we can get to stage 2. Other expenses may include website fees, art shows, extra help for editing photos or PR, etc. This will also be an ongoing stage. There will always be money set aside for building this community.

  • Stage 2 - Upgrading Gear. A quality book requires quality equipment. I would need to upgrade my camera, tripods, filters, diffuses, lenses, etc. During this stage, any money not designated for stage 1 will be placed in savings for upgraded gear.

  • Stage 3 - Compiling Photos. Once I have enough equipment to provide professional quality photos, I will begin collecting photos for the books. This stage may start before stage 2 is complete, as there are some photos that do not require all the gear needed. 

  • Stage 4 - Publishing the Books. Your long hard work, and generous pledges will finally pay off. Half of all proceeds from each series will be donated to one of the organizations helping to preserve the natural areas. All Patrons who have been pledging for 6 months or more will receive a 50% discount on the books. The 50% you do pay will be donated to the organization in your name.

This is just a preliminary outline, and is subject to change depending on our need, and your desire. This is your book, and your community. A more thorough, and up-to-date plan will be posted on my blog.

As a Patron you will get...

Direct access to me trough the Patron activity feed. You can ask me question, give suggestions, or express concerns. All your comments will receive top priority.

Behind the scenes photos and videos. This includes a series of Holga photos that only you get. For every roll of Holga film I shoot, I post one photo to show the public, and save the best ones for my patrons.

Patron only content on my blog. Here I will post galleries just for you. I will also post a monthly budget so you know exactly where your money is going. 

Other rewards will be added depending on your level of patronage. 

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Every pledge will get the following.
  • Friends for life. Because you're awesome!
  • Membership to my Patron community. 
  • Access to my Patron only blog page.
  • Monthly budget on my blog.
  • If you pledge for 6 or more months, 50% discount on the books.
Pledge $5 or more per month
A $5.00 pledge will get you...
  • All the above.
  • A free 5x7 print.
  • A yearly calendar with all my best shots.
Pledge $10 or more per month
A $10.00 pledge gets you...
  • All the above.
  • A monthly invite to a periscope live chat.
  • A collection of photos for your desktop or screensaver.
Pledge $20 or more per month
At $20.00 you get...
  • All the above.
  • A canvas print of your choice.