Kirstie Blake is creating Photography, business, marketing, image critique, training.
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Hey! I'm Kirstie and have been in the photography business for around 17 years now. Scary long time! 
Over this time I have been...
A photographer (duh), business woman, marketer, branding advisor, studio owner, gallery owner, teacher/educator of photography and lighting, endorsed and sponsored by photographic equipment companies, run monthly meetups and events, workshops, spoken on stages, offered one to one training, organised and directed an entire photographic festival and vendor showcase, and so much more.
 
So here I am on Patreon. The past two years have brought some struggles due to problems when we moved commercial premises, and I have had some serious health issues that have impacted all parts of my life.
The aim with the current premises, was aiming to streamline what I do to "just photography".
Turns out that I REALLY missed the training and supporting of other photographers and aspiring photographers. That is an aspect I found fun, and rewarding, Really rewarding and I miss it... Loads.  
My aim now is to acquire and keep a second studio - a space unbranded, to do more creative shoots again, get my juju back and start offering studio hire, workshops, training, meetups groups etc again. I want to start helping and supporting other photographers again. Patreon, You guys, will helpfully help me fund studio 2.

What do you get from supporting me?
I have skills and expertise in not just photography but also in business & marketing. I am a BIG believer in the law of attraction have been known to life coach people on many many occasions. Basically although my main area is photography, there are many ways in which I can, and like to help people through all sorts and will be sharing my life, my whole life.
Up's Down's the real struggles of being chronically ill and running a business. Hey if I can do it... Why couldn't you?!

That, my beautiful friends, is why I am here now! Offering something a little more personal. 
The opportunities in the Patreon tab will hopefully offer some way to help you.
Either a way to receive ongoing support and development in areas of your choice. Or to simply say thanks if I have helped or continue to help you.

From just buying me a cuppa once a month, to receiving image critiques, group hang out and Q&As, personal training and support, ongoing development.

Patreon is going to be a way for me to be able to simplify the way in which I help and train people while also making it more personal and creating a mutual support network.  If you would like to discuss something that isn't in the options list, PLEASE join at the lowest level and interact with me. Let me know what you guys want and I will do my best to serve you!

Massive love and hugs to every single one of you who has helped me get where I am today and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I can't wait to start giving back to people again. 

Let's do this! 
Kirstie x
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Show a touch of support.
A dollar, just for those who simply want to help and not notice it. A token gesture of support.
Every little really does help and a couple bucks may not be much but little bits soon add up.

I will follow you on Twitter. 
Of course you will have access to my patreon only feed aswell so take from that what you like.

Every little gesture of support is greatly appreciated 
Thankyou XXX
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Buy me a drink x
This is for you guys who just want to support me.
Not only will it cover the cost of me having a bit of break and going for a coffee or tea but you will get the following.
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
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Image Critique
This will get you some feed back from me on your images...
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images. Just email the images to look over and then we'll talk x
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
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Let's all get together! & written feedback
Either online Google hangout, skype, zoom meeting, maybe in person if you are local.
This will get you....
  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $55 or more per month
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1-2-1 Training.
Thats right... One on one time. To talk about a subject of your choice. What do you need help with?!

  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $100 or more per month
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A Whole Hours Training. With written feedback.
Yip, a whole hour. I normally charge £150 an hour for one on on training so this is my way of thanking you for ongoing support and a more affordable way for people who want that ongoing training, development and support.

  • One whole hour video/call/inperson training on subject of your choice. With written recap emailed to you.
  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
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Just having one single person sign up to buy me a cuppa and say thank you every month would be a pretty darn awesome thing all on its own!
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Hey! I'm Kirstie and have been in the photography business for around 17 years now. Scary long time! 
Over this time I have been...
A photographer (duh), business woman, marketer, branding advisor, studio owner, gallery owner, teacher/educator of photography and lighting, endorsed and sponsored by photographic equipment companies, run monthly meetups and events, workshops, spoken on stages, offered one to one training, organised and directed an entire photographic festival and vendor showcase, and so much more.
 
So here I am on Patreon. The past two years have brought some struggles due to problems when we moved commercial premises, and I have had some serious health issues that have impacted all parts of my life.
The aim with the current premises, was aiming to streamline what I do to "just photography".
Turns out that I REALLY missed the training and supporting of other photographers and aspiring photographers. That is an aspect I found fun, and rewarding, Really rewarding and I miss it... Loads.  
My aim now is to acquire and keep a second studio - a space unbranded, to do more creative shoots again, get my juju back and start offering studio hire, workshops, training, meetups groups etc again. I want to start helping and supporting other photographers again. Patreon, You guys, will helpfully help me fund studio 2.

What do you get from supporting me?
I have skills and expertise in not just photography but also in business & marketing. I am a BIG believer in the law of attraction have been known to life coach people on many many occasions. Basically although my main area is photography, there are many ways in which I can, and like to help people through all sorts and will be sharing my life, my whole life.
Up's Down's the real struggles of being chronically ill and running a business. Hey if I can do it... Why couldn't you?!

That, my beautiful friends, is why I am here now! Offering something a little more personal. 
The opportunities in the Patreon tab will hopefully offer some way to help you.
Either a way to receive ongoing support and development in areas of your choice. Or to simply say thanks if I have helped or continue to help you.

From just buying me a cuppa once a month, to receiving image critiques, group hang out and Q&As, personal training and support, ongoing development.

Patreon is going to be a way for me to be able to simplify the way in which I help and train people while also making it more personal and creating a mutual support network.  If you would like to discuss something that isn't in the options list, PLEASE join at the lowest level and interact with me. Let me know what you guys want and I will do my best to serve you!

Massive love and hugs to every single one of you who has helped me get where I am today and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I can't wait to start giving back to people again. 

Let's do this! 
Kirstie x

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Pledge $1 or more per month
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Show a touch of support.
A dollar, just for those who simply want to help and not notice it. A token gesture of support.
Every little really does help and a couple bucks may not be much but little bits soon add up.

I will follow you on Twitter. 
Of course you will have access to my patreon only feed aswell so take from that what you like.

Every little gesture of support is greatly appreciated 
Thankyou XXX
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons
Buy me a drink x
This is for you guys who just want to support me.
Not only will it cover the cost of me having a bit of break and going for a coffee or tea but you will get the following.
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Image Critique
This will get you some feed back from me on your images...
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images. Just email the images to look over and then we'll talk x
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $35 or more per month
0 patrons
Let's all get together! & written feedback
Either online Google hangout, skype, zoom meeting, maybe in person if you are local.
This will get you....
  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $55 or more per month
0 patrons
1-2-1 Training.
Thats right... One on one time. To talk about a subject of your choice. What do you need help with?!

  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons
A Whole Hours Training. With written feedback.
Yip, a whole hour. I normally charge £150 an hour for one on on training so this is my way of thanking you for ongoing support and a more affordable way for people who want that ongoing training, development and support.

  • One whole hour video/call/inperson training on subject of your choice. With written recap emailed to you.
  • Access to our monthly hangout. People nearby will come for a half hour hang out which we cast to and interract with anyone else online and get together and just chat. A lovely little get together.
  • Once a month request video or phone chat for critique of up to 5 images as above
  • Written feedback on images discussed emailed over to you so you can refer back to them
  • Listed as a supporter on my website (just let me know how you would like your name to appear if different from your sign in or use a cool nickname)
  • Access to my patreon only feed. Fun, exclusive content, competitions.
  • I will follow you on Twitter.