AK Treasures

AK Treasures

is creating handcrafted pens, bowls and salvage art.

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I am an amateur photographer and mental health therapist in Southeast AK. I have embarked on a unique project in my community where I take a group of youth ranging from ages 13 to 18 years old and introduce them to the wonderful world of photography. To my knowledge, this is the first time a project like this has been used as a mental health intervention in the residential treatment setting.

The youth have been provided with basic point and shoot cameras to work with. Each week, we discuss basic skills and I take them into the community to practice their skills. I am personally amazed at their ability to produce amazing shots with this elementary equipment. To provide them more opportunities, I purchase new equipment at my expense. At this time, I have an infrared camera, a decent Nikon DSLR with a 50mm macro lens, and 18mm-70mm standard lens, a light box, a small collection of tripods and basic lighting equipment. I also provide the youth with the opportunity to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit their photos and create unique works.

The purpose of this patreon is to reduce my financial burden, while increasing the opportunities for the youth. All funds go to providing the youth with access to new equipment and the opportunity to print and share their work in a gallery setting. I am looking to acquire additional lenses, a telephoto in particular. I also would like to get a waterproof camera to allow them ability to photograph and video the plethora of aquatic life in the region. I am hoping to find funding for a good quality drone to expand their experience and perspective. My ultimate goal beyond all the toys is to be able to provide the youth that have earned it their own DSLR camera. As a patreon supporter, you will get the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our youth. But wait, there's more. You will have access to exclusive stories about how the youth are helped by the project. I am also encouraging them to tell stories about the pictures they take. 
Tiers
It's the thought that counts.
$1 or more per month

Every dollar counts. At this level, you will receive a personal thank you from me and be listed as a contributor on the videos.

Opening the Door
$10 or more per month

At this level, you get a digital copy of a featured print from the foraging trips, every month. 

Inside look
$25 or more per month

At this tier, you will exclusive behind the scenes video of the creation process and a hand turned keychain. You will also receive a 10% discount from the web store. As well as the above rewards.

Investor
$100 or more per month

As an investor, in addition to the above listed rewards, you will receive exclusive hand crafted items every month. You will also have exclusive pricing in the web store and first access to all new items. 

Goals
$0 of $400 per month
When we reach $400, we will be able to provide the group with a GoPro Hero Black. With it, they will be able to create pictures underwater and stream videos while in the field.
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I am an amateur photographer and mental health therapist in Southeast AK. I have embarked on a unique project in my community where I take a group of youth ranging from ages 13 to 18 years old and introduce them to the wonderful world of photography. To my knowledge, this is the first time a project like this has been used as a mental health intervention in the residential treatment setting.

The youth have been provided with basic point and shoot cameras to work with. Each week, we discuss basic skills and I take them into the community to practice their skills. I am personally amazed at their ability to produce amazing shots with this elementary equipment. To provide them more opportunities, I purchase new equipment at my expense. At this time, I have an infrared camera, a decent Nikon DSLR with a 50mm macro lens, and 18mm-70mm standard lens, a light box, a small collection of tripods and basic lighting equipment. I also provide the youth with the opportunity to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to edit their photos and create unique works.

The purpose of this patreon is to reduce my financial burden, while increasing the opportunities for the youth. All funds go to providing the youth with access to new equipment and the opportunity to print and share their work in a gallery setting. I am looking to acquire additional lenses, a telephoto in particular. I also would like to get a waterproof camera to allow them ability to photograph and video the plethora of aquatic life in the region. I am hoping to find funding for a good quality drone to expand their experience and perspective. My ultimate goal beyond all the toys is to be able to provide the youth that have earned it their own DSLR camera. As a patreon supporter, you will get the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our youth. But wait, there's more. You will have access to exclusive stories about how the youth are helped by the project. I am also encouraging them to tell stories about the pictures they take. 

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Tiers
It's the thought that counts.
$1 or more per month

Every dollar counts. At this level, you will receive a personal thank you from me and be listed as a contributor on the videos.

Opening the Door
$10 or more per month

At this level, you get a digital copy of a featured print from the foraging trips, every month. 

Inside look
$25 or more per month

At this tier, you will exclusive behind the scenes video of the creation process and a hand turned keychain. You will also receive a 10% discount from the web store. As well as the above rewards.

Investor
$100 or more per month

As an investor, in addition to the above listed rewards, you will receive exclusive hand crafted items every month. You will also have exclusive pricing in the web store and first access to all new items.