Andy Astbury is creating Inspirational Photography and Processing Workflow Tutorials.
13

patrons

$124
per month


Firstly can I say 'THANK YOU' for having an interest in my Patreon page and reading this introduction.

Who Am I ?

My name is Andy Astbury, and I have been a photographer for the last 40 years.
In that time I feel I have accrued an extensive amount of knowledge and skills in pretty much every facet of photography imaginable.

Some of you may be familiar with my "Andy Astburys' Photography Blog" and my YouTube channel, where I post articles and videos on all manner of things photography related, but mainly the posts and videos are technical and image processing related.

Why I Need Patrons.

Colleagues in the industry and my paying clients tell me that I give too much helpful knowledge and information away for free on both; and it's at their suggestion that I am setting up this Patreon page.

My problem is that I get a huge 'buzz' from helping people by passing on my photographic knowledge and processing skills.  But diagram-rich blog posts and videos can take a whole working day to produce, edit and upload, and I can't afford to continually produce free content.

So this is where I'm hoping that you lovely people and Patreon can help me out and allow my blogging and video efforts to put food on the table.

My Aim with Patreon

I use the strap line 'Creativity Empowered by Knowledge'.

Knowledge of how your equipment works and what it can and can't do makes the whole 'camera settings thing' virtually instinctive, which frees up your mind to be more creative.

Knowledge of, and skill in, post-processing allows you easily previsualize what an image can look like, usually before you even take it!

It's an inescapable fact that acquired knowledge fuels inner creativity.

And as my patron, I want to give you that knowledge.


I would like my patrons to take the opportunity to dictate what they want me to do in terms of subject content.  Of course, I'll be posting articles and videos on what I 'think' you want, but I really do want you to be proactive here - after all, you are paying for it so I firmly believe that you should get your absolute value for money.

When I'm with a client 'in person' I can literally see where they are struggling, but as my patron over the internet it's not going to be quite that simple, so I really do need you to be proactive in terms of content - ask and ye shall receive!

So my aim with this Patreon project is simple - to build a community of photographers for whom the technical side of photographic equipment and the 'voodoo' of image processing - especially with Photoshop - are no longer mysterious.

Please take a look at my subscription tiers and membership benefits and choose the one that you feel is right for you.  The different tiers are based purely on the level of interaction you want, and honestly I'm equally grateful for your patronage which ever level you choose!

Many thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope you join me on this journey.
Tiers
Valued Supporter - I Want to Help Out
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
My sincere thanks for your support!


  • Access all Public and Patrons Only posts.
  • Free 'Improve Your Photography' guide.
  • Make posts in my Patreon Community.
Valued Supporter Plus
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your patronage and becoming a member!


Valued Supporter Plus membership rewards are:

  • You have access to all Valued Supporter rewards.
  • 10% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Discounts on 1to1 training days for Photoshop, Lightroom and printing.
  • Request specific Members Only posts - I want to give you what you want, so tell me what it is!
  • Continuous email Q&A support - and remember, the only silly question is the one you never ask!
Gold Supporter
$15 or more per month 3 of 40 patrons
This membership level is limited to 40 patrons.


Your support and patronage means a lot, so thank you!


Gold Supporter membership rewards are:


  • All Valued Supporter Plus rewards.
  • 30% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Request specific Members Only Video content - I want to give you what you want, so tell me what it is!
  • Submit 1 image per MONTH (raw file) for personal processing video delivered via Dropbox/We Transfer - or - 2 images (raw files) per MONTH if the videos can be used as members-only content.
  • Annual Portfolio review with personalized video. 
  • If you have an idea on how I should change or add rewards then just let me know - I want you to get exactly what you want from your membership.


Diamond Supporter
$30 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
This membership level is limited to 5 patrons.


My top-tier membership - you're a Diamond!


Diamond Supporter membership rewards are:


  • All Gold Supporter rewards.
  • Up to 60% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Submit 1 image per WEEK (raw file) for personal processing video delivered via Dropbox/We Transfer - or - 2 images (raw files) per WEEK if the videos can be used as members-only content.
  • Quarterly portfolio review with personalized critique video.
  • If you have an idea on how I should change or add rewards then just let  me know - I want you to get exactly what you want from your membership.
Goals
$124 of $500 per month
This level of support would enable me to buy some much needed new equipment and software to streamline and speed up the production of my video tutorials.
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Firstly can I say 'THANK YOU' for having an interest in my Patreon page and reading this introduction.

Who Am I ?

My name is Andy Astbury, and I have been a photographer for the last 40 years.
In that time I feel I have accrued an extensive amount of knowledge and skills in pretty much every facet of photography imaginable.

Some of you may be familiar with my "Andy Astburys' Photography Blog" and my YouTube channel, where I post articles and videos on all manner of things photography related, but mainly the posts and videos are technical and image processing related.

Why I Need Patrons.

Colleagues in the industry and my paying clients tell me that I give too much helpful knowledge and information away for free on both; and it's at their suggestion that I am setting up this Patreon page.

My problem is that I get a huge 'buzz' from helping people by passing on my photographic knowledge and processing skills.  But diagram-rich blog posts and videos can take a whole working day to produce, edit and upload, and I can't afford to continually produce free content.

So this is where I'm hoping that you lovely people and Patreon can help me out and allow my blogging and video efforts to put food on the table.

My Aim with Patreon

I use the strap line 'Creativity Empowered by Knowledge'.

Knowledge of how your equipment works and what it can and can't do makes the whole 'camera settings thing' virtually instinctive, which frees up your mind to be more creative.

Knowledge of, and skill in, post-processing allows you easily previsualize what an image can look like, usually before you even take it!

It's an inescapable fact that acquired knowledge fuels inner creativity.

And as my patron, I want to give you that knowledge.


I would like my patrons to take the opportunity to dictate what they want me to do in terms of subject content.  Of course, I'll be posting articles and videos on what I 'think' you want, but I really do want you to be proactive here - after all, you are paying for it so I firmly believe that you should get your absolute value for money.

When I'm with a client 'in person' I can literally see where they are struggling, but as my patron over the internet it's not going to be quite that simple, so I really do need you to be proactive in terms of content - ask and ye shall receive!

So my aim with this Patreon project is simple - to build a community of photographers for whom the technical side of photographic equipment and the 'voodoo' of image processing - especially with Photoshop - are no longer mysterious.

Please take a look at my subscription tiers and membership benefits and choose the one that you feel is right for you.  The different tiers are based purely on the level of interaction you want, and honestly I'm equally grateful for your patronage which ever level you choose!

Many thanks for taking the time to read this, and I hope you join me on this journey.

Recent posts by Andy Astbury

Tiers
Valued Supporter - I Want to Help Out
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
My sincere thanks for your support!


  • Access all Public and Patrons Only posts.
  • Free 'Improve Your Photography' guide.
  • Make posts in my Patreon Community.
Valued Supporter Plus
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Thank you for your patronage and becoming a member!


Valued Supporter Plus membership rewards are:

  • You have access to all Valued Supporter rewards.
  • 10% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Discounts on 1to1 training days for Photoshop, Lightroom and printing.
  • Request specific Members Only posts - I want to give you what you want, so tell me what it is!
  • Continuous email Q&A support - and remember, the only silly question is the one you never ask!
Gold Supporter
$15 or more per month 3 of 40 patrons
This membership level is limited to 40 patrons.


Your support and patronage means a lot, so thank you!


Gold Supporter membership rewards are:


  • All Valued Supporter Plus rewards.
  • 30% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Request specific Members Only Video content - I want to give you what you want, so tell me what it is!
  • Submit 1 image per MONTH (raw file) for personal processing video delivered via Dropbox/We Transfer - or - 2 images (raw files) per MONTH if the videos can be used as members-only content.
  • Annual Portfolio review with personalized video. 
  • If you have an idea on how I should change or add rewards then just let me know - I want you to get exactly what you want from your membership.


Diamond Supporter
$30 or more per month 2 of 5 patrons
This membership level is limited to 5 patrons.


My top-tier membership - you're a Diamond!


Diamond Supporter membership rewards are:


  • All Gold Supporter rewards.
  • Up to 60% Rebates and Discounts on selected training videos in my download store.
  • Submit 1 image per WEEK (raw file) for personal processing video delivered via Dropbox/We Transfer - or - 2 images (raw files) per WEEK if the videos can be used as members-only content.
  • Quarterly portfolio review with personalized critique video.
  • If you have an idea on how I should change or add rewards then just let  me know - I want you to get exactly what you want from your membership.