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Hello!

I'm Trudi. I'm a music photographer from the county of Kent in England. I've been photographing bands for over a decade, and over the years I've put a lot of time and energy into documenting gigs (and developing my personal style along the way). I try to show people the excitement and energy of a live show in photos, in the hope that what I do will get more people going to gigs, supporting musicians directly and helping to keep music LIVE. In the course of doing this, I put a tonne of images online on  http://www.bandsonstage.co.uk and share lots of my work on social media.



The downside is that getting to gigs, taking and editing photos, maintaining my gear and simply getting the end results out there can be a time-consuming and expensive labour of love, and despite having a few brilliant clients, a lot of what I do in this world of shrinking budgets is still largely at my own expense.

By supporting me through Patreon, you'll be helping me to keep afloat, keep creating, and keep sharing, with a little less worry about how I'm going to juggle everything. My goal is simply for my photography to move a little closer towards funding itself. 

What can I offer you?

All patrons gets my patron-only activity feed and a digital reward (hi-res download of a music, travel or nature photo) every month, plus early access to new merch items and occasional giveaways. Other tiers include prints, mugs, discounts, tutorials, access to a private Q&A group, me editing your photos, photo shoots...so whether you're a consumer of concert photography or want to learn a little more about it, hopefully there's something there for you. 

Whether you choose to support me with a subscription, or just a virtual hug and a link share, it's all hugely appreciated. The support I have received already over the years has meant so much to me and stopped me from throwing the towel in more than once; support through here will enable me to keep giving back.

Why become a Patron?

Maybe you've enjoyed some of the pictures I've taken of your favourite musicians over the years (thank you!) and want me to be able to keep doing it. Maybe you’d like a way to show a little support that doesn't involve buying physical prints. Maybe you've downloaded some of my stuff from Facebook on the quiet but secretly feel a little bit weird about it ;)



Whatever the reason, I think this is a great way to give people the opportunity to say 'Hey, I really like what you're doing - here's something tangible to say thanks for doing it!'.
I guess I'm looking at Patreon as something between a virtual tip jar and a magazine subscription.

Where will the money go?

All* subscriptions and donations made via Patreon will go towards:
  • Gig-related expenses (mostly fuel or train tickets)
  • The essential but dull things like insurance, repairs/maintenance, backup storage for 6 terabytes (and counting) of images, website hosting and cloud storage
  • Getting more of my decade-plus archive of photography online for your viewing pleasure instead of it gathering dust on a hard drive
  • Buying coffee to keep me going!
(*minus transaction fees and the % I need to put aside for tax)
To find out more before you commit to anything,  read this information about pledging.

I have no idea what the future holds, whether this thing will fly, or fall spectacularly on its butt (much like me attempting ice skating). It makes me feel kind of weird and vulnerable putting this page 'out there', but nothing ventured, nothing learned!

Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for your support.

Tx

Wait - where's the intro video gone? I've pulled it for now - too many personal niggles about the quality. Watch out for a replacement!
Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only content (day in the life/behind the scenes blogs, news updates, things I'm working on, successes and failures, occasional vodcasts & video updates)
  • A digital reward every month
  • Early access to new merchandise/prints
  • The knowledge that you'll be helping me to continue creating and sharing my work
  • My heartfelt thanks!

Wall of Fame
$2 or more per month
Coffee & Curiosity
$5 or more per month
This tier will help to keep the java flowing! You'll get:

 

  • Everything in the previous two tiers
  • Access to a private Facebook group where I'll post videos and do virtual coffee breaks/Q&As using Facebook Live. 
  • A detailed monthly walkthrough of editing an image in Lightroom and/or Photoshop with 'before and after' pictures.
     Added perks 
    5% web print store discount and 5% off any photography services.
Prints & Perks
$10 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the previous tiers
  • A print of one of my favourite photos with a personal thank you note written on the back
  • An annual surprise gift
  • An annual edit/retouch of up to three of your own photos with a detailed explanation of the process in a pdf file
    Added perks 
    10% web print store discount and 10% off all photography services
Photo Shoot (Silver)
$25 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the previous tiers
  • Purple Bandsonstage logo mug (shipping 2018)
  • Annual free two hour personal/family photo shoot including 20 hi-res digital files (eligible from the 4 month of subscription). Local to me unless agreed otherwise.


Photo Shoot (Gold)
$50 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the Prints & Perks tier
  • Purple Bandsonstage logo mug (shipping 2018)
  • Annual free two hour personal/family photo shoot including 30 hi-res digital files and a 16x20 print (eligible from the 4th month of subscription). Local to me unless agreed otherwise.
Goals
78% complete
Reaching this goal would help me to keep me mobile - travel costs are one of the largest hidden expenses of covering gigs!
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Hello!

I'm Trudi. I'm a music photographer from the county of Kent in England. I've been photographing bands for over a decade, and over the years I've put a lot of time and energy into documenting gigs (and developing my personal style along the way). I try to show people the excitement and energy of a live show in photos, in the hope that what I do will get more people going to gigs, supporting musicians directly and helping to keep music LIVE. In the course of doing this, I put a tonne of images online on  http://www.bandsonstage.co.uk and share lots of my work on social media.



The downside is that getting to gigs, taking and editing photos, maintaining my gear and simply getting the end results out there can be a time-consuming and expensive labour of love, and despite having a few brilliant clients, a lot of what I do in this world of shrinking budgets is still largely at my own expense.

By supporting me through Patreon, you'll be helping me to keep afloat, keep creating, and keep sharing, with a little less worry about how I'm going to juggle everything. My goal is simply for my photography to move a little closer towards funding itself. 

What can I offer you?

All patrons gets my patron-only activity feed and a digital reward (hi-res download of a music, travel or nature photo) every month, plus early access to new merch items and occasional giveaways. Other tiers include prints, mugs, discounts, tutorials, access to a private Q&A group, me editing your photos, photo shoots...so whether you're a consumer of concert photography or want to learn a little more about it, hopefully there's something there for you. 

Whether you choose to support me with a subscription, or just a virtual hug and a link share, it's all hugely appreciated. The support I have received already over the years has meant so much to me and stopped me from throwing the towel in more than once; support through here will enable me to keep giving back.

Why become a Patron?

Maybe you've enjoyed some of the pictures I've taken of your favourite musicians over the years (thank you!) and want me to be able to keep doing it. Maybe you’d like a way to show a little support that doesn't involve buying physical prints. Maybe you've downloaded some of my stuff from Facebook on the quiet but secretly feel a little bit weird about it ;)



Whatever the reason, I think this is a great way to give people the opportunity to say 'Hey, I really like what you're doing - here's something tangible to say thanks for doing it!'.
I guess I'm looking at Patreon as something between a virtual tip jar and a magazine subscription.

Where will the money go?

All* subscriptions and donations made via Patreon will go towards:
  • Gig-related expenses (mostly fuel or train tickets)
  • The essential but dull things like insurance, repairs/maintenance, backup storage for 6 terabytes (and counting) of images, website hosting and cloud storage
  • Getting more of my decade-plus archive of photography online for your viewing pleasure instead of it gathering dust on a hard drive
  • Buying coffee to keep me going!
(*minus transaction fees and the % I need to put aside for tax)
To find out more before you commit to anything,  read this information about pledging.

I have no idea what the future holds, whether this thing will fly, or fall spectacularly on its butt (much like me attempting ice skating). It makes me feel kind of weird and vulnerable putting this page 'out there', but nothing ventured, nothing learned!

Thank you for reading, and thank you in advance for your support.

Tx

Wait - where's the intro video gone? I've pulled it for now - too many personal niggles about the quality. Watch out for a replacement!

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Tiers
Tip jar
$1 or more per month
  • Access to my Patron-only content (day in the life/behind the scenes blogs, news updates, things I'm working on, successes and failures, occasional vodcasts & video updates)
  • A digital reward every month
  • Early access to new merchandise/prints
  • The knowledge that you'll be helping me to continue creating and sharing my work
  • My heartfelt thanks!

Wall of Fame
$2 or more per month
Coffee & Curiosity
$5 or more per month
This tier will help to keep the java flowing! You'll get:

 

  • Everything in the previous two tiers
  • Access to a private Facebook group where I'll post videos and do virtual coffee breaks/Q&As using Facebook Live. 
  • A detailed monthly walkthrough of editing an image in Lightroom and/or Photoshop with 'before and after' pictures.
     Added perks 
    5% web print store discount and 5% off any photography services.
Prints & Perks
$10 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the previous tiers
  • A print of one of my favourite photos with a personal thank you note written on the back
  • An annual surprise gift
  • An annual edit/retouch of up to three of your own photos with a detailed explanation of the process in a pdf file
    Added perks 
    10% web print store discount and 10% off all photography services
Photo Shoot (Silver)
$25 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the previous tiers
  • Purple Bandsonstage logo mug (shipping 2018)
  • Annual free two hour personal/family photo shoot including 20 hi-res digital files (eligible from the 4 month of subscription). Local to me unless agreed otherwise.


Photo Shoot (Gold)
$50 or more per month
  • Everything listed in the Prints & Perks tier
  • Purple Bandsonstage logo mug (shipping 2018)
  • Annual free two hour personal/family photo shoot including 30 hi-res digital files and a 16x20 print (eligible from the 4th month of subscription). Local to me unless agreed otherwise.