Lens Diaries

is creating online photo workshop with stories behind the photos and specs.
Select a membership level
I Believe Patron
$2
per month

As a true supporter you'll receive: 


Photographic Therapy — The Power of Photography to Help Build or Rebuild Self-Esteem, 3rd Edition in PDF format, 8 1/2- by 11-inch, 90+ photos with technical specs and 12 professionally edited chapters, preface, introduction and conclusion section.

● Exclusive “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs written. 

● Limited “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs & audio casts.

Larger-Than-Life Patron
$5
per month

 All rewards from the lower tier plus:


● Exclusive live videos with the Patreon Lens feature.

● Access to exclusive prerecorded videos.

● Expanded “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs and audio casts.

Includes Discord rewards
Super Patron
$10
per month

 All rewards from the lower tiers plus:


● Post-production videos with select, exclusive "Story Behind the Photos" and specs.

● Expanded “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs and audio. 

● At end of 12 months, an in-depth critique of your photos.

● 10% off my photography events.

Includes Discord rewards

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About Lens Diaries



Welcome! I’m a visual scribe — a photographer, author, and writer and I’m adding photos with audio casts weekly along with their story and technical specs — so you know why and how a photo was created. That's right, you can read the specs, view the photo, and listen to the story behind the image and even watch our videos on Apple TV. Some are technical, some are fun, some are unbelievable but true.

Lens Diaries is my online photography workshop that allows me to spread the gospel of photography and help you improve your photography plus we’re mobile friendly, yes, there’s an app — you can access us anytime!



Over the past two decades I’ve taught hundreds of photography workshops around the world and have lectured at top photography events to include Photo Plus Expo (N.Y.), FotoFusion (Fla.), Photo Imaging Design Expo (Calif.), plus others and at the universities of Texas, Calgary, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As I focus more on writing and reduce my travels I now bring you Lens Diaries.

How Patreon Works
When I discovered Patreon, I knew with all my heart it was the perfect solution that allows me to spread the gospel of photography and I’m honored you’d consider a personal investment in our community. For just a couple of dollars a month I promise you that I’ll continue to bring quality photos and writings for your enjoyment plus education and if you’re worried about your budget, you can set a monthly maximum during the signup process or any time you wish. Everyone has a limit, and I appreciate you all in any case!

Sample Content
Here’s a sample of the “Story Behind the Photo” partial content you can expect to see. In addition, dependent on the level of patronage you pledge, there will be other content like videos, post-production techniques, photography tips and more. Think of Lens Diaries as primarily an online photography workshop with some memoir moments.



Accountability

I work with an amazing team of subjects and assistants at various locations that help me create the photos I share with you. Your support makes this possible and it allows me to focus on my writing too. As a visual scribe, I’m a story-teller with photos plus words, and soon with the silver screen as I diversify into screenwriting — another reason for Lens Diaries, so the visual journey can continue, and your help makes it possible.

Partial Credits
Partial credits include Parade (cover story), Newsweek, People, New York Times, Playboy, Rangefinder (cover story), Maxim, Sports Illustrated, St. Martin's Press, NBA, Amherst Media, Studio Photography, Digital Imaging, Peterson's 4-Wheel Drive, Stars & Stripes, Army Times, Airman, Soldiers, San Antonio Express News, Evan Williams Bourbon, AOL/Time Warner, PMA Daily, Leica World News, Shutterbug, Photo Media, D-Pixx (cover story), Zoom NL, Photographie, PROFIFTOTO, fotoMAGAZIN, FOTO-VIDEO DIGITAAL, Camera Magazine, and many nationwide publications.


Grand Rewards

As a Lens Diaries community I Believe Patron, for just $2 monthly you’ll receive:

Photographic Therapy — The Power of Photography to Help Build or Rebuild Self-Esteem, 3rd Edition in PDF format, 8 1/2- by 11-inch, 90+ photos with technical specs and 12 professionally edited chapters, preface, introduction and conclusion section.
● Exclusive “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs written.
● Limited “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs & audio casts.


As a Lens Diaries community, Larger Than Life Patron, for just $5 monthly you’ll receive everything above plus:

● Exclusive live videos with the Patreon Lens feature.
● Access to exclusive prerecorded videos.
● Expanded “Story Behind the Photos” w/tech specs and audio casts.
● Includes Discord Access to engage with myself and others.

As a Lens Diaries community Super Patron, for just $10 monthly you’ll receive everything above plus:

● Post-production videos included with select, exclusive "Story Behind the Photos" and specs.
● Expanded “Story Behind the Photos” audio casts plus technical specs.
● At end of 12 months, an in-depth critique of your photos.
● 10% off my photography events.

As a Lens Diaries community Blockbuster Patron, for just $25 monthly you’ll receive everything above plus:

● Special “Story Behind the Photos” audio casts plus technical specs.
● Quarterly Mentoring 30-minute Skype or telephone (U.S. only) call.
● Semiannual photo critiques of your photos.
● 25% off my photography events.
● Thanks, on my “Verified” Facebook page if requested.
● Engage in private discussion with Discord.

As a Lens Diaries community Grand Patron, for just $95 monthly you’ll receive everything above plus:

● Quarterly photo critiques of your photos.
● An additional 10% (35% total) off my photo events.
● Monthly Mentoring 60-minute Skype or telephone (U.S. only) calls.
● Added to "Red-Carpet" invite list.

As a Lens Diaries community Epic Patron, for just $250 monthly you’ll receive everything above plus:

● Monthly photo critiques of your photos.
● An additional 15% (50% total) off my photo events.
● Exclusive look at screenplay drafts.
● *On set for a private photo shoot.
● Priority on "Red-Carpet" invite list.

Note, for “on set private photo shoot” you must pay for all your expenses to either Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Atlanta or Orlando and will be coordinated in advance. Coordination for this reward starts after six consecutive monthly pledges at the Super Patron rate.



How do I know you’re real? You can find my bios and more at RolandoGómez.com, or perhaps attended one of my photography workshops and meet me in person, plus you can find me on Facebook or even Wikipedia.

Must I pay in US Dollars? You can pay in any currency, though because this is a U.S. based website, everything is written in dollars, but you can pay in almost any currency as it’s automatically converted.

How many “Story Behind the Photo” posts will you release monthly?
I will release at least one per week, or four each month. As we build this community look for more initially.

My budget is limited, can I still become a Patron?
Yes, at $2 per month, it’s easily affordable for any budget as it costs less than a bottle of water in most places and quench your thirst for great photos and the story behind them plus learn some technical stuff too.

Can I cancel anytime?
Yes, of course! Just log in to change or cancel your pledge whenever you’d like, but we hope you’ll continue to support us even with just likes and comments on social media.

The Nuts and Bolts

The different tier levels explain what you receive in exchange for your support, but I’m sure there might be some patrons that are “just here to support me,” and I thank you for that. I promise you’ll be appreciated not just “thanked” as you join me in my visual scribe journey. With much appreciation,
                                                                                                               

Goals
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I'll add a mini photography portfolio of an upcoming "Story Behind the Photos" series.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 33 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 33 exclusive posts
6
Audio releases
23
Images
1
Update
3
Videos
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