Michael Kelly-DeWitt is creating Photography and Digital Art
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Who is Michael Kelly-DeWitt?
I'm a photographer based in Sacramento, California, and passionately believe in the power of the photographic art to generate myriad emotions, and to document the world in powerful ways.

Much of my photography has been focused on landscape and nature photography - though in the last few years I've become increasingly interested in architectural photography and in the expressive power of portraiture. I aim to continue my exploration of nature, portraits, and architecture.

I have had work appear in several shows and galleries in and around Sacramento, California. I've also shot event photography, marketing photography for local businesses, rock photography for IndiePower.com, and real estate photography for CirclePix.com.

You can see samples of my work at my website: www.michaelkellydewitt.net.

Visit me on Twitter (@MikeKellyDeWitt), on Facebook, on Tumblr, or on Instagram (@michael_kellydewitt).

What Kind of Photography Do You Shoot?
I shoot a lot of architecture and portraiture, as well as nature and landscape work. I venture into abstract photography from time to time, and I also produce the occasional figure study. (Figure study, of course, means that I photograph the human form. I do so with artistry and empathy for my subjects, but I know that not everyone cottons to the form. If you're contemplating donating, I owe you that heads up.)

And What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that is similar to Kickstarter, with one significant difference: rather than giving one large donation towards one large project, Patreon allows you to give ongoing support to artists who are creating content on a regular basis. 

Donations are made on a monthly basis, and patrons may decide how much they would like to (or how much they can afford to) contribute. As a bonus, varying contribution levels also receive small gifts as a token of my appreciation. (In that sense, my Patreon page vaguely resembles your local NPR affiliate. Minus the on air pledge breaks and banter.)

In turn, artist creations are posted each month to their Patreon webpage - or on a more regular basis, if the artist opts to post more frequently.

So Why Am I, the Artist, on Patreon? 
I see Patreon as one tool in a metaphorical toolbox that helps me continue to create. One of the hard truths about art is that it costs money to produce, and that the cost versus income ratio rarely results in a profit. For photographers, those costs usually encompass obtaining new or replacing old equipment - lighting, lenses, backdrops, cameras, filters, memory cards, batteries - as well as printing and matting costs, getting studio space, etc. Even for stingy photographers like me (I hold on to old equipment for what feels like forever), it all adds up.

Of course, asking for donations from anyone has never been something that I've been especially gifted at, or comfortable with. (You know those fundraising drives at school, where you had to sell magazine subscriptions? I was terrible at those.) And that's especially true when I'm talking about "Art" - a term with a very subjective definition. (Everyone defines it differently.) So if you do decide to donate, thank you! But only donate what you can afford, or are comfortable donating.

Times are Tight. Can I Put a Cap on my Total Donation?
Absolutely. To find out how to limit your total donation, consult Patreon's FAQ page. And if you are inclined to give, thank you! But please: only donate what you feel comfortable giving - even if it's only one dollar. (Really!) Times are tight for many of us, and every dollar counts.

Cheers, folks.
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Who is Michael Kelly-DeWitt?
I'm a photographer based in Sacramento, California, and passionately believe in the power of the photographic art to generate myriad emotions, and to document the world in powerful ways.

Much of my photography has been focused on landscape and nature photography - though in the last few years I've become increasingly interested in architectural photography and in the expressive power of portraiture. I aim to continue my exploration of nature, portraits, and architecture.

I have had work appear in several shows and galleries in and around Sacramento, California. I've also shot event photography, marketing photography for local businesses, rock photography for IndiePower.com, and real estate photography for CirclePix.com.

You can see samples of my work at my website: www.michaelkellydewitt.net.

Visit me on Twitter (@MikeKellyDeWitt), on Facebook, on Tumblr, or on Instagram (@michael_kellydewitt).

What Kind of Photography Do You Shoot?
I shoot a lot of architecture and portraiture, as well as nature and landscape work. I venture into abstract photography from time to time, and I also produce the occasional figure study. (Figure study, of course, means that I photograph the human form. I do so with artistry and empathy for my subjects, but I know that not everyone cottons to the form. If you're contemplating donating, I owe you that heads up.)

And What is Patreon?
Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that is similar to Kickstarter, with one significant difference: rather than giving one large donation towards one large project, Patreon allows you to give ongoing support to artists who are creating content on a regular basis. 

Donations are made on a monthly basis, and patrons may decide how much they would like to (or how much they can afford to) contribute. As a bonus, varying contribution levels also receive small gifts as a token of my appreciation. (In that sense, my Patreon page vaguely resembles your local NPR affiliate. Minus the on air pledge breaks and banter.)

In turn, artist creations are posted each month to their Patreon webpage - or on a more regular basis, if the artist opts to post more frequently.

So Why Am I, the Artist, on Patreon? 
I see Patreon as one tool in a metaphorical toolbox that helps me continue to create. One of the hard truths about art is that it costs money to produce, and that the cost versus income ratio rarely results in a profit. For photographers, those costs usually encompass obtaining new or replacing old equipment - lighting, lenses, backdrops, cameras, filters, memory cards, batteries - as well as printing and matting costs, getting studio space, etc. Even for stingy photographers like me (I hold on to old equipment for what feels like forever), it all adds up.

Of course, asking for donations from anyone has never been something that I've been especially gifted at, or comfortable with. (You know those fundraising drives at school, where you had to sell magazine subscriptions? I was terrible at those.) And that's especially true when I'm talking about "Art" - a term with a very subjective definition. (Everyone defines it differently.) So if you do decide to donate, thank you! But only donate what you can afford, or are comfortable donating.

Times are Tight. Can I Put a Cap on my Total Donation?
Absolutely. To find out how to limit your total donation, consult Patreon's FAQ page. And if you are inclined to give, thank you! But please: only donate what you feel comfortable giving - even if it's only one dollar. (Really!) Times are tight for many of us, and every dollar counts.

Cheers, folks.

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Pledge $1 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream.
Pledge $5 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream. 
A 5x7 print of one of my images, printed on high quality paper, sent to you twice a year. (A different image each time.)
Pledge $10 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream.
Two separate 5x7 prints of my images, printed on high quality paper sent to you three times a year.
Pledge $20 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream.
One 5x7 print of one of my images, printed on high quality paper.
One 8x10 or 8x12 print of my images on high quality paper sent to you three times a year. (A different image each time.)
Pledge $50 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream.
One 5x7 print of one of my images, printed on high quality paper.
One 8x10 or 8x12 print of one of my images on high quality paper sent to you six tims a year. (A different image each time.)
Pledge $100 or more per month
Access to my patrons only stream.
Two 5x7 prints my images, printed on high quality paper.
Two 8x10 or 8x12 prints of my work on high quality paper sent to you six times a year. (One print of one image, and one print of another image.)
A Q&A exchange in which you can ask me anything about my photograhy.