Paul Foley is creating fine art and landscape photographs, stories & mentoring
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patrons

finding pictures...

I have been creating and sharing photography since 1972. Honing my craft and creativity by making mistakes, learning from mentors and through dogged persistence. Although I am a commercial photographer my passion has always been about seeing my personal work on a wall somewhere.

If you like the pictures I already share on Instagram and the ones you can find on my website then Patreon is a wonderful opportunity for a true collaboration where you will receive tangible and valuable rewards for your subscription.

I have set up this Patreon page to reward my collectors for their ongoing support. Non-binding monthly subscriptions are offset against any purchase (just like a lay-by). Patrons also earn discounts of up to 15% off the usual gallery prices. (In the case of the Mentoring Subscription $25 of the monthly pledge is credited to your print purchase account.)

Call it a Lay-by or Paying it Forward - it is the perfect way to help me make the art you love and for you to save when purchasing a 'foley'.

Rewards include
  • patron only discounts on all print purchases
  • illustrated short stories about or inspired by my photographs
  • one on one mentoring for enthusiast photographers
  • the opportunity to commission and own a framed Single Edition Print.
As a patron of creativity you deserve to be part of the process so I will be sharing my picture making - the highs and the setbacks - in regular activity posts. And I'll look forward to your questions and suggestions.

Subscriptions begin at just $10 per month and you can opt out at anytime. I hope you can join my ‘finding pictures’ journey - I know we will both enjoy it. 

making pictures...

I'm not the guy for over saturated postcard views. I look for nuance in shadow and light in a process I call ‘finding pictures’. Like any search, it often takes many expeditions before a treasure is found or a moment held.

The place and the light that hits or misses it is just the start point. Each museum quality print is made using exacting archival standards on cotton rag paper. They are titled and numbered and each one comes with a signed 'birth certificate' telling the story of its origin.

The light and shadow of my imagination lives in the paper you hold when my print arrives at your home. I want you to touch it before you pass it over to your framer. In a time of so much online visual overload 'holding the pixels' is an essential facet of thoughtful photography.

To see more of my work please visit the paul foley gallery or follow me on Instagram My existing short stories can be found on my Words for my Pictures blog. Patrons can download a new illustrated story every month.

If you like the pictures I share and the stories I tell I invite you join me here at Patreon and enjoy the rewards of our collaboration.

Check the details about the various subscription levels and their rewards. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thanks so much for helping me make the art you love,

paul
Tiers
The $10 Lay-by
$10 or more per month
Welcome to our journey!


Full credit of your monthly subscription towards your print purchases

+ 10 % discount off the print price

  • First notice of new work
  • 10% discount off print purchases plus full credit of your subscription so far (resets with each purchase)
  • Remember - my prints are available in very small editions of only 5, 12, or 25 per image so the early warning helps collectors nab a low numbered or even a rare first edition.
The $25 Lay-by
$25 or more per month
Speed your journey to owning a Foley!


This is a wonderful collaboration of Patron and Artist - thanks so much!


Your paid subscription plus a 15% discount is fully offset against any purchase from my online gallery


Plus access to other Patreon only rewards: 

  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work
  • Remember - my prints are available in very small editions of only 5, 12, or 25 per image so the early warning helps collectors nab a low numbered or even a rare first edition.


Discounts cannot be combined with other rewards.

The subscription value resets with each purchase - any credit balance carries forward to your next purchase.

The $25 Lay-by plus Mentoring
$65 or more per month
I can't wait to help you with your own photographic journey - lets get going!


One on One Online Photography Mentoring


Photography is a wonderful, creative outlet in a hectic and sometimes overbearing world. Digital technology has made picture making easier yet more daunting at the same time. I love sharing the rules and techniques I have learnt during a 30 year professional career. It is even better showing how to break those rules!


Nothing can beat expert one on one mentoring for effective and fun learning. Targeted mentoring is the perfect way for enthusiast and novice photographers to nurture and expand the joy of photography into their own distinctive, polished style.

Online mentoring is conducted via email and is based around assignments I set according to your interests and experience. Your high res images are uploaded via Dropbox so I can fully evaluate your efforts and offer feedback and suggestions.


The Process

  • Interview - An email conversation to discover your photographic interests and experience level.
  • Mentoring - One assignment each month for you to complete. This will include suggestions on how to approach the task and will be based on your experience and equipment range.
  • Assessment - I will offer a critique as well as ideas and solutions to any photographic challenges you encountered making the pictures.


You can stop this subscription whenever you like. I suggest that two to four sessions will be a great learning experience.


$25 of each $65 monthly subscription can be offset against the purchase of a Foley original print.


Plus access to other Patreon only rewards: 


  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work


A One Off Framed Original
$199 or more per month
This is the biggie! 


You're a one off original and so is this subscription level reward!


I will create a one off image just for you. No matter where you live the reward also includes gallery framing by a quality framer in your area.


You can select from a range of themes for your special edition and I am happy to consider your suggestions as well.


  • The one off fine art prints will be printed on 1 metre (39.5") wide paper in the panorama format or on 800mm (31.5") wide paper if in a square or rectangular format.
  • The subscription includes your print and framing (to art gallery standards) by a fine art framer in your area.
  • The reward requires 12 x $199 payments to be redeemed. I understand circumstances change and if the full commitment cannot be met you will be able to apply 100% of the payments made to any print purchases through my website.
  • Locations cannot be specified but I will keep you informed of my travels should a place I visit have a special significance for you.
  • You can stipulate B & W or colour.
  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work
finding pictures...

I have been creating and sharing photography since 1972. Honing my craft and creativity by making mistakes, learning from mentors and through dogged persistence. Although I am a commercial photographer my passion has always been about seeing my personal work on a wall somewhere.

If you like the pictures I already share on Instagram and the ones you can find on my website then Patreon is a wonderful opportunity for a true collaboration where you will receive tangible and valuable rewards for your subscription.

I have set up this Patreon page to reward my collectors for their ongoing support. Non-binding monthly subscriptions are offset against any purchase (just like a lay-by). Patrons also earn discounts of up to 15% off the usual gallery prices. (In the case of the Mentoring Subscription $25 of the monthly pledge is credited to your print purchase account.)

Call it a Lay-by or Paying it Forward - it is the perfect way to help me make the art you love and for you to save when purchasing a 'foley'.

Rewards include
  • patron only discounts on all print purchases
  • illustrated short stories about or inspired by my photographs
  • one on one mentoring for enthusiast photographers
  • the opportunity to commission and own a framed Single Edition Print.
As a patron of creativity you deserve to be part of the process so I will be sharing my picture making - the highs and the setbacks - in regular activity posts. And I'll look forward to your questions and suggestions.

Subscriptions begin at just $10 per month and you can opt out at anytime. I hope you can join my ‘finding pictures’ journey - I know we will both enjoy it. 

making pictures...

I'm not the guy for over saturated postcard views. I look for nuance in shadow and light in a process I call ‘finding pictures’. Like any search, it often takes many expeditions before a treasure is found or a moment held.

The place and the light that hits or misses it is just the start point. Each museum quality print is made using exacting archival standards on cotton rag paper. They are titled and numbered and each one comes with a signed 'birth certificate' telling the story of its origin.

The light and shadow of my imagination lives in the paper you hold when my print arrives at your home. I want you to touch it before you pass it over to your framer. In a time of so much online visual overload 'holding the pixels' is an essential facet of thoughtful photography.

To see more of my work please visit the paul foley gallery or follow me on Instagram My existing short stories can be found on my Words for my Pictures blog. Patrons can download a new illustrated story every month.

If you like the pictures I share and the stories I tell I invite you join me here at Patreon and enjoy the rewards of our collaboration.

Check the details about the various subscription levels and their rewards. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions.

Thanks so much for helping me make the art you love,

paul

Recent posts by Paul Foley

Tiers
The $10 Lay-by
$10 or more per month
Welcome to our journey!


Full credit of your monthly subscription towards your print purchases

+ 10 % discount off the print price

  • First notice of new work
  • 10% discount off print purchases plus full credit of your subscription so far (resets with each purchase)
  • Remember - my prints are available in very small editions of only 5, 12, or 25 per image so the early warning helps collectors nab a low numbered or even a rare first edition.
The $25 Lay-by
$25 or more per month
Speed your journey to owning a Foley!


This is a wonderful collaboration of Patron and Artist - thanks so much!


Your paid subscription plus a 15% discount is fully offset against any purchase from my online gallery


Plus access to other Patreon only rewards: 

  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work
  • Remember - my prints are available in very small editions of only 5, 12, or 25 per image so the early warning helps collectors nab a low numbered or even a rare first edition.


Discounts cannot be combined with other rewards.

The subscription value resets with each purchase - any credit balance carries forward to your next purchase.

The $25 Lay-by plus Mentoring
$65 or more per month
I can't wait to help you with your own photographic journey - lets get going!


One on One Online Photography Mentoring


Photography is a wonderful, creative outlet in a hectic and sometimes overbearing world. Digital technology has made picture making easier yet more daunting at the same time. I love sharing the rules and techniques I have learnt during a 30 year professional career. It is even better showing how to break those rules!


Nothing can beat expert one on one mentoring for effective and fun learning. Targeted mentoring is the perfect way for enthusiast and novice photographers to nurture and expand the joy of photography into their own distinctive, polished style.

Online mentoring is conducted via email and is based around assignments I set according to your interests and experience. Your high res images are uploaded via Dropbox so I can fully evaluate your efforts and offer feedback and suggestions.


The Process

  • Interview - An email conversation to discover your photographic interests and experience level.
  • Mentoring - One assignment each month for you to complete. This will include suggestions on how to approach the task and will be based on your experience and equipment range.
  • Assessment - I will offer a critique as well as ideas and solutions to any photographic challenges you encountered making the pictures.


You can stop this subscription whenever you like. I suggest that two to four sessions will be a great learning experience.


$25 of each $65 monthly subscription can be offset against the purchase of a Foley original print.


Plus access to other Patreon only rewards: 


  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work


A One Off Framed Original
$199 or more per month
This is the biggie! 


You're a one off original and so is this subscription level reward!


I will create a one off image just for you. No matter where you live the reward also includes gallery framing by a quality framer in your area.


You can select from a range of themes for your special edition and I am happy to consider your suggestions as well.


  • The one off fine art prints will be printed on 1 metre (39.5") wide paper in the panorama format or on 800mm (31.5") wide paper if in a square or rectangular format.
  • The subscription includes your print and framing (to art gallery standards) by a fine art framer in your area.
  • The reward requires 12 x $199 payments to be redeemed. I understand circumstances change and if the full commitment cannot be met you will be able to apply 100% of the payments made to any print purchases through my website.
  • Locations cannot be specified but I will keep you informed of my travels should a place I visit have a special significance for you.
  • You can stipulate B & W or colour.
  • Words for my Pictures short stories
  • First notice of new work