Sam Hurd Photography is creating photography, mentorships, podcasts
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patrons

Hello! I'm Sam. Welcome to my Lab. 

Becoming a patron allows instant access to my entire patreon feed which includes:


The Epic Workshop: Videos!
EXISTING $10 or $15 patrons: each month you'll receive that month's downloadable video of my workshop. it'll be directly messaged to your email or patreon account - as long as you're signed up on the first of the month by 11:59 PM EST, you're golden.
NEW $10 or $15 patrons: upon signing up, you will receive a discount code of 30% off any previous masterclass videos for sale and will then be enrolled to receive the future masterclass videos on the 1st of the following month as a patreon benefit! of course, you'll still have access to all of the other posts on patreon which go back over a year now and trust me - there are tons of content to go through there in the meantime!

Basically, as long as you stay on patreon, you're enrolled the new workshop videos!

Exclusive content. Behind the scenes photo deconstruction. Tutorials. Live hangouts. Business and marketing insights. Everything shared with detail and clarity.
Q&A. Have a question about lightroom workflow, gear, a technique, or marketing? Ask here and you shall have the answer.
Group Photo Critiques. Submit to regular group photo critiques where I markup everything in your work from composition to expression and lighting.
A place to connect with other photographers. My patreon community has grown to 900+ photographers who all want the same thing... to discover and understand unique ideas. 

"Sam's Patreon has singlehandedly been the best investment in my career" - steven neaves

I've been posting here on my patreon feed for over a year so take a look at this page to see featured posts about about bounce flash, optimizing lightroom speed, a posing guide, and more.

The best thing about this platform is that if you become a backer then you get instant access to everything already posted in your tier - and everything else from then on.

"I just finished binge reading/watching your entire Patreon library. To say I'm extremely inspired would be a gross understatement. I'm absolutely pumped for this upcoming wedding season!" - nikola janev

I truly love educating people and enabling them to be their own creative force in the world, but I hate the idea of charging for it. However, time has value (for all of us) and I decided it was time to transition my discoveries from my blog to something new.

I realize many people are unfamiliar with Patreon so if you have any questions or clarification about what this is and what I'm offering - please e-mail me anytime! [email protected]

Here's some further explanations about what I offer in the backer tiers!



The Epic Podcast
(Note: Previous episodes are available on Soundcloud here)
I have an ongoing podcast series called The Epic Podcast (link) that covers broad topics of discussion between me and friend Nathan Mitchell Photography.
We post episodes every few weeks, but as we are both professional wedding photographers it can be difficult to dedicate the time required for research, editing, and recording new episodes in the wedding season. Support our effort and we can get more done without the need for many sponsor reads embedded in the shows.



Mentoring
For the first time I'm offering one-on-one mentoring Skype meetings per month, and an invitation to second shoot a wedding with me afterward.
Mentoring is completely transparent discussion about any topic related to business, shooting techniques, post processing, work life balance, marketing, etc.
I'll also do an in depth portfolio review and analysis of your marketing/website. This is meant to be an ongoing relationship, but you can of course choose to not renew the next month!



Exclusive Lead Referrals
I don't work with associate photographers. My business is me alone and that often means I'm unavailable for most clients that inquire with me.  I've been looking for a way to send these leads to qualified photographers and I believe this to be the best way to do that. I will make the introduction between you and the inquiring wedding couple and hand the relationship off from there for you to book them as you normally would. This is a chance to grow your own business under your own name and on your own terms. Note - most inquiries are in the DC/MD/VA areas and a portfolio review for quality control will be done for first time backers.

"What Sam is sharing is worth way more than $10/month. In fact, it's priceless. I've learned so much, explored my own creativity, and also laughed a lot." - matt bowens

Read more patron testimonials here
Tiers
Epic Supporter
$1 or more per month (sold out!)
Thank you for being here and supporting this endeavor <3 This tier is mostly just an "I support the project" level. Most content is posted under the next level tiers.

Includes
  • Join the patron community
Become A Patron
$3 or more per month (sold out!)
Access to the $3 Patreon feed and first access/ad free streaming of podcast episodes.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
Become an Epic Patron (Early Bird)
$10 or more per month (sold out!)
Access to all insight and discussion about specifics of editing, marketing, branding, equip reviews and advanced shooting techniques. All this content is exclusive and/or early access before it hits social media or my website.


Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Early access episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
Become an Epic Patron
$15 or more per month
Access to same insight and discussion as $10 tier about specifics of editing, marketing, branding, equip reviews and advanced shooting techniques. All this content is exclusive and/or early access before it hits social media or my website.


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Early access episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
The Most Epic Patron
$25 or more per month
In addition to everything in the tiers below it you'll have exclusive submission to group critiques and exclusive merch found only on patreon!


Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Have your work critiqued
  • Exclusive Merch
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
Exclusive Lead Referrals
$1,000 or more per month (sold out!)
I receive an average of one wedding lead a day (depending on the season), but do not work with any associate photographers. So, I'm often unavailable. This makes you the exclusive recipient of all my extra leads. Clients are pre-qualified for starting budget. I directly connect you to the client and you take it from there as you would your own.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Ad-free Early Episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • First listen to new episodes and priority topic consideration
  • Exclusive recipient of extra wedding leads (limited to 1 person/
Goals
1116 of 1250 patrons
early release of the epic workshop video Part 2!
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Hello! I'm Sam. Welcome to my Lab. 

Becoming a patron allows instant access to my entire patreon feed which includes:


The Epic Workshop: Videos!
EXISTING $10 or $15 patrons: each month you'll receive that month's downloadable video of my workshop. it'll be directly messaged to your email or patreon account - as long as you're signed up on the first of the month by 11:59 PM EST, you're golden.
NEW $10 or $15 patrons: upon signing up, you will receive a discount code of 30% off any previous masterclass videos for sale and will then be enrolled to receive the future masterclass videos on the 1st of the following month as a patreon benefit! of course, you'll still have access to all of the other posts on patreon which go back over a year now and trust me - there are tons of content to go through there in the meantime!

Basically, as long as you stay on patreon, you're enrolled the new workshop videos!

Exclusive content. Behind the scenes photo deconstruction. Tutorials. Live hangouts. Business and marketing insights. Everything shared with detail and clarity.
Q&A. Have a question about lightroom workflow, gear, a technique, or marketing? Ask here and you shall have the answer.
Group Photo Critiques. Submit to regular group photo critiques where I markup everything in your work from composition to expression and lighting.
A place to connect with other photographers. My patreon community has grown to 900+ photographers who all want the same thing... to discover and understand unique ideas. 

"Sam's Patreon has singlehandedly been the best investment in my career" - steven neaves

I've been posting here on my patreon feed for over a year so take a look at this page to see featured posts about about bounce flash, optimizing lightroom speed, a posing guide, and more.

The best thing about this platform is that if you become a backer then you get instant access to everything already posted in your tier - and everything else from then on.

"I just finished binge reading/watching your entire Patreon library. To say I'm extremely inspired would be a gross understatement. I'm absolutely pumped for this upcoming wedding season!" - nikola janev

I truly love educating people and enabling them to be their own creative force in the world, but I hate the idea of charging for it. However, time has value (for all of us) and I decided it was time to transition my discoveries from my blog to something new.

I realize many people are unfamiliar with Patreon so if you have any questions or clarification about what this is and what I'm offering - please e-mail me anytime! [email protected]

Here's some further explanations about what I offer in the backer tiers!



The Epic Podcast
(Note: Previous episodes are available on Soundcloud here)
I have an ongoing podcast series called The Epic Podcast (link) that covers broad topics of discussion between me and friend Nathan Mitchell Photography.
We post episodes every few weeks, but as we are both professional wedding photographers it can be difficult to dedicate the time required for research, editing, and recording new episodes in the wedding season. Support our effort and we can get more done without the need for many sponsor reads embedded in the shows.



Mentoring
For the first time I'm offering one-on-one mentoring Skype meetings per month, and an invitation to second shoot a wedding with me afterward.
Mentoring is completely transparent discussion about any topic related to business, shooting techniques, post processing, work life balance, marketing, etc.
I'll also do an in depth portfolio review and analysis of your marketing/website. This is meant to be an ongoing relationship, but you can of course choose to not renew the next month!



Exclusive Lead Referrals
I don't work with associate photographers. My business is me alone and that often means I'm unavailable for most clients that inquire with me.  I've been looking for a way to send these leads to qualified photographers and I believe this to be the best way to do that. I will make the introduction between you and the inquiring wedding couple and hand the relationship off from there for you to book them as you normally would. This is a chance to grow your own business under your own name and on your own terms. Note - most inquiries are in the DC/MD/VA areas and a portfolio review for quality control will be done for first time backers.

"What Sam is sharing is worth way more than $10/month. In fact, it's priceless. I've learned so much, explored my own creativity, and also laughed a lot." - matt bowens

Read more patron testimonials here

Recent posts by Sam Hurd Photography

Tiers
Epic Supporter
$1 or more per month (sold out!)
Thank you for being here and supporting this endeavor <3 This tier is mostly just an "I support the project" level. Most content is posted under the next level tiers.

Includes
  • Join the patron community
Become A Patron
$3 or more per month (sold out!)
Access to the $3 Patreon feed and first access/ad free streaming of podcast episodes.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
Become an Epic Patron (Early Bird)
$10 or more per month (sold out!)
Access to all insight and discussion about specifics of editing, marketing, branding, equip reviews and advanced shooting techniques. All this content is exclusive and/or early access before it hits social media or my website.


Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Early access episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
Become an Epic Patron
$15 or more per month
Access to same insight and discussion as $10 tier about specifics of editing, marketing, branding, equip reviews and advanced shooting techniques. All this content is exclusive and/or early access before it hits social media or my website.


  • Access to patron-only content
  • Early access episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
The Most Epic Patron
$25 or more per month
In addition to everything in the tiers below it you'll have exclusive submission to group critiques and exclusive merch found only on patreon!


Includes

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Have your work critiqued
  • Exclusive Merch
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images
  • Access to The Epic Workshop Videos
Exclusive Lead Referrals
$1,000 or more per month (sold out!)
I receive an average of one wedding lead a day (depending on the season), but do not work with any associate photographers. So, I'm often unavailable. This makes you the exclusive recipient of all my extra leads. Clients are pre-qualified for starting budget. I directly connect you to the client and you take it from there as you would your own.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Ad-free Early Episodes of the Epic Podcast
  • Connect with other patrons
  • First listen to new episodes and priority topic consideration
  • Exclusive recipient of extra wedding leads (limited to 1 person/