Sam Hurd Photography is creating photography, mentorships, podcasts
715

patrons

Hello! I'm Sam and I'm excited you found your way here.

There's a lot of posts at this point so take a look at this page to see featured posts about about bounce flash, optimizing lightroom speed, a posing guide, and more!

The coolest thing about this platform is that if you become a backer (noteyou don't pay per post.. it's per month) then you get instant access to everything (in your tier) that's already been posted - and everything else from then on.

This page is a dynamic portal for photographers to consider new ways of learning and growing. I've been back and forth about doing this for some time. 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.
Rewards
Epic Supporter
$1 or more per month
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
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
$10 or more per month
Access to even more 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
  • First listen to new episodes and priority topic consideration
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images of the
One on One Mentorship
$950 or more per month
We will schedule 1 or 2 meetings per month over Skype to dive deep into the specifics of your questions. Don't know where to begin? I'll create an analysis of your portfolio and set us on course from there.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Invitation to Second Shoot a Wedding
  • Mentoring Sessions
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
715 of 750 patrons

Shooting with anamorphic lenses.
I'll deconstruct how to do it, where to buy the specialized lenses, and what I look for in a scene when I decide to use it.
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Hello! I'm Sam and I'm excited you found your way here.

There's a lot of posts at this point so take a look at this page to see featured posts about about bounce flash, optimizing lightroom speed, a posing guide, and more!

The coolest thing about this platform is that if you become a backer (noteyou don't pay per post.. it's per month) then you get instant access to everything (in your tier) that's already been posted - and everything else from then on.

This page is a dynamic portal for photographers to consider new ways of learning and growing. I've been back and forth about doing this for some time. 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.

Recent posts by Sam Hurd Photography

Rewards
Epic Supporter
$1 or more per month
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
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
$10 or more per month
Access to even more 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
  • First listen to new episodes and priority topic consideration
  • Post processing breakdown/analysis of my favorite images of the
One on One Mentorship
$950 or more per month
We will schedule 1 or 2 meetings per month over Skype to dive deep into the specifics of your questions. Don't know where to begin? I'll create an analysis of your portfolio and set us on course from there.

Includes
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Invitation to Second Shoot a Wedding
  • Mentoring Sessions
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/