Sam Hurd

is creating photography, mentorships, podcasts, reviews, deconstructions

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Epic Patron

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Access to 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.

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Early access episodes of the epic podcast
  • Connect with other patrons in private discussion forum
  • Access to select FULL galleries
  • Post processing deconstruction of my favorite images

The Epic Workshop 2021 // Online

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Access to everything in the $10 tier + Full access to my 2021 workshop (w/ translated subtitles) videos.

If you want to binge on content overload, then this is a good tier to start with.

6 video sessions totaling 10 hours of content! 

Workflow & file structure, creative renewal, editing, posing, advertising, business, SEO, blogging, social media, flash, style guides, CMS templates, print sales, marketing automation, I play/pause/talk through a real client shoot explaining as I go.

Session 1 - All Things Business & Client Experience
Session 2 - All Things Technical
Session 3 - Shoot Prep // Composition // Posing // 5 L's
Session 4 - All Things Branding
Session 5 - The Full Client Session BTS
Session 6 - All Things Workflow & Editing

If you care to read reviews from previous workshop attendees, please do so here:

Lead Referral & Shooting Weddings w/ Me

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  • Direct referral to clients that inquire for dates I'm already booked so you can book them on your own.
  • Open invitation to shoot along side me for any weddings I photograph in the month you're actively pledged.
  • Pre-wedding mentoring about equipment and strategy.
  • Gain real world wedding experience and build a real wedding portfolio.
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 for dates. This is a chance for you to get my actual wedding leads referred to you directly from me and then book them yourself... building your own brand and business.

Before I start sending you leads we will have a 1:1 review of your pricing, portfolio, and lead response to maximize your client booking conversions. After that, it's up to you. I will not play an active role in tracking your ability to book, or pricing, or anything else.

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.

Previous supporters of this tier lived in other states, and remained pledged for 2+ years spending a total of $34,000. They were able to start an entire side business of associates shooters under their own brand. Sometimes I have leads in other countries, but the majority are focused in the DV/MD/VA region.

Everything included in all other tiers.



About Sam Hurd

Hello! I'm Sam. Welcome to this giant experiment that is my Patreon feed. This is where I share insights and BTS from everything I do as a photographer. Becoming a patron brings you along this creative journey with me, and we'll find out together where that leads.

Being a photographer is the greatest job on the planet, and I want to share with you everything I know about my craft!

Explore the back catalog of posts in the table of contents here.

Most of the content shared here is posted to the $10 founders tier. You instantly get access to the back catalog of all posts in that tier.

There’s a more expensive tier @ $49 that has posts that include 8+ hour video tutorials. This $49 tier is really meant as a binge-able boot camp of everything I know with the idea that you’ll roll down to the $10 tier for ongoing content and support when you're done binging. Still, if you want to slowly explore the entire back catalog at your own pace from the start, then the $10 is a great option (and the most popular!).

Though I’m a wedding photographer, and most of my perspective has that context, nearly everything I discuss is applicable to other genres of photography... and even creatives in entirely other crafts.

Here’s a quick overview of the types of content you’ll gain access to once you become a patron (for a more robust idea, check out my Table of Contents here)

  • Photo deconstructions
  • Experimental photography techniques
  • Photo-making and editing tutorials
  • Real world and honest gear and software reviews
  • Business, productivity and workflow tips
  • Photography challenges (like my 3-step click challenge)
  • Lead referrals (limited tier)
  • The Epic Podcast
  • Access to the Patron-Only Forum

My hope is that you're able to learn new skills, valuable information, connect with like-minded creatives, and get inspired. I love interacting with my Patrons so please feel free to ask questions and start discussions!

The best thing about this platform is that when you join a tier you get instant access to everything ever posted in that tier — and everything new for as long as you're an active supporter! 

Patreon Tier Options!

There are 2 monthly tiers of access to choose from:

1) Epic Patron Tier
  • $10
  • Access the entire catalog and future posts
  • Access the patron-only forum
  • Access 1:1 productivity group calendar
  • Group photo critiques
  • Connect with other photographers
  • Patron-only discounts

2) Epic Workshop 2020
  • $49
  • The best option if you want a binge-able crash course - if you're new here then I recommend starting with this.
  • All of the above, plus access to 10 hours of pre-recorded video (with translated subtitles):

Ethics Statement

I am not hired, (or feel in any way compelled) to mention any of the company's products that are found throughout my Patreon feed. I am very proud to present my opinions from a totally independent perspective, and sharing information through my personal experience is the priority here.

A few kind words from my Patrons (see even more)
Sam's Patreon has single handedly been the best investment in my career.
  • Steven Neaves

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

What Sam is sharing is worth way more than what he charges. In fact, it's priceless. I've learned so much, explored my own creativity, and also laughed a lot.
  • Matt Bowens
878 of 1,000 patrons
If we reach 1,000 patrons then I’ll send the winner of the next group #3stepclick photo challenge a mirrorless camera.
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