Scott Jones is creating MotoGP™ and photography-related video, audio and more
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Hi everyone! I'm Scott Jones, a freelance motor sports photographer. Each season it gets more difficult to make expenses - I'm not on contract and have to earn back all my travel, insurance, equipment, etc. costs by selling photos. So I've been looking for new opportunities to entertain and educate fans of motor sports and photography. 

Since 2008, when I started living my dream of being a motor sports photographer, I've learned loads of things to share with aspiring photographers. And some crazy, funny stuff has happened to me while working in MotoGP, WSBK, and other motor sports series - stuff that racing fans enjoy hearing about in my live presentations. Patreon is a way for me to bring these things to you as a new stream of video, audio, and written content.

If you're looking at a Patreon page for the first time, here's the deal: Patreon allows people to be come patrons of the artists whose work they appreciate by contributing on a monthly basis rather than making a one-time donation or purchase. So I've joined Patreon with some new ideas for ways to reach my two groups of followers, the Photography Fans and the Race Fans.

I'm making all of the photography-related video content I produce available to all supporters, even at the $2/month level. I'm really excited to share the things I've learned about photographing motor sports with everyone who offers even the first level of support.

For those who want more of what I have to offer, the higher support tiers come with rewards such as:

On The Road Diaries: As I travel around, I'll be recording stories of my adventures - amusing things that happen on the road, in the paddock and so on. I'm not permitted to record video inside the circuits I visit, but I can tell you, podcast-style, about what happened in these audio diary entires. I think you'll enjoying hearing behind the scenes tales about my time in MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and more.

Swag Bag Lottery: Over the years I've collected all sorts of swag items and each month I’ll do a lottery for all my Patreon supporters. The more you chip in to keep me going, the more chances you have to win and pick an item from Swag Bag. If you're in the US I’ll ship it to you for free, or if you're outside the US I'll ship at my cost via the courier you prefer.

For the PhotoGP website I do a free desktop calendar that looks like this. At the $15/month level you get to pick the image you want from the PhotoGP online archive and I will create that month's desktop calendar specifically for you. (You may pick any image that has not been used for a PhotoGP Limited Edition.)

For all tiers of $15/month and higher, after the first month of support I'll send you some PhotoGP stickers, and after the second month a MotoMatters calendar, year of your choice (free shipping for US delivery, my cost for International delivery).

Special Access to Me! This access takes several possible forms.
  • Google hangouts with a photo topic where you can ask questions among the group
  • 1 on 1 Skype calls about photography or racing, your choice
  • Join.me screen share sessions where you send me one of your photos, then watch my screen as I process it in Lightroom
  • A monthly review of your photography work

Where does the money go? I'm glad you asked! Patreon contributions go straight into my travel fund so that I can attend more races and bring you more content.

2015's travel expenses averaged $1,855 per MotoGP race (flights from SFO, rental cars, meals, hotels or house shares, plus various expenses such as Media Center Internet fees at Spanish and Italian rounds, road tolls, fuel (around $8/gallon in Europe!!!) and so on.

I'm not looking to get rich - wanting to make money is simply not why you get into motorcycle racing photography. Rather, I'm looking to keep doing something I love. Creating the photographs themselves is only part of what I enjoy about this work. Sharing it with people who like what I do is the other part, and I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me in the past and who continues to help me in the present.

If Patreon isn't for you, no worries. As long as I'm able to stay in MotoGP my photos will be appearing everywhere I can place them for you to enjoy. And if you'd like to do something supportive that doesn't involve your wallet, please visit the PhotoGP website, subscribe to the YouTube channel and like and share those shorter videos so that other people can discover what I'm up to.

Thanks again for looking at my Patreon page. I hope to be sharing my unique content with you soon!
Scott
Rewards
PhotoGP Supporter
$2 or more per month
PhotoGP Supporter
- Access to the Supporter Activity Feed and all photography-related video content

- Access to the monthly PhotoGP Desktop Calendar
-Your name listed in video credits
- 1 PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry

Pledge $5 or more per month
PhotoGP Crew Chief
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- Access to my On The Road audio diaries
- Suggest a PhotoGP photo to be the subject for a Photo Reconstruction video
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (2 total)
- Invites to Google Hangouts—there's no telling what I might say at one of these, or who might drop in as a guest
Pledge $15 or more per month
PhotoGP Rider
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (3 total)
- You pick the PhotoGP image for your personalized monthly desktop calendar
Pledge $25 or more per month
PhotoGP Podium
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (4 total)
- Submit your own photo and I will process it in Lightroom/Photoshop, along with written comments on why I did what to your original photo and screen cap of the final Lightroom settings, 1 photo per month
- Quick Question: 5 minute Skype call, photo or race topic, 1 call per month
Pledge $50 or more per month
PhotoGP Race Winner
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (5 total)
- 15 minute Skype call, photo or race chat, 1 call per month
Pledge $100 or more per month
PhotoGP World Champion
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 2 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entries (7 total)
-ONE of the following (your choice month by month):
  - A monthly Join.me screen share photo editing session, your image or one of mine - a private Lightroom/Photoshop lesson!
  OR
  - A 30-minute monthly review of your work via Skype

Goals
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Instead of having a goal that rewards me, I'd like to have a goal that rewards YOU. When we reach $250/month, we'll have a special lottery (entries according to your current contribution level) for a prize not listed in the Swag Bag list- for this first goal it's a brand new Tamrac 5603 camera bag. And everyone who helps meet this first goal is on the Hall of Fame list in video credits!
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Hi everyone! I'm Scott Jones, a freelance motor sports photographer. Each season it gets more difficult to make expenses - I'm not on contract and have to earn back all my travel, insurance, equipment, etc. costs by selling photos. So I've been looking for new opportunities to entertain and educate fans of motor sports and photography. 

Since 2008, when I started living my dream of being a motor sports photographer, I've learned loads of things to share with aspiring photographers. And some crazy, funny stuff has happened to me while working in MotoGP, WSBK, and other motor sports series - stuff that racing fans enjoy hearing about in my live presentations. Patreon is a way for me to bring these things to you as a new stream of video, audio, and written content.

If you're looking at a Patreon page for the first time, here's the deal: Patreon allows people to be come patrons of the artists whose work they appreciate by contributing on a monthly basis rather than making a one-time donation or purchase. So I've joined Patreon with some new ideas for ways to reach my two groups of followers, the Photography Fans and the Race Fans.

I'm making all of the photography-related video content I produce available to all supporters, even at the $2/month level. I'm really excited to share the things I've learned about photographing motor sports with everyone who offers even the first level of support.

For those who want more of what I have to offer, the higher support tiers come with rewards such as:

On The Road Diaries: As I travel around, I'll be recording stories of my adventures - amusing things that happen on the road, in the paddock and so on. I'm not permitted to record video inside the circuits I visit, but I can tell you, podcast-style, about what happened in these audio diary entires. I think you'll enjoying hearing behind the scenes tales about my time in MotoGP, WSBK, BSB and more.

Swag Bag Lottery: Over the years I've collected all sorts of swag items and each month I’ll do a lottery for all my Patreon supporters. The more you chip in to keep me going, the more chances you have to win and pick an item from Swag Bag. If you're in the US I’ll ship it to you for free, or if you're outside the US I'll ship at my cost via the courier you prefer.

For the PhotoGP website I do a free desktop calendar that looks like this. At the $15/month level you get to pick the image you want from the PhotoGP online archive and I will create that month's desktop calendar specifically for you. (You may pick any image that has not been used for a PhotoGP Limited Edition.)

For all tiers of $15/month and higher, after the first month of support I'll send you some PhotoGP stickers, and after the second month a MotoMatters calendar, year of your choice (free shipping for US delivery, my cost for International delivery).

Special Access to Me! This access takes several possible forms.
  • Google hangouts with a photo topic where you can ask questions among the group
  • 1 on 1 Skype calls about photography or racing, your choice
  • Join.me screen share sessions where you send me one of your photos, then watch my screen as I process it in Lightroom
  • A monthly review of your photography work

Where does the money go? I'm glad you asked! Patreon contributions go straight into my travel fund so that I can attend more races and bring you more content.

2015's travel expenses averaged $1,855 per MotoGP race (flights from SFO, rental cars, meals, hotels or house shares, plus various expenses such as Media Center Internet fees at Spanish and Italian rounds, road tolls, fuel (around $8/gallon in Europe!!!) and so on.

I'm not looking to get rich - wanting to make money is simply not why you get into motorcycle racing photography. Rather, I'm looking to keep doing something I love. Creating the photographs themselves is only part of what I enjoy about this work. Sharing it with people who like what I do is the other part, and I'm extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me in the past and who continues to help me in the present.

If Patreon isn't for you, no worries. As long as I'm able to stay in MotoGP my photos will be appearing everywhere I can place them for you to enjoy. And if you'd like to do something supportive that doesn't involve your wallet, please visit the PhotoGP website, subscribe to the YouTube channel and like and share those shorter videos so that other people can discover what I'm up to.

Thanks again for looking at my Patreon page. I hope to be sharing my unique content with you soon!
Scott

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Rewards
PhotoGP Supporter
$2 or more per month
PhotoGP Supporter
- Access to the Supporter Activity Feed and all photography-related video content

- Access to the monthly PhotoGP Desktop Calendar
-Your name listed in video credits
- 1 PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry

Pledge $5 or more per month
PhotoGP Crew Chief
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- Access to my On The Road audio diaries
- Suggest a PhotoGP photo to be the subject for a Photo Reconstruction video
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (2 total)
- Invites to Google Hangouts—there's no telling what I might say at one of these, or who might drop in as a guest
Pledge $15 or more per month
PhotoGP Rider
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (3 total)
- You pick the PhotoGP image for your personalized monthly desktop calendar
Pledge $25 or more per month
PhotoGP Podium
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (4 total)
- Submit your own photo and I will process it in Lightroom/Photoshop, along with written comments on why I did what to your original photo and screen cap of the final Lightroom settings, 1 photo per month
- Quick Question: 5 minute Skype call, photo or race topic, 1 call per month
Pledge $50 or more per month
PhotoGP Race Winner
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 1 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entry (5 total)
- 15 minute Skype call, photo or race chat, 1 call per month
Pledge $100 or more per month
PhotoGP World Champion
- All previous tier rewards plus:
- 2 additional PhotoGP Swag Bag Lottery Entries (7 total)
-ONE of the following (your choice month by month):
  - A monthly Join.me screen share photo editing session, your image or one of mine - a private Lightroom/Photoshop lesson!
  OR
  - A 30-minute monthly review of your work via Skype