Steve Simon - The Passionate Photographer® is creating Photography, Inspiration, Photo Education, Critique & Techniques
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I'm Steve Simon and as a passionate photographer like you, doing this photography thing full-time is the only job I’ve ever had and really is living the dream. I want to thank you for your support! 

My goal here is to do everything I know to help make you the photographer you know you can be—while we encourage each other to boldly elevate our work as we pursue our photographic goals and dreams. My plan is to provide you with all  the inspiration and information you need to succeed then it's up to you to get to work! Thinks of this as a Passionate Photographer University of sorts where everything shared is designed to up your photographic game and build confidence. 
Patrons get:

Exclusive Content: Before it’s published, powerful and actionable tips, techniques and assignments from the upcoming Passionate Photographer Book Revised & Remastered. Content will be expanded from the book. After the book is published (May 2019), new and updated content will be added weekly.

Audio Book: Ok, listening to an audio book on photography is generally not something I would recommend, but this one's different. The Passionate Photographer is the result of my lifetime's pursuit of photography and though an oral version is not obviously visual, there's a lot of information I cover that can be listened to and taken in as you commute or multi-task, even if it's my own annoying voice reading to you. (James Earl Jones was busy).

A new audio chapter of The Passionate Photographer: Dream It; Be It  will be released monthly for patrons at the $10 level and above. If you prefer to binge-listen, you get the complete book and first release of our new podcast at the $15 monthly level. 

Stuff: Depending on your level of support, there are a variety of instant downloadable PDF's with more to be added in the future. Current instant offerings include:

  • The Ultimate Guide To Photographic Workshops 
  • 100+ Travel Photography Internet Bookmarks 
  • Passionate Travel Photographer Manifesto
  • Photo Editing For Speed & Workshops 
  • Nikon D850 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card 
  • Reset To Zero Nikon Camera Checklist 
  • Nikon Live View Best Practices 

Photo Critique: I will do a video podcast ($10+ tier) where you can see and hear me talk about work in real time. This might be the most important way to learn. And it’s not just from your images because in my experience you can benefit as much or more from seeing the work of others broken down and critiqued. Patrons can submit their own work for honest appraisals, opinions and suggestions all to make the work stronger. Learn what makes images strong and build your confidence when editing and culling your own work. 

Podcast: I have long been a fan of the podcast, and if you're tired of hearing my voice from the audio book try The Passionate Photographer/PhotoEducate Podcast with myself and the less annoying voice of my street photographer friend Steve Attard, who happens to be an expert on social media.  

Q & A: In this evolving and growing community, I will answer as many of your photographic questions directly and honestly-- on a variety of topics from gear to business. If I or the community doesn’t have an answer I will endeavor to find someone who does. Personal Projects: If you want to improve, there's no better way than to take on a personal project.The community and I will weigh-in with insights, thoughts and suggestions. We're in this together.

Nikon: If you're a Nikon shooter take advantage of the $12 Tier where you will find lots of great content and downloads specifically for those that choose Nikon. I have been a Nikon shooter my entire photographic life and have had the good fortune of doing many assignments for Nikon Global in Japan. Take advantage of my Nikon experience and know-how. All questions will be answered. 

Other Rewards: Check all tiers to see rewards like hard-copy limited edition books and prints, workshops, workshops discounts, mentorships and new rewards added as this page and community evolves. Let's do this...

FOR A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS AWARDS I'M OFFERING, CLICK HERE.
Tiers
Passionate Photographers
$5 or more per month

Thank-you for joining our Passionate Photographer community! 


Of course I'm hoping you will pick up a hard-copy of my book: The Passionate Photographer Book:  Revised & Remastered  when it drops in May, but at this level you can get expanded content available to Patrons-Only before it's published. 


Plus 

  • Access to other Patron-only content & first-look surprises before going public on the blog. 
  • Monthly Photo Assignments/Mini-Personal Projects to stimulate your creativity.


& Instant Downloads


  • 100+ Passionate Photographer Internet Travel Bookmarks
  • The Ultimate Guide To Photo Workshops & More PDF
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Very Passionate Photographers
$10 or more per month

Everything from above +:


  • Serialized (12 parts) Audio Book Download: The Passionate Photographer Revised & Remastered (My annoying voice reads the book to you. First Section-available May 2019)


  • The Passionate Photographer Image Critique Show: Hear the critique show/podcast before general release.


  • Q & A Priority for Patrons at this tier level. You have questions; I have answers. 


As well as these instant downloads:


  • Passionate Travel  Photographer Manifesto PDF
  • Photo Editing For Speed & Workshops PDF
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Passionate (Nikon) Photographers
$12 or more per month

Everything from above  +:


  • Insight and shortcuts written by a master Nikon photographer. This content is designed to liberate you from the technical and let your creativity soar
  • Regularly updated Nikon Nuggets to accelerate your progress
  • 5% Off all Passionate Photographer Nikon Camera Workshops


In addition to the instant downloads above, you get:


  • Nikon D850 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card
  • Reset To Zero Nikon Camera Checklist
  • Nikon Live View Best Practices
  • Z - Mirrorless System E-book (June 2019)
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Really Passionate Photographers
$15 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:


  • Full Audio Book Download: Binge Listen to The Passionate Photographer Revised & Remastered (My annoying voice reads the book to you - available May 2019)
  • Passionate Photographer/PhotoEducate Podcast with Steve Simon & Steve Attard - hear the podcast before it's uploaded on iTunes. 
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Extremely Passionate Photographers
$25 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:

 

  • Special edition hardcopy signed Passionate Photographer Book with a limited edition signed & numbered print. (100) (after 8 months continuous support)


  • Audio Critique of up to 4 images per year hosted on my Critique podcast.


  • 5% Discount for Passionate Photographer Destination Workshop Experiences


  • 10% Discount for Passionate Photographer New York City Events & Workshops
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Passionista!
$100 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:

 

  • Portfolio Review from Steve and Skype Session


  • A half-day private workshop with Steve in New York City once a year.  (after 12 months continuous support)
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Goals
11 of 25 patrons
I have big plans for this space, but it can't be done if no one is looking -- which is why I will be thrilled to meet this first goal of 25 founding supporters. I will send out a personal thank-you note to each of you with my pledge to keep you coming back by giving you more than your money's worth of photographic goodness each month.
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I'm Steve Simon and as a passionate photographer like you, doing this photography thing full-time is the only job I’ve ever had and really is living the dream. I want to thank you for your support! 

My goal here is to do everything I know to help make you the photographer you know you can be—while we encourage each other to boldly elevate our work as we pursue our photographic goals and dreams. My plan is to provide you with all  the inspiration and information you need to succeed then it's up to you to get to work! Thinks of this as a Passionate Photographer University of sorts where everything shared is designed to up your photographic game and build confidence. 
Patrons get:

Exclusive Content: Before it’s published, powerful and actionable tips, techniques and assignments from the upcoming Passionate Photographer Book Revised & Remastered. Content will be expanded from the book. After the book is published (May 2019), new and updated content will be added weekly.

Audio Book: Ok, listening to an audio book on photography is generally not something I would recommend, but this one's different. The Passionate Photographer is the result of my lifetime's pursuit of photography and though an oral version is not obviously visual, there's a lot of information I cover that can be listened to and taken in as you commute or multi-task, even if it's my own annoying voice reading to you. (James Earl Jones was busy).

A new audio chapter of The Passionate Photographer: Dream It; Be It  will be released monthly for patrons at the $10 level and above. If you prefer to binge-listen, you get the complete book and first release of our new podcast at the $15 monthly level. 

Stuff: Depending on your level of support, there are a variety of instant downloadable PDF's with more to be added in the future. Current instant offerings include:

  • The Ultimate Guide To Photographic Workshops 
  • 100+ Travel Photography Internet Bookmarks 
  • Passionate Travel Photographer Manifesto
  • Photo Editing For Speed & Workshops 
  • Nikon D850 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card 
  • Reset To Zero Nikon Camera Checklist 
  • Nikon Live View Best Practices 

Photo Critique: I will do a video podcast ($10+ tier) where you can see and hear me talk about work in real time. This might be the most important way to learn. And it’s not just from your images because in my experience you can benefit as much or more from seeing the work of others broken down and critiqued. Patrons can submit their own work for honest appraisals, opinions and suggestions all to make the work stronger. Learn what makes images strong and build your confidence when editing and culling your own work. 

Podcast: I have long been a fan of the podcast, and if you're tired of hearing my voice from the audio book try The Passionate Photographer/PhotoEducate Podcast with myself and the less annoying voice of my street photographer friend Steve Attard, who happens to be an expert on social media.  

Q & A: In this evolving and growing community, I will answer as many of your photographic questions directly and honestly-- on a variety of topics from gear to business. If I or the community doesn’t have an answer I will endeavor to find someone who does. Personal Projects: If you want to improve, there's no better way than to take on a personal project.The community and I will weigh-in with insights, thoughts and suggestions. We're in this together.

Nikon: If you're a Nikon shooter take advantage of the $12 Tier where you will find lots of great content and downloads specifically for those that choose Nikon. I have been a Nikon shooter my entire photographic life and have had the good fortune of doing many assignments for Nikon Global in Japan. Take advantage of my Nikon experience and know-how. All questions will be answered. 

Other Rewards: Check all tiers to see rewards like hard-copy limited edition books and prints, workshops, workshops discounts, mentorships and new rewards added as this page and community evolves. Let's do this...

FOR A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS AWARDS I'M OFFERING, CLICK HERE.

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Tiers
Passionate Photographers
$5 or more per month

Thank-you for joining our Passionate Photographer community! 


Of course I'm hoping you will pick up a hard-copy of my book: The Passionate Photographer Book:  Revised & Remastered  when it drops in May, but at this level you can get expanded content available to Patrons-Only before it's published. 


Plus 

  • Access to other Patron-only content & first-look surprises before going public on the blog. 
  • Monthly Photo Assignments/Mini-Personal Projects to stimulate your creativity.


& Instant Downloads


  • 100+ Passionate Photographer Internet Travel Bookmarks
  • The Ultimate Guide To Photo Workshops & More PDF
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Very Passionate Photographers
$10 or more per month

Everything from above +:


  • Serialized (12 parts) Audio Book Download: The Passionate Photographer Revised & Remastered (My annoying voice reads the book to you. First Section-available May 2019)


  • The Passionate Photographer Image Critique Show: Hear the critique show/podcast before general release.


  • Q & A Priority for Patrons at this tier level. You have questions; I have answers. 


As well as these instant downloads:


  • Passionate Travel  Photographer Manifesto PDF
  • Photo Editing For Speed & Workshops PDF
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Passionate (Nikon) Photographers
$12 or more per month

Everything from above  +:


  • Insight and shortcuts written by a master Nikon photographer. This content is designed to liberate you from the technical and let your creativity soar
  • Regularly updated Nikon Nuggets to accelerate your progress
  • 5% Off all Passionate Photographer Nikon Camera Workshops


In addition to the instant downloads above, you get:


  • Nikon D850 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card
  • Reset To Zero Nikon Camera Checklist
  • Nikon Live View Best Practices
  • Z - Mirrorless System E-book (June 2019)
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Really Passionate Photographers
$15 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:


  • Full Audio Book Download: Binge Listen to The Passionate Photographer Revised & Remastered (My annoying voice reads the book to you - available May 2019)
  • Passionate Photographer/PhotoEducate Podcast with Steve Simon & Steve Attard - hear the podcast before it's uploaded on iTunes. 
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Extremely Passionate Photographers
$25 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:

 

  • Special edition hardcopy signed Passionate Photographer Book with a limited edition signed & numbered print. (100) (after 8 months continuous support)


  • Audio Critique of up to 4 images per year hosted on my Critique podcast.


  • 5% Discount for Passionate Photographer Destination Workshop Experiences


  • 10% Discount for Passionate Photographer New York City Events & Workshops
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!
Passionista!
$100 or more per month

Everything from above including all instant downloads +:

 

  • Portfolio Review from Steve and Skype Session


  • A half-day private workshop with Steve in New York City once a year.  (after 12 months continuous support)
Critique & 10 Step Cheatsheet!Special Offer • 22 days left
First 100 Patrons-any tier: U Get My Critique of your image & Passion Process 10 Step Cheatsheet!