Steve Simon - The Passionate Photographer®

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Here's a list of the rewards you can access with your $5/month membership.

Once you become a member, you can use the links to unlock all the current content of which there are lots! At this level you get previously unpublished Passionate Photographer beyond-the-book content, refreshed regularly and designed to make you a better photographer. 


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  • Access to Patron-only content and first-look surprises before they are published on the blog.

  • Including Monthly Photo Assignments or mini-personal projects to stimulate your creativity.

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  • 100+ Passionate Photographer Internet Travel Bookmarks

  • The Ultimate Guide To Photo Workshops & More PDF

Very Passionate Photographers

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Everything from $5 tier +:


  • Passionate Photographer/PhotoEducate Podcast with Steve Simon & Clifford Pickett - hear it hear first before it's released on iTunes and other platforms. 


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


  • The Passionate Photographer Image Critique Show: Hear the critique show video podcast before general release. You will learn from seeing images critiqued and occasionally it might be your picture!


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

Plus Get These Instant Downloads!

  • Passionate Travel  Photographer Manifesto PDF

  • Photo Editing For Speed & Workshops PDF
Free Passionate Photog BookSpecial Offer • 25 days left
Become a patron ($10 & above) and I'll send you a free copy of my best-selling hardcopy book.

Passionate (Nikon) Photographers

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  • 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 all  the instant downloads from lower tiers, you get:

  • Nikon D850 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card

  • Nikon Z7 & Z6 Travel & Street Camera Settings Card

  • Reset To Zero Nikon Camera Checklist

  • Nikon Live View Best Practices
Free Passionate Photog BookSpecial Offer • 25 days left
Become a patron ($10 & above) and I'll send you a free copy of my best-selling hardcopy book.

Extremely Passionate Photographers

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Everything from lower tiers +:

  • Full Audio Book Download: Binge Listen to The Passionate Photographer Revised & Remastered (My annoying voice reads the book to you - available soon)

  • A limited edition signed & numbered print. (100) (after 6 months continuous support)

  • Private Mentorship Critique of up to 12 images every six months which may also be on my public Critique podcast.

  • The Passionate Photographer Coffee Mug to remind you who you are. (shipped to your home or office). 

  • 5% Discount for Passionate Photographer Destination Workshop Experiences

  • 10% Discount for Passionate Photographer New York City Events & Workshops


Free Passionate Photog BookSpecial Offer • 25 days left
Become a patron ($10 & above) and I'll send you a free copy of my best-selling hardcopy book.
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Passionista! A Mentorship...

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This is a mentorship level tier which includes everything from all tiers +:
 
  • Photo Critique Mentorship: This is the comprehensive mentorship level where we get together every month in a one-hour, one-on-one Zoom session where we can share our screens and our thoughts. It's a monthly open-ended session and I'm here to advise and encourage you to become the photographer you know you can be.  
  • Or, if you can't make the Zoom meetings, I prepare a personalized video critique of your images on screencast. 

  • In our virtual meeting or video screencast, we talk about your projects, dreams and goals for a comprehensive student-mentor relationship. I will help you create a roadmap for strengthening your portfolio and achieve your photographic goals. This could be a general portfolio or a body of work from a specific personal project for an eventual book and/or exhibition. We all could use a second set of eyes to get to the next level with our work.

Because of the time involved, I will limit the number of Patrons at this tier and replace students when an opening comes up.

  • A half-day private workshop with Steve in New York City once a year. (after 12 months continuous support) I do private workshops in New York City. (When we can safely be out and about). We will spend the first part of our time together going over your work and then go out shooting to a mutually agreed upon area of the city or one of the Boroughs. It's a short time period but I will do all I can to maximize the benefit for you and your work. 

  • $750 Discount off the price of a Passionate Photographer Destination Workshop  ($3k+ after 12 months continuous support). We will be back out there soon to safely travel, and when it's time, check out the list of upcoming workshops on PhotoEducte.com. (Brings down the cost of the yearly Mentorship to under $500)

  • The Passionate Photographer Coffee Mug, reminds you who you are as you sip your coffee or tea. (shipped to your home or office). 

  • The Passionate Photographer Hoodie, what all the stylish, fashion-conscious photographers are wearing... (shipped to your home or office).

Free Passionate Photog BookSpecial Offer • 25 days left
Become a patron ($10 & above) and I'll send you a free copy of my best-selling hardcopy book.
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About Steve Simon - The Passionate Photographer®

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.

These are challenging times. 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. What follows below are some of the highlights and benefits you receive as a Patron.

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

Limited Time Offer: It’s out! Get My Hardcover Book for free when you become a patron! It will be personalized by me to you and I will  throw in 25+ Passionate Photographer assignments for when you’ve completed the book.

Patrons get:
Exclusive Content: Powerful, deep and actionable tips, techniques and assignments from the Passionate Photographer Book, Revised & Remastered. Content is expanded with additional information and images. When you become a Patron you unlock a ton of published posts (over 100) waiting for you to consume on this platform.

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 and obsession with photography and though an oral version is not obviously visual, there's are advantages to learning by listening as you commute or multi-task; even if it's my own annoying voice reading to you. (James Earl Jones was busy). Three chapters to go and the audio book will be ready. 

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 can download the complete audio book at the $25 monthly level. Delivery August 2020.

Stuff: Depending on your level of support, there are a variety of instant downloadable PDF's with more to be added in the future. And there are tangible rewards like The Passionate Photographer Mug ($25 tier) and The Passionate Photographer Hoodie at the mentorship level. Current instant offerings include:

  • if there'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
  • Nikon Z7 & Z7II Travel & Street Camera Settings Card
  • Nikon Z6 & Z6II 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.

Critique Mentorship: Starting at the $25 Tier and above, we talk about your work at regular intervals and I give you the benefit of personal critiques and advice, while you sip your coffee or tea in The Passionate Photographer Mug

Full Mentorship: ($100+tier): Aside from all the other benefits of other tiers, in this comprehensive mentorship level we speak to each other once a month in a one-hour, one-on-one Zoom session where we share our thoughts and screens. It's an open-ended session and I'm here to advise and encourage you to become the photographer you know you can be. We can both wear our Passionate Photographer Hoodies.

If there's no time for a one-on-one, I can make a video specifically for you and answer all questions about your projects, dreams, goals and challenges for a comprehensive student-mentor relationship. Here's a sample below of a video critique below... You can book your Mentorship Session HERE


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 Podcast with myself and the less annoying voice of my photographer and friend Clifford Pickett, who happens to be an expert on iPhone photography and Lightroom. The podcast is first broadcast for Patrons at the $10 level and above before its general release.

Attention Nikon Owners: 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.

& Much More! Check all tiers to see rewards like limited edition prints, workshops, workshops discounts, instant downloads. New rewards will be added as this page and community evolves.

Let's do this...
FOR A FULL EXPLANATION OF THE VARIOUS AWARDS I'M OFFERING, CLICK HERE.
Goals
40 of 100 patrons
Pop the cork! I'm excited to see that people are here to learn and support me at the same time. This is an experiment that has lots of potential and in celebration of the first 100 supporters, I will offer my sincerest thanks in the form of a travel photography checklist and other goodies, instantly downloadable to all in the community.
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