David Brazee

David Brazee

is creating Astrophotography

2

patrons

$18

per month
Hello everyone!  My name is David Brazee and I'm a college student, ABA Therapist at a group home for kids with autism, and night-shift custodian.

But most importantly to me over the course of the last year has been my journey into astronomy and ultimately, astrophotography.
       
At the beginning of 2016, I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend in a small town of 3,500 people in Connecticut from a moderate sized town of 32,000 further down the valley. One night as I was getting home from work, I took a second to look up in the sky for the first time in a few months and noticed how many stars I could see.  Early in my life I could see Orion's belt and the 'Big Dipper' that are iconic in the night sky, but here, I couldn't even begin to count how much I could see.  I could see hundreds and maybe thousands of stars I never noticed before.  Something clicked in my mind and said to my girlfriend, "I want a telescope."  I started off with simple starfield shots with a cheap Walmart tripod, but after 6 months and hundreds of hours of imaging and setup, I've gotten to what you see below.


Now I am here asking others to support the hobby I love to spend my nights doing.  I've had many requests to sell prints or other mediums for my photos, but I feel like that cheats people out of the process portion of it; all the imaging and calibration and post-processing that takes hours and hours to complete for each image.  I want people to know that they are supporting my adventure through this.  With your support, I can bring more of what you want to see more consistently and with better quality as I move forward. I appreciate any support you feel is appropriate, if any.  In the end, I do this to feel the satisfaction of creating something to share with everyone.  Thank you taking the time to visit my Patreon page!

Tiers
Stargazer
$5 or more per month
  • A personal thank you from me for supporting something I love to do.
  • Access to full resolution photos of anything I post.
  • Every month I will send you 2 small prints (4x6) of your choice or of something I've worked on during the month or of anything on my website or from previous months.
  • Get a sneak peek before anyone else of anything I am imaging or processing in the patron-only feed
Amateur Astronomer
$10 or more per month
  • Every week I will put up a processing video or video talking about equipment to explain what I'm doing when I talk about processing or equipment.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Copernicus
$15 or more per month
  • You get a say!  I will take suggestions on targets to image (as long as they are in the night sky at the time) with the equipment that I have, even if it's a repeat of something I've already done.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Galileo
$25 or more per month
  • Every month you will receive a large print (11x14) of your choice or something I've worked on during the month.
  • A calendar of 12 of the best photos of the year.  Use it yourself or gift it to friends or family.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$18 of $100 per month
At reaching this goal, I can start to save up towards purchasing upgrades for my equipment and spend more time taking pictures that you guys enjoy seeing.
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Hello everyone!  My name is David Brazee and I'm a college student, ABA Therapist at a group home for kids with autism, and night-shift custodian.

But most importantly to me over the course of the last year has been my journey into astronomy and ultimately, astrophotography.
       
At the beginning of 2016, I moved into an apartment with my girlfriend in a small town of 3,500 people in Connecticut from a moderate sized town of 32,000 further down the valley. One night as I was getting home from work, I took a second to look up in the sky for the first time in a few months and noticed how many stars I could see.  Early in my life I could see Orion's belt and the 'Big Dipper' that are iconic in the night sky, but here, I couldn't even begin to count how much I could see.  I could see hundreds and maybe thousands of stars I never noticed before.  Something clicked in my mind and said to my girlfriend, "I want a telescope."  I started off with simple starfield shots with a cheap Walmart tripod, but after 6 months and hundreds of hours of imaging and setup, I've gotten to what you see below.


Now I am here asking others to support the hobby I love to spend my nights doing.  I've had many requests to sell prints or other mediums for my photos, but I feel like that cheats people out of the process portion of it; all the imaging and calibration and post-processing that takes hours and hours to complete for each image.  I want people to know that they are supporting my adventure through this.  With your support, I can bring more of what you want to see more consistently and with better quality as I move forward. I appreciate any support you feel is appropriate, if any.  In the end, I do this to feel the satisfaction of creating something to share with everyone.  Thank you taking the time to visit my Patreon page!

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Tiers
Stargazer
$5 or more per month
  • A personal thank you from me for supporting something I love to do.
  • Access to full resolution photos of anything I post.
  • Every month I will send you 2 small prints (4x6) of your choice or of something I've worked on during the month or of anything on my website or from previous months.
  • Get a sneak peek before anyone else of anything I am imaging or processing in the patron-only feed
Amateur Astronomer
$10 or more per month
  • Every week I will put up a processing video or video talking about equipment to explain what I'm doing when I talk about processing or equipment.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Copernicus
$15 or more per month
  • You get a say!  I will take suggestions on targets to image (as long as they are in the night sky at the time) with the equipment that I have, even if it's a repeat of something I've already done.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Galileo
$25 or more per month
  • Every month you will receive a large print (11x14) of your choice or something I've worked on during the month.
  • A calendar of 12 of the best photos of the year.  Use it yourself or gift it to friends or family.
  • Plus all previous rewards