With the latest shoot I did last week, being that I paid the model for her time, I didn't want to just give everyone all of the photos for free so I took a few days to figure out a way to get the photos from the shoot out to the people who are interested in seeing them but also a way that I could benefit from. Patreon seemed to be the best option.
So here it is! My Patreon! (Click the image above to check it out.) I didn't want to just have Patrons paying for photos that I'd take anyway, so I added a few rewards and perks to paying monthly to be a Patron. Let's start with the current pledge tiers:
- Donations: Starting at $1, you can donate to the Patreon if you are necessarily interested in receiving content before it reaches other social media platforms (Instagram and Twitter) and just want to help with costs that come up in making photo shoots happen.
- Tier 1: For $5 or more a month you can get access to all archived photo sets and "behind the scenes" material. Everyrhing will be available to Patrons of this tier a month after they're released to Patrons of higher tiers. So for example, you'll get access to April's set the first of May. Everything will be compiled into an archive folder labels by months and downloadable (maybe not videos, videos may end up being streams).
- Tier 2: $10 or more a month you get access to all material as its competed. As well as access to all archived sets and material.
- Tier 3: $20 or more a month you get the rewards of Tier 2 Patrons (access to sets and material as they are released, archived sets and material) as well as a 8x10 print from each photo set every month mailed to you.
These are just the beginning reward levels. As time passes and I am able to provide more dedicated Patrons with more and better rewards I will add higher reward tiers for those interested in more.
I'm hoping that this is something that everyone who is viewing and enjoying my work is into because it will allow me to provide you with more, better, and more creative work as well as allow me to do things that I've been wanting to do but have been unable to due to time and/or financial hurdles.
Than you to anyone who has become a Patron so far. Telling a friend about this and posting it on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and/or Facebook will be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated as well.
See you over on Patreon!