Help me raise and receive beautiful photographs

Help me raise and receive beautiful photographs

To raise funds for some photography gear by offering my photographs at discounted prices.

We did it!

On 21st Jul 2017 we successfully raised £10 with 1 supporter in 21 days

I am a keen amateur photographer with a view of entering the realm of professional photography.

I have been interested in photography since I was twelve, which is when I got my first camera. With an exception of a few-year break I have been taking pictures ever since. Over the past few years I have been working on developing my technique and understanding of the medium and believe that it is time for my work to develop a strong narrative structure. In short – making my photographs to be ‘about something’ not ‘of something’.

My confidence in my camera work has steadily grown as my photographs gain more and more recognition within the photo community on Flickr or Facebook photo groups. As the rewards are my very own photographs this campaign will be yet another test of my skills.

The parts of photography I am especially interested in are: Landscape / Travel / Monochrome (black and white, cross-processed, long exposure) / Flower / Abstract / Architecture / Infrared

Having successfully completed crowdfunding campaigns in the past for various goals I have decided to try and crowdfund my entry into the professional photography world – doing it in steps.

This campaign is a first step to reach my goal. If successful, the next steps will include professional website and photography projects, such as photo trips to Peak District, Devon and other places across UK.

As my photography takes me to places that are rather windy and/or mountainous, a sturdy tripod is a must – and my trusted three-legged friend, which has been serving me for the past 15 years, is giving up the ghost - the legs are no longer as sturdy as they should be.

You are very welcome to view my work:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deMiFAP/
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125042204@N05/

Having successfully completed crowdfunding campaigns in the past for various goals I have decided to try and crowdfund my entry into the professional photography world – doing it in steps. 

This campaign is a first step to reach my goal. If successful, the next steps will include professional website and photography projects, such as photo trips to Peak District, Devon and other places across UK.

As my photography takes me to places that are rather windy and/or mountainous, a sturdy tripod is a must – and my trusted three-legged friend, which has been serving me for the past 15 years, is giving up the ghost - the legs are no longer as sturdy as they should be.

Help me raise funds for a Gitzo tripod Mountaineer series 3 long, 4 sections with Gitzo off centre ball head, quick release, series 2 and Epson Expression Photo XP-960 A3 All-in-One Printer.

As for some it may perhaps sound not too clear, below are the links to webpages of the tripod. Head and printer:

Tripod - https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/gitzo-tripod-mountaineer-series-3-long-4-sections

Tripod Head - https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/product/GH2750QR?gdffi=49a58e497aa64eee8c69ef155ee6fbcc&gdfms=137F91084D204F388A17084CB8C13E59&gclid=CjwKEAjwytLKBRCX547gve7EsE4SJAD3IZV6tJpUWlorANEa-IcQojbTpMEC44jca8eMDxiNWkqMlxoCHz3w_wcB

Printer - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Epson-Expression-Photo-XP-960-Printer/dp/B014PJ6QTU/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1498814623&sr=8-5&keywords=epson+expression+photo+xp-960+ink

The total price of the tripod and head is £1124.90. The printer is £200. As the crowdfunding platform takes its share of each pledge I need to raise £1500.

As awards I will offer my own pictures taken over the last three years in the UK, India, Jordan and Poland. All pictures will be printed on Epson Expression Photo XP-960 A3 All-in-One Printer.

Thank you very much for your help in achieving this ambitions goal - I trust you will like and enjoy the pictures too!

Kind regards

Derek Michalski


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