Many people have asked me in recent months how or if I was going to monetize my photos. Some have even asked to buy some (thank you for your interest!).
After thinking on the topic, I have decided not to proactively build a business around my photography. I like the artistic aspects of photography, and want to shoot as I see fit. So I will remain semi-pro, licensing via Getty Images and only selling photos to people who specifically ask me for them.
At the same time, I’ve come up with a cool way to give people access to my photo content and use the images in their own lives or work. I call it the 365 Full Frame project on Indiegogo, a social media experiment, if you would.
My 365 Full Frame project seeks to fund the acquisition of a full frame camera to take and publish one high resolution image every day that could be used for a whole variety of purposes, from social media shares to print. My Nikon D7100 does a decent job, but with better tools I can deliver even stronger results for my colleagues. To get a full frame camera (D800) and the appropriate lenses, I need a minimum of $5,000. If more money is funded, then I will get a top of the line D4s camera.
This is an opportunity to own some or a whole group of 365 full-frame high quality photographs, taken by me. There are two packages for individuals and content creators alike. Funders will be able to access 365 high quality, full-frame photos published daily over a year.
Specifically, funders will receive access to the photos on a limited or fully open basis depending on their commitment level. Higher level funders can request subjects so long as it does not require me to travel. All funders will receive recognition on the 365 Full Frame website when it is revealed. General subjects will include:
- Travel sights as business permits (currently I have Silicon Valley, Big Sur, New York City, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Hawaii planned)
- Networking events
- Washington, DC landscapes
- Sunsets and sunrises
- Select parent and pet photos
With the 365 Full Frame Project, people that want to buy my photography can do so in a cool way, and content creators can access the high quality photos they need to succeed. Me, I get a new toy to feed my photography hobby without necessitating the launch of a new business.
Please support the 365 Full Frame, a Visual Social Experiment today!