I woke up and turned on my computer this morning, preparing for the day head of campaign promotion.
I am thrilled to say that overnight the pledging now has exactly 100 supporters and just passed $7K.
This is HUUUUUUUUGE!!!!! That’s 100 people out there that agree digital photos becoming lost in hard drives is unacceptable.
It’s amazing, my tummy is doing back flips right now. Thank you, thank you, thank YOU!!!!
I’m focused now on writing one by one to the 1584 members of my group, The Melbourne Walk and Shoot Group. We go for 1/2 and whole day outings in and around Melbourne, we shoot, we chat, we end on a beer somewhere and it’s a great way for photo enthusiasts to meet, enjoy and practice.
Each profile I bring up goes something like this:
‘Hi, I’m ‘x’, I’m so excited to join this group, I just got my first dSLR camera and I can’t wait to start learning and taking pictures with my new toy!’
As I’m reading through each intro before I send the message, I keep thinking about how there’s this huge learning curve involved when you buy a new dSLR camera that you may not be expecting.
Hundreds of members in my group have come to one outing, and then disappeared. I don’t think it was the group, or me, or the outing. I think they started clicking, became overwhelmed and haven’t come back. It’s no surprise that camera sales are dropping and these new cameras are popping up on Ebay and Gumtree.
Photography is about the buttons, creativity, and how you handle all your stuff on the computer. It’s a new language that you need to learn if you want to get the most out of your photography.
- You can take a workshop that covers off the buttons.
- You can do an online course that takes care of the creativity element.
- And this book covers the photo management and presentation part.
This eco-system of resources is called the Amateur Photographer’s Road Map. It’s designed for someone that’s just bought their new camera and is wondering what to do next. It lays a foundation to your photography that you can then build upon as your skills increase.
Right now we are in the book headspace. 100 people so far have said they support the book project and to each and every one of them I say thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
If you would like to pledge, you still can!!!!! And I would love you to get your hands on this book as soon as May this year.
Just head over to this website, watch the video, scroll down the rewards and choose the one that feels right for you: