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Aspiring photographer Shawn Kolpak will set out on a trip around the United States aiming to capture the beauty of the setting sun.

Chasing the Sun is a photography project dreamt up by aspiring photographer Shawn Kolpak. The intention is to travel the United States visiting locations that you, the backers, help choose* aiming to capture sunsets from around the country. From beaches to mountain tops and everything in between this trip will provide countless opportunities to display the amazing beauty of the setting sun for my photography book and calendar.

Chasing the Sun will be more than just a photography book. It will also serve as an educational photography techniques book. Out lining the best times, clouds (types and formations), camera adjustments, filters etc. to be used by iPhone snap-shooters to pro level DSLR wielding photographers alike.

As an outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist a secondary desire with this project is to also help others recognize the awesome beauty of our world and the need to take active steps toward protect it. These interests will influence my travels and I’ll be seeking out and utilizing green printing methods and recourses for my finished project.

My intention is to have the book and calendar available by Christmas 2011 for all of the pledgers that qualify for them.

Funding for this project will be used for the research, planning and execution of this project, necessary gear (thankfully I have most of it already), publishing, insurance, emergency, legal and surprise catastrophe costs.

If you can't spare a couple bucks, please help us spread the word to as many people as possible.

Thank you all!!

*dependent on the amount pledged toward project by backer.

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    Every dollar counts. If your dollar helps make this a reality I’ll put your name on my websites and in the book. You'll have the joy of knowing that you are helping me out, BIG TIME! (This goes for all pledges.)

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    3 backers

    Receive above and a 5x7 print.

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    Receive a 5x7 and an 8x10 signed and dated print, signed calendar and you choose a location I’ll shoot at.

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    Receive a 5x7 and an 8x10 signed and dated prints, signed book and you choose two locations I’ll shoot at.

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    Receive 2 11x14 signed and dated prints, a signed book, and you choose two locations I’ll shoot at and I’ll ask you to help choose one of the prints from those locations to use in the book.

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    Receive 3 13x20 signed and dated prints, a signed book, and you choose three locations I’ll shoot at and I’ll ask you to help choose two of the prints from those locations to use in the book.

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    Receive 5 13x20, signed and dated prints, a book, a calendar, you choose three locations I’ll shoot at and pick one of the prints from those locations to use in the book and you get to join me for two days on any part of the trip.(it may not be exciting but I’m sure it will be beautiful)

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