I am an amateur creative commons photographer who has been taking photographs for several years and is starting to feel the limitations of shooting only with a point-and-shoot camera.
I release all of my photographs under CC BY-SA licensing, meaning that all of my photos are free for anyone to use, share, or modify for whatever purpose they like provided they attribute the photo to me, and release it under the same license. I have contributed over 1,000 photographs to the wikimedia commons under this licensing.
My photographs have been used by CBC.ca, Newsy.com, AM980.ca, Futurity.org, NatureWorldNews.com, OttawaCommunityNews.com, OurWindsor.ca, CambridgeTimes.ca, TheChathamVoice.com, TheRecord.com, WashingtonCityPaper.com, Weather.com, WeatherUnderground.com, as well as numerous blogs, teacher's websites, small business websites, and Wikipedia articles.
Because I release all of my photos to the public under creative commons licensing, I think crowdfunding could be an excellent way for the public to help improve the quality of the images I can provide.
I would offer prints of my photographs as rewards, but since all of my photographs are freely available and I don't have much experience with printing, it seems like the main thing it would accomplish would be to add shipping charges. Hopefully the rewards I've offered are sufficient, and please feel free to use and print any of my photos regardless of contribution.
I am most interested in photographing nature, and the majority of the pictures I have taken are of animals (primarily insects). The photos included on this page are both some of my favourite photographs that I've taken, and loosely representative of the types and frequency of subjects I choose to photograph.
Risks and challenges
All photos I take with this camera (or any of its components) will be released under a CC BY-SA license and will be free for anyone to use, share, or modify. As the only exception, I will keep the copyright of any photographs of myself or other people, but will absolutely never take copyrighted photographs for profit using this equipment.
Otherwise, I suppose I could drop the camera, but lets hope that doesn't happen! (It shouldn't - I'm not a very clumsy person :) ).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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