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Raising funds for a DSLR camera to take and share creative commons licensed photographs.
Raising funds for a DSLR camera to take and share creative commons licensed photographs.
10 backers pledged CA$ 860 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

Goals

Including Taxes and Processing Fees
Including Taxes and Processing Fees

Rewards

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.


Photographs

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.

To see all of my uploaded pictures you can visit my Wikimedia Commons or Flickr pages.

Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia), Immature Male
Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia), Immature Male
Order: Hymenoptera
Order: Hymenoptera
Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa religiosa) Ootheca
Praying Mantis (Mantis religiosa religiosa) Ootheca
Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Grasshopper (Acrididae)
Flies (Diptera) Mating
Flies (Diptera) Mating
Order: Hemiptera
Order: Hemiptera
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)
Eastern Chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

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 :) ).

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Your name will be added to a list of contributors linked to from the main page of every site I host photos taken with this camera (i.e. Wikimedia, Flickr).

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 19

    Your name will be added to a list of contributors that will appear directly on the main page of every site I host photos taken with this camera (i.e. Wikimedia, Flickr). Your name will also appear in the list described in the previous reward level, in bold.

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About US$ 38

    Everything from the previous reward level, and I will also include a link to your website (or a website of your choosing)* on the contributors list, and your name will be in bold on the main page lists as well(when possible).
    *links must meet my approval, most sites should be fine though.

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    Pledge CA$ 70 or more About US$ 53

    Everything from the previous reward level, and I will also make your name into a link on the main pages (whenever possible).

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About US$ 151

    Everything from the previous reward level, and I will also list you as a contributor in the description of every photo I upload that is taken with the camera.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 377

    Everything from the previous reward level, and I will also name a component of the camera (i.e. body, lenses) after you (or a loved one) and mention it in the description of every photo I upload that is taken with that component.

    Example:
    "This photograph was taken with the [your name here] macro lens, and was made possible by their generous contribution."

    Any components costing greater than $750 I will name after up to two contributors. A contribution of $1000 or more will result in you being the only contributor named for that component regardless of it's cost.

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Funding period

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