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Wildlife & Nature Photography TV Series. Full Season (13) Episodes

Manning, SC Photography
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What is Wild Photo Adventures?

     Wild Photo Adventures is the only wildlife and nature photography television show of its kind to ever be aired. It's not just a tv show, it's an educational resource for photographers as well as family appropriate entertainment for anyone who has a love for the natural world.

     Each week we travel around the globe to great locations to photograph wildlife, its behavior and its environment. I'll  show you where to go, how to find wild subjects and how to photograph them in new and creative ways. Wild Photo Adventures delivers exciting and educational entertainment for anyone who has a love for the great outdoors or photography.

     Each week tag along with host Doug Gardner through adverse conditions and terrain in search of that one great photograph. Take a look behind the scenes at what it takes to be a professional nature photographer. Learn new tips and techniques that will bring life back into your photographs.

We Need Your Support

     Over the past four seasons the growing series has been funded by a few generous underwriters and as we start the production of Season 5 we still have their support. However, due to skyrocketing production costs we are requesting additional support from you the viewer to meet our production budget. Please help us reach our goal of $42,000 with your generous pledge.

     Please help us continue this great program with your generous pledge. Great rewards for your pledge are listed to the right of your screen. Remember you're not just supporting a show, but an educational resource for everyone to enjoy.
     Even if you're unable to make a monetary contribution, you can still show your appreciation and support by sharing this link with your Facebook friends and through other forms of social media. 

About The Host

     Hi, I'm Doug Gardner host and producer of Wild Photo Adventures. I'm a professional wildlife photographer/cinematographer with over 27 years of experience behind the camera. My work has taken me around the globe and resulted in many awards and over 20,000 published images world-wide with such clients as National Geographic, Reader's Digest,  the University of California-Book Division, Chicago Wilderness Magazine, Kroft, Ducks Unlimited and Norfolk Southern Corp. to name a few. My video production work has run the gamut from production of TV shows like Wild Photo Adventures, Uncharted Waters and Wild Water America to long-term documentaries and stock video projects.

     I'm a member of Canon Professional Services, Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, North American Nature Photographers Association, Carolina Nature Photographer's Association, MIRA, Creative Eye, founder of "Wild Wings Photo-Adventures”, “Wild Photo Adventures TV series and owner of Totally Outdoors Imaging, Inc.

     As a South Carolina native with a degree in Commercial Graphics, I've also designed and published many books; from id field guides to coffee table books.


Our Track Record

     Wild Photo Adventures is not some fly-by-night production. Our high PBS ratings over the past 4 seasons have proven that the series is a valuable resource for photographers, as well as entertainment for all outdoor enthusiasts. Upon the completion of Season 5 we will have produced and broadcasted over 60 episodes nationwide on Public Broadcasting Stations. Our track record is strong with over 171 million viewers in the US and millions more in 17 other countries.


What Others Are Saying

No one tells the story better than our fans!

Once again I have to thank you for another superb series on wildlife photography. I have learned so much from you and my skills have improved greatly since I found you years ago. You are the real deal in my book, you put me there beside you and I have used many of your methods to capture birds that have been used by Delaware National Wildlife Reserve brochures, newspapers, magazines, etc., even a triathlon contestant shirt in Annandale Minnesota!
Keep up your great work, you inspire me.
Sincerely,

Chuck Fullmer
Georgetown, DE

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Just a quick note to tell you how very much I enjoy your show - learn from it and look forward to it! As a newbie photographer, there are just no other shows out there that walk us through a pro's mind as they set up each shot like your show does.  I have had more "ah ha" moments watching you than in most of the photo workshops I've attended!
It is easy to see how much you and your crew put into every episode and while appreciation from others doesn't make up for the long hours in the field and away from home ... you undoubtedly love your work and that clearly shines through as well.
Keep on keeping on Doug, as I look forward to many more seasons with you Sir :)

Regards,
Linda H. Gardiner


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I really enjoy your show; I get to enjoy nature and art at the same time!  :O)
Also, you're creating public awareness about our fragile, and threatened ecosystems.
Good work, thanks.

Best, Chan


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I just wanted to let you know how much that your PBS series has inspired me. I’m an amateur photographer who gave up photography in the 80’s and picked it up again after I retired a couple of years ago. I am very much enjoying living vicariously through your unique vision and lens.
Wishing you much success, and thanking you for what you do.

Michael Cauthen


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Risks and challenges

Risks & Fulfillment:
There really are no risk, Wild Photo Adventures has years of experience producing these shows, and if we don't reach our kickstarter goal you aren't charged anything. If we reach our financial goal, Season 5 of WPA WILL happen! We will begin production of the shows in December 2013 and are scheduled to deliver the (13) episodes to PBS in November 2014. Rewards will be delivered on schedule: Thank yous, email updates, post cards, books, t-shirts and fine art prints will go out immediately. Other rewards (digital downloads, dvds, e-books and canvas art prints) that are produced as the shows are being filmed will be delivered upon the completion of the shows (fall 2014).
Reward Samples Shown Above:
Production Based Rewards (photo not available yet):
-thank yous
-email updates
-post cards
-digital downloads
-e-books
-canvas fine art prints

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

    12 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project.
    • Emailed updates and photos during the production

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    About $25 USD

    28 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project.
    • Emailed updates and photos during the production
    • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show
    • Digital Download (1) episode from Season 5

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    About $50 USD

    40 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project.
    • Emailed updates and photos during the production
    • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show
    • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website
    • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes)

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    About $100 USD

    34 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project.
    • Emailed updates and photos during the production
    • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show
    • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website
    • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes)
    • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife"

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    About $250 USD

    5 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife"
    • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series

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    About $500 USD

    1 backer

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife" • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series
    • DVD Set Combo - All 5 Seasons of Wild Photo Adventures (60 Episodes)

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

    1 backer

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife" • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series • DVD Set Combo - All 5 Seasons of Wild Photo Adventures (60 Episodes)
    • Wild Photo Adventures T-shirt
    • A signed 19x25 art print "His Majesty" or "Sunset Snowgeese"

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    Pledge $3,000 or more
    About $3,000 USD

    0 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife" • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series • DVD Set Combo - All 5 Seasons of Wild Photo Adventures (60 Episodes) • Wild Photo Adventures T-shirt • A signed 19x25 art print "His Majesty" or "Sunset Snowgeese"
    • A contribution credit at the beginning & end of each show
    • 16x20 stretched canvas print (choose from 5 photos taken during the show.

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    Pledge $5,000 or more
    About $5,000 USD

    0 backers

    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife" • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series • DVD Set Combo - All 5 Seasons of Wild Photo Adventures (60 Episodes) • Wild Photo Adventures T-shirt • A signed 19x25 art print "His Majesty" or "Sunset Snowgeese"
    • A contribution credit at the beginning & end of each show
    • 30x40 stretched canvas print (choose from 5 photos taken during the show.

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    • An emailed Thank You & details about the project. • Emailed updates and photos during the production • A beautiful postcard with two images I took during the show • A public "Thank You" of your pledge on our website • A digital download of the entire Season 5 (13 episodes) • A signed copy of my book "The Nature Of Wildlife" • E-Book of the best moments and photos from all 5 seasons of Wild Photo Adventures TV series • DVD Set Combo - All 5 Seasons of Wild Photo Adventures (60 Episodes) • Wild Photo Adventures T-shirt • A signed 19x25 art print "His Majesty" or "Sunset Snowgeese"
    • A contribution credit at the beginning & end of each show
    • 40x60 stretched canvas print (choose from 5 photos taken during the show.
    • Join us behind the scenes on location during the production of (1) episode. Hang with me and the crew on location while we film and feel free to take some pictures yourself of amazing wildlife. (trip duration varies between 3-10 days and does not include your travel, meals or lodging expenses.)

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Funding period

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