Why I Need Your Help
For the past two years, I have designed a calendar of my photographs that feature Bible verses. This is my third year to create a calendar, and this year I want to quadruple the amount of calendars that I get printed. That's where I need your help. If I can get the funding I need, then I will be able to print off 200 calendars to sell, rather than just 50. I will use the money purely to cover the cost of the calendars printing and binding.
I've been taking photographs since I was 9 years old, and spending time in nature has always been a passion of mine. My husband and I love to travel and spend time in the great outdoors, camping and hiking. Each year, we try to visit new national parks from across the country that we haven't been to yet. I spend a good amount of time photographing my surroundings, and in the process slow my husband down on our hikes! :) He's a great assistant though... holding ponchos over my head to keep me and my equipment dry in a rainstorm, pulling over on the side of the road every time I see something pretty, waiting for a good hour or so for the perfect lighting from the sunset. I couldn't do it without him! I got my Bachelor's degree in Visual Communication Design, so I am also equipped to layout the verses in an appealing way.
As the sun rises at the beginning of each new day, nature has a story to tell. Yet many people rush on with their day and ignore the artistry around them. I take great joy in spending time everyday listening to nature's voice, gazing at the ever changing canvas. I am in awe of the vast universe around us, and love observing it through my lens from every angle. I am drawn to vibrant color in landscapes. While I respect black and white photography, I could never adopt that method. It pains me to desaturate a photograph. I feel like I'm zapping all the life out of it. I like to capture scenes in their raw form, because I feel that the Creator made it perfectly. God is the true artist, and the beauties of creation proclaim His glory. When I experience nature, I am reminded of truths from His Word. A still lake reminds me of the calmness of God, while a rushing waterfall reminds me of His almighty power. Through my photography, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the landscape around them, listen to its voice, and be amazed by the One who put it all into motion.
Risks and challenges
I think my biggest risk is that I use Bible verses on my calendars, which no doubt narrows my potential backers. However, I don't apologize for this because I truly believe that God is the Creator of this universe and I seek to glorify Him in all that I do. If you are in agreement, then please back this project! :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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