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Think you've got what it takes to be a professional photographer? You're probably wrong. I was.
Think you've got what it takes to be a professional photographer? You're probably wrong. I was.
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    PDF E-Book version

    THE PDF - Get a digital copy of the book in DRM-free PDF. This will include your name on the supporters page.

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    Earlybird Signed Book

    The book at below cost! For the first 150 backers to build the momentum. A signed, hardcover copy of the book. (plus the PDF E-book and your name on the supporters page).

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    DON’T SHOOT the signed Book

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    3 SOFTcover books EARLY ( New Reward!)

    Maybe want the book before the holidays to give as a gift and you don’t mind uncoated paper and a softcover. I have had requests for a basic Print-On Demand version of the book shipped in December. Here's three (3) softcover copies of DON'T SHOOT (signed) plus the regular PDF E-book and your name on the supporters page.

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    REDACTED DON'T SHOOT Book

    Got virgin eyes? A signed, hand-censored copy of the hardcover book with most of the bad words crossed out by yours truly. (Ass is not really a dirty word)

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    HIGHLIGHTED DON'T SHOOT Book

    Got a dirty sense of humor? A signed, hand-highlighted copy of the hardcover book with all the bad words highlighted in your choice of colors (plus E book and name on supporters page)

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    Online Critique, Coaching & Discussion + +

    A one-hour honest online critique of the work in your online portfolio or website and serious discussion about your goals in photography with Dirk Schafer. Get a hardcore, biased, constructive critique of your work via web-phone, FaceTime or Skype. Plus one signed hardcover copy of DON’T SHOOT along with the PDF E-book and your name on the supporters page.

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    A DOZEN neutered SOFTcover text books

    Maybe you have students that could benefit from a wake-up-call. Here's twelve special softcover copies of DON'T SHOOT rewritten w/o all the bad words so your school doesn’t fire you. Same sarcasm, same dry humor without all the calories and profanity (plus the regular PDF E-book for yourself to use as a “teacher’s edition” and your name on the supporters page)

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    Risotto + Backstage pass for two + +

    If you can get to Ventura, California, we can spend the morning in my darkroom making prints and talking about photography, art, business, etc., and the afternoon on a photo walk (or pub crawl) of my favorite locations in Ventura. I'll critique your work and then make you dinner as we discuss your goals as a photographer. Plus two copies of the signed book, the prints we make in the darkroom that day and a copy of my risotto recipe. (Travel not included; you'll need to get to Ventura on your own).

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