Lens Fund Stage 1

I’m a photographer. I’ve been interested in it for the past decade and a bit, and decided to go pro a few years ago, and have since been working on getting the equipment together. But being on disability, and living with two parents and a grandparent (my grandmother passed away in late August) who are all unemployed or self-employed, has made that extremely difficult. So I’m trying to raise some funds to help me get there. I’ve divided my effort into two crowdfunding campaigns. The first, stage 1, is practical, high priority items, mostly not terribly expensive yet still beyond my budget for the foreseeable future. The second is more of a dream list, the really expensive items that I don’t expect to ever have a chance to use, but that would be so great to have if I could find some way.

For stage 1, http://gogetfunding.com/project/lens-fund-stage-i, I’m trying to raise $32,400 for 36 items. I plan to get many of them used. Note that prices sometimes fluctuate, so those shown below may not exactly match those on my campaign page. In roughly descending order of priority:

Tofino Surfers

Taking This Show On The Road

DSCF0420 I’m trying to raise $15000 for a long list of music gear I need to expand my studio, as well as enhance my live show. Live performances are my priority. Many of these items are not terribly expensive individually, but together they do add up, and it’s difficult for me to budget for them on my own, so I’m looking for some help with that. Incentives include music downloads, and free admission to my shows if I ever manage to play any.
http://gogetfunding.com/project/taking-this-show-on-the-road

Crowdfunding the Crowd

This is MetaCROWD’s own primary crowdfunding campaign. We don’t really have a set goal; the more fund we raise, the more campaigns we can help. But we like to think big, and hope for the best, so we’ve set the goal at $100 million. Incentives we’re offering in this campaign include a thank you on this site, a music download, and various levels of promotion for your crowdfunding campaigns.  http://gogetfunding.com/project/metacrowd-crowdfunding-the-crowd