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Get Patty to Get Real NZ
By Patty Lagera
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38 people pledged
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Get Patty To Get Real Nz
Project 2013-12-23 13:58:58 +1300
Hi, I'm Patty Lagera, 23, aspiring professional photographer. I would like to start up my own photography/videography business by the end of 2014. I’ve been thinking about going full-time and I would really love to pursue this dream and have a go and see if it would be sustainable (it’s possible, for sure).
I’ve made contact with some professional photographers around Auckland and will be interviewing early 2014 about their journey and how they got to where they’re at. Also, maybe it will encourage me and inspire me to pursue what I’m passionate about.
In line with this, I would like to attend a photography workshop in Queenstown on the 18th-19th of February 2014, hosted by Nordica Photography. They are discussing everything I need to know about starting up my own photography business. There’s more info on the workshop here: http://nordicaphotography.com/get-real-new-zealand.
I believe this workshop would help me jumpstart the business because they will not only be talking about the basic photography skills, they will also talk about their story, the workflow (from editing to marketing to admin), marketing itself, branding and everything else I would need to pursue this dream.
I'm quite excited to join this workshop, I've booked my leave, I'm looking at flights, I just need to raise funds to buy a seat for the workshop and I'm good to go. It will be a new year with new goals and even more determination.
I’ve contacted Cole and Jakob (Nordica Photography) and they are happy to reserve me a seat, but I just need to raise NZD $2,000 - $2,500 to cover the costs of the workshop (NZD $1,500) plus travel, accommodation and PledgeMe fees. So, if you would kindly read on a bit more, I’m proposing this:
If you would be happy to donate any amount, I would really appreciate it!
In exchange for the donations, I would be happy to give you a painting (please check http://100daysproject.co.nz/project/2013/64/ for some examples) or a photo session as well. And also, lots of hugs and appreciation. Please see the side bar for more rewards!
So, if you would like to donate or ask more questions, you can contact me via email [email protected] or the facebook link below :)
You can also send payments through paypal (email is the same) wherever you are in the world. It would mean the world to me if I could attend this workshop and get started on this journey. I will continue to post updates here and on my Facebook page (fb.com/pattylagera).
Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
Lots of love,
Flights booked + 16 Pledges!
08/01/2014 at 2:23 PM
Flights are booked!!!! Thank you for all your support thus far - $1,974 to go! I can't believe in around a week we've raised this much.
It's definitely pushing through now, and I can't wait to have everything all set!
05/01/2014 at 9:32 PM
Wow - a massive thank you to those who have pledged and shared and prayed for this fundraising! I feel so loved and supported :) We're still $2,150 away - but I am hopeful that we will get this completed in 26 days!
I'm looking at flights now and I believe I will be booking them tonight - so this is for real! The only option is for me to go to the workshop and I will do everything I can to get there :)