A while back, I set up a GOFUNDME page to raise funds that will help me go pro ( professional ) . Thirty one days down the line, the campaign is slightly over 30% funded. With 9 days to go now, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all my backers and all who have taken time to believe in my dreams and encourage me to go for it! Also, I would like to talk about why I decided to crowdfund, give answers to a few questions that I have been asked about the campaign and give a commentary on what it really means if the campaign fails to reach its goal.
HELP KECH GO PRO! – WHAT IT MEANS
So, this campaign has totally nothing to do with a GoPro camera. Many people have been sending in questions about this & seeking clarification about it. It is all about supporting my dream to take up photography full time and go professional in this field that I have greatly fallen in love with.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO CROWDFUND?
Firstly, simply put,for a long period of time, I have had many clients want me to work on their projects. Many of them have asked me to do some fashion portraiture for them, to take family portraits for them, to cover their engagement photo session, to cover their wedding ceremony, to work on a travel assignment, among others, to which I passed on to other photographer friends who had the capacity to do it because I thought that I would not be able to do justice to their work and it is not my thing to disappoint my clients. For this reason, I would like to acquire new professional gear so that I can be able to make great content to all and sundry and in a fast pace whenever I am called to the task.
Secondly, my photography will be more ‘people-oriented’ from now, that is my plan! After putting thought to all these, as much as I love taking pictures of places, I would like to put my focus on people. For this reason, I decided to crowdfund because I would like people to be part of my photography community from the onset.
Lastly, photography equipment is really expensive, and because I have already shown my entrepreneurial oomph, I would like you to come in, and be part of it.
WHAT DO YOU INTEND TO USE THE MONEY FOR?
The money will be used to acquire new professional gear. I have been shooting with a DX format camera which has a cropped sensor. This might be a bit technical on the part of my readers but simply put, it is not a professional camera. It has its fair share of limitations that I have learnt over the years I have been shooting and I would love to go over these limitations by acquiring an FX camera which is full frame, professional, has great capabilities among others.
HOW DO WE CONTRIBUTE?
There are two ways to support me and my work; online donations and offline donations.
Online donations: Click on this link: https://www.gofundme.com/helpkechgopro then click on Donate Now.
Offline donations: Head over to MPESA-Lipa na Mpesa-Buy Goods and Services-Till number-325794
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
This campaign ends on 7th October, 2017, such little time left.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF THE CAMPAIGN FAILS?
First of all, I believe this campaign will not fail. It will reach its goal. So, I will not talk about its failure. The success of this campaign however, will go a long way to show other young people that should you immerse yourself in whatever you love and are passionate about, nothing will ever be impossible!
ONE MORE THING!
As I recently turned 22 on the 22nd of this month, all who back this campaign will get 22% off my photography rates twice but on separate assignments after the campaign ends. How cool!
Please support, then share! All love to my backers!