Paulstw Posted October 2, 2014 Share Posted October 2, 2014 After registering for Self Assessment in the UK, I was given a helpful little guide on how to accumulate funds to help my business grow. It included info on finance, asking friends and family and also crowd funding. I started looking into crowd funding and notice that a lot of photographers in the states, seem to just do it like it's second nature, and end up getting the funding they need. I don't know if it's false pride, or what, but it strikes me down with dread at the thought of asking anyone for help with any finances. I then thought to myself, well, how else would you collect the funds for a 400 2.8 or a Canon 1D X? (I am currently engaged in shooting sports with an agency helping new photographers get access to football games). I reckon that if it really takes off, I could be shooting for a paying agency in good time. However, How does one manage to get the kit needed to get the job? (Fully accept that you don't need a 400 2.8 and 1DX to do sports successfully, it was an example ) Apart from just plugging away at Alamy and 'hopefully' hit payload one day, or taking out finance I don't really see any other way of managing to fund this good opportunity in sports photography. I attended one game a few weeks ago in the Scottish Premier League, and liked it so much that I'll be doing it again this Saturday. Great opportunities there for people who stick at it, and they have a good record for spring-boarding keen folk into agencies. Already being told that coming into the winter, the 70-200 f4L IS I have won't be good enough when it starts to get dark. I can see where it's already going, but, don't want to let it slip. So is crowd funding frowned upon, too cheeky or is it becoming the norm? My plan would be to plug away with the kit I have, and save any money I make, pay my taxes, and stretch it out. Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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