Hello everyone, thank you so much for visiting my funding page! My name is Rebecca Tregear, and I live in Melbourne, Australia. I am a photographer and the sole owner of my business, Nightrose Photo.
Why I am here: I had a major setback this year after having uploaded a couple of thousand photos to a burgeoning stock agency, only to have someone in their IT department completely destroy all of the servers and run off into the sunset with everyone's photos (including almost all of mine). Whether the images have been deleted or stolen, I have no way of knowing! I lost uncounted hours from all of the uploading and keywording of each image, and the whole experience was heartbreaking to say the least. My business has suffered as a result, and I've had to completely rethink my strategies. I refuse to give up though, so instead of relying on another company to showcase and sell my images, I've decided to do everything on my own, and create a stock library on my own website, with images to be sold as royalty-free downloads. I am also trying to not go bankrupt in the process, and I could really use a boost to get me through the next few months.
What the funding will be spent on: All donations will be invested directly into Nightrose Photo by way of a camera upgrade, advertising both online and in print, acrylic wall art pieces for the studio (also for advertising purposes), and continued expansion of my stock image library.
Please visit my website to see what I have done so far. There is still much to do and many improvements that need to be made to the site in general, along with a large amount of photos still to be uploaded (this is a very time-consuming process!).
The outcome: You will be helping to keep a small business afloat in a sea of giant companies and competition. Any donation will be of immense help and you will have my eternal gratitude! I'll also wing some free images your way. Thank you and best wishes from Rebecca.