Russell Klimas is creating Light Painting Photography
1
patron
$2
per month
Hi! I'm Russell, and I'm a light painter. What is light painting you ask? Well buckle up because it's gonna be awesome.

In a nutshell, light painting has to do with long exposures of light into a camera lens.The trick becomes what you do with it. Everything that I create (unless otherwise stated) is done completely on camera. 100% Photoshop free. No fancy effects here!
Light painting is something that I'm very passionate about. And my fight with cancer has pushed me to pursue it even harder. Needless to say, I’ve decided to seize the day and turn my passion into a career!

But in order to do that I need your help, and that's how you and Patreon come in. With Patreon people who want to help support me in this craft donate a certain amount per month in exchange for all sorts of goodies that I'll either only release here or you'll see way earlier then anyone else.

REWARDS

You must be asking yourself, "Russ, that's nice (and it's cool you beat cancer and all) but what's in it for me?" Thanks for asking super cool person! Let me tell you.

Depending on the tier you pledge at, you'll get exclusive access to photos that I create when I'm out shooting. You can also ask me questions about gear, photography, or technical questions. You’ll also have exclusive access to video tutorials on how I light paint, and even behind-the-scenes footage of shenanigans. And if you REALLY wanna be rad, you could even get prints done on canvas or a session with yours truly! It's all up to you!

MY GOALS

So how can I bring you even more rad stuff? By traveling all over the place to different destinations that are iconic to spice up your Patreon feed even more! Or getting new lenses and equipment that will bring unique perspectives to light painting you haven't seen before. My goals for this year are:
1. Get a 70-200mm lens to get awesome reflective shots with
2. Travel to Utah and see multiple sites like the Arches National Park and the Salt Flats, and light paint there.
3. Go to Arizona for the Light Painting Meetup where lightpainters from all over the world and come together to create some awesome stuff!
4. Whatever you peeps think might be cool!
Tiers
Proton
$1 or more per month
Thank you for being here and supporting this endeavor <3 This tier is mostly just an "I support the project" level. Most content is posted under the next level tiers.


Includes


  • Join the patron community
Ember
$3 or more per month
Access to the $3 Patreon feed


Includes

  

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Vote in Polls


+ all other rewards:

 

  • Join the patron community
Flash
$15 or more per month
Includes 


  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots


In short 

... Let's connect on Patreon, FB, and Instagram. 

We'll see what you've been up to answer some of your questions and even look through your pictures

+ all other rewards:

  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons 
  • Vote in Polls
Fire
$25 or more per month
Includes
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Vote in Polls
Moonbeam
$50 or more per month
  Includes


  • 1 - 24x36", Canvas Print (comes ready to hang) per year

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)
Starshine
$150 or more per month
  Includes


  • Come be a model for light painting or get a private workshop with me and light paint yourself! I’ll get us a model if you aren’t modeling. (If you aren’t in the Colorado Springs area you’ll need to travel to me!)

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Vote in Polls
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)
  • 1 - 24x36", Canvas Print (comes ready to hang) per year
Goals
$2 of $500 per month
I'll travel to somewhere in the USA that you all think I should go to light paint and bring back spectacular pictures for you!
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Hi! I'm Russell, and I'm a light painter. What is light painting you ask? Well buckle up because it's gonna be awesome.

In a nutshell, light painting has to do with long exposures of light into a camera lens.The trick becomes what you do with it. Everything that I create (unless otherwise stated) is done completely on camera. 100% Photoshop free. No fancy effects here!
Light painting is something that I'm very passionate about. And my fight with cancer has pushed me to pursue it even harder. Needless to say, I’ve decided to seize the day and turn my passion into a career!

But in order to do that I need your help, and that's how you and Patreon come in. With Patreon people who want to help support me in this craft donate a certain amount per month in exchange for all sorts of goodies that I'll either only release here or you'll see way earlier then anyone else.

REWARDS

You must be asking yourself, "Russ, that's nice (and it's cool you beat cancer and all) but what's in it for me?" Thanks for asking super cool person! Let me tell you.

Depending on the tier you pledge at, you'll get exclusive access to photos that I create when I'm out shooting. You can also ask me questions about gear, photography, or technical questions. You’ll also have exclusive access to video tutorials on how I light paint, and even behind-the-scenes footage of shenanigans. And if you REALLY wanna be rad, you could even get prints done on canvas or a session with yours truly! It's all up to you!

MY GOALS

So how can I bring you even more rad stuff? By traveling all over the place to different destinations that are iconic to spice up your Patreon feed even more! Or getting new lenses and equipment that will bring unique perspectives to light painting you haven't seen before. My goals for this year are:
1. Get a 70-200mm lens to get awesome reflective shots with
2. Travel to Utah and see multiple sites like the Arches National Park and the Salt Flats, and light paint there.
3. Go to Arizona for the Light Painting Meetup where lightpainters from all over the world and come together to create some awesome stuff!
4. Whatever you peeps think might be cool!

Recent posts by Russell Klimas

Tiers
Proton
$1 or more per month
Thank you for being here and supporting this endeavor <3 This tier is mostly just an "I support the project" level. Most content is posted under the next level tiers.


Includes


  • Join the patron community
Ember
$3 or more per month
Access to the $3 Patreon feed


Includes

  

  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Vote in Polls


+ all other rewards:

 

  • Join the patron community
Flash
$15 or more per month
Includes 


  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots


In short 

... Let's connect on Patreon, FB, and Instagram. 

We'll see what you've been up to answer some of your questions and even look through your pictures

+ all other rewards:

  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons 
  • Vote in Polls
Fire
$25 or more per month
Includes
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Vote in Polls
Moonbeam
$50 or more per month
  Includes


  • 1 - 24x36", Canvas Print (comes ready to hang) per year

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)
Starshine
$150 or more per month
  Includes


  • Come be a model for light painting or get a private workshop with me and light paint yourself! I’ll get us a model if you aren’t modeling. (If you aren’t in the Colorado Springs area you’ll need to travel to me!)

    + all other rewards:
  • Join the patron community
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Vote in Polls
  • You can ask photography questions.
  • Get gear or technical questions answered.
  • Ask for buying advice and get my product recommendations
  • Q&A sessions 
  • Priority access to meetups, photowalks and other photoshoots
  • Video Tutorials (on how to do light painting yourself)
  • BTS (on what happens before, during, and after a shoot)
  • 1 - 24x36", Canvas Print (comes ready to hang) per year