Nikita Taparia

is creating artistic soccer photography.
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Two Bananas
$2
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Because you like my work, you will also get a preview to some of my work before I post it and behind-the-scenes footage and anecdotes. You can also vote on which player you want to see photographed. 
A Bunch of Bananas
$5
per month

Because you really like my work so much, I am totally sending you a 8"x10" print.

You will also get a preview to some of my work before I post it and behind-the-scenes footage and anecdotes. I will walk you through the editing process for some photos as well. You can also vote on which player you want to see photographed. 

A Banana Tree
$10
per month
Because you love my work so much, I am totally sending you 10 prints (minimum 3 month commitment).

You will also get a preview to some of my work before I post it and I will walk you through the editing process. I will include more technical gear and terminology reviews and basic tutorials for those getting started.

You will also get a preview to some of my work before I post it and behind-the-scenes footage and anecdotes. You can also vote on which player you want to see photographed.

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About Nikita Taparia

Hi everyone! My name is Nikita (a graduate student at UW) and I have a passion for photography -- specifically, women's soccer. From 2014-17, I captured the Seattle Reign from the stands with a basic camera (Nikon D5100) and kit lens (55-200 mm). While this is not the best gear in the world, I always believe that you can make anything look beautiful if your pictures tell a story and you get creative. In order to overcome the shortcomings of my setup, I have turned to more artistic editing and even stop-motion animations! (Check out my Instagram!)

Since 2017, I have photographed for StepoverFC, SB Nations, The Women's Game, NWSL, Football Federation Australia, Eight By Eight Magazine, etc.

My goal has always been to go to France for the World Cup. I am happy to report that I did go to France and photographed 7 games including the final! 

The problem with turning a dream into reality: Most of the time, I did this all for free and the costs add up. I spent nearly $5k in 2018 with only half of these costs covered by Patreon supporters and paid gigs. If I want to continue producing better content and traveling for unique opportunities, I need your help! Your investment in me will allow for a few things:
1. Lens rentals are a lot cheaper than camera bodies ($45/weekend) at a local shop near me. However, again, per game, this adds up. 
2. I need to be able to travel beyond Seattle but in addition to the cost of all this equipment, travel costs will be expensive.

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Covers rental of a 300 mm for 4 NWSL games.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 151 exclusive posts
34
Images
59
Links
1
Poll
55
Updates
2
Videos
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