**Thanks to you all I have reached my goal and have raised enough for the photography gear. I am now upping my goal because if I raise more money then we can bring more vets to Jackson for our programs!!! **
I am riding to support the Honoring Our Veterans Photography Workshops. Honoring Our Veterans is a small Jackson, Wyoming non-profit [501(c)(3)] that helps combat wounded veterans heal. Our groups are small, and the workshops not only teach photography, but allow wounded veterans a chance to interact and share their stories with other wounded veterans in a really beautiful location with the full support of our staff. I teach the workshops with a veteran named Dave Chudnov. We have a great time, help the vets, and support the valuable mission of www.honorvets.org
We do daytime and nighttime photography as well as printing of their images at my studio. Each year we make a book of the creative output of the workshop. Two books can be seen here:
I want to raise enough money to buy a fleet of loaner photography gear that the veterans can use when they take the class. We need some modern DSLR cameras, a few lenses, tripods and some other gear. The long term plan is to have a camera set up that each vet could take home. Right now, we just want to make sure that each vet has equipment to use that will make the most of the learning experience.
Donate $500 and you get a fine art print of one of the images from our photography workshops (your choice) matted and ready to frame
Donate $750 and you get the book that we publish of the creative output from our photography workshops (see links above)
Donate $1000 or more and get a 24x24" of the Milky Way Over Snake River Overlook mounted and ready to hang.
Each image comes with information about the veteran who created the image.
My ride begins April 29th and we finish riding on June 17th. I will be posting updates as I ride along.