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Campaign to help purchase a new Sports Lens
$410 Raised
71% of $580 goal
14 contributors
2 Years running
In the fall of 2013, the focus motor in my sports lens stopped working. To get quality sports photos, a lens like this is needed, but not inexpensive. I don't charge for the photos I take so was hoping, maybe, those that enjoy them might help :). More ...

In the fall of 2013, the autofocus motor in my fast sports lens stopped working, and I need to purchase a new one. They are not cheap so I thought maybe those that have benefited from all the photos I have taken over the years might help me out. :) Any little bit will help.

(NOTE: I have received some donations outside of this site so the target here reflects what is not raised).

Since 2008, I have been volunteering my time as a photographer in South Portland (Maine) and various neighboring communities taking team and game photographs for high school and some college sporting events. Many of you have asked how you can pay me for the photos and I usually say no worries. Maybe you can help me now!

I thought I would reach out to you all, for a change. I have rarely charged for my photos because do it out of the love of the games, friends, and community. I post the photos on Facebook for parents and athletes, and donate my photos to the high schools and booster clubs for free use in their athletic programs and yearbooks. I have taken over 10,000 photos and willingly give the high resolution images to the booster clubs, parents, or athletes for their final banquets or senior awards. Presently I'm shooting games with the same lens set to manual focus, and it's not easy or practical. It will cost $300 to get the lens evaluated for repair, and then repair will be in addition to that fee. This is the second time this has happened so therefore would like to purchase a new, reliable lens to continue taking photos for the schools and athletes. The lens that is recommended for my camera, and comparible to the one I had is the new Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 telephoto lens (APO 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM). I have looked at used lenses but I prefer not to buy someone else's problems. A new lens is $1400.

I shy away from asking for payment or donations. I thought perhaps this way would be a low-pressure way to solicite donations towards a new lens so I can continue to take photos for the booster clubs and the athletes for the spring sports. If you have enjoyed the photos I have taken of your team, your children, or yourself and want to help repay me for this, here is your chance. THANK YOU! (if you don't wish to donate through this site, just contact me directly. Any little bit can help!)

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For every donation, I will make an effort to attend a game where you or your son/daughter athlete plays and I'll take come awesome action shots. (Limit to within one hour drive from Portland, ME. Schedule based on availability.)
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