Help Support SJanickiPhoto.com
As of January 2015, I now have a wonderful FULL TIME job (where I actually make money). Photography is my professional hobby, I do it all for fun. If you'd like to support my work please feel free to use the Paypal button below.
My business practices (the way they are) will never net me any sort of profit from my photography work. And I'm fine with that. I'm happy to give back to the sport of wrestling (the sport that has given me so much in life). My goal each year is to break even on my equipment costs and other cost incurred by taking photos. Usually for every $1 I contribute (not including time) to my photography work I get about 10 cents back from sales, support, food, etc.
I expect the people who can't pay for photos to enjoy the Free-ness of the site. I expect those who can afford a little to buy a little and/or support a little and enjoy the Free-ness of the site. And I expect those that can splurge and those that can spend a lot, to buy from and/or support the site while enjoying the Free-ness. Everyone who buys from and/or supports the site can know that they are helping to provide this Free-ness to everyone.
Whenever I can I like to publish ALL of the photos I take from an event (minus the out of focus and the "what was I thinking" ones). In the days of 35mm film, a great photographer was one who could get the most publishable photos out of their roll of film. Timing was key, lighting was important. But in today's age of low priced DSLRs any person can go out and take a few thousand photos from an event and post just their best ones. I like to challenge myself and judge myself on the quality of ALL of the photos I take from an event. So it might take me awhile to publish ALL of the photos, but I think I do a great job, and I'm glad that everyone has a photo.
Thanks A Bunch!
There Are Great Things On The Horizon. Let's Capture The Moments For All To Enjoy.
Feel Free To Contact Me At: SJanickiPhoto@gmail.com
Now that SJanickiPhoto.com is practically a FREE photo site (All photos after Jan 1st 2014 are all LARGE, High Quality Photos, with a SMALL watermark) I've decided to introduce this new page for those who enjoy my photos and what to give money to support my photography.
As many of you know taking photos is not cheap and I run my site quite differently than most other photographers. Some photographers are paid upfront for their services, others are paid to go (or go freely) to an event and then sell the images online. Usually when they sell their photos online the preview is small, it has a huge watermark across it, and/or it is right-click-to-save protected. Sometimes the pre-buy images are not even cut or edited. It is all in attempt to make money off of the photo.
I on the other hand do my services for free and put up large, high quality photos with a relatively small watermark in the corner. Yes, people can still buy photos without the watermark via prints or downloads. But very very few people (maybe 1 in a few thousand) buy anything due to the quality and size of what I offer for free.
I take photos because I love doing it and my high standard of quality prevents me from just throwing them up on the site without being properly cut and edited. Wrestling photography is my largest photographic passion due to my deep involvement with the sport, the coverage I provide is my way of giving back to the sport that I love. I wasn’t the best wrestler back in high school and I certainly wasn’t the best wrestler at the collegiate level, but I can take great wrestling photos. I capture wrestlers from the elite to beginning level and take pride in the fact that I can give them a free high quality photo that they can share and be proud of. I've expanded my skill set to include other sports and I'm very happy that I can give those athletes the same quality of photos for free as well. They work hard to compete and I work hard to provide great photos.
So hopefully there are supporters out there that are willing to give a little (or a lot) to help me pay for equipment and travel to events so that I can use my photographic talents and continue to provide free coverage and 10s of thousands of free photos per year. Feel free to email me if you want recognition or more info on how you can support the work that I do.
Up Coming Costs
I'm upgrading all of my equipment for the 2015-2016 season, as well as adding strobes to my photographic arsenal... it's going to be very expensive anyway you can help would be amazing!
I'm also going to be traveling a lot more this year, going to more national tournaments across all levels of wrestling.