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Kilauea Photo Expedition

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Hi there! I am trying to raise funds quickly for a photo expedition to the Big Island of Hawaii to photograph various aspects of the volcano Kilauea eruption. I am a professional full time photographer that lives in Oregon City, OR. I am well published and have won numerous awards and love my craft. 

Kilauea and the lava flows have always facinated me, and they have always been on my bucket list to get to  photograph. In light of recent events, volcanic activity eruptions and fissures I feel that the present time is optimal for capturing the event at it's peak. 

Because of short time frame involved and the lack of booking in advance, (One can not predict this type of event with any certainy) the cost of travel to the island is higher than I can afford on my own. I am appealing to you, my friends and followers to help me get to the island and try to capture Mother Natures fury. 

If I am funded for this endeavor, the funds will be used to cover a flight from Portland, OR to Hilo, HI and back, a modest place to stay for three nights, transportation around the island and a couple hours of flight time in a helicopter equipped for photographers. 

I need the funds ASAP as I need to book the flights this weekend! I have a very limited time frame open for me to pull this trip off. I would be leaving on May 23rd and returning on May 26th, giving me two days on the island for shooting. 

Without your support, this trip is not possible and I will not be able to go. Essentially, your support is everything to me. 

Every little bit helps, $1.00 and higher, it is all appreciated. In thanks for your support, I am offering a small token of my appreciation to everyone that helps support this dream. 

Donations of $10.00 will get you a digital download  of your favorite image from the expedition.

Donations of $25.00 will get you 3 digital downloads of your favorite images from the expedition as well as a 8 x10 print of your favorite image from the expedition. 

Donations of $50.00 will get you 6 digital downloads, as well as (1) 8 x 10 print and 1 11 x 14 print.

Donations of $100.00 will get you unlimited downloads of all images for non-commercial use and a 20 x 30 print of your favorite image.

Donations of $ 300.00 will get you unlimited downloads of all images and (2) 20 x 30 metallic prints hand signed.

A Donation of $ 500.00 or Corprate Sponsorship Funding will get you unlimited digital downloads For Commercial Use, and (3) 20 x 30 metallic prints hand signed.


  • Dixie Simon
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs


Gary Peterson
Oregon City, OR

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