Quest for Camelot - Study Abroad

$2,000 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 26 months
I can’t say that I’ve always wanted to be a photographer, but as a teen I’d I find myself spending hours dedicated to finding the perfect subject, the perfect time, or the perfect lighting. When I graduated high school, I contemplated pursuing a career in photography; however "the what-ifs" took hold - what if I’m not good enough? what if I can't find a job? what if I do find a job, but it can't support me?

After much deliberation, the "what ifs" won. I took the expected route and majored in business (ugh!). I got a job in IT support, but photography was always what I wanted to do. On lunch breaks, during my limited free time, and in the middle of car rides I’d find myself snapping photo after photo, even if no one was ever going to see them. When people did see my work they asked me to photograph their weddings, their lives, their most precious moments. I was a decent photographer but I knew I could be better. With the support and encouragement of my amazing friends and family, I returned to school to pursue my dreams.

I’ve been working full time to pay for school and after eight years (yes, I know I should be a Dr. by now), I will finally graduate with my photography degree. And as hoped, I am a better photographer. My work is already being featured in art shows and publications and I am humbled by the acknowledgement from my peers and professors. As graduation approaches, I have been presented with a special opportunity to expand my skills further: to travel to England and join the "Quest for Camelot - Study Abroad" program I have saved the majority of the tuition, but I’m $2,000 short of my goal, and time is not on my side.

And fate can be cruel, as I recently suffered a serious loss when my camera, lenses, tripod and memory cards were stolen, along with other important items. The thieves were smart enough to leave my textbooks, so I have that going for me.

If you’ve read this far you must either:

A. Really like me, or
B. Care about my future (who else would be that interested in an average guy’s life?)

Here is my simple question. Will you help me? Every donation makes a difference. If you have the means, then let me say "thank you" with free copies of my photographs from my program as I document the legend of Camelot. My class and I will be following the Legend of King Arthur and at the conclusion of the program we will produce a book featuring our work. You can see previous programs’ work here.

Even if you can’t contribute funds, please consider helping by sharing my campaign and following me on Facebook and Instagram.

Donors can expect rewards to be sent before October 2017. 

You can follow my story on NathanTGross.com and Instagram . I have included a few samples of my work below. For my complete portfolio, go to http://nathantgross.com.

I appreciate all your support.
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I forgot to tell you all that I made it to England! Here's a photo of King Arthur on the Tintagel Cliffs.
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The school semester has ended and I have 23 days until I embark for the United Kingdom!

Now until I leave, when you donate $5 or more you will be entered to win 1 of 2 large prints. You will also receive the digital downloads.

When you share this post you'll entered to win an additional print of your choice at the conclusion of my journey.

I have almost met my goal thanks to your generosity but I'm hoping to surpass it, to replace some of my equipment that was stolen.

Thank you all for your support!
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You can't build a reputation on intentions.
I realize that I don't have any photos of what I will be doing in the UK but I have photos of what I have done.

If you donate $5 you will receive a selection of Phone and Desktop Wallpapers when I return.

Check out a few of my National Park Photos,


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Almost halfway there! Thank you!
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Raised by 7 people in 26 months
Created January 22, 2017
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23 months ago

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Brandon Jemmett
24 months ago

I hope this helps make your trip a success!

Conklin Amanda
24 months ago

Good luck and enjoy studying abroad.

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