Capturing Hawaii's Perfection

I wanna create a photobook for the trip of a lifetime.
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Alessandro Carpentiero
Photography
Milano
Italy
1 Team Member

Who am I?

My name is Alessandro Carpentiero, I'm 25 years old and I'm a product designer in love with music and photography.

I can't actually decide what of those three things I should do in my life, so I just keep doing them all.

  • Design: I graduated last year in product design; since then I've done a few projects. Here's my work.
  • Music: I've started studying music since I was a child: saxophone, classical piano, singing and jazz piano. Here's a soundtrack I composedAnd here's a piece of my band.
  • Photography: I've started taking pictures 8 years ago. University took me away from photography for some time, but now the passion got back stronger than ever.
    You can check out my Instagram and my Website.

What's my plan?

I was offered a trip to Maui island next month. If you don't know about it, it's part of the Hawaii and it's like heaven. (Google it).
I want to create a photobook named "Hawaii's Perfection" with the best shots I'll take there.
In order to do that, I would need a more performing camera with me, so that I could better capture the beauty of the island and create a very high quality photobook.
Since the works that I did this year were basically for free (I wish I could live out of experience), I can't afford all this.
This is where you can make a difference: with your help I could afford a new (and super cool) camera, that I'd use to create the photobook.

What do I need?

I currently own a micro4/3 mirrorless camera (Panasonic Lumix GM1) with some lenses and accessories. I definitely love it, but I don't think it's the more appropriate camera for the trip that I'll take next month.
That's because it's not tropicalized (resistant to dust, water drops, humidity, ecc) and it doesn't have a viewfinder (kinda hard to shoot when the sun is very strong).
The better choice would be to purchase a very powerful M4/3 camera. In this way I could use all the lenses I currently own while having a more performing camera!

That's why I was considering purchasing the following items:

  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 
  • Olympus M.Zuiko ED 12-40mm f/2.8
  • Olympus HLD-7 Battery Grip
The whole kit (OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm) can be found for 2000€ , while the battery grip costs 200€. (Why is life so expensive?)

Why should You help Me?

Everything I do, I do it with passion. My final goal in life is to experience emotions and, hopefully, make others experiencing them as well.

What do You get?

If you'll be willing to help me, you'll get (besides a HUGE thanks), the best perks I can possibily offer you: thank you notes, greetings cards, your pictures edited by me, digital copies of "Hawaii's Perfection", Skype lessons, Workshops, physical copies of "Hawaii's Perfection" or my 1st camera!
Take a look at the coloumn on your right and choose the one you prefer!


What if I don't reach the final goal?

  • If I wouldn't reach 1500€, I'd use the money to buy a useful accessory for the trip (a new lens, a new tripod, or a new backback).
  • If I'd reach 1500€ I'd buy the Olympus OM-D E-M1 body
  • If I'd reach 2200€ I'd be the happiest man on earth.

"Hawaii's Perfection" PhotoBook

After I'll get back from my trip, I'll start selecting and editing all the pictures, and I'll create the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". There you'll see the beauty that I was able to capture thanks to you.
The book will be available both on digital and physical copies.
Of course I'll keep you guys posted with videos and news directly from Maui!

Risks & Challenges

Sure, it'll be hard to reach this amount of money in less than 1 month, but we can surely give it a try!
If I won't be able to purchase a new camera, I'll create the photobook anyway with my current camera (Panasonic GM1), so that I can reward those who trusted me.


You can help me also if You don't have any money!

You like my art but you don't have the money to help me? No problem!
You can still spread the word! Just press the "share" button and post this campaing on your favorite social network: that would be very helpful!

For those who were patient enough to read through all of this: THANKS!



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This campaign ended on September 2, 2014
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  • €1EUR
    Thank you!

    Thank You" note in the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection".

    1 claimed

  • €3EUR
    1 pics and 1 thanks!

    - Digital copy of 1 picture of your choice with watermark. - "Thank You" note in the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection".

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €6EUR
    3 pics and 1 thanks

    - Digital copy of 3 pictures of your choice with watermark. - "Thank You" note in the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection".

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €25EUR
    "Hawaii's Perfection" E-book

    - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" (many pictures!). - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €35EUR
    Your pictures edited by me!

    - 3 of your pictures edited by me. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €40EUR
    Greeting Card

    - Printed greeting card with one picture of your choice. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €40EUR
    Skype Photoshop Lesson!

    - 1h Skype Photoshop and Camera Raw lesson: see how I edit my pictures! - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €40EUR
    1h Skype Photography lesson

    - 1h Skype Photography basics lesson. - Digital copy of the PhotoBook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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    Estimated delivery: November 2014
  • €75EUR
    Photo Workshop in Milano!

    - 2 hours workshop in Milano (Italy) where I'll teach you how to shoot with your DSLR. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" - a "Special Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €80EUR
    Printed Poster + Photobook

    - 1 print of your choice 40x30cm on luster photo paper (rolled in a tube). - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook

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  • €100EUR
    Your pics on my Instagram!

    - 1 of your pictures (not a selfie) posted on my Instagram account with a special thank you note (Please take a good one :P ) - 1h Skype Lesson (photoshop OR photo lesson) - Digital copy of the PhotoBook "Hawaii's Perfection" - "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €120EUR
    Photo&Edit Workshop

    - 2 hours workshop in Milano (Italy) where I'll teach you how to shoot with your DSLR. - 1 hour workshop about editing pictures in Photoshop - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" - a "Special Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €150EUR
    Photoshoot session!

    - 2 hours of portrait shooting of you in Milano (Italy). - Digital copy of selected and edited pics from the shooting. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" - a "Special Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €150EUR
    "Hawaii's Perfection" 25x20cm

    - Printed copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" 25x20cm on premium paper with Hardcover. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - Special "Thank You" note in the photobook

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • €170EUR
    Acrylic Print + Photobook

    - 1 Acrylic print of your choice 40x30cm. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - "Thank You" note in the photobook

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  • €200EUR
    "Hawaii's Perfection" 33x28cm

    - Printed copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" 33x28cm on premium paper with Hardcover. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - Special "Thank You" note in the photobook

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    Estimated delivery: December 2014
  • €200EUR
    "Hawaii's Perfection" Pearl

    - Printed copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" 33x28cm on Proline Pearl photo paper with Hardcover. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - Special "Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €400EUR
    Daily Workshop!

    1 day with me in Milano (Italy) includes: - Photowalk in Milano with photography techniques lesson - Editing class (sitting at a cafè with my laptop) - Printed copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" -->Available anywhere in the world if flight and accomodations are provided. <--

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  • €400EUR
    !My 1st DSLR: Canon 400D!

    This is a very special perk, cause it's the camera that made me fall in love with photography. This is what you'd get: - Canon 400D body - Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens - Tamron AF70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di - Slipcase - 1h Skype Photography basics lesson - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" - a "Special Thank You" note in the photobook.

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  • €900EUR
    Super Duper Deluxe

    - Printed copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection" 33x28cm on Proline Pearl Photo paper, 33x28cm. - 1 Acrylic print of your choice 40x30cm. - Digital copy of the photobook "Hawaii's Perfection". - Super Special "Thank You" note at the beginning of the photobook. - Personal "Thank You" video. - Skype call where you can ask me whatever you want (technical questions included)

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