Become a UTAZCO Overland Member

I am a professional fine art landscape and travel photographer and videographer based in Western Iowa.

I oftentimes take my Jeep Wrangler off-road to reach places off the beaten path to create my photos, and to create videos documenting my travels, photography insights, and tutorials.

Besides visiting art shows throughout the midwest to sell my prints, I have a photography Web presence, an online Amazon influencer shop and YouTube channel, for my Overlanding/travel videos and photography tutorials.

The general videos on my YouTube channel will always be free, but some content and perks will be limited to a select audience – e.g.

  • live hangouts,
    • interactive tutorials how I plan a trip;
    • find camp spots;
    • set up my photo shoot and my camp;
    • how I cook my meals while on an expedition;
    • etc.
  • full GPX files with overnight points,
  • how to process photos/videos while on the road (Lightroom CC, Photoshop CC, LumaFusion…)
  • early access to ‘general’ video series.

Since traveling to art shows takes about 4 months out of my year where I cannot create photographs and/or videos, I would like to slowly cut back on my art show attendance. Considering, however, that those shows produce about 85%-90% of my revenue, I can only do that while creating alternative income sources:

  • Monetizing my YouTube channel;
  • Using Patreon to build a community of folks interested in my photography and overlanding endeavors.

Over the next couple of months, as I build my YouTube channel and Web communities, I will start offering subscription tiers, in order to help me cut back on my art show travel: I envision ‘$0.99,’ ‘$4.99,’ and ‘$9.99’ a month support tiers, with increasingly fun and useful perks for each.

When my art show revenues are getting offset by at least 50% from the channel monetization and Patreon subscribers, I will start posting content more often, plan more overland/photo expedition trips, upgrade my gear to create even better quality content, and plan for an annual week-end get-together with all my supporters…

I hope you’ll join me on my journey, build a community, and have tons of fun together!

Tip Jar – $0.99/month

This basic supporter level is for folks who just simply like what I’m doing, but aren’t interested in extra content or benefits (just yet.)

Benefits:

  • Priority Email Access for Your Questions and Comments!
Keep Creating Content – $1.99/month

This advanced supporter level is for those of you who want to help maintain the channel and content. 

Benefits:

  • Priority Email Access for Your Questions and Comments!
  • Member-only content: extra tidbits I share here and there throughout the weeks; sometimes deleted scenes; special #BTS vids; high-resolution desktop backgrounds; etc.
Explorer – $4.99/month

This premium supporter level is where it starts getting real. With your support I can begin to enhance my content by improving my camera gear and editing platform.

Benefits:

  • Priority Email Access for Your Questions and Comments!
  • Member-only content: extra tidbits I share here and there throughout the weeks; sometimes deleted scenes; special #BTS vids; high-resolution desktop backgrounds;etc.
  • Early video access.
  • Member-only Discount Codes for merch, tutorials/other downloads from my store (eBooks, LUTs, prints, etc.)
  • GPS Waypoints (campsites, fuel stops, viewpoints, etc.)
Pathfinder – $9.99/month

This prime supporter level is for those who are looking to invest in moving UTAZCO Overland forward. Support at this level not only maintains the platform; but helps me develop even more resources to help the community. 

Benefits:

  • Priority Email Access for Your Questions and Comments!
  • Member-only content: extra tidbits I share here and there throughout the weeks; sometimes deleted scenes; special #BTS vids;  high-resolution desktop backgrounds; etc.
  • Early video access.
  • Member-only Discount Codes for merch, tutorials/other downloads from my store (eBooks, LUTs, prints, etc.)
  • GPS Waypoints (campsites, fuel stops, viewpoints, etc.)
  • Actual GPS Tracks – Follow my tire-tracks!
  • New member’s name shoutout in video.
  • General Hangout access.