Now on SubscribeStar

I have now created a SubscribeStar page.  The way that this works is just like Patreon, where you subscribe to the tier that you want, depending on what you want to see.  It is also priced in USD.  In the case of my page, it will be just like Patreon, where the $5/month tier allows you to see photos not shared on my websites or social media accounts (and will be the same photos as shown on Patreon), and also gives you exclusive access to coupons to my Pixieset site, and the $10/month tier allows you to download photos for your own personal use.

However, the downloads work differently here compared to Patreon.  Instead of 5MB, 10MB, and original size downloads, the size of downloads will be 1MB, 3MB, and 5MB, as 5MB is the maximum image size allowed on SubscribeStar.  So, unless the original image size is below 5MB, there will be no way for me to allow a download of the original image size there.  Also, while there will be a list of links, they will be zip files instead of the actual image files, since the actual images load up, rather than the attachment files.  So, in order to download the size of image you want, you will still click the file, but then you’ll have to unzip it.

If you’d like to check it out, or if you want to subscribe to this page, please go to www.subscribestar.com/ashadmukadam.

Two Books Now On Hoopla

Two of my books are now on Hoopla: Journey Through the Video Game World and The Treasure of Milky Lake.  In case you’re not sure what Hoopla is, it’s a service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow ebooks and other digital files to view on your computer or mobile device.  So, if your library uses Hoopla as their ebook service, borrow and read either Journey Through the Video Game World or The Treasure of Milky Lake today!

Charges When Pledging to My Patreon

Just so you’re aware, when you pledge to my Patreon, you will be charged immediately upon signing up, and then on the first of every month.  I did this to ensure that I didn’t get people who would pledge with the intention of downloading my photos, and then cancel their subscription before they got charged, essentially trying to get the digital downloads of the photos for free.

Thank you for your understanding.

Now on Patreon

I have now created a Patreon page.  This is for my photography, and the purpose is to share photos that I have not shared anywhere else (including social media), as well as to allow access to digital downloads of my photos for your own personal use, including for backgrounds for your computer and mobile devices.  That means that they are not to be published on any other websites.  Furthermore, it will allow you to get exclusive coupons for buying prints on my Pixieset website.  There will be two tiers for membership (prices in USD): $5/month for seeing the pictures and getting the coupons, and $10/month in order to get access to the downloads.  As of now, this will be the only way that I’ll be able to allow digital downloads of my photos.  The photos will be available in three sizes: 5MB, 10MB, and the original size.

Eventually, I might allow for downloads of my photos on my own e-commerce site when I can afford to create one, and if that is the case, the $10/month tier will allow for early access to the digital downloads to my photos.

The website for my Patreon is www.patreon.com/ashadmukadam.

Real Estate Photography Portfolio Up On Photography Website

I didn’t get a chance to upload one on Monday when I officially announced that I was adding real estate photography to my photography services, but I now have a portfolio for real estate photography up on my photography website.  If you would like to see what I have put in there so far, please go to the following website:

https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/portfolio/real-estate-photography-portfolio/

Now On Pinterest

I now have two new Pinterest accounts: one is for my photography, and one is for my writing.  So, if you happen to be on there, please give me a follow, and see what I have decided to pin on there:

Photography Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/ashadmukadamphotographer

Writing Pinterest – www.pinterest.com/ashadmukadam

Now Offering Real Estate Photography Services

I’m now offering real estate photography services as part of my photography business.  I will be offering services for both residential and commercial real estate properties.  So, if you’re a realtor who needs these services, please go to the following page on my photography website for more details: https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/photography-services/real-estate-photography/.  For pricing information, please go to the following page: https://ashadmukadamphotography.wordpress.com/pricing/re-photo-pricing/.  If you know a realtor who needs these services, please refer them to the previous two links for more information.

As of right now, I will only be offering these services within the city of Calgary.  Furthermore, I will not be providing drone photography as part of my services.

First Draft of Fourth Book Finished

The manuscript for the first draft of my fourth book is now officially completed.  It is in editing now, and it will take some time before the book gets through the editing process.

Update on Bank Payments for Photography Business

Just a quick update on if you’re intending on making bank payments (now to be known from this point on as AFTs, or Automated Funds Transfers) for my photography services.  The process has changed a bit, as I’ve changed my processor for AFTs.  Now, you no longer will receive two invoices and emails from me (one that allows you to make credit card and PayPal payments, and the other that allows you to make AFT payments).  Instead, you’ll just get one invoice, and when you click the link in the email or the payment button in the invoice, and you click the red “Pay Now” button in the new window or tab, you’ll see three payment options: Credit Card, PayPal, and Direct Debit.  To make the AFT payment, click Direct Debit, and then you can enter in your details.

Furthermore, when you look on your bank statement, the AFT payment line will show the payee as GoCardless.  Do not worry or panic about this – this is the name of my AFT payment processor, and the payment is still being made to me.

Accepting Debit Card Payments for Photography Business…Again!

Starting tomorrow (October 23, 2019), I’ll be able to start accepting debit card payments over $100 for my photography business again!  I just got word from my in-person credit card payment processor (the same one that allows me to accept Interac Flash, Apple Pay, and Google Pay) that tomorrow (October 23, 2019), they’ll add the ability to accept debit card payments over $100 to the readers that I currently have.  Which is good news, because ever since June of last year, when my debit card payment processor at the time closed up shop, I had been wondering if I’d ever be able to accept debit card payments above $100 again, since I couldn’t find any debit card payment processors that didn’t have a contract, and didn’t have a monthly fee.  So, if you’re in Calgary and hoping to book me as your photographer, and you were hoping I’d be able to accept debit card payments over $100 again because that is your preferred method of payment, wait no more!  Book me today!