Not one of you has ever wished upon a star? I was just putting it out to the universe to help fund something that is hard to acquire. None of you think I'm not saving my nickels for it myself? It's not begging, its fundraising to start a business to fill a niche in my area that is not filled. The bands I get to photograph starting up aren't going to be the Rolling Stones, they are going to be locals who are quite talented might I add. Sebastian Owl are full time musicians who pay rent playing gigs. Far from a garage band I might think. And with contacts to a few local club owners I can possibly photograph much higher caliber musicians when they come to town IF I get better gear with low light performance.
Someone could help but instead you all piss on it. That old saying comes to mind, "If you have nothing good to say say nothing at all"
First you want me to click on a link? You're asking alot pal... Then you want me to give you money to buy stuff I'll never use? I only donate money to stuff I get to play with too. Like drugs. And then you're going to use this photography equipment shoot more pictures of your bearded Canadian garage band? That's where I draw the line, hippie.
If you can't use what you have to take interesting pictures, better equipment isn't going to help you. Even I know that much about photography. You get the better gear when you have done well enough with what you have to impress people and raise the money for it.
The camera doesn't make the photographer. Skill makes the photographer. I'm not sure why I should use my hard earned money to fuel your lack of skill.
You don't have to donate. All I ask is for a few kind souls to help me out with starting a business and breaking away from working under someone else? How is that not reasonable? How is that not asking for all three things you listed, food, electricity, a mortgage?