Have you heard of Kickstarter? It’s a “funding platform for creative projects.” Here you’ll find innovative ideas presented by their developers who are looking for funding to launch their products or other creative ventures. You can donate a small amount to help fund or for varying amounts you can be the first to receive the product as soon as it’s available (usually at a reduced price from the suggested retail price).
I have supported a few Kickstarter programs as I love being able to help move a great idea forward (even if it’s with a modest donation).
I stumbled across the HiLO Lens for iPhone & iPad while looking for creative ways to enhance my street photography. I could try and describe it for you, but this video does a much better job than I ever could.
HiLO Lens in a vertical angle (images used with permission of HiLO developers)
The goal for this program is to raise $27,500 by Tuesday, November 20th. So far they’ve raised $5,289, so I’m pretty confident they’ll be able to fund the project and I’ll be getting one of the first HiLO Lenses! Of course, I’ll be back to review it when I get it!