A Yellowstone Picture Calendar isn’t all that unusual; but this one from photographer Ron Havard is different. It is a 12 inch by 5 inch desktop calendar with spaces for removable pictures. It comes with 24 individual photo postcards and two bookmarks. The postcard photos can be changed out according to individual taste.
Rewards for this Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign are – logically enough – calendars. The desktop holder displays the calendar on one side, and the picture on the other, creating a lean display that is five inches high, and twelve inches long, so it looks good on your desk and does not obstruct the view for anyone seated on the other side of your desk. The bookmarks echo this slim design with scenes from Yellowstone National Park.
Photographer Ron Havard is a U.S. Army veteran with 25 years of experience as a professional photographer. He specializes in sporting events and outdoor scenes, such as those that comprise the calendar. He does a masterful job of creating stop-action shots of sports, such as shots of calf riding and roping and barrel racing. You can view some of his work at his studio website, Ron Havard Photography (www.ronhavard.zenfolio.com). Be prepared to smile as youthful cowboys and cowgirls participate in traditional rodeo activities, such as calf roping and even goat roping.
Ron Havard anticipates no problems with getting the calendars made up. The printer is already selected, and the designs set. All that remains is for Kickstarter crowdfunders to lend their support. If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind desk calendar that can be an office conversation piece, then look no further. Viewers who love the outdoors will be charmed. The classic, well-thought out, design will look good just about anywhere.
That is no surprise once you learn about Ronald Havard’s principles for running his photography business. He will retake the picture until he gets exactly the shot his client needs. Ron became interested in photography in high school, working on the year book. He was his battalion photographer. His current business was born when he realized that while there were a number of outdoor sporting events of which participants would love to have pictures, but that there was no one available to take them. It requires a special touch to take pictures of rodeo events, 4-H play days, and youth sports. He gives back to the community either by supporting Little League teams or by giving organizations some of his photos to use in their publicity.
This crowdfunding campaign product isn’t flashy, like a computer game and it doesn’t have any electronic parts. But if you enjoy excellence in photography, then this is a campaign for you. Just imagine photographs of bears, Old Faithful, and impressive natural panoramas sitting there on your desk, offering moments of tranquility during your busy day. When you are tired of staring at a backlit screen, you can rest your eyes on these beautiful scenes. Select your favorite to have out on your desk all the time, or change them out whenever you like. The calendar is for 2017 – so you can expect to enjoy these pictures for a good while.