Since all income for HDRI Haven comes from donations, I treat this money as if it's not my own, instead still belonging to the people who are investing in the platform.
All spendings, savings and allocations of the income each month is detailed in the public spreadsheets below.
In a nutshell:
- The income is first used to cover the running costs (server hosting and other necessary services).
- Then, I (Greg Zaal) personally take 20% of the remainder as a salary to cover my time working on building, maintaining and improving the website, as well as checking, processing and uploading HDRIs from the various HDRI authors.
- The remainder (~75% of the original income) is shared between the HDRI authors whose work was published that month, relative to the number of HDRIs they each published. For more details on how this amount is shared, look at one of the months below.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at [email protected].
Detailed Monthly Reports
- January 2020
- December 2019
- November 2019
- October 2019
- September 2019
- August 2019
- July 2019
- June 2019
- May 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
For a quick visual overview of how HDRI Haven has grown over time, I recommend checking out the Graphtreon page.
The following tables show my personal montly savings towards improving the content on this site.
As I'm no longer the only photographer publishing work on HDRI Haven, this only includes my small portion of the Patreon income. Other photographers may be spending or saving their earnings differently.
Savings to spend on traveling to new locations, shooting different types of HDRIs.
Current travel balance: R38 642.82 (ZAR)
|2019-12-09||Balance negative equipment savings||R-14 901.67|
|2019-10-23||Shotwell lawsuit defense||R-3 797.14|
|2018-03-23||KZN Trip||R-6 468.49|
|2018-03-14||Small Studio Shoot||R-3 000.00|
|2017-11-11||Italy Trip||R-26 316.89|
Savings to spend on camera gear or other hardware necessary to shooting and stitching HDRIs.
Current equipment balance: R983.97 (ZAR)
|2019-12-09||Balance from travel savings||R14 901.67|
|2019-12-09||HDD replacement||R-2 534.00|
|2019-10-04||Nikon Z7||R-50 861.29|
|2019-10-04||Laowa 15mm F/2||R-13 999.00|
|2018-09-12||Light meter, color chart||R-7 352.32|
|2018-09-07||PC upgrades||R-19 326.00|