One thing that I think is so awesome with the photography community sometimes is how many great ways there our for us to help out. It’s great we can do what we love and get paid but what’s even better is to be able to do what we love and make an impact on someones life. Help Portrait is a great organization that you can easily help to make a difference in someones life. The event is coming up soon on December 10th so here is a little more info about Help-Portrait.
Help-Portrait is a world-wide collection of photographers using their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate. What does that look like? It looks like photographers taking pictures, printing them, giving them, but more importantly, giving hope.
In 2009, Help-Portrait involved 3,400 photographers and 5,000 photo-assistants, producers, make up artists, and volunteers in 543 different locations, around the world in 42 different countries. This year we hope the movement grows even larger! Imagine what we could do with a group of 10,000 plus photographers and 15,000 volunteers.
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Your partnership as a Help-Portrait photographer will find you connected with a special worldwide community who are passionate to see as many underprivileged individuals and families as possible receive a portrait this December that will change their worlds.
No photographers or volunteers involved are paid or are making any money off these photographs. In fact, none of the pictures taken will be used on personal websites or portfolios. That’s not what this is about. What this is about is simply to find people in need and take their pictures in order to give the pictures back. We want to show the beauty held in every person, in every life.
Help-Portrait would like to give at least one 5×7 or 8×10 photograph to each person. We are hoping you will be able to donate your services and connect with resources in your community of influence in order to make a lasting difference in your community and together around the world.
Please feel free to explore our website [ help-portrait.com ] to find updates on resources in your area and see testimonials of how this project has already made a difference in the lives of many. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at [ firstname.lastname@example.org ].
It’s a great way to give back and I would encourage everyone to check them out.
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