Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Music Bed Sampler – Benefitting Help-Portrait

We wanted to let you know about a cool music sampler especially for filmmakers and photographers. It’s a free download through Noisetrade, but any tips and proceeds will benefit Help-Portrait directly! The purpose of this sampler is to give you a taste of the selection on The Music Bed, and to give you an […]

By |March 19th, 2012|Sponsor Spotlight|6 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Vilnius, Lithuania

“We had 6 amazing, but lonely mothers with kids. Each of them with different story. Even if you are not pro and you don’t have big support team, you can make people smile.” –Ingrida Alisauskiene, Vilnius, Lithuania

By |March 16th, 2012|Story of the Day|2 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Laveen, AZ

“One woman had a mentally challenged daughter that was very difficult. We were able to get a portrait of both of them smiling and that has never happened before. She was overwhelmed. How much a picture means to someone’s life. The impact was enormous.”

–John Thomas, Laveen, AZ

By |March 15th, 2012|Story of the Day|1 Comment

H-P Story of the Day: Singapore

Adrian Tan of Singapore shared this message from one of the volunteers, Lynne Solomon, at their Help-Portrait event in December 2011:

I met someone. Pretty special guy. At the end of our photo session, he took my hand to “salaam”, kissed it and with the most beautiful pair of innocent eyes, looked at me gratefully and […]

By |March 14th, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Washington, PA

Gene Fetty, of Washington, PA, shared this story from the December 2011 Help-Portrait event:

We photographed a husband and wife last year. The husband was a patient at the facility we were shooting at and the wife came in with him to have a portrait made. Sadly the husband passed away sometime in the last year […]

By |March 7th, 2012|Story of the Day|3 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Los Angeles, CA

“It was amazing to watch 57 volunteers/photographers who came as individuals bond so quickly into a close group. Everyone pitched in to do whatever was needed to make the event a success. Someone looking in would have assumed we were all friends before arriving, and by the end of the day, we were. […]

By |March 6th, 2012|Story of the Day|2 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Maharashtra, India

Rohit Singh Tolia, of Pune, Maharashtra, India, shares the following from his H-P event in December of 2011:

I had gone to children home’s in my city, they all had dream like us to be something good in life but somehow their dreams will remain dreams because there’s no one to guide them or be their […]

By |March 5th, 2012|Story of the Day|5 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Minneapolis, MN

“Organizing this event was exhausting, but worth every single minute I spent doing it. The smiles on the faces of the teenagers we photographed, and the pure joy they had in feeling like rockstars for a day… That was priceless. One of the best things about help-Portrait is the sense of camaraderie among photographers. I’ve […]

By |March 2nd, 2012|Story of the Day|11 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Honduras

Kaley Diaz from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, shared this about her December 2011 H-P event:

Most of the children had never been photographed before, and had never seen themselves in a photograph. After each photo, I showed them their images in the back of the camera, and they all exclaimed, “que linda” or “que guapo!” (how pretty […]

By |March 1st, 2012|Story of the Day|6 Comments