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2014 Date Announced

Dear Help-Portrait Community,

We did it!

The Annual Help-Portrait day has come and gone. What a day it was! The pictures, stories and reports are pouring in. It’s so fun to see what you all did in recent days, weeks, and for some of you, months.

Due to weather and other circumstances, we know some of you have […]

By |December 9th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|17 Comments

Moments When Heaven Comes to Earth

These are the moments when heaven comes to earth:

When a 46 year old beautiful woman bawls her eyes out because she has finally gotten her very first picture with Santa.

When photographers set aside competition and serve together for the day.

When a twenty (something)-year-old in a recovery program asks to set his picture on the […]

By |December 8th, 2013|H-P Organizers, Story of the Day, Updates|2 Comments

Help-Portrait 2013 in Full Swing

The last time zones are about to start their Help-Portrait 2013 events. We can’t wait to tell the global story. Don’t forget to submit your stats! http://t.co/xUUzfXAYON. Use the hashtag #helpportrait when posting on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and OKDOTHIS!

#HelpPortrait founder @jeremycowart taking a few shots of a sweet family at @HPNashville!  

By |December 7th, 2013|H-P Organizers|4 Comments

Sasha Leahovcenco: Help-Portrait, Nigeria

We mentioned this week on Twitter that a video featuring Sasha Leahovcenco, one of Help-Portrait’s prolific volunteer photographers, and his Help-Portrait trip to Chukotka, Russia (“Help-Portrait. End of the Earth”), was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick. In it he shows the a behind the scenes look at his team’s journey beginning at Anadyr (capital […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|H-P Organizers, Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait #5 is almost here! Here’s what you need to know.

We can’t tell you how excited we are to see Help-Portrait roll around, because this is our 5th year! This is a huge milestone for our community, which spans 67 countries now!

We know you’ve been planning, fundraising and organizing in anticipation for Dec. 7. Thank you for your level of dedication, teamwork and compassion. Once […]

By |December 1st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|2 Comments

Help-Portrait Founder Launches OKDOTHIS App

Jeremy Cowart and a development team at Aloompa have launched a new photo idea-sharing app called OKDOTHIS.

We want to see you use it with Help-Portrait!

Follow @helpportrait, then check out the photo prompts, called “Dos.” Take and share the photos you create, then post your own ideas for Dos!

It’s easy, fun and idea-inspiring. So, OK … let’s do […]

By |November 26th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration, Updates|2 Comments

In the News: Colorado Mountain College photo students shooting free portraits

Thanks to the Post Independent for this preview story about Colorado Mountain College students participating in the 5th annual Help-Portrait event. Have you gotten news coverage about your upcoming event? Send us the link in the comments below!

Read the full story here.

By |November 12th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, In the News, News|3 Comments

What Makes Help-Portrait Events Work?

In 2009, Help-Portrait organizer Austin Mann shared some extremely helpful technical tips about doing Help-Portrait events in Dallas, TX. We asked him to weigh in again this year with more advice on what makes his events successful.

10 essentials items you don’t wanna forget:
1) Plenty of gaff tape (mutli colors for signage and other stuff)
2) Plenty […]

By |November 10th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|3 Comments

Help-Portrait Franklin: Tips on Planning Your First Event

Help-Portrait Franklin is a group just south of Nashville, Tenn. They have four planning committee members and 40-50 volunteers for setup and the day. Last year’s and this year’s HP event is held at New Hope Academy, a private Christian school in Franklin which reserves 50 percent of its seats for low-income children with a commitment to launch […]

By |October 21st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|9 Comments

A Picture Is Worth

In this new video, Help-Portrait Austin recaps the 2011 event and looks forward to this year’s. Watch in this video how the volunteers are just as touched and changed as the recipients. That’s the beauty of Help-Portrait. Help us reach $4,000 in a special Help-Portrait Groupon offer through Wednesday – a $10 donation is worth […]

By |September 22nd, 2012|H-P Organizers, Inspiration|1 Comment