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 […]

By |December 9th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Updates|6 Comments

Tutorial: How to Do Help-Portrait on Location

Here is a short tutorial on how Sasha Leahovcenco, a Help-Portrait’s volunteer photographer who has taken Help-Portrait to the ends of the earth, runs his projects. Below the video is a gear list as well. Thanks, Sasha!

Help-Portrait Tutorial. Nigeria. from Sasha on Vimeo.

My Gear:
Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 24-70 2.8 II
Main Light: 47″ Octabox with AlienBees B800
Light […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|H-P Tips|1 Comment

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. […]

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

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 […]

By |November 26th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration, Updates|0 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|0 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) […]

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

2013 Sample Release and Tips for Grabbing the Attention of Local Media for Your Help-Portrait Event

If you have participated in a Help-Portrait event before, you know that there are amazing stories to be shared throughout the day.  We’d love for you to be able to get those stories to a wider audience through the vehicles of your local news stations or newspapers.  Below are a few simple ideas to […]

By |November 8th, 2013|H-P Tips, Press releases, Updates|0 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 […]

By |October 21st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|3 Comments

Necessary Elements to a Successful HP Event

If you’re new, the idea of leading, even participating in a Help-Portrait event can be quite overwhelming. So, below is a list of what you need to get started on your first HP event.

At minimum, you need:

Camera
Ability to print (onsite, local store or online)
people to shoot

This is not an oversimplification of the model. We, […]

By |October 27th, 2012|H-P Tips|1 Comment

Follow Help-Portrait via Instagram!

Click here or the image above to follow Help-Portrait events globally through Instagram photos tagged #HelpPortrait.

By |December 10th, 2011|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|1 Comment