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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

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 help […]

By |November 8th, 2013|H-P Tips, Press releases, Updates|4 Comments

Ubuntu Help-Portrait

We are constantly inspired and amazed at the work of Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa. Follow their Flickr feed and their website for ongoing inspiration. Here are some photos from recent events at the Joburg Housing Committee Holiday Programme on Oct. 25 and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home in September. Click for more.

By |October 31st, 2013|Inspiration|2 Comments

7 things you need to know about HP on 07 Dec 2013

Can you believe that it’s already the end of October, and the 5th Annual International Help-Portrait Day is only 39 days away? As we’ve said all along, without you, Help-Portrait is just an idea. Because of you we’ve been able to give portraits to over 282,000 people in 67 countries! Amazing.

As we turn our attention to […]

By |October 30th, 2013|Updates|6 Comments

Help-Portrait Milwaukee

Help-Portrait Milwaukee hosted a dozen event sites last year. They were superstars at fundraising and media darlings as well. In this video they recap their amazing year as they look forward to 2013’s events Dec. 7-9. Find them on Facebook at facebook.com/helpportraitmke and leave a note of encouragement below for them!

By |October 29th, 2013|Inspiration, Story of the Day|6 Comments

Help-Portrait 2013 Staten Island, NY Documentary

Last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the Northeast U.S., the Help-Portrait community rallied to help victims.

With donations that came in, 78 photographers and 172 volunteers were able to provide free portraits for 278 different families who were affected across four events in New Jersey and New York. Each family received […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|4 Comments

New Merch Available in the Store!

A few things you should know:
1. We are offering a new Limited Edition T for 2013!  Once it’s gone… it’s gone.  Order soon!

2. We now have V-neck and Ladies’ Cuts available! Whoohoo!

3. Make sure to place your order before Nov. 29th if you’re in the US or Canada and before Nov. 15th if you’re international to guarantee delivery […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Updates|3 Comments

#HelpPortrait on Social Media

Want to know what’s happening in Help-Portrait events around the world as they happen? Follow our tagboard #helpportrait to see, and don’t forget to use #helpportrait when you post your pictures as well!

By |October 23rd, 2013|Updates|5 Comments

Help-Portrait Inspires Personal Project

Bert McLendon is a photographer in Austin, Texas, who volunteered at Help Portrait event in Raleigh, N.C. in 2010. He was so inspired by the idea that he pursued a personal project in a similar vein. He shared this note with us, and we asked him if we could share his story here.

“A few […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Inspiration|3 Comments