‘Me & my daughter’s first picture’

By |November 26th, 2013|Story of the Day|8 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|3 Comments

Rewind: Great Help-Portrait Stories from 2011-12

Whenever you compile a list, it’s tempting to call it “great” or “top” or “best,” but when you’re talking about Help-Portrait stories, images and memories, it’s difficult to label one as better than another. Everyone we encounter has a story. As we sift through the quotes and images that roll in after an event, we’re […]

By |November 24th, 2013|Inspiration|11 Comments

Global News: ‘Local photographers donate time for portrait initiative’

The Help-Portrait team in Edmonton got some media love yesterday. Check out this nice piece from the Global News.

“I think it’s an awesome collective effort. Our creative community comes together and does something good for the community, gives back. It’s so meaningful to the people who are getting the service,” said Devin Komarniski, the Hope […]

By |November 21st, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|5 Comments

A Letter From Jeremy Cowart

Hey, everyone! 

Just wanted to check in and say hello to all of you! My team and I are SO excited about this year’s 5th anniversary of Help-Portrait. It’s insane that 5 years have already passed. I never had any idea of what this would become. But you guys have taken a very simple idea and […]

By |November 18th, 2013|Inspiration|6 Comments

Flothemes WP Discount + Help-Portrait Benefits!

Our friends over at are running a special on their retina-ready WP portfolio themes.

Use the promo code FLOjeremy30 at checkout for a 30% off discount. Partial proceeds go to Help-Portrait! Help us spread the word by using the social links below.

By |November 12th, 2013|Updates|8 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|8 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|8 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|7 Comments