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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 [...]

By | November 26th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration, Updates|0 Comments

Rewind: Great Help-Portrait Stories from 2011-12

Miguel & daughter Rosaura in Mexico was one of the most powerful images of 2012. Miguel cares for Rosaura after her mother could no longer handle the challenges they faced following an accident. Whenever you compile a list, it's tempting to call it "great" or "top" or "best," but when you're talking about [...]

By | November 24th, 2013|Inspiration|0 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 [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|0 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 [...]

By | November 18th, 2013|Inspiration|2 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 [...]

By | November 10th, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|2 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|0 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|0 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 [...]

By | October 30th, 2013|Updates|0 Comments