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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]