2011 marks the third year for Help-Portrait. What started as an idea way back in 2008 has grown into an international movement that has had more momentum than we ever expected. We can’t say it enough…thank you!

As we begin to prepare for the December 10, 2011 event, the Help-Portrait team is busy securing new merchandise, sponsors, a new community site and the list could go on. While we work on these things, we need to ask you a favor:

Help us spread the word about Help-Portrait. 

The goal behind H-P is intentionally simple: Find people in need, take, print and deliver their picture. Our focus has been, since day one, to empower the photography community to make a difference with their unique skills. To date, more than 10,500 photographers have participated. This year, we’d love to see that number climb to 25,000. Big jump? Absolutely! But, we believe that you can help us do it.

This number isn’t about you or us. It’s about the people. What we’ve learned is that at our events, a single participating photographer gives away an average of 6 portraits. Multiple that number times 25,000 and together we can give portraits to 150,000 people across the world. The impact will be acute, but epic.

But…we can’t do this without you. 

If everyone of you shared about Help-Portrait on your Facebook wall, the number of people we could reach in one day would be hundreds of thousands. Add Twitter, blogs and Google+ to the mix and my head begins to swirl with the reach YOU can give Help-Portrait.

So, will you join us and help spread the word?


Here’s how.

Sample Facebook/Twitter/Google+

Photographers unite! Join me & 25k photogs as we give back on Dec 10: Give, don’t take pictures. http://bit.ly/hp-2011 #helpportrait

Thanks for being loyal promotors, participants, fans, volunteers and enthusiasts. We would be nothing without you, our faithful community.

Here’s to 150,000 portraits given, not taken, this December!

Kyle Chowning
Executive Director