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12/10/2011 12:57:01 PM · #1
Check this out. There may be a community in your neck of the woods.
12/10/2011 01:13:40 PM · #2
I'm feeling a bit lazy this morning and just reading thins while filters are doing their thing... couldn't quite find what exactly photographers do here...

Quick synopsis?
12/10/2011 03:38:00 PM · #3
I just came back from shooting ours in Barrie. What we do is shoot portraits for families who could not otherwise afford them. We have MUA and hairstylist donate there time and the photographers have shooting areas set up at a location (our main location was at a church and 3 mobile set-up's shot at area seniors homes.

Photo's are printed on-site and given to the families before they leave. It was started by Jeremy Cowart a few years ago.
12/10/2011 04:19:54 PM · #4
That sounds pretty cool.
I've been known to shoot single mothers and their young ones for free, especially if they seem to be struggling. Just good PR in my book. But, something with structure like that seems nice.
12/13/2011 06:42:46 PM · #5
It happens every year, usually the second week of December. There are groups all over North America, or contact Jeremy about starting one in your area.
12/13/2011 07:15:41 PM · #6
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

That sounds pretty cool.
I've been known to shoot single mothers and their young ones for free, especially if they seem to be struggling. Just good PR in my book. But, something with structure like that seems nice.


Just go into it with your eyes open. I signed up for Help Portrait two years ago, and the local people putting it together were horribly disorganized, didn't have a good leader, and I finally bailed on them in favor for a similar thing with a local church. It worked out swimmingly with the church, and honestly, with a half dozen people, you can do your own program with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of delight on the part of the recipients.

It's a wonderful thing to do, no matter at what level, just make sure if you join someone's crew, you can do your own stuff your way. I took my laptop, shot portraits, speed edited, and gave jpeg files to the people at the table with the two printers on a flash drive.

With the level of competence I see with the average DPCer doing what they need to enter challenges and conform to the rulesets, these things are a breeze.

One incredible moment for me was after shooting a young woman with her daddy, I was talking to her as she was waiting for the print. She told me she had never had a Christmas portrait taken with her dad.....ever.

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No fantastic image, but you should have seen the smile on her face. That was something I'll remember for the rest of my life.....
12/13/2011 08:28:38 PM · #7
I've done something similar to this the past two years at my church, but just didn't have time this year. Instead, I took headshots of the ladies at the Senior Center where I work one day a week, and will be giving them prints tomorrow. :)

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