Whether it be through story telling, print donations for art auctions or charity event coverage, there are quite a few ways a photographer can dedicate their time and skills towards a greater good. Upon hearing about Help Portrait through photographer Elleni Toumpas, along with Brisbane photographers Adam West, Toby Scott and Ian Henderson, we decided to discover new and more direct ways to give, rather than just “take” pictures. In major cities around the world, photographers are coming together to donate their time, equipment and expertise to giving to those less fortunate as a part of the Help Portrait movement. Although Help Portrait shoots will be happening across the globe on December 12 this year, we have all agreed and are planning towards carrying out these shoots on a more regular basis.
In support of hospitalised and seriously ill children, Help Portrait Brisbane will be working with the Starlight Children’s Foundation to take portraits with the kids and their families and give them professional prints from the day.
While our time and equipment are all covered, we still need to raise the money to give prints to the children and families of Starlight! So we are aiming to raise $500 to give them something nice to keep. If you can spare just $5-10, or even more to help us reach our goal it would be greatly appreciated. You can use the widget above to donate, or visit the Help Portrait ChipIn page here: http://helpportrait.chipin.com/help-portrait-brisbane
While we’ve reached the number of photographers needed to help the children at the Starlight Foundation, there are still so many more people out there that could do with a portrait to brighten their day! So if you are a photographer and want to take part in Help Portrait this year, it’s not too late! Check out the Help Portrait website, on how to get involved and get something started. The local Brisbane site can be found here: http://community.help-portrait.com/group/brisbane . There are still so many people who want to get involved, team up and make something amazing happen!
For more info on the Starlight Foundation go to: http://www.starlight.org.au/
Some videos explaining the Help Portrait Concept: