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Help Portrait 2013

  • Dec 7, 2013 · 8:00 AM
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***** IMPORTANT***** THIS POSTING IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY. IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN HELP PORTRAIT THIS YEAR, FOLLOW THE LINK TO OUR SIGN UP FORM AND FILL IT OUT AS WELL AS RSVPing HERE. FEEL FREE TO USE THIS MEETUP POSTING FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS AND THE USUAL CHATTER.

This year, as usual, Charlotte Photography Group will be participating in Help-Portrait. Help Portrait 2013 takes place on Saturday December 7th and this year we will be returning to the Salvation Army Center of Hope where we will be providing portraits for the residents.

We need you, our members, to participate as photographers, photographer's assistants, runners, greeters, pot-processors and procurers. 

The plan is to assign roles by next week. We plan to make this the smoothest workflow that we've ever had at a Help Portrait so photographers and post-processors will be required to attend a meeting this month to go over workflow.

There is much to be done in a short amount of time. We need to assign roles, source hair and makeup artists, secure equipment, supplies and refreshments.

Those of you who have volunteered in the past for Help Portrait will be familiar with the event but for those of you who have not participated or who may not be familiar with Help Portrait, please check out their web site to get a good feel for what Help Portrait is all about.

Help Portrait Web Site

All of us at CPG are looking forward to working together and making this this another fun and meaningful event for all involved.

Thank you all for participating!

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  • Heather W.

    What an awesome experience!

    2 · December 9, 2013

  • Adina O.

    I was happy to volunteer and be helpful to families in need. I learned a lot, meet a lot of great people, and enjoyed myself. I definitely will participate again.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone!
    It was very nice to see my old friends and meet new members.
    I had so much fun in this event. I believe, we all had a great fulfillment in giving a little of us for those women in such difficult time in their lives. It is a pity, we cannot post the family's pictures, because their children are SO cute! Thanks Adam, Scott, Steve, and Chris for another fantastic event. Here some pictures, and I am sorry if I missed someone. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    7 · December 8, 2013

  • Michael G.

    very glad I could be part of this, meet a few more people, and participate in such a worthy service. Seeing so many smiles is great!

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Chris B.

    Well done this year everyone.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Francisco V.

    I'm glad I was able to participate in this event for my second year, it was very nice to see everyone, I had a great time once again.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Adam

    Thank you to everyone who participated and to all of the CPG members who volunteered to participate in our 2013 Help Portrait event. We were able to provide hair and makeup, shoot, post-process, print and give out 80 portraits to families and individuals at the shelter. You all did a fantastic job and the smiles you brought to the faces of the residents were testament to all you did for the day. thank you all, once again.

    5 · December 8, 2013

  • jennifer

    Did not get selected to attend

    December 7, 2013

  • Charles B.

    This is a wonderful annual event that is more than a worthy cause. I am thankful for all of the new people I met today & look forward to meeting them again!

    2 · December 7, 2013

  • Anitra Photography [.

    If I had known about this wonderful mission sooner I would have loved to help plan and shoot. If you need volunteers to coordinate 2014, please include me.

    December 7, 2013

  • Adam

    Assignments have been made. For those of you who did not get an assignment here is the email that was sent out tonight:

    First of all let me thank you for volunteering to help our at our Help Portrait event this saturday. Unfortunately we had more volunteers than available positions. This coupled with the fact that we are only shooting in one location and not two as in previous years and that we have less room available to us at the Salvation Army shelter made it even tougher to allow more people to participate. Also, please accept my apologies for sending this out so close to the event. We had a few cancellations and I wanted to fill the spots before sending out this email.

    Again, thank you for volunteering and I'm sorry that we could not find spots for everyone who was interested.

    1 · December 5, 2013

    • Rae I.

      Hi All,
      I’ll be honest in that the last communication didn’t initially land as well with me. I realize I have not had the opportunity to be as involved with the group throughout the year, but Help Portrait is the one event I look forward to every year. And I, personally, moved a few things around this Saturday to ensure I would have an opportunity to participate.

      At any rate, I am very interested in volunteering with the planning committee for next year. I think Help Portrait is a fantastic initiative, and a great opportunity for us to come together to give back to our community. I would love to see Charlotte continue to grow the event as the level of interest and support grows, versus scaling it down due to other limitations.

      Adam, thanks for the update and all of your efforts in coordinating. I look forward to getting more involved next year.

      Best of luck with everything on Saturday.

      Ebony Stubbs
      [masked]

      2 · December 6, 2013

  • LARRY G.

    I signed up on Monday and I still haven't heard anything from anyone as to whether or not I would be needed Saturday morning. Please remove me from the list. I won't be attending. Thank you

    December 5, 2013

  • Thomas G.

    It's getting too close now and I haven't heard anything. Please take me off the list.

    Thank you!

    December 5, 2013

  • Shirley D.

    I would like to know if you still need a volunteer. I signed the form on tuesday. Thanks

    December 5, 2013

  • LARRY G.

    I signed up on Monday and just wanted to know if you're still accepting Volunteer's. Just wanted to know if you received my Form and if I needed to bring anything? Thanks

    December 4, 2013

  • Rachel H.

    Will there be another email sent out for those who have filled out the form recently?

    1 · December 3, 2013

    • Adam

      Yes.

      December 3, 2013

  • Angela J

    Hi. I'd like to volunteer this Saturday. Please let me know the time and location. I didn't receive an email to confirm. Thanks.

    December 3, 2013

  • David P.

    A synagogue event that I cannot miss has come up for Saturday afternoon, not plannable or foreseeable, so I will have to bow out this year. Sorry. Just learnt of it now.

    December 3, 2013

  • Rachel S.

    Hi there! Are you still looking for volunteers for the Help Portrait event this Saturday? If so what positions/hours are still available? Thanks so much:)

    December 3, 2013

  • eddie graves j.

    If you need me I will be there.call me or e mail me[masked]-9609.Thank you.

    December 2, 2013

  • Thomas G.

    I have not received an email yet.

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Adam

      Yes, the post processors have been contacted by Steve and the photographers have been contacted by Scott.

      December 2, 2013

    • Cristina C.

      Adam, I understand that I need to wait until Steve contacts me, right?

      December 2, 2013

  • eddie graves j.

    Look forward to working with everyone there.

    December 1, 2013

  • Cristina C.

    Great idea!

    December 1, 2013

  • Ellen J R.

    I just completed the volunteer form but forgot to add that I have an evening committment at 6:00 so I can only stay until 5:00. (I signed up for the afternoon, but could arrive by 11:00). Thanks. I am looking forward to helping.

    December 1, 2013

  • Rachel H.

    Just filled out the volunteer form. I'm excited to be apart of this!

    December 1, 2013

  • Adam

    Emails have been sent out. Thanks to each and every one of you for volunteering your time.

    2 · November 23, 2013

  • Jessica Milligan P.

    Hey! Should we expect to get an email conformation from the Group regarding our participation in HP2013? I have not yet received any such email (that I know of!).

    November 22, 2013

    • Adam

      Yes. Soon.

      1 · November 22, 2013

  • Francisco V.

    I'm not sure what you folks want me to do, but I will be happy to participate & fill in any needed spots.

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Francisco V.

      Thanks for reminding me Adam, done.

      November 13, 2013

    • Adam

      Thanks!

      November 13, 2013

  • Rich G.

    Adam did you get my e-mail ? Want to be sure you got it and it did not end up in a spam folder.

    November 13, 2013

    • Adam

      Yes I did Rich, sorry you won't be able to join us.

      November 13, 2013

  • Kim K.

    Adam, I sent you an email this morning. I am in again. I can handle hairdressers and makeup as last year if you need me to. Whe is the next meetup or meeting regarding this event? Kim Kiser

    November 12, 2013

    • Adam

      Kim, I have not received an email from you. Did you receive mine?

      November 13, 2013

  • David P.

    I'm really looking forward to this. Because of a series of commitments including Jewish Sabbath activities in the morning, I can be there easily by noon, probably 11, but must leave by 6. I've filled out the online form.

    November 13, 2013

  • Yash M.

    just filled out the form!! looking forward to the event! :)

    November 12, 2013

  • Adam

    I've just sent out an email reminding our membership of the event. For those of you who have already signed on here and have filled out the volunteer form, thank you very much.

    1 · November 11, 2013

  • Jessica Milligan P.

    Going to try to get my MUA on board as well. Any idea of what spots still need to be filled? I have some assistants that might be interested.

    November 11, 2013

    • Rae I.

      Hi Adam, I need to reset my login/password but I also have couple of MUAs that are also interested in volunteering. Here is my email, until I can get my login reset: [masked]

      November 11, 2013

    • Rae I.

      Thanks!!

      November 11, 2013

  • Charles B.

    Looking forward to helping any way I can.

    November 8, 2013

  • Christen

    SO sad I will be out of town. This is a great event and I can't wait to hear how it goes!

    1 · November 8, 2013

  • Rich G.

    If we signed up at one of the face to face meetings already do we need to fill out the form again ?

    November 7, 2013

    • Adam

      I'm sorry to ask you to give out your information again, but please do. That way all of our information will be centralized.

      November 7, 2013

    • Rich G.

      No sweat.. just wanted to check before duplicating any information.

      November 7, 2013

  • Scott

    I'm helming up the shooters this year.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Ron T.

    I won't be able to support Help-Portrait this year. I have a sports shoot that day.

    November 7, 2013

  • Steve L.

    I will be heading up the Post Processing group for those that have some talent in this area and would like to take the captured images from memory cards (and with a few steps) make them print ready.

    You will need to have your own laptop, card reader (SD and/or CF), and thumb-drive.

    We will have a separate info/training meeting later this month in order to prepare for this event.

    After signing up on the above form, those interested, may contact me directly by email: [masked]

    Thank you!

    November 7, 2013

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