volunteer at help portrait?

here is the link to help-portrait and all i can say is that i have been part of this project for 3 years and it's the best feel good thing EVER. we have an amazing group here in madison and spend ONE day at the river food pantry making low to no income families very happy. this year the date is dec. 7th and we are also trying to organize a second date of dec. 14th at MOM's in middleton. we need some new volunteers this year and would love to have you. even though i do portrait photography, i don't shoot at this event and have been an organizer instead. it's take a village to organize this. want to help this year? let me know. thanks, beth
http://help-portrait.com

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  • Beth

    if anyone has signed up to volunteer at MOM's on the 14th and would like to help with sign ups there this week or next (between 10am-2pm}please let me know. thanks :)

    beth
    [masked]

    December 2, 2013

  • Beth

    for those of you volunteering with help portrait.....you should have gotten an email from amandalynn jones in regards to a meeting that is tonight. if you did NOT get that email and have let me know that you want to volunteer, please contact me at [masked]
    thanks !!!

    December 1, 2013

  • Vijaya

    How long does this go? In case I can make it 9.30 or so, can I still go?

    December 1, 2013

    • Beth

      vijaya, if you would like to volunteer with help-portrait you must contact me directly at [masked]. thanks!

      December 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should be able to make the 14th!

    November 27, 2013

    • Beth

      justin, tom and perry....if you want to volunteer, you need to send a note to me at [masked] so that i can send you the volunteer form that then goes to our head coordinator. FYI for everyone....signing up here for help-portrait does not work. it has to go through me first. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for wanting to participate.

      November 27, 2013

  • Beth

    thank you so much for everyone who is participating in help-portrait this year. we had our first meeting {thank you to those of you who could make it} and it looks like things are going really well. we probably still need a few more people saying "yes" to helping on the 14th at MOM's in middleton, so please let me know if that works better for your schedule. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

    November 15, 2013

    • Janelle

      Beth, Middleton works better for me. I think that's the one I signed up for.

      1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tom

      Can you share more about what you need from us? I'd be interested in hearing more about this.

      November 27, 2013

  • Perry K.

    There is something I am not understanding. Photos are captured and sent to a central website that makes prints for the subjects?

    November 25, 2013

    • Beth

      there is no cost for the photos to the photographer or the clients. EVERYTHING is donated for help-portrait.

      November 26, 2013

    • Perry K.

      OK - that's clear now. So we capture hundreds of images then upload them to a specific place where they will all be printed? Or, do we as photographers, select the best of what we have and upload only those images?

      November 26, 2013

  • Beth

    HI EVERYONE....just a quick update for the help-portrait volunteers. a mass email was just sent out {from amanadalynn jones} and i want to make sure that if you plan on volunteering that you received that email. if you DID NOT get an email tonight AND you are planning on volunteering {and believe you have signed up} please let me know at [masked]

    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!

    1 · November 23, 2013

  • Beth

    hi jiju.....help-portrait is just once yearly, always in december.

    November 12, 2013

    • jiju

      thank you for the information

      November 13, 2013

  • jiju

    Read the website and thrilled to know that something like this is already in place. I did work on this idea long time before to take photos of Mexican immigrants and sent a photo back to their family in Mexico. It didn't workout due to language issues.

    I really want to take use of this opportunity. But there is a B&W photography walk at the same time. Don't want to miss that one as well as this one. How often the help-portrait events are run?
    When will be the next time?

    November 12, 2013

  • Beth

    HELP-PORTRAIT volunteers. if you haven't sent me your email and want to volunteer please do so.
    also, our first planning meeting has been scheduled for this week. if you DID NOT get the invite and are planning on volunteering, please let me know so i can give you the meeting location and time. you can get ahold of me at [masked]
    AND for all of you who have said YES....thank you thank you thank you!!!!

    November 10, 2013

  • Beth

    brian, do you want to organize something? we would need an indoor space with lots of natural lighting, unless someone has a studio with studio lighting and would want to instruct those wanting to learn. this would be similar to what kris organized during the summer. i would be happy to help, but only know how to shoot portraits with natural lighting.

    November 7, 2013

    • Ryan M.

      Monona terrace has some open area by large windows. I've been to a portrait meetup there with another group.

      1 · November 8, 2013

    • Brian S

      Monona terrace is nice but is the area reservable? Fee required? I'm not going to organize this because I have a hard time committing to events lately. If someone else wants to feel free.

      November 9, 2013

  • Beth

    thanks bill....and thanks for filling out a new form for your availability :)

    November 9, 2013

  • Bill

    I just changed my RSVP, I'll do the 14th if that one opens up. I did fill out a new volunteer form.

    November 8, 2013

  • Brian S

    If people want more practice with portrait photography, how about having a session where you take free portraits of meetup members in this group?

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Janelle

      Oh, I'd like that a lot! I have no experience with portrait & would love to gain some knowledge in that area! Let me know if a session is arranaged. Thanks

      1 · November 7, 2013

  • Beth

    laetitla, i will send you the information you need in order to sign up in a personal email. please send your email to me at [masked] and thank you so much for wanting to help out.

    November 6, 2013

  • Laetitia Lalloz E.

    Hi Beth, I have recently joined the Photography Meetup Group and I have just seen this upcoming event. Is it too late to take part?

    November 6, 2013

  • Beth

    chandra....i sent you the email with the link this morning :)

    November 6, 2013

  • Chandrasekhar S.

    Hi Beth, I did not receive the email

    November 5, 2013

  • Beth

    to those of you who have let me know you're interested helping with help-portrait, a mass mailing went out today. it is from me or amandalynn jones. please let me know if you DID NOT receive the sign up mailing. also, we need help at the river signing people up for "photo day" and would love it if you could help with any of the times/dates that amandalynn mentioned in her note. spanish interpreters are always needed. both for sign ups and the day of the help-portrait. if you want to help with help-portraint in any way, you MUST send me a personal note at [masked]. THANK YOU !!!

    November 5, 2013

  • Beth

    eileen, thanks for the update. did i get your email and phone number already? if not, please send that to me at [masked] and if you already did, thanks. i've been forwarding all the information to our coordinator.

    November 5, 2013

  • Eileen W.

    Beth, I will not be available on the 7th but will be back in Madison for the 14th to help at the Middleton event if one has been organized.

    November 4, 2013

  • Beth

    chandra, when we have our planning meetings, photographers will be chosen and or volunteering at that time, based on experience, time and ability to edit photos, etc. Before, during and after the event we have many other ways to help out with help-portrait. even though i do portraits, i don't shoot at this event as i don't feel qualified in regards to the lighting that is set up in the photo booths we create. i hope you'll want to join us and see where your help best fits. if you do, i just need your personal email and a phone number and you can send that to me at [masked]. THANK YOU!

    November 4, 2013

  • Chandrasekhar S.

    I would like to volunteer to this event, but I am un-sure of the quality of portraits I could take. Can anyone help me understand the expectations & evaluate my skill / guide me? Thanks.

    November 4, 2013

  • Beth

    wan and cheryl....i see you over in the side bar but i need you to send me your contact information to [masked]

    October 24, 2013

  • David

    Sounds cool. I volunteer at mom once a week. I'll send you a email Beth for more info.

    October 24, 2013

    • Beth

      thanks david....please send me your email and phone number so i can give it to our coordinator :) THANKS

      October 24, 2013

  • Beth

    AGAIN....you must send me a personal note at [masked] if you are interested in helping with help-portrait. signing up here WILL NOT put you into the group. thanks !!!

    October 24, 2013

  • Beth

    thanks brian. help-portrait is children and adults, sometimes with pets, and large families. the more experienced photographers will be doing the shooting, while those not as experienced tend to help and often get the chance to shoot a few families themselves. remember though if you shoot, you also have to know how to edit. if anyone has questions, please send them to me at [masked]. thank YOU !!!

    October 24, 2013

  • Eileen W.

    Beth, I have very little experience in portrait photography but would like to volunteer (and take pictures). Let me know what other help you might need. I will not be available for both dates. Will let you know later which one works for me.

    October 23, 2013

    • Beth

      eilleen, i just sent a large note to those interested :)

      October 23, 2013

    • Beth

      eileen, can you please send me your contact information to [masked]

      October 24, 2013

  • Beth

    janelle, we can use all the help we can get. can you please send your contact information to me at [masked]

    October 24, 2013

  • Brian S

    I saw this article today about Photographing Young Children:

    http://savageuniversal.com/blog/photographing-young-children-how-to-get-the-perfect-shot

    October 23, 2013

  • Janelle

    Beth, this sounds like a good cause & fun! I have 0 experience with portrait photography, but I'm willing to learn & give help where needed. I do have a pretty good eye for detail, so maybe that'll be helpful!

    October 23, 2013

  • Kenny Y.

    How much experience do you need shooting portraits?

    October 23, 2013

    • Beth

      kenny...i sent a large note to those interested :)

      October 23, 2013

  • Beth

    mark and gina....thank you for sharing your photos. they're great and gina, you already know andy and jenny at the river :) {hopefully you've seen the big note i just sent to everyone interested}

    October 23, 2013

  • Beth

    OMG....i am loving the outpouring of love here. so often getting volunteers for anything is so so difficult...so thank you!! for those of you who let me know you are interested in helping with help-portrait, could you please send me your email address and the best phone number you can be contacted at to::[masked] we will be organizing our first meeting soon and all of you who give me contact information will be invited to that meeting. then, at that meeting you'll be able to decide in what capacity you'd like to volunteer. also, you may be hearing from amandalynn jones. she's in charge of our madison help-portrait group and has been for a few years now and she'll add your names/emails to the group notices. now to answer a question::if you have limited portrait experience but want to shoot a few families, in the past we have had experienced photographers help those who need help, but you must also be able to edit/post process your own photos. THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE !!

    October 23, 2013

  • Gina P.

    That sounds great! I would love to help. I helped photograph the food pantry harvest dinner this year which was also a lot of fun, http://www.flickr.com/photos/104340473@N07/ and have some other photos posted on 365 project http://365project.org/ginapatel/365 if you want to check out my work. I am looking forward to this event lots!

    I will plan to shoot with a Canon 6D :)

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Beth, This sounds like a wonderful event you are organizing. I am not an overly experienced portrait photographer but would love to help and gain some experience. If you want to see some of what I have done you can see it here... http://markhuttnerphotograp.wix.com/mh-photography ... Let me know if you would be interested in have me on board!

    October 23, 2013

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