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Help Portrait SF
I've received the following message from Natalie Schrik who runs a Help Portrait day in SF; I've done this the last few years and found it very rewarding but won't be able to do it this year. I wanted to post this to our members in case anyone would like to try it. If you're interested in watching portrait photographers work this is a good opportunity to be an assistant and learn. They really need editors who have laptops and enough post-processing skill to crop and adjust exposure (Lightroom, PS, PSE or other programs are fine, as long as they produce a jpeg). And they need "runners" to help get things printed, and people to help mat and frame. They're look for 2-3 hours (at least). If you're interested, please sign up on the link below. From Natalie: For the past 7 years, I've been volunteer director of a photo project that gives free professional portrait experience to families and individuals in need for the Holidays. Every first Saturday of December since 2011, the project has helped give over a thousand portraits to Bay Area families. This year, we will be offering the same experience: Professional Hair and Makeup, Portrait Experience at one of our 5 stations, a printed and framed image.This time we will include email images with a new printing system. Our goal is to serve 200 families. Would you be interested, available and willing to donate your time? We're looking for 2-3 hours for Saturday, December 1st 8:30AM to 3:00PM. There are shifts in the following areas: - Printing and Framing - Studio Photography - Studio Assistants - Print Station Managers/Editors To sign up, go to this link: This is an indoor portrait studio event (with outdoor portraiture options) held in the hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 999 Brotherhood Way near SFSU/Lake Merced. Each portrait station is generous in size, a total of 4-5 indoor stations, and make your own portrait station outside. Each station has generous window light, but we tend to shutter off the natural light and set up strobes. Its up to you to create your station. Each station will have a backdrop, studio lights, and a few posing stools. - We're also looking to find photographers who wouldn't mind lending a few studio items you might have for the day. It's a meaningful way to work with a wonderful team of photographers. And though it is held at a church, its not about any religious agenda, simply a means to give back for the holiday season. All of our services these families experience are all donated to bring holiday cheer for these kids and families, and we have lots of hot cocoa, meals, and arts and crafts tables...even a Santa visit is included! The following organizations bring their clients to benefit from this experience: City Crossroads Ministries, Alpha Pregnancy Center, Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center and clients of Lakeview district through the San Francisco Food Bank. You'll never know how much it means for a family to receive a free professional family portrait. The time and attention is what we can give. And your gifts and talents are definitely priceless. Please let me know if you can be part of our team. You'll get plenty of food, treats, water, and a free t-shirt, and a printed group photo is included. Best wishes, Natalie Schrik PS - We're also looking for people to take leadership volunteer positions this year, so if you have extra time, we can put you in with better ways to give and serve.

Holy Trinity Church

999 Brotherhood Way · San Francisco, CA

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If you are just starting out in photography or have been in it for a while, you'll fit in just fine shooting with us in the South Bay and beyond.

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