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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:33 pm 
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Have you always wanted your photography to have meaning, to evoke emotion, to please people, to make a difference? Have you always wanted to share your passion, to give, to contribute? Have you always wanted to positively affect someone's life, to make them happy, content, to brighten up their day?

Well, now's your chance. I won't explain the initiative, just watch this video and convince yourself:
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http://www.help-portrait.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 5:23 pm 
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That's a great initiative, and definitely a great video. I think I will participate. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:30 pm 
+1 to Citruspers. I'll do my best.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:48 pm 
This is a fascinating idea, thanks for the post Bjorn!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:08 pm 
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I've gotta work on Saturday, but I hope to be able to go out at night and shoot the photo(s).

Now... think of an interesting subject...

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By the way, I found out about this because Daniel Quoc Nguyen posted it on Facebook... Thought it'd make sense to post it here too!

Inspiration, creativity and best of luck to all of you who'll give it a try!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:03 pm 
I just signed up! I was already thinking about doing something like this, but this is awesome. I can't wait to get started!


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Just signed up as well!

Be sure to watch the other videos on Help Portrait's YouTube channel, they're very inspirational. It made me decide to put a team together, a make-up artist, a stylist, an assistant, the whole lot. Make the subject feel special, that's what it's about.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:31 am 
i'm planning to set up an event for that in my county. I hope i will get lots of support...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:14 am 
Thanks for sharing that!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:32 am 
Bjorn van Sinttruije wrote:
By the way, I found out about this because Daniel Quoc Nguyen posted it on Facebook... Thought it'd make sense to post it here too!

Inspiration, creativity and best of luck to all of you who'll give it a try!

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lol you beat me to it !! aha i just about to post it here hehe
goodjob.

you can refer me as Logic nguyen is fine. cuz we dont know Daniel Quoc Nguyen here :D


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logic_nguyen wrote:
you can refer me as Logic nguyen is fine. cuz we dont know Daniel Quoc Nguyen here :D

I did... :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:06 pm 
i don't get it.

what good do i do with taking a picture of someone in need? first of all i'm either making him feel uncomfortable or making it look like i'm looking down on him! unless you're really up for this with the blankets and food that's fine but the photos are almost meaningless.


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Watch the videos... It's about making people realize the beauty of who they are, what they have. It's about making them feel special, noticed, appreciated.
As one woman in one of the videos said: "I feel special." Tears of happiness ran down her cheeks. A simple thing as a (quality) photo and some attention can help someone get through a hard time.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:44 am 
Anel-slo wrote:
i don't get it.

what good do i do with taking a picture of someone in need? first of all i'm either making him feel uncomfortable or making it look like i'm looking down on him! unless you're really up for this with the blankets and food that's fine but the photos are almost meaningless.


They encourage you to work with some sort of pre-existing group, perhaps like a homeless shelter. You'd go set up your studio there (or at some pre-determined location) and they would help you spread the word and get people that were interested to come. Its not a thing where you wander around and take pictures of random people on the street.


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