Help-Portrait Milwaukee The idea behind Help Portrait is really simple… It’s about photographers using their photography skills to give back to the community.

On December 12th, 2009, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need, and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered. Yep. It really is that easy. And by the way, we don’t want to see your photos. This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before – a portrait together.

Last year I did some Photoshop work for a family friend which involved fixing a photo of the family, with their grandmother, shortly before she died. It wasn’t a very good picture, just your typical snapshot with a point and shoot camera, but making the photo better, and something they could look at in remembrance was big deal to them. When I think about that, I think about how nice it would be to have a really well done portrait of the family for them to hold on to…

I’m really happy to see that Milwaukee-area photographers are jumping on board with this… Check out helpportraitmke.com for more information, if you can help in any way, it would really be appreciated. (I believe they are looking for organizations and sponsors to donate consumables for this endeavor.)

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