Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need. Usually held the first weekend in December, Help-Portrait events provide professional portraits and prints to those who do not enjoy the opportunity.
For the last several years, my local photography club, the Sawtooth Photo League of Winston-Salem, has been participating. This gallery features the portraits I took, with the help of my team, from our 2018 Help-Portrait session at Samaritan’s Ministries in Winston-Salem, NC.
I encourage all photography clubs to join this important ministry. Giving the gift of dignity, self-confidence, and self-worth was such a rewarding experience, especially during the holiday season! Like most forms of giving, the giver gets back as much, if not more, than the recipient. Getting started is easy! Go here for guidelines.
During our events, we run two teams. Each team consists of a photographer, grip, capture and print technician, and traffic coordinator. Each team has set up a portrait backdrop with light kit configured in a modified clam-shell setup. The photographer’s camera is tethered to a laptop running Lightroom for capture. After each session the technician allows the participant to pick their favorite pose to print. We then print an 8.5×11 on a Canon Pixma Pro-100 and place in a clear sleeve.
For the best viewing experience, please click on a portrait to see a higher resolution version. Thank you for stopping by, everyone please stay safe!