Wednesday, December 10, 2014


On Saturday December 6th, the global event Help-Portrait, was held, and ARTHOUSE was proud to be one of the locations.

This is a description of the event as found on their website: "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".

Talented photographers donated their time to photograph families, couples, single people and even pets. After that, prints were made, framed and given away completely free to folks that in most cases would not have the resources to afford a professional portrait. 

I was in charge of the printing. I had two small Epson XP610 printers, tons of donated ink and glossy photo paper in my studio.  The photographers would come in with their subjects, and after selecting their favorite image, would hand me the memory card, which I inserted into the printer. After checking the crop, I would hit "print" and wait for the photograph to appear. These are slow printers, but I was amazed at the quality. Something that struck me was these photographers are so good that the images came directly out of their cameras with no post processing at all and looked fantastic! (A lesson to be learned here I am sure!)

I arrived at my studio at 8:30 Saturday morning and didn't leave until 7:30 that evening. I was exhausted but so happy to have been part of this event and the community that was created around it.

One of the photographers in action...

My studio....

I wish I had more photos to share, but that shows you how busy I was.

You can see more here on our Facebook page: Help-Portrait at ARTHOUSE on R  Click on each image to get to the next one.

I am already planning to help out next year.......

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