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Help Portrait Saskatoon in its fifth season

Posted by on 9. November 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Help Portrait Saskatoon in its fifth season

Help Portrait Saskatoon in its fifth season

Do you have a camera? Are you an amateur / professional photographer? What if you could make someone smile by using your camera? Every December 6th, thousands of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and volunteers around the world offer their time, equipment and expertise to give back to the communities they live in. This holiday season will mark the fifth year for our city to host the Help-Portrait Day, and we are hoping to reach out further with this wonderful and continuing initiative. The 2014 Saskatoon Help-Portrait Day will take place at the White Buffalo Youth Lodge, 602 20th Street West. The concept behind this event is simple: find someone in need – take their portrait – print their portrait – and deliver it. Help-Portrait was founded by photographers Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. It is about giving the pictures, not taking them. It is about giving to people who otherwise could not afford a professional photography session, a chance to capture a moment, a memory, hope and pride. Here is a short spunky video from help-portrait.com with explanation what it is all about:     The Saskatoon event on December 6, 2014 will bring together: hair and make-up professionals with a free make-over before pictures are taken, professional photographers taking portraits at several booths with studio lighting and backgrounds, a team with computers to post process and print pictures on site and presented to the recipients that same day, food and beverages for participants, a few local service groups with information booths. In the last 5 seasons we have seen over 350 families receive professional family images just in time for Christmas. This year Help-Portrait Saskatoon is turning to you for a helping hand. In the spirit of giving, we ask you to donate or be a sponsor of the Saskatoon event. The money you donate will go towards covering the cost of make-up supplies, printing supplies, equipment rental or purchase and food for the less fortunate attending this event. The money we receive will be spent wisely and we will trasfer the remaining donation funds to the White Buffalo Youth Lodge and other local charities. Let’s all contribute and make this year’s event an even bigger success than in 2013 and show that we are a city and community that cares! If you have any questions please contact the main organizer, Bruce Johnson, by phone at 306-380-8811 / 306-374-8774 or by e-mail: b.johnson@sasktel.net Many thanks to my buddy Jay Scott for providing an image from last year portrait session....

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Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Posted by on 30. July 2014 in Blog / Journal, News & Events, Photography | Comments Off on Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Canadian Bondar Challenge – a photo contest to connect youth with nature

Roberta Bondar Foundation is launching the Canadian Bondar Challenge, a weekly photo contest to encourage Canadian youth ages 13 – 18 to explore the natural environment in their communities. The contest goal is to promote a hands-on outdoor experience that inspires the sense of awe, respect and appreciation for living organisms that share our planet. I am not personally connected with the Foundation, just passing on this information because I believe we have to do something about the growing nature experience deficit in our society.     The photo contest will run throughout the month of August 2014. At the end of each week (each Friday), participants are asked to contribute one photograph that demonstrates the weekly theme along with a mini-essay (maximum 200 words) explaining their image, and why they took it. The contest will provide some friendly competition for youth from every Canadian province and territory, to show off what makes their environment so special. Winners will receive a $50 gift certificate to various outdoor outfitters, The Roberta Bondar Foundation swag, a chance to have their photographs featured on the  Foundation web & social media sites, and images displayed alongside Dr. Roberta Bondar’s photographs in The Foundation’s Travelling Exhibition. To make the participation as easy as possible, there are no technical restrictions for submitted photographs. How to participate: Explore the natural environment around you. Take a photograph of what interests you most. Write a mini-essay (maximum 200 words) describing why you chose the photograph. Submit your image and written piece to contest@therobertabondarfoundation.org Follow the photo competition progress on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and WIN. Theme of the Week: Week 1 – submit by Friday, August 8, 2014 The Colours of Canada: demonstrate the diversity of colours in different natural environments in Canada. Week 2 – submit by Friday, August 15, 2014 Finding Water: display the precious water source around you : lakes, rivers, oceans or a rainy day. Week 3 – submit by Friday, August 22, 2014 In the Clouds: capture life in the sky. This could be mountains, clouds, sunsets, trees or birds (for example). Week 4 – submit by Friday, August 29, 2014 What makes it Special: show off the uniqueness of the natural environment in your region.     Visit the Roberta Bondar Foundation web site to learn more....

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