HeARTs Speak Volunteer Artists Advocate for Animals

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HeARTs Speak

We love HeARTs Speak’s mission.  They are an organization of photographers and other artists who advocate for animals, animal rescue, and adoption. Through a compelling photograph, they hope to reach into the hearts of potential adopters to bring an animal one step closer to a long life outside of a shelter.

An artist can be a life-changer, and that is priceless. HeARTs Speak was created to harness the power of art to effect social change, to connect artists with shelters and animal relief organizations, and ultimately, to save and better the lives of animals and people.

What a wonderful cause!
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Photographers Helping Japan

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I want to begin this post by saying that my heart absolutely breaks for the people of Japan right now. I cannot imagine their pain and the challenging times they face ahead, but I just want to humbly offer my thoughts and prayers to the Japanese people and anyone who has family and friends there.
— Amanda Shoemaker, Shutter Mission

Many artists are doing everything they can to give back and help the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.  I scoured the blogs and Twitter to find a few good examples of photographers who are putting their cameras to good use.

Check out the links below to view each photographer’s offerings… from auctions, to raffles, to donating full or partial session fees, or donating the proceeds from print sales… each fundraiser is unique in some way.  My hope is that these photographers will give you some inspiration about how you can use your talents to help Japan during this very tragic and difficult time.
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Photography Vendors & Resources

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Hello friends!  We’re back with a new resource for you — our list of preferred photography vendors.

We took our time curating this list for you, highlighting some well-respected vendors that provide products and services to photographers everywhere, in these categories:
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Featured Charity | The Tiny Light Foundation

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From The Tiny Light Foundation:

The Tiny Light Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides professional photography for children and families that have been faced with a life-altering diagnoses.

We provide families with the lasting memories through the amazing art of photography. With the help of many photographers throughout Canada and the US, we are able to provide families with photos they can share and help carry the many memories.

Our mission is to provide and capture memories that will help provide a family with one less thing to worry about. In the mist of dealing with doctor appointments, specialist appointments, or just the daily life of medicines, rushing here to there for weights, check ups, and the many many other things we deal with in everyday life.; a lot of the time photographs seem to take a back burner and not only with time, but with funds. When we look back, we want to remember…  and even though you may not forget what you and your child has gone through, we always want more… we need the memories to last “Forever.”

Charity Details

Status: Active
Founder(s): Melissa DePape and Billie Depatie
Twitter: @TheTinyLight

Interview with San Francisco Help-Portrait organizer — Joey Chandler

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San Francisco portrait and wedding photographer

The 12.4.2010 Help-Portrait event in San Francisco was fantastic.  Tons of volunteers stepped up to help out, and over 100 deserving families showed up to have their portrait made.

We caught up with this year’s SF Help-Portrait organizer, Joey Chandler, to get the lowdown on all the behind-the-scenes action.  We wanted to know how the pre-event planning went and if he had advice for anyone wanting to get involved with (or lead!) an event like this in his/her own community.

Here’s what Joey had to say…
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