Help-Portrait 2018 Albuquerque New Mexico Volunteer Photography

Third time volunteering for Help-Portrait

I had my third opportunity to participate in Help-Portrait, a national day of volunteering where photographers and others meet to provide a free professional portrait, to people in their local community who otherwise may not be able to afford professional photography. My first time was back in 2011 in St. Petersburg, Florida in a space jam packed with photographers. This was my second year in a row in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but first time getting to shoot. Last year I only helped out with editing. This year with shooting it was great to know that something I helped with will be on that family’s wall for years to come.

Sadly, the national organization for Help-Portrait is now defunct, but local organizers can still use the name and branding.

A big thanks to Steven St. John for organizing this year’s ABQ Help-Portrait, to Canon for making the prints, and all the others who volunteered their time on a Saturday morning.

My setup for Help-Portrait 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The setup I used went beyond the frame of even this photo!

  • white background

  • 36” Cheetahstand Ricebowl softbox with Godox AD600

  • 26” Cheetahstand Soupbowl softbox with Godox AD200 (unseen to frame right)

  • two Cheetahstand 12”x55” strip boxes with Godox V860ii speedlights