Had a very busy, fun and rewarding day today. The people we were dealing with were extremely stoked, and the whole atmosphere of the Drop-In Centre was elevated above its normal level. We had TV crews in, carolers and musicians. There was a special meal put on for the clients. I can't even begin to describe how great the day was.
We were not as busy as we first feared we might be, but we still did 488 shoots, and printed out nearly 600 photos. There were 8 stations set up, with 2 photogs per station. Myself and the photog I was shooting with shot 90 people or groups in 6 hours. We had 20 memory cards between us, using one per shoot, returned to us with the photo for the people we were shooting. We actually ran out of cards a few times, as the folks doing the editing and printing were overwhelmed. I pulled out those old small cards that I had kept for some reason, the old 256K and 512K ones, as they were just fine for this. I think I will look to pick up a few more of these small cards that folks have laying around and don't use, before next year.
I am in for certain next year, and would encourage anyone here to join up with a local Help-Portrait group, or even begin their own.