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Jul 21, 2011 16:30 |  #136

What a great idea! Did you hear anything back?

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I just fired off an e-mail to the local VA hospital because of this thread offering to photograph veterans on premises for treatment. They have a large hospital where they have a large on campus population.


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Jul 21, 2011 16:31 |  #137

I would love to volunteer to take pictures for a family, charity, etc but have no wear to start.


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Jul 22, 2011 06:57 |  #138

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What a great idea! Did you hear anything back?

There was an orientation I had to attend at the beginning of July, then I had to get TB tests. I finally just got the first and need to go back next week for the second. My full time work schedule makes it difficult to get over to their health center which is only open until 3 m-f


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Jul 22, 2011 06:59 |  #139

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I would love to volunteer to take pictures for a family, charity, etc but have no wear to start.

I know ft. Detrick army base in MD does military appreciation day. A group of us local togs setup 4 stations in the gym and did free photos with one on site print for the military families.

Maybe check out your local military base? Also check with local boys and girl clubs. I know a local one has a photography class for their kids.


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I just got this from a NPO that I did some work for. Getting a letter like this make it VERY rewarding:)

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Aug 03, 2011 10:43 |  #141

aponi06 wrote in post #12800545 (external link)
I would love to volunteer to take pictures for a family, charity, etc but have no wear to start.

I would start with a google search and include the city you reside in. Meals on wheels?
Believe it or not, you can check craig list too.


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Sep 07, 2011 08:46 |  #142

I'm planning on shooting many youth events this year, being one of the youth I'm already attending the events and the leaders greatly appreciate their being good photos to show what we're doing! Since I'm already attending the events it doesn't take hardly any of my time, and I'm there for the whole thing (week long mission trips anyone?).


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Sep 08, 2011 12:10 |  #143

ThatTeenPhotographer wrote in post #13063743 (external link)
I'm planning on shooting many youth events this year, being one of the youth I'm already attending the events and the leaders greatly appreciate their being good photos to show what we're doing! Since I'm already attending the events it doesn't take hardly any of my time, and I'm there for the whole thing (week long mission trips anyone?).

I've done lots of week long mission trips. But I've never photographed them. I've always immersed myself into the mission and work. Having my gear with me would (1) distract me from the real reason I am there and (2) give me something to have to worry about (security, the elements, etc.).

I find that I personally tend to have a hard time photographing something and also fully participating in it. If it's just a matter of trying to capture a few shots throughout the event, that's one thing. But if its trying to photographically document it, I have a hard time balancing that.


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Sep 16, 2011 07:07 |  #144

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I've done lots of week long mission trips. But I've never photographed them. I've always immersed myself into the mission and work. Having my gear with me would (1) distract me from the real reason I am there and (2) give me something to have to worry about (security, the elements, etc.).

I find that I personally tend to have a hard time photographing something and also fully participating in it. If it's just a matter of trying to capture a few shots throughout the event, that's one thing. But if its trying to photographically document it, I have a hard time balancing that.

I'm alright at balancing the two, a lot of times it's just having a point and shoot in a pocket, and snapping a few pictures throughout the work day. Full time photographing a event like a mission trip would be a major project that I wouldn't have time for. But getting a hundred or so pictures over the week is helpful and you can still participate.
I worry more about my guitar on trips like that than my camera, I don't bring the dSLR just the point and shoot.


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Sep 16, 2011 07:43 |  #145

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I'm alright at balancing the two, a lot of times it's just having a point and shoot in a pocket, and snapping a few pictures throughout the work day. Full time photographing a event like a mission trip would be a major project that I wouldn't have time for. But getting a hundred or so pictures over the week is helpful and you can still participate.
I worry more about my guitar on trips like that than my camera, I don't bring the dSLR just the point and shoot.

Good for you being able to balance the two! That's just something I find difficult. If you can balance the two and get them so good photos, that's great and they probably like having some good photos for promotion.


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Sep 17, 2011 18:32 |  #146

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Good for you being able to balance the two! That's just something I find difficult. If you can balance the two and get them so good photos, that's great and they probably like having some good photos for promotion.

That's my hope at least haha.


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Sep 20, 2011 23:08 |  #147

I do about four main volunteer things.
1. LGBT weddings in certain cases.
2. Armed servicemen and women who either are coming home or are deployed I do holiday photos or home coming photos.
3. A few large NFP events
4. One NFP's entire marketing campaign




  
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Oct 05, 2011 20:41 |  #148

So wow, what a thread. My wife is a principal in new york city. there are socio economic challenges for many of the students. Yearly pictures are just not in the cards for many.

Just called my wife, she finished work and is staying in the city tonight, (yeah right 9-3 ha!!!) We are gong to set it up where I can do the pictures for them. along the lines of NILMDTS we'll provide the shoot and free digital on disk. also we are going to offer prints at cost. plan on getting the r3000 before the end of the month. rebate is up then...through epson's site final cost is 459 just can't beat it.

anyway..........readin​g through this thread gave me the idea. too I am going back to page one and linking to NILMTS and fill out the app.


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Oct 05, 2011 21:55 |  #149

well I see I haven't the required level of verification to be considered by NILMDTS
be a nice goal to become qualified


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Dec 10, 2011 01:08 |  #150

Story on CNN about an organization doing some goood.

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