[SYD] EOI: Giving back

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[SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:57 pm

The Strobist (DH) has been long encouraging collaboration and donation of your time and photography skills for the betterment of the community.
http://strobist.blogspot.com/2010/11/giving-thanks-giving-back.html

We have so many talented photogs frequenting this forum. I propose we do the same. Lets shoot for a specific cause. There is nothing like the joy of giving. :wink:

Where, how , when still to be decided.

I am keen early next year around mid Feb....

Please discuss. :cheers:
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:00 pm

Awesome idea, definitely keen, I will try and think of a few ideas.

A school, environmental cause, legitimate graf artists, the possibilities are endless.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby aim54x on Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:26 pm

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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:13 pm

Sounds good boys. I would love to try and cover some form of event.... We can run wild with multiple flashes.... :roll:
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby aim54x on Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:09 pm

surenj wrote:We can run wild with multiple flashes....


Sounds good! :cheers:
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:59 pm

Here's a thought,

I was driving back thru Raymond Terrace and stopped off at the Botanic Gardens there as I quite often do, its a great place to stop and have lunch on teh trip back to sydney, the gardens are run by volunteers and get most of their running costs from sponsers and not from the council, how about doing somethign for them or some similiar mob where we could take a whole bunch of macros of the flowers, bugs, plants etc for them to use for postcards? website? ids? the list goes on....I reckon that would actually be a very enjoyable session of photography.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:39 pm

Thanks Gerry.

The next step would be for us to contact them and gauge the response to our idea.

You do mean the Raymond Terrace off Newcastle?? [/Wish you had thought of this last year!! ]
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:47 pm

surenj wrote:Thanks Gerry.

The next step would be for us to contact them and gauge the response to our idea.

You do mean the Raymond Terrace off Newcastle?? [/Wish you had thought of this last year!! ]


yeah, just north of newie...

I am also kicking myself for not thinking about it last year too! However, I am sure there are similiar places in Sydney? The only reason the botanic gardens pricked my interest is because of the great enthusiasm of the volunteers there and teh sheer fact it runs on those volunteers only!
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:15 pm

Yep. Last year we would had a nice base to work from.

There has to be similar (or not) places we can get involved [in Sydney]. Nothing springs to mind though. Locals schools may let us cover their events?
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Tue May 31, 2011 7:54 pm

Following up on this thread - again this is a hindsight thing.

The images I took of Anzac day and the marches sparked a fair bit of interest from people I know so I shot a email off to the RSL with regard to one of the images, from that they asked if they could utilise some of the images for their media and publications. They offered remuneration, however after some thought I thought this would be a great way to 'give back' especially since they do appear to operate on donations only.

In addition to that, they recognized several of the war veterans in the images and requested to be able to present a copy of the image to them. That there was probably the best thing for me, I am sure some of these old guys and their families do not get to see many of the images that get taken of them every year so I thought thats a great way to be able to say thanks to these guys.

Maybe this could be something for next year for people to think about.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 01, 2011 12:58 am

That is great news Gerry. It was very kind of you to offer your images to the RSL.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:41 am

Great work Gerry. Those were stellar pictures.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to develop this concept a bit more?
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby Raskill on Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:48 pm

I would suggest contacting the RSL (at a State level) and offer them the following;

X number of photographers to cover the march and cenotaph etc (all photographers insured).
Access to images for their use free of charge.
Access to the RSL to supply images to members etc.
Ensure that they understand that photographers are free to use images for their own purposes also.

It would be a simple thing to propose to them, I'd imagine they would be happy with the thought also.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:18 pm

Here's another idea...

I do question the motives for this idea, however it seems to be on the level, kinda what we did back in 2009 with teh street portraiture...

http://help-portrait.com/

In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

And by the way, we don’t want to see your photos. This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:42 pm

Raskill wrote:I would suggest contacting the RSL

Thanks I missed this post the first time around.


biggerry wrote:I do question the motives for this idea, however it seems to be on the level,

Interesting. Who are the people in need I wonder? I guess we could do a number where we take a little printer along...
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby biggerry on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:17 pm

surenj wrote:Interesting. Who are the people in need I wonder? I guess we could do a number where we take a little printer along...


yeah, good question, heres a deviation, how about buskers? up and coming muso's?
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby Wink on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:47 pm

biggerry wrote:Here's another idea...

I do question the motives for this idea, however it seems to be on the level, kinda what we did back in 2009 with teh street portraiture...

http://help-portrait.com/

In December, photographers around the world will be grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their picture. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.

Yep. It really is that easy.

And by the way, we don’t want to see your photos. This is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits are not for your portfolio, website, or for sale. Money isn’t involved here. This holiday season, you have the chance to give a family something they may have never had before—a portrait together.

It's an idea that Jeremy Cowart created and I'd back it. In fact, I signed up last week to help out in the Melbourne event in anyway I can. Not behind the camera though. I'll leave that to the pros.

In other years it was a condition that none of the photos were shown by the photographers. This year they asking permission to put them on a website to raise the exposure of this event. The subject writes anything they want on the photo and then they're displayed online (if they consent to it).

The promo videos will tug at the heart strings.

If you're interested in hearing his story about it then watch this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79fSnhm8IIc
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby gstark on Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:16 am

biggerry wrote:t buskers? up and coming muso's?


There's quite a difference, you know. :)
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby Reschsmooth on Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:01 pm

gstark wrote:
biggerry wrote:t buskers? up and coming muso's?


There's quite a difference, you know. :)


What, buskers get paid? :)
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:12 pm

Wink wrote: I signed up last week to help out in the Melbourne event in anyway I can. Not behind the camera though. I'll leave that to the pros.

That's a nice gesture Adam. I am however keen to take pictures (as it's a hobby) rather than serving soup etc... :wink: :mrgreen:
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[SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby Wink on Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:45 pm

Suren, when you fill out the application you pick a section that you believe you could be useful in. If I had portrait experience then I would've put that down and I'd happily take photos for people. But as it stands now I'd be wasting people's time.
I also listed post processing as something I could help out with as I can drive LR and PS.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:53 pm

Wink wrote:when you fill out the application you pick a section that you believe you could be useful in. If I had portrait experience then I would've put that down and I'd happily take photos for people. But as it stands now I'd be wasting people's time.

Thanks for the explanation Adam. This sounds too formalised and stiff. This would take the fun out of it (for me anyways). Besides, it sounds like it's for the pros anyway.
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[SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby Wink on Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:53 pm

Maybe check it out before ruling it out.
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Re: [SYD] EOI: Giving back

Postby surenj on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:14 pm

Wink wrote:Maybe check it out before ruling it out.

Good idea and mine will be only one of three votes. Gerry and perhaps Cameron may also participate.
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