Good evening all. We're quickly approaching Help Portrait 2011!!! It's so exciting!!! I wanted to get a detailed schedule out for the Helping Up Mission location. If you don't have a location yet, we'd love to have you join us and help us make this day a truly special one.
Location: Helping Up Mission
Address: 1029 E. Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21202
Contact Phone: 410-925-8523 (This is my cell phone, call anytime.)
Parking: There is a fair amount of street parking around, as well as a lot at Helping Up Mission. I'll need to confirm the parking lot situation, but street parking is fairly cheap. And I think there are even some quarter machines around as well.
8:30 AM - Leadership team arrives and the setup begins.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Setup Time for Hospitality, Photographers & Retouchers
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Helping Up Tour
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM - Volunteer Lunch
12: 15 PM - 12:30 PM - Team Meeting
12:30 PM - Registration & Photography Sessions Open
5:00 PM - Event Closes - Tear Down Begins
6:00 PM - Tear Down Completed
Goal for volunteers is to arrive at 9AM. We'll want to setup, and get things rolling as early as we can. We need to set and test in 2 hours, so we'll need to flow smoothly here. Photographers and photo editors will be paired so we can configure presets in Lightroom to speed the printing process and streamline our overall production timeline.
Helping Up Mission has asked us to take a tour of the facility so we can get an understanding of the facility, what they do, and the people the serve. This is very important so please make sure you're able to attend. We want to show the team at Helping Up Mission that we're serious and getting a clear understanding of who we're serving will put us in the right mindset.
We'll break for lunch and final setup & team meeting, then the madness will begin. Key is attitude. Positive, giving, warm and friendly and the day will go great. Remember, problems will pop up and how we handle them will be a big statement.
We want to be respectful of the rules and regulations of Helping Up Mission. Guys, leave your hats at home. Ladies, clothing should be respectful and functional. Have questions? Just send me a note here or give me a call.
What to Bring:
Photographers - Make sure you bring everything you need, backdrop, lights, lenses, batteries, extra batteries, cables, tripod and everything you typically use during a shoot. If you need power, try and bring an extension cord. We don't have extra so bring everything you need to manage your shoot.
Hospitality Folks - Bring yourself, a great attitude, and some wonderful baked goods. Okay, slightly kidding on that last one, but I'm a sucker for cookies! Do you have sharpies laying around? Bring them with you. Never know when we'll run out.
Editors / Retouchers - Laptop, Power Supply, Power Strip if you have one. To save time, you can install Adobe Lightroom on your laptop. You might want to setup a "help portrait" user to keep the access to a minimum for other programs and resources on your computer.
Overall, be prepared to serve people. We'll have fun, but we're going to work hard. Get ready for it, and enjoy it!
I have attached the flyer for Helping Up Mission for your reference. We'll see you on Saturday! Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'm glad to help!
Friday Night Prep
Friday evening, we'll be prepping forms, releases, printers, computers and everything for Saturday at the Kliiq office. If you're interested in helping out, just let me know or show up at or after 6PM! Address is 3500 Boston Street, Suite 413, Baltimore, MD 21224.
Hey Wes, thanks for the information! Looking forward to Saturday!
Thanks for the details.
Hey Wes, thanks for posting this. I'm really excited about helping out!!
I just wanted to bump this up to the main page so people could find it....
See you tomorrow! :)
Got the 12pk of Sharpies if you still need them.
Also baked 4 dozen choc. chip walnut cookies.
Are we allowed to wear a Santa hat? Or absolutely NO hats?