Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who are using their time, equipment and expertise to give back to those who are less fortunate.


Vancouver, BC 2011

Obviously this group is for photographer located in Vancouver, BC area. If anyone is planning the Help Portrait project here, please post info. Lets all do it together!

Location: Vancouver, BC
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Mar 19, 2012

Discussion Forum

Pre-Event Meet-up?

Started by Berglind Hafsteinsdottir. Last reply by Jānis Lanka Nov 14, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi all,Are we meeting up before the H-P event on Dec 4th? Would be great to know where we're at with things and where we still need resources, etc.Cheers,BerglindContinue


Started by Berglind Hafsteinsdottir. Last reply by Ian Sheh Nov 4, 2010. 2 Replies

This year will be my first Help-Portrait and I'm stoked.I was wondering if we need/want to have donated items like blankets, warm clothing, etc on hand to distribute to those in need?H-P is just over…Continue

Help-Portrait v.2010

Started by Berglind Hafsteinsdottir. Last reply by Berglind Hafsteinsdottir Jul 15, 2010. 3 Replies

I know it's early but are people starting to think about this years event?I'm keen to contribute how ever I can! :)Also, having just recently stumbled across this site I'm curious how it went last…Continue

Where are we doing this?

Started by Leigh Culpin. Last reply by tracey heppner Dec 8, 2009. 3 Replies

Alright, so we all want to do this (and I have little doubt that more people will be joining in). Any ideas where we can host this? Multiple locations? One central (which has a lot of benefits, but…Continue

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Comment by Ian Sheh on November 15, 2011 at 8:27pm

Help-Portrait Vancouver has a new website. Blog posts from all of our event, pictures, videos, and now you can sign up right on the site.

Comment by Ian Sheh on October 6, 2011 at 7:27pm

Hi Everyone!

It's that time of year again! I'm super excited for Help-Portrait 2011 and I'm hoping you are too.This year we are holding our event on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011. We had set our date before Help-Portrait Inc changed the worldwide date to a week later. Our venue had already been booked, so we're keeping our original date.

Each year Help-Portrait Vancouver has grown and to be able to accommodate as many photographers as we can, we have a few different areas you can be involved with; Photographer, Photo Editor, Social Media Photographer, and Assistant. To find out more about each area and sign up for this year's event visit the 2011 sign up page here:

Hope to see all of you at the event this year. It's going to be awesome!


- email me at hpvancouver[at] if you have any questions.

Comment by Klaus Boedker on December 16, 2010 at 12:10pm

Just put up a couple of blog posts from the event.



Debrief post:


Fantastic to be part of and hope to be there next year.

Comment by Steve Tan on December 5, 2010 at 1:07pm
Here's a few words, directly from those involved:
Comment by Denis Seguin on December 5, 2010 at 12:47pm
congratulation everyone, I think we did real good!!
Comment by Ian Sheh on November 26, 2010 at 2:08pm
Hi Everyone,

Some of you already know about this event, on Tuesday, November 23rd, we held a small Help-Portrait event for BC Children's Hospital. A small team of us had the honour of giving portraits to terminally ill patients and their families. In total we had 25 patients and their families comes through our doors. Check out the video produced by Steve Tan, and a couple behind-the-scene pictures on the Help-Portrait Vancouver site. There are more pictures on our new Facebook Fan page, and there is always new information coming down our Twitter feed (@hpvancouver).

December 4th is coming up, and we are very close to having all of the funds raised for printing supplies. If you would like to chip-in or know someone who would please go to to donate.

Thanks all!

PS: Hi Vern, sorry for not getting back to you sooner. We were a bit caught up in the Nov 23rd event. All of our photography positions are filled, but you are welcome to come join us at Union Gospel Mission and help us out with everything else. The day will be filled with music, hot chocolate, and a lot of conversations. Hope you can make it. There is more information at
Comment by vern bahti minard photography on November 20, 2010 at 2:32am
I am new to this idea, but think it to be a good one. I am interested in joining this group for the up coming Dec 4 portrait gifting. Is there any information that is needed to know?

Comment by Ian Sheh on November 10, 2010 at 11:32pm
Hi Everyone,

We are holding a food and toy drive for Help-Portrait Vancouver this year. Become a community drop-site and rally people around you to give. You can download the food and toy media kit here, If you have any questions please email Stephanie Forster at

We put a quick video together for it as well, but I don't know how to put it on here. You can find it at

Detailed information is still coming tonight.

Comment by Ian Sheh on November 9, 2010 at 2:58pm
Hi Everyone,

The chatter and excitement around Help-Portrait Vancouver 2010 is starting to pickup. We are working through the last details regarding the event. Know that we have been working hard over the last 4 to 5 months to bring all of the details together on both the photographer and community side.

We will be sending out full details about Help-Portrait Vancouver 2010 tomorrow (Wednesday, November 10th) to everyone who has signed up to be involved. We have received a lot of requests to be involved this year, and unfortunately have to limit the number of photographers and volunteers in order to properly run the event.

If you would like to be involved and have not emailed me please do ( Though I can not guarantee that you'll be a photographer.

Thanks all,

Comment by Berglind Hafsteinsdottir on November 9, 2010 at 11:39am
Help-Portrait and CreativeLive have teamed up! Check out every Tuesday morning (at 8am) with Jeremy Cowart to get any of your questions answered :)

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