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Community Site Moderators Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kyle Tamblyn Mar 15, 2013. 1 Reply

Attention community. If you're a veteran of the Help-Portrait experience, committed to helping the community site become a rich experience for the community and have a few hours a week to donate, I…Continue

NOTICE: Some groups are going to be deleted

Started this discussion. Last reply by April Roberts Sep 13, 2013. 21 Replies

Hi community. Due to the high quantity of groups that have been abandoned, we will be going through and deleting groups that haven't had any activity in the past three months. If your group is active…Continue

Necessary Elements to a Successful HP Event

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denys Cruz Jun 22. 3 Replies

If you're new, this can be quite overwhelming. So, below is a list of what you need to get started on your first HP event. At minimum, you need:CameraAbility to print (onsite, local store or…Continue

The 2012 Event is rapidly approaching...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anese Dec 3, 2012. 59 Replies

What's up HP community????So, the corporate HP team is meeting on Tuesday to go over this years plans. What would YOU like for us to address? Submit your feedback in the comments…Continue

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Denys Cruz replied to Kyle Chowning's discussion Necessary Elements to a Successful HP Event
"tks, Kyle."
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"hello dear how are you today i saw your profile to today i feel so much please dear reply me direct with my email address ( ) so that i will tell you more about myself thank your new friend Helen"
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Help-Portrait Community now has leaderboards
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Kyle Chowning commented on Full Spectrum Imagery's blog post Shirts?
"New shirts are on order right now. Stay tuned"
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Stephen Bostwick replied to Kyle Chowning's discussion Necessary Elements to a Successful HP Event
"I just joined H-P.  For the last four years I have been providing portraits to homeless people. I find that remembering their name and giving them a good portrait does quite a bit for their self esteem.  The most rewarding comment I…"
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Kyle Tamblyn replied to Kyle Chowning's discussion Community Site Moderators Needed
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Piet van Weel replied to Kyle Chowning's discussion NOTICE: Some groups are going to be deleted
"Is it possible to take over a group that has been abandoned since the 2011 Help Portrait? (Anchorage, Alaska) Thanks. Piet van Weel"
Jan 18, 2013
Trying2 replied to Kyle Chowning's discussion Necessary Elements to a Successful HP Event
"thanks for posting this.  It is great, simple advice. I'm still trying to get my 1st H-P event started, and sometimes I feel overwelmed because I feel like it has to be a "bigger event". "
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2011 Event Reporting

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 8:52am 0 Comments

If you've already done a Help-Portrait event in 2011, or are planning to do so, please don't forget to send us your numbers. This is the key to the us communicating our impact to the masses.



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Help-Portrait 2011 is coming...

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:23pm 2 Comments

Can you believe it's already August 4th? Did you know that this years event is only 18 weeks and 2 days away? We're so excited and hope you are too!

The HP team is ramping up and wanting to hear from you. Leave a comment below on the questions, thoughts, challenges and needs that you would like us to address this year. We're ready to get started!

We're looking forward to this years event. It's going to be epic.

-Kyle (and team)

Apparel Update

Posted on November 10, 2010 at 11:06pm 22 Comments

Hi everybody. Just a quick note to let you know that we submitted our order for shirts and a hoodie tonight. Pre-orders will start tomorrow and we will start shipping the week of 11/22. It is expected that we will be able to make delivery before the event date for any order placed by 11/17.

It's come to my attention that people are setting up online stores to commercially sell Help-Portrait merchandise. Be advised that these are unauthorized merchants and we are taking…

Inactive Groups

Posted on October 10, 2010 at 10:40pm 5 Comments

In order to filter out the groups that are no longer active, we are going to be deleting groups that haven't been active since 2009. If you are part of one of these groups, you will have until November 1 to activate a group.

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At 3:05pm on May 23, 2014, helen said…

hello dear how are you today i saw your profile to today i feel so much please dear reply me direct with my email address ( ) so that i will tell you more about myself thank your new friend Helen

At 10:49am on October 27, 2012, Brent Miller said…


Is there a point person/leader for the Seattle location yet?  Just want to make sure I don't miss any details on what is happening here in Seattle.

At 7:42pm on November 22, 2010, Gibran said…
Hey Kyle,

This is the design some of our volunteers came up for the front of the T-shirt. In the back, we´re going to put the HP logo along with our sponsors´ as well. This year we managed to find sponsoring for the printings, make-up, t-shirts and transportation. This time we´re going to work at a small traditional community. We managed to gather more than 50 volunteers so far! Its going to be a great day, I´m sure.

We had to find an alternative name for the event since most of the people of the community doesn´t speak english at all. Hope that this is ok with you. "Uma imagem vale mais" means "A picture is worth", by the way.

Hope to hear from you soon. We need to get the production of the T-shirts started ASAP.

Best regards,


At 11:30pm on November 17, 2010, Hush said…
Hi K

we based in South Africa , how do we have access to merchandise

At 7:09pm on January 2, 2010, john lew said…
the book is wrong. don't do it.
At 5:36pm on December 29, 2009, Earl J. Moniz said…
Hello Kyle,
I sent you a direct message yesterday. Have you received it? I realize you're busy and may not check in here everyday... not a problem. I'm just curious if my message made it through.
At 11:23am on December 13, 2009, Tonda LeGarde said…
I'm already excited about next years event!!
Help Portrait Rocked Rocket Town's House. Nashville should feel honored to have such wonderful photographers in their area giving to the people of Nashville in such a wonderful memorable way at Christmas. God Bless, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.

At 5:09pm on December 08, 2009, Cesar Larios gave Kyle Chowning a gift
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'Tis the season to be jolly and caring!
At 3:25pm on December 1, 2009, MThree - Dan McElhattan III said…
Hey Kyle here is a very Basic Poster concept we are using in Vegas. Hopefully other places can make use of it...MThree




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