Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taking pictures and helping others...



It doesn't get much better than doing something you love AND having the opportunity to help others.

Here's your chance to do just that.

Thirst Relief is running a mentor auction that includes a session with the top dogs in the fields of wedding and portrait photography.

From their website:

"The mission of the Mentor Auction is twofold, to save lives and change the world by tapping into the incredible talent and generosity of the wedding industry and to create better and more successful photographers. To accomplish this goal we've asked some of the best and brightest in the wedding and portrait world to donate 90 minutes of their time and anything else they feel like giving to be auctioned off to the highest bidder!

100% of the proceeds directly benefit Thirst Relief International, saving lives and changing the world! Add to that the incredible wisdom and talent that is being shared in the one-on-one mentors sessions and you have better and more successful photographers! So, not only are lives being saved but the lives of many photographers are being made better! It's truly a win win for everyone involved!"

So you will get to hang out with a phenomenal photographer, you will have a great learning experience, you will be helping others, AND you will get a tax write-off.... does it get any better?

There will be many names you will recognize participating in the auction like Jasmine Star, Mike Colon, David Jay, Kevin Kubota, and Sarah Petty but I want to draw attention to personal friend (photographer extraordinaire) and fellow Maine Photographer Coalition cofounder Michelle Turner.

Being a great photographer does not necessarily make you a good instructor, but with Michelle you get both (I have personally seen her teach a one hour course without ever inhaling, not even once). Below you will see just a few samples of her outstanding work.

You can head over to the auction page and browse through all of the photographers listed, or you can save some time and head directly to Michelle's auction page.

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But seriously, please consider participating in this worthy cause as it will not only help you and could very possibly save the life of another.







2 comments:

Jeremy said...

Scott - I like how you seem to bring in the "helpful" and "giving" side of photography!

Scott said...

Thank you Jeremy...