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  • Cosmetics such as lipstick or powder applied to the face, used to enhance or alter the appearance
  • The combination of qualities that form a person's temperament
  • constitute: form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
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Help-Portrait 2010: Fort Myers, Florida
Help-Portrait 2010: Fort Myers, Florida
Yesterday was December 4, 2010. December 4 is an important date to many all over the world. And no it’s not because it was the anniversary of D-day, but rather a photographic achievement. Yesterday, I helped in a world-wide movement to give the gift of photos to people in need all over the world, yesterday was Help-Portrait 2010. I first found out about Help-Portrait through facebook. I was on my newsfeed when I saw that one of second shooters “liked” a new page. Curious, I checked it out and was blown away that I finally found something I could do to make a difference in someone’s life. The concept was simple: find someone in need, take their picture, print their picture, and give it to them. I was hooked almost immediately. Yesterday was so successful. It was the first time Help-Portrait came to Fort Myers and we were only able to service about 120 families – I shot 7 total yesterday. The whole preparation was chaotic. We were short photographers, we were short make-up artists, we didn’t have families signed up, the weather wasn’t cooperating. It assistants didn’t show up, families were running late. Photographers just started shooting. But you know what? It was all worth it – and I’d do it all over again. An on-going joke throughout the day was when I had one family of 7 where only their oldest daughter spoke English. I had taken 3 years of Spanish, but you know, I didn’t practice it much and I was SUPER rusty, but I managed to make light of it and we all spoke a combination of Spanlish. For one big family photo I say “Now, dias queso en ingles!” EVERYONE, and I mean EVERYONE in earshot laughed. I have a tendency to get louder the more excited I get, so I was not a quiet person telling my clients to say “Queso” and “Cheese”. So it was a huge deal to the other photographers to tell their clients to say “Queso” for their photos. I had such a great time and everyone there was so helpful. Alvaro and I shared a backdrop and created two highly efficient stations – we shared an assistant. Mike used continuous light and Matt had his setup up and running smoothly enough. Everyone else made beautiful photos outdoors. I bribed my kids with chocolate to get them to cooperate with me and they were all wonderful. The families that were given to me, thank you. Thank you so much for the smiles, the stories, some of the best posing and creativity demands you gave me that day. Try posing a 11 person family in an 7ft space. ;) You guys, you were my clients that day, I hope I was satisfactory to you and that you love and cherish all the photos. Yesterday was a great reminder of why I am a photographer and it reaffirmed my philosophy with my business. It’s not about the money, the fame, the recognition - it’s about the client. I mean, the money, the recognition, the fame the everything that comes with being a great photographer is awesome and well wanted – but it doesn’t offer me the ultimate happiness, it doesn’t make me want to wake up in the morning for. I shoot for my client – I shoot for that smile and the happiness that my client exhibits when they see their photos. I shoot for the “These are amazing, these are beautiful, thank you so much!” smiles and hugs. Because you know, in the end – it’s not about you, it’s about them. THANK you HELP-PORTRAIT, HELP-PORTAIT Ft. Myers, Nations Charities Association, the Drug Stop Team, and the photographers, make-up artists, videographers, sponsors, and other volunteers for all the smiles, the new friendships, the lessons learned and experience earned yesterday – you guys are the ones who are AMAZING.
Manipur Make Up
Manipur Make Up
© RAMINDER PAL SINGH ALL RIGHTS RESERVED A beautiful participant from the state of Manipur being helped by her colleagues in dressing up for the final performance during the National Youth Festival in Amritsar, India. She was late to arrive on the scene and everybody seemed like they were anxiously waiting for her to arrive. As soon as she arrived, everyone yelled, “There she is!” and within a few seconds three of her friends were around her to help her put on the make up and jewellery. She looked like a princess who was getting dressed for some special occasion. She looked majestic!

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