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NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK

Photographers for Non-Profits
updated: Oct 20, 2012, 10:00 AM

We exist to provide photographic assistance to non-profit organizations. Our goal is to furnish you with high quality work, at no cost whatsoever. Whether an organization is in need of images for their website, or images that can be printed and hung in the lobby of their building, we are happy to help. As a thriving network of photographers, our goal is to serve at your convenience, causing the least possible amount of disturbance, yet leaving footprints of excellence.

If you are directly involved in a non-profit organization, or know of one that is in need of photographic assistance, please contact us, and we would be more than glad to send one of our photographers to you. Simply email us with your contact information and we will have one of our personnel get back to you as soon as we can.

Website: http://pfnp.org/

Click here to view their work.

David Dobreski, Manager of Photographers for Non-Profits. Photo by Austin Harris.

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 COMMENT 333631 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-20 12:58 PM

How great to have folks volunteer in this way and selflessly photograph cocktail parties and auctions for non-profits! Excellent work.

 

 COMMENT 333649P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-20 01:42 PM

Honestly I have mixed feelings about this. I have been to a lot of fundraisers for non-profits and they spend a ton of money on caterers, decor, entertainment, venue, etc... I understand giving them a discounted rate but ElMo Early school hardly needs charity and should have a budget for documenting their events. The list of clients isn't exactly doctors without borders type of organizations for the most part.

This makes it that much harder for pro photographers to earn a living when work is being given away.

Or maybe I'm just a jaded, crusty old curmudgeon...

 

 COMMENT 333768P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-21 12:13 AM

649p, yes, maybe so. :) I thought what a great organization: pictures donated so the non-profit can spend its limited, especially in this economy, funds for its mission of helping!

 

 COMMENT 333808P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-21 08:43 AM

649:
Certainly, well-funded non profits should not be asking for help if they don't need it. Given the number of truly dedicated non-profits in any given community, I think this would be the exception rather than the norm.

 

 COMMENT 333939 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-21 02:55 PM

649... as a starting photographer I appreciate your concern. However this opens events that would normally not use photographers an opportunity for newbies like myself, or even more experienced folks looking for exposure, to practise and gain experience. Also keep in mind that the product created is not of the highest caliber, creatively speaking, and not much different than Uncle Bob can do with the new fancy camera he got for Christmas.

 

 COMMENT 345191 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-11-20 08:04 AM

Is this even a 501(c)3 Non-Profit?

 

 COMMENT 383772 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-03-12 09:05 AM

939,

Actually, I've been working as a photog in town for seven years now. He covered an event this year for free that I was paid to shoot in years prior, simply because he is free.

This will backfire big time, I'm afraid.

He also has covered a couple of other events that I know of specifically that paid good fair money for very good photographers in the past. It's one thing to photograph at a discount, but this is a whole different story. He has camera equipment that costs thousands of dollars and he is working with it for free...its not sustainable.

 

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