For some people, getting a professional photograph taken is a luxury - something simply out of reach financially, given today's tough economy.
(Media-Newswire.com) - For some people, getting a professional photograph taken is a luxury - something simply out of reach financially, given today's tough economy.
But on Dec. 8, photographers at Mott Community College will be volunteering their time and talents to take make sure that anyone interested in having a family portrait for the holidays or just a once-in-a lifetime memory, will get that opportunity - for free.
MCC is presenting its second annual Help-Portrait event on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 from noon to 5 pm in the MCC Event Center, located adjacent to the Mott Library at 1401 E. Court St. in Flint. This event is free and open to the public.
A group of instructors and students with the MCC Photography Department will be using their photography skills to take pictures of residents in the community again this year, at no cost. In addition, instructors and students with MCC's Transitions School of Cosmetology Careers will be on hand again this year to style hair and apply makeup for individuals and families, who will leave the Help-Portrait event with a 5 x 7 or an 8 x 10 photograph, that will be printed while they wait, as well as a CD ( upon request ).
MCC is joining a community of photographers coming together across the globe on Dec. 8, to take and provide free portraits. Launched in 2009 by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, Help-Portrait has provided a total of 169,523 free portraits to date.
Bob Rentschler, MCC Photography Instructor and Photography Program Coordinator, assisted students in the Photography program at MCC, with organizing MCC's inaugural Help-Portrait event. The idea to participate in Help-Portrait originated with MCC photography students on their Facebook page and with the MCC Photography Club, a student organization comprised of students in MCC's Photography program. The students recognized Help-Portrait as an excellent opportunity to give pictures, and not just take them.
"We're doing this to give back to the community and be part of a "photographic movement" that can change people's lives: behold the power of a photograph," Rentschler said. "This is a total team effort, with a number of students and instructors at Mott Community College."
For details about the Help-Portrait event, visit www.help-portrait.com. For information about MCC's Help-Portrait event, contact Bob Rentschler at ( 810 ) 762-6183 or Bob.Rentschler@mcc.edu. To view a video of last year's event, please visit http://youtube/OwkazkwtafM.
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