Dundas Photography Initiative provides free family portraits

Community Dec 07, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

With the support of local businesses and groups, the Dundas Photography Initiative hopes to grow the local Help-Portrait program it launched at the Dundas Museum and Archives, last weekend.

Members of the local photography club gathered at the museum for a few hours Sunday to join an international effort. They provided free portraits, one 8x10 and two 5x7 photographs, to families who might otherwise not be able to afford them. It’s a program that’s happening worldwide — but the first time it’s happened in Dundas.

Dundas Photography Initiative member Keith Sharp had hoped for more people to come in for the free photos, but said the club intends to provide the service again next year.

Free hair and makeup were also available for families prior to their photo shoot. Anthony Putrone of Putrone Salon and Spa on Cross St. in Dundas and Anthony DiSalvo of Salon DiSalvo on Upper James St. in Hamilton, volunteered their hairstyling services. Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Dundas donated the cosmetics.

Sharp said the event was made possible by a number of community partners including the Dundas Museum & Archives, where the club holds its monthly meetings. The museum opened on Sunday to provide space.

Other community partners include the Dundas Salvation Army, Jack Mills Real Estate, Booth Furniture and Interiors, and The Keeping Room. Supporters included Jane and Doug Edwards, and Libby Toews,

Club member and professional photographer Mark Osborne said while the point of the project is to give back to the community by providing free professional-quality photos to those who can’t afford them, it also provides an opportunity for club members to practice portrait photography skills and use equipment they don’t always have access to.

Brayden Swire, a club member who recently graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Photography, provided a seminar in portrait photography at the Dundas Photography Initiative’s last meeting, to prepare members for the Help-Portrait day.

For more information on the local photography club, contact Mark Osborne at buzz.osborne@gmail.com

 

Dundas Photography Initiative provides free family portraits

Club members give back, and get experience

Community Dec 07, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

With the support of local businesses and groups, the Dundas Photography Initiative hopes to grow the local Help-Portrait program it launched at the Dundas Museum and Archives, last weekend.

Members of the local photography club gathered at the museum for a few hours Sunday to join an international effort. They provided free portraits, one 8x10 and two 5x7 photographs, to families who might otherwise not be able to afford them. It’s a program that’s happening worldwide — but the first time it’s happened in Dundas.

Dundas Photography Initiative member Keith Sharp had hoped for more people to come in for the free photos, but said the club intends to provide the service again next year.

Free hair and makeup were also available for families prior to their photo shoot. Anthony Putrone of Putrone Salon and Spa on Cross St. in Dundas and Anthony DiSalvo of Salon DiSalvo on Upper James St. in Hamilton, volunteered their hairstyling services. Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Dundas donated the cosmetics.

Sharp said the event was made possible by a number of community partners including the Dundas Museum & Archives, where the club holds its monthly meetings. The museum opened on Sunday to provide space.

Other community partners include the Dundas Salvation Army, Jack Mills Real Estate, Booth Furniture and Interiors, and The Keeping Room. Supporters included Jane and Doug Edwards, and Libby Toews,

Club member and professional photographer Mark Osborne said while the point of the project is to give back to the community by providing free professional-quality photos to those who can’t afford them, it also provides an opportunity for club members to practice portrait photography skills and use equipment they don’t always have access to.

Brayden Swire, a club member who recently graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Photography, provided a seminar in portrait photography at the Dundas Photography Initiative’s last meeting, to prepare members for the Help-Portrait day.

For more information on the local photography club, contact Mark Osborne at buzz.osborne@gmail.com

 

Dundas Photography Initiative provides free family portraits

Club members give back, and get experience

Community Dec 07, 2016 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

With the support of local businesses and groups, the Dundas Photography Initiative hopes to grow the local Help-Portrait program it launched at the Dundas Museum and Archives, last weekend.

Members of the local photography club gathered at the museum for a few hours Sunday to join an international effort. They provided free portraits, one 8x10 and two 5x7 photographs, to families who might otherwise not be able to afford them. It’s a program that’s happening worldwide — but the first time it’s happened in Dundas.

Dundas Photography Initiative member Keith Sharp had hoped for more people to come in for the free photos, but said the club intends to provide the service again next year.

Free hair and makeup were also available for families prior to their photo shoot. Anthony Putrone of Putrone Salon and Spa on Cross St. in Dundas and Anthony DiSalvo of Salon DiSalvo on Upper James St. in Hamilton, volunteered their hairstyling services. Shoppers Drug Mart in downtown Dundas donated the cosmetics.

Sharp said the event was made possible by a number of community partners including the Dundas Museum & Archives, where the club holds its monthly meetings. The museum opened on Sunday to provide space.

Other community partners include the Dundas Salvation Army, Jack Mills Real Estate, Booth Furniture and Interiors, and The Keeping Room. Supporters included Jane and Doug Edwards, and Libby Toews,

Club member and professional photographer Mark Osborne said while the point of the project is to give back to the community by providing free professional-quality photos to those who can’t afford them, it also provides an opportunity for club members to practice portrait photography skills and use equipment they don’t always have access to.

Brayden Swire, a club member who recently graduated from Sheridan College with a Bachelor of Photography, provided a seminar in portrait photography at the Dundas Photography Initiative’s last meeting, to prepare members for the Help-Portrait day.

For more information on the local photography club, contact Mark Osborne at buzz.osborne@gmail.com