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Model

Misty Matthews

Posts: 286

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

I am looking for some cause and awareness photos to get an idea of a shoot I want to do.

I am looking for breast cancer awareness, bully awareness, diabetes awareness, ETC.

If anyone has any please let me know.

Dec 03 12 03:24 pm Link

Photographer

Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

Misty Matthews wrote:
I am looking for some cause and awareness photos to get an idea of a shoot I want to do.

I am looking for breast cancer awareness, bully awareness, diabetes awareness, ETC.

If anyone has any please let me know.

Do a Google image search. smile

Dec 03 12 03:30 pm Link

Photographer

Kyle T Edwards

Posts: 431

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Marc's right; Google will help, here.  Of course, providing samples will depend on what cause you're looking for.  It wouldn't do any good to send you Movember pics, only to discover you're raising awareness for ovarian cancer!

Most promotional cause images tend to be non-artistic, and use survivors, simply standing and smiling with an "I'm living through it" look.  Bonus points if they're kids or celebrities.  It gives it that humanistic look.

Alternately, some go for that fighter/athletic look, kind of that "I can beat this/I did beat this" look.  That seems to be the more common of the two, as it not only gives hope to other sufferers, but also tries to convince potential donors that an end is within reach.

Of course, the area affected, or a representative area, also plays a prominent role in the images.  Many breast cancer photographs, while the women are covering their breasts, they are topless.  For men's health, the November mustache has become the symbol.  For cancer in general, it is often a patient (again, woman or child) who has lost their hair to chemotherapy.  It all depends on what you're raising awareness of!

I'm planning something similar myself for a cause that's near and dear to me.  I'm somewhat lucky, in that what I'm looking to focus on has no outward physical symptoms, so I'll be able to have everyone pose, just like any regular model (yes, they'll all be real sufferers).

Okay, I'll shut up now.

Dec 04 12 10:01 am Link

Model

Misty Matthews

Posts: 286

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

I would love to see the pictures you get.

Dec 05 12 12:14 am Link

Model

V Laroche

Posts: 2746

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

Here's a whole website for breast cancer awareness:
http://www.thescarproject.org/gallery/

I thought these were really great.

Dec 05 12 01:15 am Link

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Anna Adrielle

Posts: 18763

Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium

what is the purpose of the shoot?
something to be used for a campaign is approached differently then a conceptual shoot, or a more artistic vibe

example, these shots are all about smoking awareness. but they're all different, because their purpose is different.

http://www.tvscoop.tv/antm-smoking-photos-03.jpg

http://592f46.medialib.glogster.com/media/bf33b5c6bb9237465791b2542cda6ec3066917823e545556e96fa692bb7be4b8/smokers-awareness-association-lungs-small-11878.jpg

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQULCWb55fUYDThdt1d8yvnSQN7g1XYRM43U6QyDn1KLIzhEy4NsJ6zSZH3Uw

Dec 05 12 01:17 am Link

Model

Misty Matthews

Posts: 286

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

I am doing these as more for fun then anything. I am just wanting to add some port pics and I thought it would be a cool concept.

Dec 05 12 04:52 pm Link

Model

V Laroche

Posts: 2746

New Orleans, Louisiana, US

But you don't have a concept.

Dec 05 12 07:17 pm Link

Model

Misty Matthews

Posts: 286

Tulsa, Oklahoma, US

The basic concept is what I think is cool. I will come up with something.

Dec 05 12 09:04 pm Link