It has been quiet around these parts of the web. but it doesn’t mean i have not been busy.
on nov 8, the world witnessed the devastation that typhoon haiyan brought here to the central philippines. our family’s NGO, Gentle Hands, has been involved extensively. you can read about everything we are doing and will be doing in the coming weeks and months here:
i also penned some thoughts and experiences here on our personal blog:
so i’m back…and organizing blog post schedules and photos for some great posts coming.
i am also really excited about the upcoming travel tours i have planned for 2014:
please stay tuned for some good stuff.. my hubs just came back from a north american tour of 20 days. we are all happy to have him back. and my parents come for 3 weeks, this coming saturday, for christmas. good times to be had!
Over a year ago I had this notion…a notion that seemed like it could work.
What IF professional photographers worked together with the hundreds of NGOs in this city?
Why you ask? It’s simple: Almost regularly I get asked, “Why are you in the Philippines?” as many know I’m a foreigner, as my light skin is a major giveaway. :)
I then begin to tell them about my husband’s sister who runs Gentle Hands in Quezon City, and how they care for neglected and abandoned kids and instantly they say to me, “Wow, I would LOVE to give back to an NGO”.
This was my thought - NGOs in Manila usually don’t have the budget for professional photographers to come in and document their NGO to the degree that it can be effectively portrayed through their website, marketing materials, etc.
That’s where Photogs for a Cause comes in - Photographers who want to be on a list that we can match up to NGOs when they are needing a photo shoot done. And the photographer gives their services pro bono. The NGO gets amazing, quality photos that will impact their audience and the photographer will have given back to their community.
It’s a win-win.
Are you a pro photographer? or a part-time pro photographer that would like to give back? We are looking for photographers to join the team.
Contact me today at tracey [at] traceylheppner [dot] com
ps - you dont have to use a Canon to be a part of the team! ;)
It is with great excitement that we present the first issue of WANDERER!
so much passion and art and creativity has been channeled into this project. none of it has been “work”…travel is my recharge.
and i couldn’t have done it without many people behind it. photographers & writers - thank you for collaborating with me in this! and to my husband who has always given me 150% support in all i do. and to my dear friends who helped with proofing this gem. after you have flipped through its pages, PLEASE would you leave your feedback here. thanks so much.
click on the cover below to view the online magazine :)
tracey l heppner || lifestyle & travel photographer.
i embrace life. i love hard. and i live with my heart.
this is my blog. work and play. play and work.
i love my life.
living out one crazy adventure at a time.