As you already know, Fotostrap is the camera strap that gives back! With every purchase, we donate 10% of the proceeds to Fotolanthropy, a nonprofit that documents inspiring true stories of people who have overcome adversity. Fotolanthropy stories have been featured on the Huffington Post and the Daily Mail, have screened at our nation's capitol, and been featured on Fox News!
You could be a part of the Fotolanthropy movement! Fotolanthropy is always looking for talented photographers and filmmakers from all over the country with hearts for giving back to join their Fotocrew.
What is Fotolanthropy?
Fotolanthropy provides professional portraits and short documentary films for individuals and families who have overcome adversity. Their stories cover a wide range of themes, from wounded warriors to illnesses such as cancer, autism, and ALS to victims of natural disasters.
When a family receives the gift of Fotolanthropy, they are receiving a tool to help share their story with others. Many Fotolanthropy recipients are now doing public speaking, writing, and devotional studies, and they use the images and films from their Fotolanthropy sessions to help connect with others.
What is a Fotocrew member?
Fotocrew members are the heartbeat behind the Fotolanthropy movement! These professional photographers and filmmakers have a desire to use their incredible creative talents to give back to others. Fotocrew members are paired with nominated and chosen Fotolanthropy recipients to provide them with a professional portrait session, and in some cases a short documentary film. Check out some of the stories Fotolanthropy has produced! http://bit.ly/1nz4oWL
What are the requirements?
Fotocrew photographers must have their own established company that has legally been in business for at least 2 years. They must also have a professional website for their business, knowledge of working in various lighting environments and use a professional DSLR camera and lenses.
Fotocrew filmmakers must have 3 years experience and knowledgeable use of professional film equipment and lenses, various lighting environments, and proper sound equipment for film interviews and voice overs.
What is expected of me?
Fotocrew members are responsible for conducting their Fotolanthropy portrait session or film shoot and providing Fotolanthropy with their edited images (30-40) or short film (typically 5-7min). That's it! Fotolanthropy prepares all items to be gifted to the Fotolanthropy recipient, as well as the blog feature on Fotolanthropy.com.
How do I apply?
Interested in joining the Crew? Apply here! The application takes about 10 minutes to complete and the Fotolanthropy team will notify you of their decision within two weeks.
If accepted, you will be given a Fotocrew Guide, which includes details of the Fotolanthropy process and member responsibilities.
When a nominated story is chosen for Fotolanthropy, the Fotolanthropy team will reach out to Fotocrew members in that area to see if they are interested in documenting the story.
Fotocrew members are also welcome to nominate a story! Simply complete the nomination form on Fotolanthropy's website here.
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything." - Aaron Siskind