FAQs - Pro-Bono Photo

FAQs

What are  some of the organizations that you have worked with?

There are whole lot of them, ranging from ad-hoc protests to fund-raising galas for educational and social-justice groups.   The best way to see the breadth of our work is to click on the "Browse" button to see the galleries of photos and videos that we've shot.


How much exposure do photos get when you post them on your galleries?

That depends a lot on the organization and type of event.   As of 1 July 2017, the most-viewed posting is the gallery from the  March for Science Silicon Valley , with over 390,000  image views (each view of a photo or video counts as one view; there are many photos and videos on each gallery).  There were over 1,000,000 image views on the entire website between 1 February and 30 June 2017.


How do you decide whether to accept a request for pro-bono photography assistance?

The primary factors are whether the request is in line with our  social-justice and environmental values and whether it fits in with the time we have available.  We prioritize organizations that are not well enough funded to be able to  pay for the work.


I'm a photographer/videographer and would like to donate my expertise through Pro-Bono Photo.  How do I do that ?

The Pro-Bono Photo affiliates are professionals or advanced amateurs.  If you're interested in joining us, contact Jack Owicki (see contact info on home page).  We would particularly like to  have some more videographers join us.


Do you work outside the San Francisco Bay Area?

Not so far.   If you have some compelling request for work outside the Bay Area, contact us to talk about it.


What kinds of equipment to you use?

That depends on  who the photo/videographer is and what we're photographing.  I'll speak for myself (Jack Owicki).   I have a full-frame Canon system that I use for portraiture and dimly lit events.  For well lit (usually outdoor) events, I tend to rely on more compact and portable Olympus mirrorless cameras.  I have a variety of flashes and other portable lighting equipment.

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