Monday, January 21, 2013

Thirst Relief Mentor Auction Announcement

Hey everybody!

For the thirst straight year, I've been selected to be a mentor up for auction to raise money for Thirst Relief! Me and some of the biggest names in photography (Jerry Ghionis, Dane Sanders, Lindsay Adler, Mike Colon, Jen & Steve Bebb, to name a few) are up for mentor auctions for this great cause, and I'd love for you to help!

Did you know...
*** Nearly1 billion people around the world lack access to clean drinking water.
*** 2.5 million people die each year due to waterborne-related disease (90% of which are children under the age of 5).
*** Every week, diarrhoeal disease due to easily preventable causes claims the lives of 30,000 people, most of them young children.
*** Waterborne illness, considered normally mild in healthy adults, becomes an incurable death sentence for those affected by HIV/AIDS. In sub-Saharan Africa alone, millions of people lack access to the basic necessity of clean drinking water. In this same region, some 25 million people are living with HIV/AIDS. The result – over 2 million children and adults die of HIV/AIDS annually in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

Thirst Relief has made it their mission to overcome death and disease resulting from the consumption of contaminated water by providing safe, clean drinking water to those in need around the world.

If you're a photographer who has sent me emails over the past year, I encourage you to take part in this auction when it goes live... 10 days from now. If you're a photographer who has never contacted me (um... why not?!) but would like a 90 minute mentor session covering anything and everything you want to chat about, I encourage you to take part.

The auction winner also is going to receive some great prizes from some of my friends in the photo biz:

NEW PRODUCT: Miller's Signature Album from Miller's Professional Imaging: a $300 value
$180 gift certificate from Shootsac (enough for a new shootsac, or to use on a Hip Slip, Covers, or toward a Tote & Shoot: a $180 value
A copy of Dale's Blogging for Photographers handbook from the iTunes bookstore
A copy of Dale's 101 Photo Tips for Photographers
Zenfolio Premium Business account + a branded Manfrotto Photo bag. a $350 value.

Total extra value: $880

1. General info about the Auction and Benefit Shoot:
2. eBay page where auction takes place:

Talk to you soon,

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