American Cancer Society


Event Photography

Health & Nutrition

By Karen C.

Senior Manager, Relay For Life

Posted Oct 11, 2018


This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to Provide 144 rides to cancer treatment or 100 nights of hotel stays for those needing to travel for cancer treatment.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will attend the Organization's event to take photos
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in a digital format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

Additional Details

The event is in Orange County (Costa Mesa, CA). Ideally you would live in this area, but if you don't and are willing to travel we welcome you!

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on volunteers like you! Without your help, we cannot capture our amazing event for Breast Cancer. Your skills will empower us to share Making Strides Against Breast Cancer with OC.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a shot list, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have examples of what shots we would like to capture, and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Do you love Pink? Well you will as soon as you see our event on October 21st! Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an inspiring and empowering event brining together those impacted by Cancer. On this day we become an army with one mission... to end cancer!

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

Prep: Initial Meeting and Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the photography requirements, which should include the approximate number and types of photographs required (e.g., specific people, moments, or things), the desired style of photography, and the intended use for the photos or required digital format
  • Volunteer Manager provides the event schedule / run-of-show, which should highlight any key moments that need to be photographed (e.g., a planned speech or awards ceremony)
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan that includes the time and location of the event, any budget for travel, film, or other materials, and timing for receiving the edited photos
Milestone 1: Event Photography
  • Professional attends the event and takes photos according to the agreed-upon photography requirements
Milestone 2: Editing
  • Professional edits and color corrects a subset of the photographs taken, according to the agreed-upon number of photographs required
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers the edited set of photographs to the Organization in the agreed-upon format, as well as the complete set of photographs (raw files)
  • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization's event location, or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An upcoming event (with date and time indicated on the project post)
  • Specifics on which people and / or moments during the event need to be photographed
  • Signed releases for subjects and location (if required)
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

What We Do

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Our Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and we have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure we have a presence in every community. While most people know us for our research, we do so much more. We attack cancer from every angle. We promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. We research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. We fight for lifesaving policy changes. We provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer. And we do it all 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • City: Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Staff Size: More than 50
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
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