Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday: Important Announcement - Please Read

Good Afternoon Everybody,
Today I feel like Nanook of the North. We received 8 inches of snow yesterday, about an inch of ice over night and 5 more inches of snow on top of the ice between 8am and noon today. Where is my pan sled, I'm ready to go? Hope all is well in your "neck of the woods."

Anyway, on with the post. First things first - I have to tell you about something I'm involved in. I teaming up David Jay and Michael Colon and many others trying to raise awareness and monies for Thirst Relief International.

The Thirst Relief Mentor Benefit is an opportunity for you to bid on a 90 minute session with one of your favorite photographers. When you enter the winning bid you get an opportunity to sit one-on-one for at least 90 minutes and talk about your business, your shooting style, your portfolio, the needs of your studio, or whatever else you'd like to discuss with the photographer you placed the winning, highest, bid on. Many of these photographers are giving much more than just their time, though! Which is very exciting! Some are giving away a space to their workshop, actions, products...all kinds of things! So you'll want to make sure to read each auction that you are interested in carefully.

I'm one of the guys giving away a place at my week long Digital Master Class. [link] An $895.00 value.

All of the proceeds from the auction go to help women, children, and families to have clean drinking water. Right now, one in five children die from a drinking related illness or disease. Something this simple can easily be avoided and treated. So far, the Thirst Relief has saved over 100,000 people. Please help us again this year. (You can also become a donor by giving just $5 a month. Five dollars saves a life. Go here to learn more:

The auction will open on Thursday, January 29th at 5pm EST. When the auction goes live you can click here:
The auction will close on Sunday, February 1st at midnight EST.

Be sure to check it out!!! Dig deep into your pockets, place your bid for a good cause and obtain a little something for yourself even beyond the great feeling of helping those who really have a basic human need, clean drinking water.

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