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Headshots for Good: Photo Sessions benefitting Activate Good

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The Loading Dock — Dock 1053

1053 East Whitaker Mill Road

#STE 115

Raleigh, NC 27604

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Donate to Activate Good and schedule a professional photo or headshot session through our new fundraising campaign, Headshots for Good!

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Activate Good's Headshots for Good will help you put your best look forward, whether you’re looking to replace an older avatar in your online meetings, beef up your social media profiles, stand out from the crowd in job searches or make a stellar first impression in your online dating page. Photo sessions are generously provided by Austin Dowd, professional photographer (and Activate Good board member!).

Here's how it works:

Donate $85 or more through this online reservation page to reserve your photo session slot during our monthly Headshots For Good event at Loading Dock Raleigh and spend some time with our professional photographer, Austin Dowd, to capture unique, beautiful professional photos for your personal or professional use.

Note: Per IRS donation rules, only the donated amount above and beyond the market value of the service provided is considered tax-deductible.

View example photos from Austin Dowd's example proofing gallery, here.

Save the date: Headshots for Good dates (2nd Wednesdays)

January 13, 2021 -- 3PM – 7PM

February 10, 2021 -- 3PM – 7PM

March 10, 2021 -- 3PM – 7PM

What you'll get:

At the time of your session, you will have 15-20 minutes with your photographer to capture dozens of images together with the goal of getting three stellar images of yourself.

Sessions will take place at The Loading Dock, one of Raleigh’s premier coworking spaces, which offers a clean looking modern workplace for your backdrop. You can also choose a white, black or grey backdrop as an option. Weather permitting, the deck of The Loading Dock just outside the front lobby provides for some beautiful natural lighting and some great options for outdoor portraits!

Within a week of your session, you’ll receive an online gallery of images from your shoot from which you’ll select your favorite three images. Once you’ve made your selection, your photographer will email your image files optimized for web and social media pages.

How to prepare for your photo session:

To get the most of your session, we recommend planning for an outfit that can be modified with layers or quickly changed into and out of. There is a bathroom on site for changes, but time is limited, so plan accordingly.

Avoid anything that might irritate your skin or eyes in the 24 hours prior to your session and plan any haircuts or trims so that they look their best when you arrive. Finally, make sure to get plenty of sleep and drink plenty of water! Being well rested and hydrated plays an important role in skin and hair health and will go a long way to making sure you look and feel your best.

Top photo session tips from our Photographer:

  • Plan variety in your outfit for a good selection of “looks.”
  • Think dark, light and colorful or maybe formal, casual and fun.
  • Keep it simple. If you’re preparing your hair or makeup before your session, plan for natural and simple. You won’t have much time to modify or touch up and a natural look goes with almost any setting. For outfits, plan for items that can be thrown on/off quickly like blazers, sweaters, scarves, etc.
  • Communicate with your photographer. Let him know if there’s a particular look or feel you’d like to strive for, If there are physical traits you want to accentuate or diminish, or what purpose you intend for your headshots.
  • Avoid headgear prior to your session. Hats, headbands and hardhats can leave impressions in your hair that won’t comb out. If you want headwear on during your session, bring it along and plan to don it towards the end.
  • Props! Sometimes a great smile just doesn’t convey enough about our passions. A small prop like a laptop, camera, tool or even a bicycle can help communicate to your network what it is you do and how you enjoy spending your time.

In the event of scheduling issues after you register:

Due to limited space, it is important to be on time for your appointment. Your registration payment is a donation to Activate Good. We are happy to assist you in rescheduling for a future session in the event you can no longer attend your scheduled session; however, please let us know about any changes at least 48 hours in advance so we will have a chance to find someone else to take your time slot.

Thank you for supporting Activate Good! Learn more about our work and the impacts your contributions can make at ActivateGood.org.

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Location

The Loading Dock — Dock 1053

1053 East Whitaker Mill Road

#STE 115

Raleigh, NC 27604

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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