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Industry Volunteerism: PMDA Soldiers’ Angels Portraits of Love Project Serves Families of Armed Forces Serving Abroad

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The PMDA Soldiers’ Angels Portraits of Love project is a great volunteer program within the photo industry that we here at Picture Soup wanted to share with our visitors. The PMDA (Photo Manufacturers and Distributors Association) has partnered with the Soldiers’ Angels volunteer organization to create the PMDA Soldiers’ Angels Portraits of Love Project, with the goal of taking the portraits of 10,000 families of service men and women who are serving abroad this September and send both the families and the service men and women a print by the holiday season—at no cost to the families.

You can find out more about this great volunteer effort within the photo industry by going to the website www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com. You can also sign up to volunteer as a photographer via the website; or as a military family, you can find a participating photographer.

As an industry we think this is a great way that photographers can share their talents while bringing families of those serving in our armed forces around the world a little closer for the holidays.

Along with PMDA, Fujifilm, SeeHere.com, Independent Photo Imagers (IPI), Nikon, Canon, Tamron, Samsung, Pentax, Olympus, Microsoft, HP, GE, Casio, ArcSoft, National Geographic Magazine, Cameo Style, Popular Photography magazine, Photo Industry Reporter, Tiffen, and American Photo magazine are also sponsoring this program.


greetings & salutations from the chefs of Picture Soup!

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PictureSoup_logoGreetings & Salutations from the editors (chefs) of Picture Soup the blog. Picture Soup is the online destination for your [photo] imagination. The chefs here at Picture Soup are Diane Berkenfeld and Alysha Sideman. Drop us an email at picturesoupeditors@gmail.com and let us know what you’d like to see here in Picture Soup. 

Some of the specials we’re planning include:

Recipes [how to articles with step-by-step instructions]

Guest Chefs sharing their favorite recipes or dishes [guest bloggers sharing their favorite digital imaging tips & tricks, techniques or thoughts.

Utensil Reviews [reviews of photographic hardware and software]

Cookbook Reviews [reviews of photo books – including business, technique, art, how-to titles]

Special of the Day [special blog post of the day]

And much more to come…