Love Not Lost Photographer Application
We are looking for talented, caring individuals to volunteer with us as photographers to help us capture memories for those facing a terminal diagnosis. Our goal is to celebrate life and love in every session - some will be harder than others, but they will all make a difference to our applicants and their loved ones.

What is required to be a photographer for Love Not Lost? You don’t have to be a "professional" photographer, but you do need to be able to produce consistently beautiful imagery no matter the situation. The photos you take could be the last photos ever taken of that person, so you'll need to be able to produce clear, in-focus images and have sound knowledge and experience with off-camera lighting. We're not always lucky enough to be able to go outside with someone or have a room with a window… If you are not comfortable with off-camera lighting, or maybe you want more help with posing or camera use before applying, please visit www.creativelive.com to learn from some of the best. We'd love to have you come back to apply when you feel your skills are ready.

Because we will be producing large prints, and we desire to keep a consistent style, we will need you to upload your RAW files and we will do all of the image editing and post work. We hope this excites you since you won't need to add any editing to your already busy schedule. We want to make this as easy for you as possible since we know your time is valuable. We are also asking you to give Love Not Lost the copyrights so we can use the images as we need to for marketing, promotion, etc. to make it as easy as possible for us and the families we serve to use the images any way that may arise.

The driving question of our organization is "How can we love people better?" We ask that of everyone, including you, our photographers. We know that you are giving a lot to us by signing up, giving us your images, emotion, and time. We want to make sure you are loved and cared for and we have some really cool ways we plan on doing that!

If accepted, you will join us for a weekend-long photographer training retreat - you'll have to get there, but the food, lodging, materials, and fun is completely on us with zero cost to you! We want to make sure you're completely prepared for your sessions so we'll help you feel confident in what to say, how to handle grief, posing and lighting for special needs, and more. After the retreat, you'll go on a shadow session and then a reverse shadow session before photographing solo. When accepted, you'll get more details about all of this.

The retreat is just the beginning of a great relationship. We will keep in touch with you, ask for your feedback, and constantly work to improve the way we can love you better. As you know, relationships are hard work and require participation on both parties, and they are what makes life worth living.

As you experience losses of applicants or challenging sessions, you may need some additional support. For every session you do, you will be able to talk to a counselor if you feel like you need it. We want to make sure you are mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually well - whatever that looks like for you - so that we can continue on in this mission together to celebrate life and love for years to come.

If you've gotten this far and are excited about joining us, please fill out the application below. If you don't think you're ready just yet, that's okay too! You can further your education on Creative Live and/or you can support us in other ways. Some photographers have dedicated a percentage of their profits to LNL or donate a set dollar amount per session. Whatever you feel in your heart and whatever capacity you are able, we would be happy to have you join the Love Not Lost family!

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First Name *
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Mailing Address *
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Website or Portfolio
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Questions
How did you hear about LNL? *
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Why are you applying to volunteer with us? *
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If you've experienced loss or grief in the past and are willing to share, please tell us about those experiences:
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What made you pick up a camera and start taking pictures? *
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What is your favorite thing about photographing people? *
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As you think about volunteering with Love Not Lost, what is your greatest fear? *
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As you think about volunteering with Love Not Lost, what are you most excited about? *
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Have you ever photographed a person/child who had a terminal diagnosis before? If yes, please share that experience with us… *
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What is the hardest thing you have ever done or the hardest thing you have gone through in life? *
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Do you volunteer with any other non-profit organizations? If so, which ones?
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What do you desire out of volunteering with LNL? *
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What equipment do you use? Please list all camera bodies, lenses, and lighting gear. *
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Sample Images
Please submit your 10 BEST images for us to consider with your application - 5 to show off your ability to work with natural light (be sure to have "natural" in the file name) and 5 to show off your ability with off-camera lighting (be sure to include "off-camera" in the file name). Please submit your best to show us your style and skill level, not only with lighting but posing and emotion as well. You can send us a ShootProof gallery link, a drop box link, or zip us files via email. If sending an email, please submit to info@lovenotlost.org with subject "Application Submission" and enter "Email" below. Don't forget to send us the email :) Thank you!
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Background
Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
If yes, please explain
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Do you agree to a background check? *
Conclusion
Are you willing to attend a weekend retreat with LNL in Ellijay, GA in the Spring 2018? *
Do you have anything else you want to share or questions for us?
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