#TetherStudioDay Brings Creative Talent to Local Businesses
On June 25th, 2018, Tether held #TetherStudioDay, a one-day event that served local non-profits and underfunded entrepreneurs. We wanted to give them easy access to professional photography and give the #TetherCincyFam a chance to use their talent for good. Check out the results.
Tamia Stinson, founder of Tether, was initially inspired to put on this event after being approached by several members of the Tether Community who wanted opportunities to use their talent for good.
Several Tether members are already pursuing charitable work. Chris VonHolle took pictures at an elementary school for migrant children. Jeremy Kramer took pictures of inmates in prison as part of a meaningful project, titled Scars & Bars. #TetherStudioDay was an opportunity to expand upon that.
In addition to giving our members fulfilling work, Tamia wanted to help underfunded businesses overcome the challenge of “needing money to make money.”
The event was completely free (of course) and provided these organizations with imagery that will help them promote their work and missions. Tamia hoped to help up to five organizations, but we wound up providing services for eight:
- Manifest Gallery
- Make Someone's Day
- Heal n Build
- Mission Cincinnati
- Wheel House Cincinnati
- Spanish Playdates
- People Working Cooperatively
- Cypress Beauty
#TetherStudioDay gave an opportunity for some of our big-hearted Tether Community members to make a meaningful impact. Shout out to the photographers that helped out:
- Remy Dominguez
- Jeremy Knight
- Will Jones
- Alex Larrison
The connections made between creatives and local organizations will lead to mutually rewarding partnerships in the future. During the event, photographer Alex Larrison mentioned wanting to replicate and expand upon the event concept. She was inspired to continue providing professional talent to small businesses who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
Many of these organizations acknowledged the struggle of budgeting for good photography. Most of the time, it was a “DIY Photography,” situation, but they used the photos anyway because it is important for them to communicate their mission to those who they’re targeting.
Some of these organizations also needed photos for e-commerce and social media. Portraits are important, too — people want to see the faces behind the companies making an impact in their community.
Now, they have professional photography to do just that.
These non-profits and entrepreneurs work hard to give back to the community — #TetherStudioDay allowed the Tether Community give back to them.
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