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I recently read the book “The Promise of a Pencil” by Adam Braun. It’s an extraordinary biography where Adam shares his story of passion and following his heart. I was so moved by his emotional and heartfelt journey of starting the organization Pencils of Promise and how he dedicated himself to building schools and giving education where truly needed, I just had to be a part of this somehow. Adam has shown that passion and big dreams can accomplish extraordinary tasks and create extraordinary change in people’s lives. Education for children is truly important to me and I’m excited to join Pencils of Promise to increase access to quality education for children in the developing world.

We at Erik Almås Photography have committed to raise $25,000 to build a school as part of Pop’s “Season of Promise” fundraiser.

In our quest to raise this money we ask for your help.

Over the years, I have often been asked if I run workshops, sell prints or consult.

If you are among those interested, here’s your chance to both donate to an amazing cause, get your year end tax deduction and join me as I share what I know, my time and my art.

You donate directly to our fundraising page at Pencils of promise so 100% of your contribution goes towards building a school.



In your donation comment section please state one of the following choices:

Workshop - $500

I am going to offer a workshop on Jan 11th 2015 for up to 30 people, to be held in San Francisco.

You will be part of a hands on workshop covering my complete image making process.

We start on location capturing a landscape. We then go into the Studio photographing a model and then spend the afternoon retouching the 2 parts together.

It will be a long day starting before the sun comes up and continuing into the evening where we end our day with a discussion on how to find our voice as image-makers, developing a truly distinctive photographic style that will continually attract top clients.

(Included in the workshop is a copy of Erik's 14 hour educational DVD, a $199 value)

Prints - $200

$200 donation will give you a signed beautiful print from one of the Diorama series, a favorite shoot of mine.

Donate $1800 and get all 9 in the series.

All images are Archival Giclee Prints. Frames are Not included.

Coaching per Session - $150

A 1-hour coaching session either in person in San Francisco or a Skype session. Just let me know what you would like to accomplish within the hour, or over a longer period of time if you want to make this ongoing, and I will help and advise the best I can on creating stronger images market presence for your photography business.

Gift of Giving – Any amount

I hope you can join me in this effort to help change children’s lives with the gift of education, any amount is welcomed.


With tremendous gratitude I thank you for considering this donation to Pencils of Promise.

To learn more go to our donation page:

or visit Pencils of Promise:

Pencils of Promise works with communities across the globe to build schools and create programs that provide education opportunities for children, no matter where they were born, or what resources they have. Pencils of Promise have broken ground on over 200 schools throughout Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos.

Education is a cause that's truly important to me, so I'm excited to join the Pencils of Promise movement that empowers lives around the world by increasing access to quality education for children in the developing world.

“Everyone has promise. Education unlocks it.”

Images from Pencils of Promise schools courtesy of PoP and Nick Onken.