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Date: 01/11/2013 | By: Heather

Mirrorlessons for Movember 2013: Help us change the face of men’s health!

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Mirrorlessons for Movember 2013: Help us change the face of men’s health!

I think everyone here would agree that cancer has been a thorn in our sides for far too long. My paternal grandfather died of it, a handful of our friends and family had or are suffering from it, and I am sure that everyone here has lost someone due to it.

This is why we at Mirrorlessons have decided to hold our first ever Movember campaign dubbed Mirrorlessons for Movember!

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What is Movember? A catchy combination of the words moustache and November, it is a month-long charitable event during which men grow moustaches to raise awareness about cancer research, with a specific focus on prostate and testicular cancer. Every year, prostate cancer accounts for around 7% of all cancer deaths, and is the fourth most common cancer death in the UK. That’s no small number.

Though we’ve donated privately to the cause before, this year we were inspired to create our own campaign at Mirrorlessons after coming across filmmaker Philip Bloom’s campaign on his website. Just last year, he raised an incredible $60,000 for the cause!

How can you help?

The best thing you can do for our Mirrorlessons for Movember campaign is donate! $1, $2, $5 or $20 … it doesn’t matter how much. All that matters is your participation.

Our goal is to reach $500 in donations and you can help us reach this goal with your generosity!

movember 2013 donate here

To make the month of Movember even more fun, we also encourage you to snap a photo of your moustached-self and your favourite mirrorless camera together (aw!) and it send to us at All the photos we receive will go into a special ‘Mirrorless for Movember Gallery’ at the end of the month! If you aren’t ‘follically gifted’ or are a MoSista (lady) supporting the cause, get creative and slap on a funny fake moustache. The more pictures we collect, the better! :-)

Don’t forget to help us spread the word about Movember by sharing this post on your favourite social networks. All we need is a share and a bit of good ol’ lip hair! 😉


How are Mathieu and I participating?

Mathieu has had a moustache and a goatee for as long as I’ve known him. It’s come to be his trademark look, and to be honest, he doesn’t really look much like “Mat the photographer/filmmaker” without them! However, being the brave MoBro that he is, he’s decided to snip off the ‘stache for the campaign. Every Friday throughout November, we’ll give you a progress report on his moustache’s growth on our Facebook pageTwitter account and this blog post. If Mathieu can do it, so can you! 😀

Week 1 – Shaving the ‘Stache

Actually, the title should have been Shaving the ‘Stache and Beard but it wasn’t as catchy! When push came to shove, I was actually more emotional about Mat parting ways with his facial hair than he was. I’d say that the shave has knocked about ten years off his age! :-)


What do you think? :-)
The first picture was taken with the Fuji X100s. Next up, the Sony RX100 II… :-)

Week 2 – Back to its former glory

Surprisingly, it only took a week for Mat’s moustache to grow back to its former bushiness. This only makes us wonder what it will look like at the end of the month!

Oh, and if you are wondering who is in the lead between us, just check out the picture below. 😉

DSC-RX100M2, 1/160, f/ 4/1, ISO 3200
I’d say there’s no contest… :-)

To read more about Movember, its beginnings and what you can do to help, you can hop over to the official Movember website. And remember, it’s never too late to get your “MO” on!

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About the author: Heather Broster

Heather Broster was born in Canada, has lived in Japan and Italy but currently calls Wales home. She is a full-time gear tester at MirrorLessons. You can follow her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook!

  • Stephen

    Ha thanks, to be expected when it won’t grow on my head anymore….

    Cheers, Steve

  • Mathieu

    Haha great Steve. Your mo is growing faster than mine 😉

  • Stephen

    Whoops, this link might be better….

    Cheers, Steve

  • Stephen

    Ha yea…great! I am giving some of the guys younger then me some Tash Envy..

    [url=]Movember Day 11[/url] by [url=]skankin_giant[/url], on Flickr

    I did look at the X-E2, but I fell in love with the OVF after using a X100s and X Pro 1, also the UK has a great deal on ATM £999 for X-Pro 1 + 18mm lens and either a 27,35 or 60mm lens free, so seems a bit of a no brainer to me.

    Cheers, Steve

  • Mathieu

    How is your moustache coming along? 😉
    The X-pro1 would certainly be a great addition to your gear. You can also consider the X-E2, which has a lot of improvements like phase detection AF for example.

  • Stephen

    Ha great Idea! I’m doing Movember but may also be going Mirrorless in Movember! Looking at getting the Fuji Xpro1 to compliment my X10 with the great lens deal which is on at the mo! Don’t know if I can part with Pentax DSLR yet though the K3 is tempting….

    Cheers, Steve

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