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Orange Photography Announces Partnership with 1% for the Planet

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined 1% for the Planet (1%), pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organizations focused on sustainability.
”Signing on to 1% for […]

Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament to benefit First Exposures

In case you haven’t noticed, we at Orange have an affinity for pinball.  We’ve been documenting the resurgence in pinball over the past couple years, and have even had […]

Save 20% off photo/studio booths

Save 20% of any photo/studio booth package on our eCommerce site. Can be only apply to online purchases with the coupon code: 20for2014

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ISES Live Seattle 2014 wrap up!

ISES Live was held in Seattle this year and we were there beginning with the leadership education on Sunday and Monday.  Below are some photos from our experience but we were mostly there for the education and to network and share. Success stories and challenges were shared, and there were a lot of the usual event technologies on display.  I really like tagboard for how they display tweets similar to visible tweets.
Gamifying the experience of social media is a trend that seems to really get people involved too.  People always love to see themselves on the big screen so having various leaderboards for people who tweet, interact and re-tweet the most gives people a lot of opportunities to see themselves in the top 20.  SocialPoint has a nice solution for this that was implemented at ISES Live and that we also saw earlier this month at MPI’s WEC as well.

Some other nuggets for you too busy to read much more?

Interactivity drives real life interaction, so share; but face-to-face is still key to cementing relationships!
For leaders: Set the direction and vision, and then get out of the way!
“Be brave & do the things you don’t wanna do. They’ll be the most rewarding”
@BillStainton “When you spread the spotlight, everything gets brighter” – this includes sharing the credit!
@NigelCollin: take a “yes, and” attitude, not  a “yes, but” one…
@PatrickTalty: Focus and Culture are two of the most important facets to creative leadership
Rod Mar reminded us of the importance of great imagery – hire a pro photographer :)
Jim Pelley’s presentation on Education is the new Marketing:

80% of what you post should be about external stuff – your industry, partners, etc. only 20% about yourself

I’m sure there was a ton more but we weren’t able to stay for the final day of education and awards.  What were some of your takeaways?

        
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Behind the Scenes at MPI WEC

Behind the Scenes at MPI WEC

 

Our team pulled some long hours during MPI WEC 2014 but we also had time to have some fun.  Above, we hit The Local after our shoots wrapped up to have a drink right before last call (notice the bar is empty for all but  our team :).  But that wasn’t all we did.  Mostly we were all over the place covering all the happenings and taking headshots of many of you all. […]

Levi’s Stadium Ribbon Cutting Photo Ops

Yesterday we were on hand as Levi’s® Stadium - Home of the San Francisco 49ers had their ribbon cutting.  It was a perfect day as the sun shone down and breezes kept us cool down in Santa Clara.  Luminaries such as 49ers owner Jed York and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell were there to open up the new stadium.

We had set up eight photo stations to take photographs of people as they stood in front of a replica of the official ribbon using genuine ribbon cutting scissors.  The 49ers Gold Rush were also on hand and Sourdough Sam 
was seen roaming the photo stations as well.

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Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament for First Exposures

This past Sunday we organized our first charity pinball tournament in Oakland to benefit First Exposures.  The event ended up with 41 players from around the Bay Area including some very high ranking players […]

chase jarvis LIVE with @swissmiss – passion projects!

We were fortunate enough to get to attend chasejarvisLIVE live and in person recently!  Two members from our team were in attendance in the standing-room-only creativeLIVE studios here in San Francisco on Wednesday June 18th where Tina Roth Eisenberg (aka @swissmiss) was in conversation with Chase Jarvis.

One of the themes was side projects and labors of love and why you should take your side projects seriously.  As photographers, I don’t think I’ve known a photographer who didn’t have a side project going on, but the important takeaway was really how if you have a passion project, you can’t treat it like a business, but rather just focus on it for what it is. As Tina herself said, “don’t think of it as a business, the money comes on it’s own.” […]

Spring in Slow Motion at The Bold Italic’s Love/Make Bridal Expo

Flower pinwheels, paper crowns, blow up creatures, and a room full of San Francisco’s most creative bridal vendors. Our Purple Spring-inspired Slo Mo was a mega hit this past Sunday at Terra Gallery and […]

Video Pro Bono Program looking for Local Non-Profit

As you may know, our Video Department at Orange has grown this past year with the popularity of our Slo Mo Photo/Video Booth and event highlight reels. We are super excited about our savvy new videographers and video editors! With our expanding talent pool, we are thrilled to introduce our Video Pro Bono Project in line with our Social Photography Program!  […]

Camera Bags and Compact Flash – the value of customer service

Recently we had two awesome customer service experiences with two brands we have had a longstanding relationship with.  One is Think Tank Photo who produces camera bags and accessories, and the other is with […]

Congratulations Alexis Davis!

We photographed Alexis back in 2012 and she’s been on a tear since in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.  The above shot was during that shoot we did for her and we were […]

Farewell Don!

This week we lost a dear friend in Don Anderson.  Don was a mentor at First Exposures which is how I first met him, but he had done so much before that as well. […]