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Featured Vendor – Hyatt Place San Jose

We were super happy to spend a few days photographing the beautiful Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown San Jose.  It’s in a great location close to a ton of great restaurants, conference centers and lovely parks! The staff are super friendly and when we arrived they had an adorable (and delicious) cheese plate waiting for us in our room! […]

Social media portraits and getting the most out of your headshots

Today we have so many ways to get yourself out there and on social media especially, your image is important and something that contributes to your own personal brand as well as your business.  In the past we’ve talked about the difference between headshots and portraits but here we’ll be talking more about how to leverage your image online with headshots and social media portraits. […]

Featured Vendor – SPiN SF!

    We are excited to start a new series in the same vein as our wedding series “Vendors we Crush on” where we feature the people and places in the event community that we adore, are inspired by, and just plain love to work with! This last session we had an amazing time photographing SPiN, a unique Ping Pong venue and restaurant.  We would love to introduce you to Lisa, the director of sales in SF, she’s the top player to contact if you want to give your next event a unique spin. […]

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Leveraging Video – how to get the most out of it!

As a still and motion photography studio we’ve seen how much more video is being used lately and how leveraging video can really help promote your event, brand or idea.   […]

Photo licensing fees – what do they mean?

Photo licensing is often a confusing endeavor when you are hiring a photographer. In the US, the creator of an image is the copyright owner at the moment they create the work. This means a photographer owns the copyright to an image when they snap the shutter and can, as copyright owner, choose to license out the photo for additional usage. The usage is what the license covers. The creation of the image is covered by copyright. […]

Innovative Photo Booth Experiences with Sephora

We’ve had the pleasure of shooting two very fun booths for Sephora. The first, a light box booth, during the holidays (shown above) and a second, our bullet time photo booth (shown below). […]

Drones and events – an interview with drone pilot Eddie Codel

dones and events are a trend that is only gaining traction - we look at some of the ways to use drones and things to consider for your next event

Wisdom 2.0 Sponsorship

Eleen Fisher and Jon Kabat-Zinn discuss the power of mindfulness practice We were grateful to be asked to be a sponsorship again for this year’s Wisdom 2.0 conference at the old Exploratium building. Now the building is called the Innovation Hanger and it was nice to experience the building in a new context. The team at Wisdom lined up a number of wonderful speakers such as the Jon Kabat-Zinn, Byron Katie, Chip Conley, Jewel Kilcher, Dan Harris and many more! The conference is particularly meaningful to us as many of the subjects are relevant issues to my personal life as well as having a huge influence in the kind of culture we want to create at Orange. In addition, I launched my personal portrait project at the conference documenting buddhist practices as it gains more traction in mainstream America. In particular, I am photographing subjects taking their practice beyond the cushion, hence the name of the project! […]

Photo Booth Ideas: Light Painting photo booth

One of the first things I ever did in my high school photography class was light painting. It is so fascinating to see the movement of light translated on to still film, or now-a-days, the digital image sensor. We have a lot of fun taking this concept and using it in our light painting photo booth! Take a look at some of the fun shots below, maybe this is a good idea for your next event or company party!  […]

Featured Vendor – Hyatt Place San Jose

We were super happy to spend a few days photographing the beautiful Hyatt Place Hotel in downtown San Jose.  It’s in a great location close to a ton of great restaurants, conference centers and lovely parks! The staff are super friendly and when we arrived they had an adorable (and delicious) cheese plate waiting for us in our room! […]

Paper Moon Photo Booth

You know you’ve seen this before but have you actually done it? It’s a really fun photo booth concept and our Paper Moon Photo Booth rental is great as it’s flexible as far as theme, but in itself a classic photo booth idea. […]

PAPA 20 World Pinball Championships in photos

The deciding moment at the PAPA 20 World Pinball Championships – Carnegie, PA, USA As event photographers you get to see a lot of things that you might not normally have access to.  That being said, this year I competed at the World Pinball Championships outside of Pittsburgh, PA.  I failed to make the cut in the A-Division (the top division), but as I watched the playoffs unfold, it was great to see history being made.  I switched from player mode into spectator, but my inner photographer came out and I decided to cover some of what was unfolding… […]

Platon: Abstract: The Art of Design

Finally got around to watching Abstract: The Art of Design’s Season one, episode 7 which featured photographer Platon.  I’ve really admired Platon’s photography since I first came across it  years ago and was feeling a bit like I needed some inspiration and this was just the boost I needed. […]