Looking Forward, Giving Back with First Exposures

2019-05-14T18:28:14-07:00By |Categories: Giving Back, Video|Tags: , , |

We’ve been supporters of the First Exposures program for a number of years and more recently have been doing video work for them as well as some of our team volunteering with them.  Just under a month ago was the Looking Forward, Giving Back benefit at SOMArts center.  It’s always a really fun event where both the kids (mentees) and their mentors […]

Spring at First Exposures

2017-07-24T21:21:09-07:00By |Categories: Giving Back, Photography, Point of View|Tags: , , |

A day out with First Exposures, a San Francisco-based, nationally recognized youth mentoring program that strives to make a major long-term difference in the lives of high-need, underserved San Francisco Bay Area youth by providing a venue for them to enhance their self-confidence, develop their creativity, and gain a passion for learning.

Giving Back: First Exposures and Help-Portrait San Francisco

2017-07-24T21:22:11-07:00By |Categories: Giving Back, News|Tags: , , , |

We have been working with Help-Portrait for five years now and this year we participated at the Joseph Lee Rec Center in the Bayview district of San Francisco.  Giving Back is important to Orange so we’re always happy to be able to volunteer our time and/or resources when we can.  Once again this year we teamed up with First Exposures to help with the Help-Portrait volunteer effort.  There were five stations set up […]

Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament for First Exposures

2017-07-24T21:22:12-07:00By |Categories: Event, Giving Back, Photography, Point of View|Tags: , , |

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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 as well as first time competitive pinballers and players representing six different countries.  The tournament was played […]

Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament to benefit First Exposures

2017-07-24T21:22:13-07:00By |Categories: Giving Back, News|Tags: , , |

6363_SFPinball_0167fIn 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 a pinball machine at the studio (with a new Iron Man coming soon!).

Since we have always been philanthropic through our Social Photography program, we decided there was a great way to merge that with pinball and photography and as such, […]

Video Pro Bono Program looking for Local Non-Profit

2017-07-24T21:22:13-07:00By |Categories: Giving Back, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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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 […]

Farewell Don!

2017-07-24T21:22:13-07:00By |Categories: Personal, Point of View|Tags: , |

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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.  He always brought positive energy to the classes and was a mentor to us mentors.  I always felt like Don was the mentor that I should be and his knowledge and excitement about photography […]