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!


Help-Portrait 2016 with First Exposures

We again participated in Help-Portrait this year donating printers to print the donated portraits. We're sharing Help-Portrait 2016 photos in this blog post.

Orange Partners with the Compassionate Leaders Program

Through our our sponsorship of Wisdom 2.0 in 2015, we met Vlad, the project leader of the Compassionate Leaders Program. The program brings mindfulness practice to inner city high school students and provides them the tools and opportunity to connect with mentors from the project’s corporate sponsors.


First Exposures Looking Forward, Giving Back benefit 2016

2016-04-26 19.46.19Each year First Exposures holds its Looking Forward, Giving Back event to raise funds for the program.  It’s always a fun event where all of the mentees and mentors work lines the walls.  This year the event was held at SOMArts and a great crowd showed up to support this important program.  We donated a photo booth and several of our team were also on hand for the event.


Adopt a dog: the delightful Danielle

Lovely 2.5 year old Australian Cattle Dog/Terrier Mix seeks active home! This lovely gal is looking for an active home!

Orange Photography is committed to giving back to the community and helping in whatever ways we can. This includes volunteering at the SF Marin Food Bank on a regular basis and supporting the causes and organizations about which staff are passionate. Luckily for me, that means I get to bring dogs from the SF SPCA to the studio on doggie day dates to help the pooches get out for some fun and expose them to potential adopters beyond the shelter. […]

Spring at First Exposures

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.

Help This Lady Find Her Furever Home


Meet Bright Eyes. This sweet, 5.5 year old Welsh Corgi mix was our special guest last Friday courtesy of the SF SPCA, where I volunteer.  The SF SPCA has a Doggie Day Date program, which allows more experienced volunteers to take one of the longer-term resident pooches out for an excursion. It’s a fun break for the dogs who have been in the shelter for an extended period. They get to explore new places and smells; gain exposure to new activities, situations, and stimuli; and receive some major lovin’ from the volunteer and other folks they meet._CC12131web

The average length of stay for dogs at the SF SPCA is 17 days. Bright Eyes has been at the SF SPCA for more than 100 days.

According to Kiersten Anderson, the Dog Volunteer Services Coordinator at the SF SPCA,

“Bright Eyes was found as a stray in early July. She loves to cuddle and is a staff and volunteer favorite. I would take her if I could–and I’m not just saying that!”


San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Winterfest

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition - Winterfest 2015 - City View, Metreon, SF, CA, USA

As a San Francisco Green Business, we have been fans of what the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has been doing for years.  Each year they also have a party to celebrate the past years accomplishments and it’s a time for people to get together in person while raising funds to help support the SFBC – Winterfest!

The event is filled with art, a silent auction, drinks, music and eats.  Here’s a few snaps from our visit to CityView at the Metreon last night where the event was held! […]

Project Pinball at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Project Pinball Star Trek Pinball dedication @ UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Teen Lounge - San Francisco, CA, USA Project Pinball Star Trek Pinball dedication @ UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Teen Lounge – San Francisco, CA, USA

Last week we were very excited to be on hand for Project Pinball dedicating a Stern Star Trek Pro Pinball machine in the lounge at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Orange Photography had photographed and organized several events to raise funds to get the machine including the last event, a tournament at Pizza Depot in Sunnyvale ahead of California Extreme that helped to raise the money to get the pinball machine.


The Power of Photography: Review of “The Salt of the Earth”

Recently, some of the Orange Photography crew took a trip to the movies. We ventured out to see the limited release documentary about the work of social photographer Sabastião Salgado entitled, “The Salt of the Earth”.  Salgado left his job as and economist in the mid-seventies and became a full-time photographer. He has traveled much of the world and captured many of the social and global issues of the past 40 years.

Sahel: The End of the Road- Sabastião Salgado