It’s San Francisco Beer Week – what are you drinking? Pinball and Pints?

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While it’s been a crazy year so far, it gets even crazier every year when San Francisco Beer Week  (SFBW) comes around and because Super Bowl 50 is in the Bay Area this year, SFBW had to be moved up and is upon us now!

On Sunday night we were on hand at both Sour Sunday and Pinball and Pints while an Orange Photography alumnus, Natalie Jenks, had a show of her work at The Good Hop in Oakland. […]

Arcade Expo 2.0 and INDISC Pinball

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This past weekend was Arcade Expo 2.0 and we made the jaunt down to Banning, CA to check it out as well as compete in the It Never Drains in Southern California PAPA Circuit Tournament.

This was the second year for this show and it was again well attended and seemed to have healthy growth with more vendors, a fantastic tournament and many more working games than a year ago.

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Pinball Expo 2015 Photo Report

Undoubtably you may have noticed that at Orange we have taken a liking to pinball with the machines in the studio and with the work we’ve done supporting Project Pinball and other pinball related charities.  This week two of us were on hand at Pinball Expo and get a VIP tour of the Stern Pinball factory as a kick off to the annual trade show and expo. […]

Project Pinball at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

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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.

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Github Dodgeball and Rocket Fuel Olympics Build Comradery

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Bonding with your coworkers doesn’t have to be at happy hour. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy chatting over a good beer or margarita. Magnolia just opened up Smokestack a block away from our studio and their beer is incredible! But there are TONS of other ways to connect with coworkers outside of work. […]

Project Pinball charity at the UCSF Children’s Hospital

8441_UCSFProjectPinball_0004We’re excited that today we’ve loaded up our pinball machine, a Stern Iron Man, to drop off at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital just down the street here in the Dogpatch in San Francisco.  This is part of a test run we’re doing through the Project Pinball Charity.
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Arcade Expo 2015

Billy Mitchell and Walter Day count Guinness Book of World Records for the most people playing pinball at Arcade Expo 2015Arcade Expo held their first event at the Museum of Pinball in Banning, CA this past weekend and we were on hand to cover the opening.  It was a packed weekend full of pinball, video games, seminars and even a new Guinness World Record attempt.

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Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament for First Exposures

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This past Sunday we organized our first charity pinball tournament […]

Orange Photography Charity Pinball Tournament to benefit First Exposures

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 […]

Holiday Party venues and ideas

6184_KellyMaloneSpeakeasy_0048fWe do a ton of holiday parties each year and of course our studio booth and photo booth options are always a hit but we’ve also got to see a lot of different other holiday party venues and ideas that people have for their holiday parties and thought we’d showcase a few of the things we’ve seen.  One of the things for smaller companies is being creative with their venues.  This year, December has a weird configuration of dates and many of the larger venues have been booked up since early this year.  This means that even some of the smaller venues are getting booked up so people are having to be creative.

At Orange, a few of us are big pinball fans and one venue over in Alameda that’s recently expanded is the Pacific Pinball Museum.  It’s now got an events room as well as the rest of the space that’s all included in a rental.  You can have your own catering and DJs (or photo booths!) and also enjoy playing the games throughout the museum.

If you want games at your event you can have a company like T-Minus One help you out.  They can provide video games, pinball and more.  We talked to one of the owners, Andy Kuntz, and he had some great info on some trends and ideas.

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