Category Archives: Portraiture

Buying Stock Photos / Custom Stock Libraries (aka how to stand out!)

Recently I got to hear Joanne Dennison speak about intellectual property rights. She had some great insight into how to use creative and intellectual property correctly to avoid lawsuits and such. Many event professionals may be aware that using popular music at events and in presentations requires a license but many probably don’t do so. […]


We got our new LOMO’INSTANT just before the holidays so of course had to take it out and test it out during travels home for the holidays so here’s a review of the camera. In case you aren’t familiar with the Lomo Instant, it’s produced by Lomography, who has brought the Diana and classic Lomo […]

Change is good: Peter Hurley The Art Behind the Headshot

Chances are if you are a portrait photographer you’ve seen or heard of Peter Hurley.  If you haven’t seen his  presentation at the Google + Photographers Conference, check it out on YouTube.  We purchased his tutorial on headshots and someone asked me why we needed it.  The truth is you can never stop learning, especially […]

Vegas photo shoot locations: Neon Museum/Boneyard

We shoot quite a bit in Las Vegas, and people are always interested in what types of photo shoot locations there are.  Of course there’s the Strip and downtown (where we like shooting around the graffiti spots) but there’s also places further out that are quite popular including the dry lake bed south of town […]

Help-Portrait wrapup 2012

[youtube]Help-Portrait was a lot of fun this year and Orange was happy to participate including donating equipment and supplies as well as manpower.  This year our Help-Portrait location at the Bayview Opera House photographed over 670 people and included 117 volunteers.  It was even crazier than last year and the vibe was fantastic.  The […]

What does retouching mean?

[overlay image=”×300.jpg”][/overlay]Orange’s guide to natural retouching. (roll over Rebecca above to see her before picture) The topic of retouching can be a tricky one. With advances in digital technology, the widely accepted embrace of digital photography by the professional photography community and the saturation of photo enhancement programs, everyone is “photoshopping” these days. It’s expected. It’s […]

Pier 24 Photography

Just last month we finally took our team out to explore Pier 24.  If you haven’t heard about it, it’s an exhibition space that’s used to showcase photography.  Much of the exhibit is from the Pilara Foundation Collection but they also showcase other work outside of the collection. The collection on display during our visit (and […]

Congrats to Chef Aaron London of Ubuntu!

  We photographed chef Aaron London of Ubuntu for the cover of Smart Meetings magazine last year and got to try out some food there as well which was a treat! This year, he’s a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year Award.  In the Bay Area we’re so fortunate […]

Announcing the Official Launch of Crush…plus, Contest and Giveaway!

Our Big Announcement: Crush is officially live! After months of very hard work, we are proud to officially announce the launch of our new brand, Crush, dedicated to serving our growing retail clientele, including weddings, family events, and portraits. To celebrate our launch, we’re kicking off a very exciting Contest and Giveaway, and we want you […]

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