z2 Instagram

It’s still National Photo Month, and while we looked at Flickr last time, this time we’ll take a look at Instagram.

While Flickr is where we tend to share our “official” photos, Instagram is where you might catch a bit of the personal side of z2 thanks to a few of our staff. It may be a “behind the scenes” look at some of the photo or video shoots we do, or it might be everyday life, and yes, there will be some dog (and turtle) photos along the way!

Cory

You can follow Cory and find yourself asking “How the heck did he shoot that with his phone!?” but in the hands of an experienced photographer, and camera can produce magic. Chances are good you’ll also see coffee or his adorable puppy, Ozzie. (Here’s a turtle he named “Frank” that we encountered on a recent shoot in Nevada.)

Jason

Video Editor (and Photographer) Jason tends to get artistic with his shots, and occasionally you’ll see some beautiful nature shots, or a great scene featuring something he’s about to point a video camera at.

Mario

Our Account Executive Mario likes to unwind and have a good time, and often he does that under the guise of work. ;)

Pete

If you happen to follow me on Instagram, chances are you’re going to see some cats. I’ve also been known to connect via WiFi to a GoPro and pull shots over and then post those… like this one from our recent shoot in Los Angeles.

It’s often been said that the way to get good at shooting photos is to shoot a lot of photos. We definitely try to live by that rule here at z2.

May 16, 2014 · Posted by in misc, photo, social media  

May is National Photo Month, so what better time to share some of our own photos. If you’re not a Flickr Fan, you may not have noticed our z2 Photo account, which features a good variety of our shots from the past 10 years.

Here are a few examples showing the variety of subjects we’ve shot.

C. Thomas Howell
Food: Beer and Burger
Fitness and Exercise
Button Block Building, Milwaukee
Generac
Hospitality
Hunters

(Not a Flickr user? Don’t worry, we’ll have a few more photo-stalking options for you this month!)

May 14, 2014 · Posted by in misc, photo  

Traité des couleurs

The book Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau, written in 1692, is considered by some to be the precursor to the Pantone Color Guide.

The story of this book is interesting, and while you probably won’t be able to order a copy from Amazon, you can still check out hires scans of the book.

Of course today we have things like Adobe Kuler. Hey, it’s never been a better time to be a fan of colors! (Or color picking systems!)

Adobe Kuler

May 12, 2014 · Posted by in art, design