Are you in need of a photo assignment? How about matching every Pantone color to things in the real world.

Photographer Paul Octavious started The Pantone Project, to do just that. Check out some of what he’s done so far at PetaPixel.

May 20, 2014 · Posted by in art, design, photo  

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Are you up for a 5K run? How about we add in some mud? Not enough? How about some zombies?

The Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run is a 5K run (with mud, and zombies) held at the Waukesha County Expo Grounds to benefit This Time Tomorrow and give runners the opportunity to tackle the 13 obstacles and finish this challenging race among the living.

We were on the site of this terrible zombie outbreak not just because “cancer bites”, but to get some photos of the event.

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run

Check out the WZMR on Facebook and for even more photos, see the TTTF 2014 WZMR album on Facebook.

May 19, 2014 · Posted by in photo  

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!


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.)


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.


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


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

(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  

Oil Can Harry

We’ve talked before about painting with light, which is a photography technique involving multiple exposures with specific lighting per shot, and while the shooting process takes quite a bit of time (as does the editing) the results are always worth it.

Oil Can Harry

Cory’s just completed a light painting shot for Oil Can Harry, and we’ve shared a bit of the process with the video below. Enjoy!

April 14, 2014 · Posted by in art, misc, photo, video  

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