We’re back again with the z2 Photo Challenge! Our goal was to capture an image of our favorite summer drink. Which photo is your favorite? What quenches your thirst most in the summer?

April

April – Gimme Some Mo-jitos

Beth

Beth – For me, it is not about the drink, but how you play the game.

Carly

Carly – Drinkin’. Drankin’. Drunkin’.

Cedar

Cedar – My hobby, my craft.

Cory

Cory – Summer on the deck: Blue Moon

Dawn

Dawn – Depends on the time of day.

Deb

Deb – The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Heidi

Heidi – When the sun goes down.

Jason

Jason – PBR tallboys at my favorite Milwaukee music venues. The Pabst, Riverside and Turner Hall.

JJ

JJ – Keeping it Cool and Fresh.

Joe

Joe L. – Orange Blush

Karyn

Karyn – Smirnoff Ice

Katie

Katie – Summer drink. Winter drink. Anytime of year drink.

Mario

Mario – MamaJuana: Dominican Juice.

Pete

Pete – The original energy drink.

Tracy

Tracy – Summertime ‘schamps!

Check out our last photo challenge!

July 12, 2013 · Posted by in photo  

It’s time once again to share another great Z2 photo challenge! This challenge took place during our annual Z2 retreat at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, and the goal was to capture something that represented “Z2 Inspired.” Here’s what the team came up with.

Sunlight reflecting in indoor swimming pool inspires me to keep on swimming. Photo by April.

Z2 makes magic for its clients every day. Photo by Beth.

Inspired by nature. Photo by Cory.

Landscaping and gardening as a creative outlet. Photo by Dawn.

Started with two chairs. Extra one represents expanding business. Photo by Deb.

Glass half full with plenty of space to keep on filling. Photo by Heidi.

Inspired by teammates. Photo by JMac.

Each person has a skill set and expertise. Takes us all to get to the goal. Photo by Karyn.

A team who can have fun together and makes us want to come to work each day. Photo by Katie.

The foundation of Z2. Photo by KB.

Inspired by co-workers. Photo by Nicole.

Inspired to work late–and love it. Photo by Pete.

When one door closes, another one opens. Photo by Tracy.

Inspired by a great team. Photo by Mario.

And here’s the photo challenge winner! Inspired by the road ahead. Photo by JJ.

 

Which ones are your favorites?

 

 

May 24, 2012 · Posted by in art, photo  

Paintings

I’m a bit of a fan of creativity challenges (and yes, I’ve done a few myself) so when I heard that The Pfister Hotel’s current Artist in Residence Shelby Keefe was planning to do 30 painting in 30 days, I was excited to see the outcome. Oh, I should mention, I’m also a big fan of Shelby’s work.

The theme of her 30 paintings is “People in Urban Landscapes” and if you know her work, you should know that’s a perfect theme for her to tackle. Check out the Pfister Blog for more info about the project.

Want to see these painting and other work by Shelby? You’re in luck! Fall Gallery Night is October 21, 2011. Stop by and check it out!

October 17, 2011 · Posted by in art, event  

There are no photos involved like last time, but I still consider this a certain sort of a challenge.

In my years at Z2 Photo I’ve learned that being a photographer means being resourceful, and sometimes that means solving problems quickly–really quickly–like, before anyone else even realizes there is a problem.

So with that in mind, I tweeted the following question:

photographers, you're in a hotel room, you have just your camera & speedlight... quickly name 5 items you could use as a light diffuser. Go!

I had already thought of a few items I would use as a light diffuser, but was really interested to see what others might come up with.

More Tweets

I’m not convinced that every item listed would function as a “diffuser” but it was great to see the ingenuity of people. :)

Thanks to everyone who answered my question!

April 7, 2011 · Posted by in misc, photo  

Deb issued this challenge, and the theme was bakery.

It’s been a long time since we’ve done a challenge, and it was great to see that everyone completed it this time.

As always, the challenge is not about technical abilities with a camera or related equipment, but about how you look at things… how you see things.

The photos are below… Enjoy!

April
Photo by April.

Deb
Photo by Deb.

Cory
Photo by Cory.

Dawn
Photo by Dawn.

Jess
Photo by Jess.

Joe
Photo by Joe.

Kerry
Photo by Kerry.

Kevin
Photo by Kevin.

Kim
Photo by Kim.

Lyra
Photo by Lyra.

Mario
Photo by Mario.

Olivia
Photo by Olivia.

Pete
Photo by Pete.

So what do you think? Any favorites among these? Think you could do better? Let us know!

March 3, 2011 · Posted by in photo  

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