One of the key components of my success thus far as a young creative has been involvement. Getting out there. Meeting new people. Learning about new ideas. Getting to know the movers and shakers in the Milwaukee community. Plus, being involved in the creative community is a great way to reinvigorate your own creativity. Re-motivate and re-inspire yourself, so to speak. And it never hurts to be in the know.

That’s why I’m a big supporter of networking and community gatherings that support Milwaukee’s creative culture. The following three upcoming events are personal recommendations from yours truly. I suggest you check them out:

SpreenklerTONIGHT: Spreenkler Meetup
Group of energetic creatives who gather to discuss social, tech, startups and more. The meetup consists of a little presentation or two, Q&A and then open forum. Beer and snacks are usually provided. I’ve attended this meetup for close to a year now, if not more, and in my opinion, it’s a can’t-miss event.

WriteCampSATURDAY: WriteCamp
“WriteCamp is a free, unconference designed for you to discover new ideas and connect with people who are part of the writing world in the Midwest. It’s free and open to the public — come and enjoy keynote speakers, ad-hoc presentations, networking and food.” This will be my first Write Camp visit… can’t wait!

PhotoCampSATURDAY: PhotoCamp
“PhotoCampMilwaukee is a BarCamp-like event fully focused on photography. It’s an ad-hoc un-conference for people who love photography to get together and teach what they know, and learn what they don’t.” Even though I’m no pro photographer, I do have a passion for it. Sadly, it falls on the same day as WriteCamp so I won’t be able to attend this year, but you’ll see our very own Pete if you attend!

Okay, now it’s your turn. What events here in the Milwaukee area do you love to attend? Why do you think it’s so important to stay involved with and connected to our creative community?

June 1, 2011 · Posted by in event, misc, photo  

We mentioned before that we are sponsoring PhotoCampMilwaukee… It’s coming up soon! Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin… and now you can register for it.

Visit PhotoCampMilwaukee and register now for the event.. It’s free, and if you love photography, you should be there… We will be!

April 4, 2009 · Posted by in photo  

Look, I swear we do way more that identity and business cards… but our pals over at Photojojo (and I say “pals” only because we are both sponsoring PhotoCampMilwaukee) just posted 12 Awesome Photography Business Card Ideas and one of our pieces was included… It’s number 12, the mini-portfolio.

March 13, 2009 · Posted by in branding, design, print  

PhotoCampMilwaukee

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Z2 Photo is proud to be sponsoring the very first PhotoCampMilwaukee, which will be held Saturday, May 2, 2009 at Bucketworks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I know that right now you’re asking… What is PhotoCampMilwaukee?

PhotoCampMilwaukee is a BarCamp-like event fully focused on photography. It’s an ad-hoc “un-conference” where people who love photography can get together and teach what they know, and learn what they don’t. It’s about sharing in an open environment. Everyone has experience to share, and getting everyone together in one place, for a full day, seems like a great way to do it.

Take a look at the web site at PhotoCampMilwaukee.org for all the info. Pete will be there (he’s helping organize this thing) and Cory will also be there, hoping to share his insights on how photographers should look at things from different perspectives. Join us…. We hope to see you there.

February 6, 2009 · Posted by in photo