Dec 10, 2010

CarboRocket - Winner of the Photo Shoot Giveaway

And the winner is....CarboRocket!

As many of you know, we had a plethora of great entries into the photo shoot giveaway.  I'm pleased to announce that after much deliberation and research into each of these organizations, we've come to a decision on the winning company for the photo shoot.  Congratulations to founder and owner Brad Keyes and CarboRocket! We look forward to creating some epic imagery for your company Brad.

For those unfamiliar with this company (as I was), just take a quick read of Brad's story and you'll become quite curious about who this guy is and what this little company is all about.  I was rolling on the ground laughing after the first paragraph:   In his words: "I'm kind of a wimp. My wife hates to admit it but she's married to a delicate man. Sure, I like to punish myself on day long rides and can be found racing my mountain bike nearly every weekend all summer long. I like to think I'm tough. I'm not." -- finish the story here

I conversed with Brad via email multiple times during the decision process and was really impressed with his vision, love and passion for the outdoors and desire to help people get out there and live an active lifestyle.  As I told Brad, I also have a soft spot for anyone that takes a risk by going out on their own and doing what they love which he as done with this company.   In a brutally competitive market (think Gatorade, Energy Drinks, Hammer, Powerbar, etc.), he's serving up a product that is getting rave reviews and helping both the elite athlete as well as the average Joe (me) stay hydrated and refueled from a product filled with natural ingredients and not a bunch of sugar and chemical non-sense.  He mentioned the company is at a tipping point where if they can pick up a few key distributors there's potential to reach thousands of retailers nation-wide.  We hope photo shoot will get you on your way to landing those big distributors Brad!

As this blog entry goes live, we'll be informing CarboRocket of the good news!  For all the Photographers out there interested in the BTS goods, we'll also be taking you behind the scenes showing you the photo shoot from pre-production to the big day, so stick with us for some fun times ahead.

Nov 22, 2010

GIVEAWAY DAY 4 - Shimano XTR Pedals, Tech4o Watch, Clik Pack

LAST GIVEAWAY DAY: Get your fitness on!!!
*PLEASE NOTE! - To WIN, first nominate a company and then share this idea (link) with at least 10 PEOPLE you know (Facebook, Email, Etc.).  In the spirit of Thanksgiving :)
FIRST NAME DRAWN: -New 2011 Shimano PD-M980 XTR Pedals ($200)
SECOND NAME DRAWN: Clik Compact Sport Pack ($150)
THIRD NAME DRAWN: Tech4o Accelerator Carbon Watch ($70)

Here's how you win:
1) Think of a start-up company or non-profit organization in the fitness, outdoor or sports industry for the Grand Prize Giveaway - A fully paid, commercial Photo Shoot.
2) Write their name in the comments section and share this link with at least 10 more people (Facebook, Email, etc.)
3) Win cool gear!

More details (below):

Here's the scoop:  We want to help a new company or non-profit successfully get their name and product out into the marketplace by giving away a full blown commercial photo shoot - for free!  This will include everything from a preproduction phone call with the owners, directors or creative department to a full day of shooting with models and all the equipment necessary and lastly all post-production required to tie the shoot together.   I'm extremely excited to help a deserving organization out!

Now, In addition to this grand prize, we are doing a daily give-away just for nominating a company you think deserves this opportunity.  You can't nominate your own company (but a friend can).  To win, enter a new company name (no repeats  please).  The drawing will be at random at the end today at 10:00pm MST (12:00pm EST).  Please think of an organization or individual that is really deserving and fits the criteria mentioned above.   If they don't have a website or information, please tell us a little bit about them.

For anyone interested in getting involved either giving away something this week or participating in the shoot, please email me (info (at) with details.  I would love to see a Creative & art directors, models, assistants donate their time for this project.

Huge thanks to the ShimanoClik and Tech4o

Nov 19, 2010

GIVEAWAY DAY 3 - Adobe Photoshop CS5, Lastolite, Tiffen, Smugmug

TODAY's GIVEAWAY: Over $1100 worth of goods!!
*PLEASE NOTE TODAY's RULE CHANGE! - In addion to nominating a company, you must share this link with at least 10 PEOPLE you know (Facebook, Email, Etc.).  In the spirit of Thanksgiving :)

FIRST NAME DRAWN: -Full license of Adobe Photoshop CS5 ($699)
SECOND NAME DRAWN: Tiffen Dfx Software & Lastolite Triflip Kit LR3696 ($300)
THIRD NAME DRAWN: Smugmug Pro Account ($150)

Huge thanks to the TiffenBogen and Smugmug