Portia Polar Bear Visits PBI’s Home in Bozeman, MT. for Christmas Stroll
Each year the sleepy little town of Bozeman, Montana pulls out all the stops for their annul event known as Christmas Stroll. This year our good friends from Polar Bears International, Krista Wright and Frances Graham, helped me, Tanya and my godson Colter Smith celebrate the event by hosting a Portia Polar Bear’s Birthday Wish book signing and gallery show at F/11 Photographic Supply. Portia stopped by to visit the kids and Marsha Phillips owner of F/11 setup a portable studio so the kids could have their photos taken with Portia.
It was a fun event. Each image of Portia and friend was shot with the new Nikon Coolpix P7000 with additional Nikon SB900 strobes fired wirelessly. The image was then sent wirelessly to a computer in the lab and eventually printed for each child as a free memory of their time with Portia Polar Bear. The coincidental tie in of Portia’s motto “It’s Cool To Be Different” and Nikon’s Coolpix camera line was a lot of fun to promote. The kids loved it and lots of books where sold with partial proceeds going to Polar Bears International for their efforts to spread the word about polar bears and how climate change is affecting their arctic home.