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April 30, 2010

Classic country charm.

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Is the title of our latest published work in the June 2010 issue of GoodHomes magazine…
GoodHomes magazine - Classic country charm.
.. on pages 70 to 79 – featuring Marie and Alan’s 1950s New England style cottage in Belfast.

April 28, 2010

Preparation.

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A big part of our time these days is spent preparing for the next shoot i.e. reccing the places, producing concept reports, working out shooting schedules, organising props, models, etc.

So this week has been all about preparation and we are just back from reccing Ashford Castle in Cong.

What an amazing place..
Ashford Castle.

Ashford Castle.

So really looking forward to the actual shoot in May and working with Paula here…
Ashford Castle.

Meanwhile, Marie is knee deep in cushions, bedspreads, lamps and rugs etc – that she has been gathering up in advance of us shooting a new range of bedroom & kitchens, for our old and valued client O&S Doors.

Variety sure is the spice of life !!

April 17, 2010

Balmoral Textiles

Another great week’s work – which ended with us back working with Nick on the room sets…
Photo shoot at Balmoral Textiles
.. at Balmoral Textile’s factory…
Photo shoot at Balmoral Textiles
… where we completed the series of images…
Photo shoot at Balmoral Textiles
.. like this one…
Sofa fabric by Balmoral.
.. which is for the cover of their new fabric books – as well as some like this…
Sofa fabric by Balmoral.
.. for their website.

Really enjoyed this one – but packing up was no fun at the end of the day – still… pleased with the results and it’s now the weekend 🙂

Cheers,
Ashley
www.ampimage.com

April 16, 2010

Good Homes

Shooting at Elizabeth Jonsson Beech’s home…
Elizabeth Jonsson and Brian Patterson's Norwegian timber framed house near Holywood in County Down.
.. near Holywood in County Down yesterday – where the sun was shinning and the sky was blue.

So with two top interior designers at work here…
Elizabeth Jonsson Beech and Marie McMillen
.. it was no surprise we ended up with some great images both inside…
The living room in Elisabeth Jonsson and Brian Patterson’s Scandinavia style home near Holywood in County Down.
.. and outside…
Elizabeth Jonsson and Brian Patterson's Norwegian timber framed house near Holywood in County Down.
.. this Norwegian timber framed house.

So while the two girls worked away at getting each room ready…
Setting up the bedroom shot
.. I lit it up…
The master bedroom in Elisabeth Jonsson & Brian Patterson’s Scandinavia style home near Holywood in County Down.
.. and as Good Homes magazine said ‘Yes please’ to it right away, I reckon it should look great in their summer issue 🙂

So congratulations girls – way to go.

Cheers,
Ashley
www.ashleymorrison.com

April 14, 2010

Fabric book

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Started working on Balmoral’s new fabric books today, inside their factory..

.. with Marie & Nick.

So lots of test shots, hanging fabric…
Setting up the sofa shot
.. fine tuning and tweaking…
Setting up the sofa shot
.. before we arrived at the final result…
Balmoral-143078
.. so that’s now 3 like this done…
Balmoral-142663
.. which means only 2 the go.

So stay tuned – as we’ll do those later on this week.

Cheers,
Ashley
www.ampimage.com

April 11, 2010

Southward bound.

Also shooting at South Court Hotel this week – which was the last of the 6 Lynch Hotels on this assignment.

Just 3 images to create here – the bar, which started out looking like this…
Setting up the bar shot.
.. and end up looking like this…
The Boru's Porterhouse bar at the South Court Hotel in Limerick.
.. with me as usual propping it up, while chatting-up a beauty woman 🙂

The lobby area was next, which started out looking like this…
Setting up the lobby shot.
.. and end up looking like this…
The Lobby area at the South Court Hotel in Limerick.
.. and then one of the bedroom suites, which after some re-arranging of the furniture to suit the camera…
Setting up the bedroom shot.
.. end up looking like this…
Bedroom suite at the South Court Hotel Limerick City.
.. all of which took a longer to shoot than I thought.

Still, in and out in a day – before finally heading home for a well deserved break.

Cheers,
Ashley
www.ampimage.com

Go West.

Just back from shooting at the West County Hotel in Ennis this week…
Setting-up for wedding room image.
.. with Renae, Frances and Aishleen from the hotel.

A tough one as the place was busy…
Setting-up for lobby image.
..and so we had to work around their guests…
The Lobby area at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
.. to capture the different areas throughout this very popular County Clare hotel.

Anyway, here are some of the images produced – showing how it started out..
Setting-up the pool shot.
.. and then what the final image looked like – for example, the swimming pool…
The swimming pool at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
.. the bar…
Setting-up the bar shot.
.. which as always took a while to set-up and light..
The bar at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
.. Cafe West restaurant…
Setting-up the Cafe West shot.
.. which was fun…
Cafe West at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
.. plus the main restaurant…
Setting-up the Restaurant shot.
.. which required a little bit of pushing and shoving…
The restaurant at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
.. plus one of the bedrooms…
Setting-up a bedroom shot.
.. where we put up a few pictures…
Bedroom at the West County Hotel in Ennis.
..and finally the large function room…
Setting-up the function room shot.
.. which we in the end decided to focus on one table…
The function room at West County Hotel.
.. yours – as it’s your big day after all.

A total of eight images produced in the end, before heading south to shoot the last of their hotels – so watch this space for more on that later – and in the meantime, we’d just like to say a big thanks to the everyone involved here at the West County Hotel, for their help and making us feel so welcome.

From Marie, Stuart & me.
www.ampimage.com

April 7, 2010

We won!

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Brilliant job Andre … and thank you so much for keeping us all in the picture here.

‘We have spent this afternoon biting our nails hoping that the news that the Labour and Conservatives had agreed to drop Clause 43 was actually going to happen… Today, I can say I am proud to be a UK photographer… WE WON!!!’

April 6, 2010

You couldn’t make it up.

UK Digital Economy Bill Turns To Ashes.

You think you own your your own photographs? Think again.

As it says: “You couldn’t make it up.”

April 4, 2010

Velvet touch.

Filed under: Publish work — Ashley Morrison @ 10:21 pm
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Is the title of our published work in the May 2010 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine…
Pages 134 to 138 in the May 2010 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine featuring Andrew Brennan and Simon Croal's townhouse in Belfast.
.. on pages 134 to 138 – featuring Andrew Brennan and Simon Croal’s townhouse in Belfast.

“My nesting instincts got the better of me”

So way to go Andrew and Simon, from Marie & me 🙂

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