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September 20, 2012

It ticks all the boxes.

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Is the title of our most recent published work in the October 2012 issue of Style at Home magazine …
Pages 106 to 111 in the October 2012 issue of Style at Home magazine featuring Rosanne Irwin's ground floor apartment in the Malone area of Belfast.
.. on pages 106 to 111 – featuring Rosanne Irwin’s ground floor apartment in the Malone area of Belfast.

‘When Stylist at Home, Rosanne, 56, from Belfast, swapped her 1960s terraced house for a ground-floor period apartment, she totally transformed the wasy she lives’.

Which we talked about shooting here: Bring more to the table.

So congratulations to Rosanne from Marie & me @ ampimage.com

September 11, 2012

A slice of heaven.

Especially for those who are into playing a few rounds of golf – and then enjoying the 19th hole afterwards.

Shooting the Member’s Clubhouse was the second part of our assignment, while down at Doonbeg last week.

Members enjoy unlimited access to Greg Norman‘s acclaimed links course, ranked the “Best New International Course, 2002” by Golf Digest.

Hallway in the Member's Clubhouse

Doonbeg Golf Club has been carefully conceived as the ultimate home club for the discerning international golfer. By becoming a Member, you will join a select group of links enthusiasts from around the world.

But lighting this bar & restaurant area was definitely a challenge…
Bar area in the Member's Clubhouse
.. however, with Carl’s help here…
Bar area in the Member's Clubhouse
.. I was very pleased with the final result…
Bar area in the Member's Clubhouse
.. and that pint of Guinness sure when down well at the end smile

The Doonbeg Clubhouse is located just above the Championship tee for the first hole. As the cornerstone of the Doonbeg golf village, it houses the Club’s private amenities. These include Members-only locker rooms…

Changing rooms in the Member's Clubhouse

.. a private pub and dining room, and a Member’s living room overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Lounge area in the Member's Clubhouse

So now you know what’s behind those doors, which was summed-up by one of their guests, when she said: “Doonbeg is a real slice of heaven!”

From Marie, Carl & me @ ampimage.com

September 10, 2012

Real Estate

Back at Doonbeg last week…
The court yard at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in County Clare.
.. to shoot a number of cottages and suites that are currently for sale – so basically we were being asked to do what some would call ‘Real Estate photography’, which really is the same as ‘Advertising photography’ as far as I’m concerned, as these images will in fact be used to advertise & market that these properties are for sale.

“Real estate at Doonbeg Lodge combines luxury accommodations and five-star amenities for good times with your family and friends. Each of the cottages and suites have been constructed to the highest specifications, with French limestone floors, marble bathrooms, expansive bedrooms, spacious living areas and gourmet kitchens – as well as spectacular panoramic views across the fairways and surrounding coastal landscape”.

Anyway, started as usual by taking a quick picture of the first of the cottages to get the ball rolling…
First picture taken of the living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. and then as usual turned of the lights to see how the natural light looked…
On of the first picture taken of the living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. and so while Carl then started to work on the lighting…
Carl Czanik setting up the lighting gear in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. Marie as usual added the finishing touches to what was in front of the camera – and so before to long, we had our first image of this room…
Living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. in the bag.

A quick bedroom shot and then it was over to the next cottage, where once again I started by taking a quick shot…
Living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. while Carl worked this time on blocking the light…
Carl Czanik setting up the lighting gear in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. as well as adding some too – and after Marie had done her thing, it wasn’t long before we had the living room area in this second cottage done…
Living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. which when compared to this bedroom in that same cottage…
First picture taken of the bedroom in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. was a doddle – as I reckon it took us twice as long to create the final image of this room, as seen here…
Bedroom in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in County Clare.
.. due mainly to me struggling to control the light.

Anyway, lots of beautiful detail area throughout the place, so we also produce a series of images like this…
Dining area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in County Clare.
.. as well as the main over all room images too.

Lots of pushing and shoving at times, so it was great to have Carl with us…
First picture taken of the living room area in one of the bedroom suites at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. to not only help with that but to also help with the lighting of course – as I often needed him to hang-out the windows with the 3k, to give me some directional light like so in this living room area…
Living room area in one of bedroom suite at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in County Clare.
.. in this suite which was on the top floor.

“Imagine a coastal haven, hidden on a sheltered corner of the wild Atlantic Ocean – luxurious yet unpretentious – where world-class golf meets an intimate spa – where every taste is catered to and every request considered.
Imagine a rugged landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see, across rolling waves and sand dunes and thousands of years of stories, buried within them.
Imagine a grand, Irish country house, where the staff welcomes you home”.

And so it was very much a team effort this one…
First picture taken of a bedroom in one of the suites at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. but what an amazing place…
Bedroom in one of the suites at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. as I just loved these rooms.

Anyway, they say a picture is worth a 1000 words
First picture taken of the living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. so we changed a few words here…
The living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. as we weren’t there to just take some pictures…
First picture taken of the living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. we were there because they wanted us to create some images instead…
The living room area in one of the cottages at the Trump International Golf Links & Hotel in the Irish County of Clare.
.. to help them complete the story they wanted to tell – or should I say sell in this case – as they are wanted to be able to use these images to advertise & market these properties are for sale, in various media for the next few years throughout the World.

So that’s Real Estate photography for you – done the ampimage way – by Marie, Carl & me at this coastal haven known as the Lodge at Doonbeg.

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