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October 16, 2015

A lot more to it.

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Having recced the hotel last year…
Recce picture taken in the Atlantic View bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. and having already produced some images for them to use, which I talked about here: Many hands make light work – we were back this week to shoot the various bedrooms at the Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill.

So while Marie talked to Louise and Sinéad about what she was planing on doing – Claudio began setting-up the lights…
First picture taken in the Classic bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. while I set-up the camera and began to take some pictures, so as to let everyone see what the camera was recording.

The natural light was lovely – so Marie worked quickly…
Marie at work in the Classic bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. but nevertheless, it still took a while to set-up – so Claudio had to hang-out of the up-stairs window after all, to add the finishing touch here…
Classic bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. to the first of 6 bedrooms we were about to shoot.

So that set the standard for the rest…
First picture taken in the Classic double bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. as Marie did her thing, while Claudio tried to figure-out how he was going to light it…
One of the first picture taken in the Classic double bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. and in the meantime Sinéad took some detail shots…
One of the first picture taken in the Classic double bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. as it all came together…
Classic double bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. in what I can only call ‘great team work’.

Because that’s what it basically was throughout the shoot – first starting with a quick shot to let everyone see the angle…
One of the first pictures taken in the Blackrock Suite at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. followed by lots of looking at the screen…
Behind the scenes in the Blackrock Suite at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. thinking…
Behind the scenes in the Blackrock Suite at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. more thinking…
Behind the scenes in the Blackrock Suite at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. and then the final result…
The Blackrock Suite at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. with Sinéad acting the part to complete the story in the Blackrock Suite.

Next…
One of the first pictures taken in the family bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. the family room –
One of the first pictures taken in the family bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. which when light & styled looked like this…
The family bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. where Teddy posed like a pro this time smile

Fresh flowers from the garden…
Marie getting flowers at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. detail shots…
One of the first pictures taken in the Atlantic View bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. tips from a Pro…
One of the first pictures taken in the Atlantic View bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. controlling the light…
One of the first pictures taken in the Atlantic View bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. and the result…
The Atlantic View bedroom at the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. where once again Sinéad acted the part to complete the story in Atlantic View bedroom.

Not much to it really – although when it came time to pack…
Packing the Land Rover outside the Galway Bay Hotel on the promenade at Salthill.
.. there did seem to be a lot more to it, than just taking a few quick snaps with a camera smile

Anyway, just like to say a big thanks to everyone involved here – and especially to Louise and Sinéad for all their help – from Marie, Claudio & me who now look forward to part two in a few weeks time.

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7 Comments »

  1. […] we did all really enjoy our stay in their hotel for a few day – which I talk about here: A lot more to it – and I did end-up with some lovely images for my portfolio […]

    Pingback by What happens if things go wrong ? | Ashley Morrison's Blog — May 19, 2016 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  2. Also, were they 0.75 or 1.25? Is the latter overkill for direct sun or what one needs? Again, mostly dealing with extreme bright sunshine here in SoCal.

    Comment by marksinger — November 6, 2015 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  3. Also Ashley, if I may, can you kindly let me know how many stops the fabric knock out? I’m unclear on whether I should go for 0.75 or 1.25. I have concerns that the latter may be overkill.

    Comment by marksinger — November 6, 2015 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  4. Wonderful journal entry. Curious about the scrims you used to control light in the Atlantic room. Obviously visible so was the result a composite image?

    Comment by marksinger — October 19, 2015 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

    • Yes.
      Was unable to control the light from outside on that one due to it’s position, so we just had to wait for the sun to come around, and then control it from the inside instead.

      Comment by Ashley Morrison — October 19, 2015 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

      • Can you tell me the dimensions of the scrims and the frames you use? I suspect you are pleased with them. I live in Southern California and streaming sun in darker homes is a constant challenge – often on white bedding! This seems like a good option. I think I should invest in a couple. As akways, I enjoy your lyrically toned blog and marvel at the locations you shoot! Best, Mark

        Comment by marksinger — November 6, 2015 @ 6:38 pm

      • Here you go: http://www.lastolite.com/category/1066861.1066894.0.0.0/Skylite_Rapid

        I mainly use the medium size ones – and have a number of different fabrics to fit them – this being the ‘0.75 Stop Diffuser’ fabric, which like it says, cuts the light by just under 1 stop.

        The ‘1.25 Stop Diffuser’ is good if you want a large soft box and the others are good if you want to bounce the light of them or totally block the light, etc, etc.

        Handy to have – but it does take time to put them together, so you may not use it as much as you think due to this.

        Comment by Ashley Morrison — November 6, 2015 @ 7:06 pm


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