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September 21, 2010

The g…

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.. hotel in Galway โ€“ is now on YouTubeโ€ฆ

The g Hotel Galway

One of the top 5 star hotels in Ireland, the g hotel Galway combines modern designs with a relaxed atmosphere.
Design director, Philip Treacy, created dramatic interiors, where the emphasis is on luxury and glamour with personalised service so guests receive the best of Irish hospitality.

The g Hotel.
Tel: +353 (0)91 865200

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September 20, 2010

The Burlington…

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.. hotel in Dublin – is now on YouTube…

Which shows the series of images we produced last April, over a 4 day period, for them to use.

THE BURLINGTON HOTEL DUBLIN CITY

Deep-rooted tradition with a cosmopolitan twist, The Burlington Hotel, one of the premier Luxury 4 Star Hotels Dublin boasting luxury hotel accommodation in Dublin 4 – a long-standing favourite of times past – and present.

Just a short stroll from Dublin’s City Centre, the RDS and Aviva Stadium / Lansdowne Road, the Grand Canal Theatre, the 02 Arena and Croke Park venues are within quick access by car, bus or taxi.

The Burlington Hotel continues to shine as the largest conference venue in Dublin City and premier leisure and corporate hotel Dublin. The grand-scale of this Dublin City Hotel’s famous ballroom is unrivalled anywhere in Ireland, making The Burlington Hotel one of the most ideal conference venues Dublin. Behind its original, familiar exterior, this Dublin 4 hotel welcomes guests to its entirely refurbished lobby – an expansive, brightly lit space, an ideal spot to sit and watch the comings and goings with a newspaper and a cappuccino. The Burlington Hotel, one of the top Dublin City hotels, is also one of the best wedding venues Dublin City has to offer.

The Burlington Hotel‘s bars and restaurants in Dublin 4 are a buzzing hive of activity by night – the new Bellini’s bar adding a hint of panache to an evening where guests can sip a cocktail in a low-lit ambience, amidst the busy chatter of local clientele.

Ample parking and immediate proximity to Dublin’s City centre, Bus, Aircoach and DART line mean that guests can enjoy one of the premier 4 Star hotels Dublin as an ideal base from which to explore the city and its surrounds: a home away from home and a warm welcome back.

The Burlington Hotel.
Telephone: +353 (1) 6185600

August 21, 2010

Creating the images…

The series of captures which lead up to the final image – from some of our recent hotel bedroom shoots…


just for you !

August 12, 2010

Doonbeg iMovie

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Playing around with iMovie today – so our latest and greatest iMovie is now available on YouTube ๐Ÿ™‚

Doonbeg Golf & Spa Resort.

Enjoy!

April 11, 2010

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

March 12, 2010

Clare Inn and the George.

We have been shooting at the Clare Inn Hotel in County Clare…
The Clare Inn Hotel in Co Clare
.. and at the George Hotel in Limerick this week…
George Hotel
.. to create images like this…
George Hotel
.. as well as many others.

My favorite image has to be this one, of the Blue Dolphin Kids Club
Blue Dolphin Kids Club at the Clare Inn Hotel in Co Clare.
.. at the Clare Inn – which was kind-of a fun shot, that came together very smoothly once the kids arrived… who were brilliant – as was Stuart too…
Stuart
.. in an entertaining way to boot ๐Ÿ™‚

However, Renae here…
Renae in the restaurant at the George Hotel.
.. the Group Marketing Manager for the Lynch Hotels – has been a Star throughout these shoots.
Totally organised and on top of everything, hence the results:

The Sunlounge meeting room…
Sunlounge at the Clare Inn Hotel.
.. the lounge in the reception area…
Lounge area at the Clare Inn Hotel.
.. the Deerfield restaurant…
Deerfield Restaurant at the Clare Inn Hotel.
.. and the restaurant at the George Hotel in Limerick…
The restaurant at The George Hotel in Limerick
.. to show just a few.

So big thanks to everyone involved, as it was quite a week – from Marie & me.
www.ampimage.com

February 27, 2010

Breaffy Woods

We have been shooting down in County Mayo this week – with Renae and the team…
Setting up
.. at the Breaffy Hotels, to create some new images of their various rooms – like this bedroom suite…
Setting up the bedroom suite.
.. which when lit and styled…
Bedroom suite at the Breaffy House Hotel.
.. looked amazing for a 3 Star hotel in my opinion.

So was glad to have Stuart on board here…
Setting up
.. to help with the lighting – and Marie too, as her magic touches transformed this room …
Honeymoon suite at the Breaffy House Hotel.
.. and this one too…
Restaurant at the Breaffy House Hotel.
.. to become two of my favoriteโ€‹ images.

Anyway, like I said before, it was all hands on board…
Setting up the Library shot.
.. as we shot the different areas throughout their hotel, like this Library…
The Library at the Breaffy House Hotel.
.. which we felt was a unique selling point too.

Then it was across to Breaffy Woods Hotel to shot a number of rooms there, including this large function room…
Setting up the bar shot.
.. which needless to say was a challenge to light, but we finally got there in the end…
The bar at the Breaffy Woods Hotel.
.. and I even managed to get a drink at the bar ๐Ÿ™‚

So 12 images in total – including this one of the exterior of Breaffy House
Breaffy House Hotel.
.. which was taken in the morning, just as we were packing & leaving.

So that’s what we have been up to this week, down at Breaffy Woods in Castlebar.

Cheers,
Ashley
www.ampimage.com

January 27, 2010

Honeymoon suite plus.

We were back down at Doonbeg Golf & Spa Resort this week, to produce some more images to cover weddings and show their newly refurbished Link Cottages.

To the eye, the newly refurbished Link’s Cottage looked great; however, the camera does sometimes see things very differently – as you can see here…
Setting-up the Link's cottage shot.
.. but with a wee bit of pushing & shoving – a blast of light, plus some Marie magic added to the mix…
The link cottages.
.. we had our first image in the bag pretty quickly- as this is what we do.

First I set up the camera to get the framing…
Setting-up the kitchen shot in Link's cottage.
.. then we re-arranged things to suit the camera – and while I work on the lighting, Marie adds the finishing touches…
Setting-up the kitchen shot in Link's cottage.
.. without saying anything to one another sometimes, until we both stop – and say…
The kitchen in the Link's cottage.
.. I’m happy with that.

Anyway, shooting the cottage was just like shooting a home – which we regularly do for the national magazines – so that was easy ๐Ÿ™‚

The tricker shots where the wedding ones – as those actually needed to be created.
So after some discussion with Ray (the marketing manager) and having looked a few different rooms, we decided that this one…
Setting-up the Honeymoon suite.
.. would be the most suitable, to be turned into a honeymoon suite.

So once again, while I worked on the lighting, Marie…
Marie McMillen.
.. when about doing her thing.

It took forever – but in the end we where all very pleased with the final result…
Honeymoon suite at Doonbeg Golf & Spa Resort.
.. and so now Doonbeg has officially got themselves a Honeymoon suite ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, that’s what we were up to this week – as we worked with Ray here, to let the world see what this amazing place has to offer.

Cheers, from Marie & me.
www.ampimage.com

January 7, 2010

Christmas at Doonbeg.

Yes, we are still producing Christmas images one week into January – so as you can see here behind the sliding glass entrance door into the lobby…
Setting up the fireplace shot at Doonbeg.
.. it was all hands on board, as Paul & Marie worked their magic to help create what has got to be one of my all time favour Christmas images…
Christmas at Doonbeg Golf & Spa Resort.
.. which really does say, in my opinion, “A very warm welcome” to Doonbeg at this time of year.

But it wasn’t all about Christmas, as they also needed some images created to show their beautiful Spa area too – which is called ‘White Horses’ – down in the basement…
White Horses Spa.
.. meaning: not much natural light.
Still, after setting up a few lights and Paul lit a few candles…
Setting up in the Spa.
.. it was showtime..
The Spa area.
.. and another “Money shot”, as Ray the marketing manager calls them, in the bag.

However, with no natural light down here…
Setting up in the Spa.
.. needless to say, it was a challenge to create images like this…
The Spa area.
.. or even this one in the hot tub – which I completely missed the focus on…
Hot tub.
.. but everyone still seemed to love it anyway – so go figure that wink

So yes, it was a pretty major lighting job for sure…
Setting up in the treatment room.
.. as Paul had to work hard here…
Setting up in the treatment room.
.. and Marie naturally too on the styling – but I’ve got to say, I think it was worth it – as this has got to be one of the nice spas in the country…
The treatment room at Doonbeg.
.. in what I would say is one of the best hotels in the country too smile

Anyway, next Christmas you will no doubt see many of the other images we created here – but until then, this is how we will remember Christmas at Doonbeg – which was a great way to start the New Year.

So from Marie, Paul & me @ ampimage.com, make it a good one smile

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