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May 20, 2017

The Pantheon Suite.

I usually just talk about the work that we would do on the day of the shoot – but in many cases, that is just the final part, as the actual job may have started many months ago – and the work that the client would have done may have even started long before that.

Which was very much the case here at The K Club, because as you can see from this quick shot I took of this room back in March…
Quick shot taken of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. they were busy decorating their hotel.

So by the time we arrived, 99% of the work was done…
One of the first pictures taken of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. so I was simply here now to capture that…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. using light…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. and a camera…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. to put into words what they wanted to say to their guests about this wonderful room.

So this one was fairly simple, as the sky was blue and the sun was shining – which in this case meant the room was already beautifully lit too.

Controlling that light saw therefore really the big thing here…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. but other than that, I reckoned it was looking pretty good…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. so after a few test shots…
One of the last pictures taken of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. it was time to shoot it for real…
One of the last pictures taken of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. making one small change…
Behind the scenes during the shoot of the Pantheon Suite at the K Club in County Kildare
.. and this was the final result…
The Pantheon Suite at the Kildare Hotel Spa & Country Club in County Kildare.
.. to show their Pantheon Suite.

“Perfect for entertaining your corporate clients or to reward your top earners, best sales people or just a treat with friends…”

Screen shot of the Pantheon Suite on the K Club's website.

“The K Club offers a truly unique dining experience”

Due to months of hard work by a lot of people – so more to follow, as we do our best to capture that in it’s best light smile

May 19, 2017

River View.

Last year when we were at The K Club, looking at Straffan House – which I talked about us shooting here: A dream come true – we also looked at one of the bedrooms in their hotel, which they called the Liffey Deluxe.

And the main reason for doing so, was because they felt the view outside the window made a difference, i.e. the River view on the left, the Woodland view on the right.
So with that in mind, after having taken this quick shot of one of the rooms…
The Liffey Deluxe bedroom at the K Club in County Kildare
.. below was our suggestion:

“Just some quick and retouched snaps to show what we think may work here – to tell the story or say what you want to say about each of these rooms.
The Lake view room for example…

The Liffey Deluxe bedroom at the K Club in County Kildare
.. which I think would work – but the view would need to be shot from higher up, as this is like a ground floor view, rather than a 2nd or 3rd floor view outside the window.

And the Woodland view could for example look something like this…

The Liffey Deluxe bedroom at the K Club in County Kildare
.. which I think would say what you are wanting to say to the viewer / your guests here.”

They liked what they saw and so it was now time to shoot it for real – starting with the River view room…
One of the first pictures taken in the Liffey Deluxe River View bedroom at the K Club.
.. so while the girls were having fun inside…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. I was have fun outside…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. capturing what I felt was the best view of the river…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. as I knew I may need this later on.

Then it was up with the lights…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. which Claudio & Ivan worked on…
One of the first pictures taken in the Liffey Deluxe River View bedroom at the K Club.
.. while Dianne did usual her thing…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. as Denise waited patiently by the window smile

So after controlling the sunlight which was pouring into the room…
One of the first pictures taken in the Liffey Deluxe River View bedroom at the K Club.
.. it was time to shoot it for real…
One of the last pictures taken in the Liffey Deluxe River View bedroom at the K Club.
.. which I actually thought looked pretty good as is, because one could clearly see the river outside.

Still I wanted this image to obviously say “River view” – so I quickly processed that image…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. while everyone else just had to go find something else to do…
Behind the scenes during the shoot at the K Club in County Kildare
.. and this was the final result:
The Liffey Deluxe River View bedroom at the Kildare Hotel Spa & Country Club in County Kildare.

Which this morning I see they are already now using on their website…
Screen shot of the Liffey Deluxe bedroom on the K Club's website.

“One of The K Club’s newest bedroom additions, each of our beautifully appointed Liffey Deluxe Bedrooms feature views overlooking the River Liffey, our magnificent gardens or woodland views of the resort through two wide windows.”

.. along with this…
Screen shot of the Liffey Deluxe bedroom on the K Club's website.
.. which was the ‘Woodland View’ bedroom image we produced at the end of this 3 day shoot.

So more on that one to follow – as that’s another story for another day – from Dianne, Claudio, Ivan & me @ ampimage.com smile.

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