The St Regis Lijiang Residences - 丽江瑞吉

This time for our latest project Limelight studio went to Lijiang, China for HBA where we shot the St Regis Lijiang Residences. Scott commented that this was one of our toughest projects in a while. We had to face a lot of unexpected problems along the way.

As usual our photographs always require an extremely high standard, but this time the bar was set even higher. For all the 12 shots we collaborated with an onsite interior designer. With each room we needed to rearrange every piece of furniture and decoration to suit accordingly. Everything that could be seen in the camera, needed to be discussed with the designer beforehand. Usually when we shoot interiors for hotels, we only need to do minor adjustments. But this time we needed to add and adjust nearly all pieces.

The first two shots came with a series of troubles. The second one was a serious one. On our second shot in a series of 12 we unfortunately had our camera knocked to the ground by a curtain. We saw it all happening but no one could reach the camera in time. It was like a   slow motion movie scene in full play. Scott took a deep breath and checked his beloved baby . The lens hood was smashed, the zoom ring was twisted, and the camera didn’t work. However we were extremely lucky as Scott restarted the camera it began to work. The lens itself was still functional.  Everyone felt a lot of relief. Being in the middle of China with no back up camera body or wide-angle lens we couldn’t imagine what would happen if the camera didn’t work.

There was anther accident happened during the first night of shooting. There were two fireplaces in different living rooms. Because those rooms are model room, so some of items weren’t fully functional, such as the fireplaces. The client hoped that they could see flames on the fireplace. When we tried to turn it on, the flame was unstable and inconsistent. We had to ask an engineer to pour alcohol manually into it. Since it wasn’t controllable we needed to take as many photos as we could for the flame. Sometimes the flame was only on the left side and sometimes it went to the other side of the fireplace. It didn’t make a perfect line on the fireplace, however when we got enough images we could put them all together in Photoshop.

Overall we had a lot of good luck. We overcame a lot of obstacles for these shots to happen. When we saw the final images we think it was well worth the problems. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we do.

这次Limelight Studio 团队又再一次和HBA合作。我们远赴丽江去拍摄HBA设计的丽江瑞吉。但今次的拍摄,我们摄影师Scott都得承认是最艰难的一次,有许多没预料到的事情,发生在这次的拍摄上。

我们的摄影师每一次都是要求非常高的标准,这次我们把我们的标准再提高上去。在全部12张拍摄,我们和一位HBA的室内设计师一起合作。每一个拍摄的房间,我们都需要重新布置,从每一个家具到每一件摆设物品。只要能在相机里看到的,我们都需要事先讨论达成共识。通常我们在拍摄其他酒店的时候,我们只是做很细微的调整。但是这次我们几乎是重新调整每一个房间。

一般来说,开头两张拍摄是最容易出现状况。这次我们在拍摄第二场景时,发生了非常严重的状况,我们的相机被一片窗帘给撞倒了。我们看著它被撞倒,但是没有人有机会去接住它。当时的场景就像是一部慢动作的影片。随后Scott深呼吸一口气,去检查他的挚爱宝贝。镜头的遮光罩摔碎,对焦环有点卡,相机本身没有反应。但是,还好我们十分的幸运。Scott重新开机,相机又可以用了,镜头本身也没有太大的问题,在场所有人都感到如释负重。我们不敢想像,假如相机真的坏了会怎样,我们没有后备的相机和超广角镜头。

之后同一天晚上,又有特殊状况发生了。有两个壁炉在分别在不同的客厅。由于我们拍摄的所有房间都是样板房,所以有些设备不是可以正常运作,壁炉就是其中一个。客户方面希望我们可以拍到火焰在壁炉上。我们试著打开壁炉,但是火焰十分的不稳定和断断续续的。我们只好请一位工程师在旁边倒酒精。可是火焰还是没有办法可以控制,我们必须不间断的一直拍素材。

有时候火焰在左边,有时候又在右边,就是没有一次完整的一整条。最后,我们拍到够多的素材,我们后期把火焰给呈现出来。

整体来说,我们还是十分的幸运。我们克服了许许多多障碍。当我们看到最终的照片时,这一切的考验都是值得的。我们也希望你们可以和我们一样能享受我们这次的成果。

 

 

 


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