Shangri-La Nanchang Pre-Opening Shooting - 南昌香格里拉大酒店开业宣传照

Last December brought another great opportunity to work with Shangri-La, this time the Nanchang Shangri-La needed our photography skills for four shots of their new hotel.

We planned to arrive the day before the shoot, so we could look around the different locations. We arrived at Hongqiao airport in the morning but could not check-in as our flight had been canceled. As a result we had to take another flight from Pudong airport. We called our driver to turn back to the airport and pick us up to take us to Pudong airport. Luckily we still had time to get to Pudong and catch the flight. Typically however, our new flight got delayed so we waited for around 5 ~ 6 hours. By the time we got Nanchang, it was evening already. We had to do a rush recce though all the locations needing to be photographed. It was pretty intense only having a day and half for the 4 shots. Before arriving at Nanchang the plan was to shoot at least one shot for a destination photo, but the time restraints meant that this was not possible.

On the first day, we started with the exterior; it was a very cold morning. Scott was so preoccupied with the shoot that he had forgotten to bring his gloves and by the end of the shoot, his fingers were numb to the point that he struggled to press the cameras shutter release. After we finished the first shot, Scott was in pain, but we still managed to get a really nice shot. The sky was so clear and the sunlight was optimal.

The next day, we needed to shoot another destination shot. The subject was the Pavilion of Prince Teng, a landmark of Nanchang. The communication manger had an idea of the shot that she wanted, so we arrived on location in the early morning, when it was still dark and started to look for the right angle to achieve the shot. The area was in the midst of demolition, meaning the buildings in the surrounding area were not particularly safe. We found the perfect vantage on the top floor of one of the buildings. In an abandoned room in somone’s now vacant home we got the perfect angle to photograph the pavilion.

Although it was not the biggest shoot, only having to take 4 shots, it was a very intense job. We combated the shoot’s challenges and were blessed by the results.

去年十二月,我们又再一次和香格里拉大酒店合作。这一次我们去南昌帮他们拍摄他们最新的一个酒店。

我们一开始计划是提前一天到达南昌,所以我们有时间可以去踩点。当我们一大早抵达虹桥机场,在Check-in的时候,地勤人员跟我们说我们的班机被取消掉了。下一班最早的是在浦东机场。我们马上打电话请我们的开车师傅掉头回来接我们,把我们送到浦东机场去。我们运气也算是蛮好的,时间也还够。我们也顺利的到了浦东机场,但是班机晚点了!我们大概又等了5~6个小时的时间。当我们到达南昌已经差不多傍晚了。我们原先的计划都打乱了。我们只能快速的看我们的地点,本来想说可以拍掉一个地标照,但是我们没有多馀的时间可以去拍摄。因为航空的缘故,我们的行程表变得十分的紧凑。我们得在一天半之内完成4张拍摄。 

第一天一大早,我们先把酒店户外照给拍了。Scott因为太专注拍摄,他出门忘了带手套,当天早上非常的冷,到最后他的手指已经几乎是按不了快门了。结束之后,他的手指头就差点冻僵了。但是我们拍到很好的照片,那天早上天空非常的蓝,太阳也很好。

到了第二天,我们去要另一张目的照。我们要去拍藤王阁,这是南京地标之一。这次负责的经理有一个角度是他非常喜欢的。我们天还没亮就到了藤王阁的周边,现场十分的昏暗。我们开始在找他心目中的那个角度。藤王阁周边的都在拆迁,那边的大楼都不是很安全。都差不多像是废弃大楼,我们找到了他想要的那个朝向,爬上一栋废弃的大楼。我们爬到了顶楼的某户人家中。这户人家的阳台是最好的角度,所以我们就在里面进行拍摄。 

这次虽然我们只有4张照片要拍,但是这次行程还是十分的紧凑。但是我们还是十分的幸运,最终我们完成了这次的使命!以下是我们这次的成品!


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