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A collection of worker portraits from Ultraviolet UV餐厅建筑工人组照


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WHAT: A collection of worker portraits from the Ultraviolet (UV) construction

WHEN: 2010 -2012

WHERE: The building site of UV restaurant

WHY: This was another personal project of Limelight Studio that ran parallel with the 360-degree panorama of the building construction.

HOW: On select visits to the UV site, Limelight would grab workers on the scene and take a portrait using the door frame as a guide for consistency and composition. The concept of these shots was fairly simple: Limelight felt it was important to document individuals involved in this project. Keeping them in their uniforms, dirt on their face, and sometimes tools still in hand, Justin or Scott led the workers outside in front of the restaurant construction in progress and took their photograph. Later in post-production, a handful of portraits were chosen and composited to make the final image.

FUN FACT: Scott and Justin are in the composite as well. Can you spot them?

CAMERA: Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 24-70mm/2.8 lens

PHOTOGRAPHY: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

拍摄对象:Ultraviolet餐厅建筑工人组照

拍摄时间:2010年-2012年

拍摄地点:UV餐厅施工地点

拍摄缘由:这是Limelight Studio另一个私人拍摄项目与之前的360度全景建筑拍摄项目类似。

拍摄方法:整个UV餐厅的建筑情况是相当复杂繁琐的,时间跨度也很长。每当其中的某一部分完成时,Limelight Studio都会邀请一些工人师傅来为他们拍摄个人肖像以此留念。这组照片的拍摄概念十分简单但具有非凡意义。Limelight Studio的同仁也觉得为这群工作了两年之久建设出如此美轮美奂餐厅的工人师傅拍照具有十分重要意义。拍摄时,他们身着工作服,脸上还带有工作时的尘土,手里还攥紧建筑工具,这时他们最自然的状态,最能体现他们的纯真。只听见“咔嚓咔嚓”,就这样我们为他们记录下了一张张照片。然而在后期处理中,我们甄选了部分照片并加以合成构成最后的组照。

花絮:Scott和Justin也在门前拍了。找到他们了吗?

拍摄相机:佳能EOS 5D MarkII和24-70/2.8镜头

拍摄团队:Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

Starbucks Location Shoot 星巴克外景拍摄

At the end of June 2013, we went on location to shoot three product shots for Starbucks. For the first of these shots, we really had to take control of our environment and used multiple scrims and blacks to block out and control the daylight. From there, we used various tungsten lights and reflector boards strategically placed to create our own subdued lighting to highlight the beverage.

Other than the stylist having to get each coffee just right, this was the trickiest part of the day because the sprinkles were very small and came out quite heavy. We tried multiple methods in trying to capture a graceful sprinkling effect including the use of grinded up coffee beans to make the sprinkle seem larger. In the end, we resolved in taking a separate shot using a higher shutter speed and a concentrated light (in the form of a snoot) to highlight the falling of the sprinkles. Using post-production, the falling sprinkles were combined in the final image.

Scott making faces in between shots.

Scott making faces in between shots.

2013年六月底,我们到一家星巴克实体店为星巴克拍摄三张产品照。在最初几张拍摄中,我们必须控制外在环境,通过使用许多的柔光布遮挡掉一些不必要的刺耳的阳光。在那里,我们使用各种钨丝灯并且策略性地变换反光板的摆放位置,打造出柔和的灯光来突出饮料。

正如下图可见,Justin正愉快的扮演着一位星巴克的员工,Scott也随之很巧妙的拍摄到他在冰摩卡上撒粉的摸样。这是一天当中最棘手的部分,因为粉是非常细而小的,一不小心就会倒出太多。我们曾试着用多种方法去捕捉到撒粉时所呈现的优美感,包括还尝试着使用磨碎后的咖啡豆,使得粉末看起来更大些。最后,我们通过使用更快的快门速度拍摄了单张照片以及一个长嘴灯罩强调撒下来的粉末。然后在后期制作中,将撒下粉末的这一蒙版添加到最终图像。

所有照片拍摄好后,Justin亲自清扫地上的粉末,履行他“员工职责”的义务。

Justin fulfilling his "employee duties" by sweeping up the sprinkles after the shot was completed.

Justin fulfilling his "employee duties" by sweeping up the sprinkles after the shot was completed.

Starbucks barista, food and drink stylists, and client deliberating on how to make the design more perfect.

Starbucks barista, food and drink stylists, and client deliberating on how to make the design more perfect.

Scott's cleavage along with the food stylist Chef Li, Starbucks client, BBDO creative and accounts team

Scott's cleavage along with the food stylist Chef Li, Starbucks client, BBDO creative and accounts team

Chef Li putting on the final touches to the straw and drink, while Scott creepily looks through.

Chef Li putting on the final touches to the straw and drink, while Scott creepily looks through.

The group looks on as the coffee is being prepped. Notice the large scrim and soft light to recreate a daylight feel as the weather outside started to take a turn for the worse and daylight dropped significantly. 

The group looks on as the coffee is being prepped. Notice the large scrim and soft light to recreate a daylight feel as the weather outside started to take a turn for the worse and daylight dropped significantly. 

Ice Mocha

Ice Mocha

Group coffee shot

Group coffee shot

Mocha Latte

Mocha Latte

Photography Team: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright (Photographer), Cherry Qu (Producer), Justin Chiu, Katie Tucker

Agency: Energy BBDO

Art Director: Energy BBDO | Oscar Wu

180° Panorama of the Mount Kinabalu 马来西亚国家公园Mount Kinabalu全景拍摄


Mount Kinabalu Summit

Mount Kinabalu Summit

WHAT: 180° panorama of the sunrise hitting the facade Mount Kinabalu

WHEN: April 2011

WHERE: Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia

WHY: Being one of the tallest mountains in South-East Asia, Mount Kinabalu was a big attraction for Scott and his buddies for a vacation trip with some of "the boys." It took two days to climb over eight kilometers (5 miles) to the summit.

HOW: Packed with sixteen kilograms (35 lbs.) of camera gear, the boys climbed the mountain with a little assistance from a guide and a bit of regret in carrying the extra gear. Just before sunrise on the second day, the boys reached the summit. Because of the unpredictable weather at the elevation, there is an advised time limit at the summit. Following sunrise, the path becomes nearly invisible, and descending down impossible. With the clouds and fog breaking perfectly (a rarity) in the 20 minute window at the summit, Scott captured the glorious view using his trusty Gitzo tripod with his 360 panorama head just as the sunrise hit the facade of Mount Kinabalu. 

CAMERA: Canon 5D Mark II with 16-35/2.8mm lens

PHOTOGRAPHER: Scott Wright | Limelight Studio

拍摄对象:马来西亚国家公园Mount Kinabalu日出全景之壮丽景色

拍摄时间:2011年4月

拍摄地点:马来西亚国家公园

拍摄缘由:作为东南亚最高的山峰,Mount Kinabalu对于Limelight Studio有着极大的吸引力,大家都想一看究竟。此外在路途上花费两天时间登到山顶也是非常有趣的体验。

拍摄方法:携带近16公斤的摄影器材,Limelight Studio开始此次攀爬之旅,并在第二天日出之前我们一行人顺利抵达山顶。我们寻找到一块宽阔的空地作为拍摄地点以便能更好的捕捉到日出的奇幻景色。但是由于天气原因无法预测所以我们的拍摄时间十分有限。如果天气情况不容乐观,能见度将会十分低显然是不利于拍摄的。所以我们团队用了极短的时间来设置360度摄影装置,目的就是能够拍出令人赞叹的日出美景照片。

拍摄相机:佳能5DMark II和16-35/2.8镜头

摄影师:Scott Wright | Limelight Studio

 

Architectural Digest Magazine AD安邸家居杂志拍


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CLIENT: Architectural Digest (AD) Magazine

WHAT: Interior shots of various homes

WHEN: 2011-2012

WHERE: Various homes scouted by AD Magazine and crowned some of the most beautiful architectural houses in China. Limelight covers many of the homes out of Shanghai.

WHY: Limelight Studio was asked by Architectural Digest China to join them in visiting some of the most architecturally interesting homes located in Shanghai and capturing their charming style.

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HOW: When shooting interiors with AD, all shots for a home usually start mid-morning and end in the early afternoon (all within a single day). Stylist(s) with the magazine scout out the homes before hand and choose key aspects they want to highlight. Then, on the day of the shoot, Limelight will go through again with the stylist(s) and decipher which composition and angle will best represent each feature. Since these homes are chosen for their spread and charm, it is extremely important to have a natural feel, true to the color and lighting of the home, therefore minimal lighting is typically used when compared to our hotel interiors. 

CAMERA: Canon EOS-5D Mark II with 16-35mm/2.8, 24-70mm/2.8, 70-200mm/2.8 lens

PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

STYLISTS: Sharon Leece, Xinxi Sun

客户AD安邸家居

拍摄对象:房间内景拍摄

拍摄时间:2011-2012

拍摄地点AD 安邸家居挑选了一系列设计感十足的房间,范围遍布全中国的一些城市

拍摄缘由Limelight StudioAD安邸家居邀请拍摄一系列设计感强烈,趣味十足的房间,纪录这些别具一格的设计风格,主要集中于上海这座城市。

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拍摄方法:当与 AD安邸家居合作拍摄时,一间房屋的所有照片需要在一天之内拍完。AD杂志方面专门派遣一位造型设计师负责跟进此次拍摄,因为这样一来我们就可以和客户经行良好有效的沟通,也更清楚房间的哪些部分区域需要重点拍摄。然后在拍摄当天,Limelight Studio还将会仔细对房间经行一次检查,找出最佳的构图与拍摄角度。一旦选定这些房屋进行拍摄,运用自然光是十分重要的,最小输出的闪光灯也是必要的。

拍摄相机:佳能EOD5D MarkII16352470镜头

拍摄团队 Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu

造型设计师Sharon Leece, Xinxi Sun

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