shanghai lifestyle photography

Shangri-La Jing An Personalities 静安香格里拉人物肖像拍摄


Mastrangeli Davide, Sous Chef/Baker

Mastrangeli Davide, Sous Chef/Baker

The Butcher.

The Butcher.

Working the clay pots.

Working the clay pots.

Over the course of a few days in the month of June, we had the joy of taking a total of fourteen personality shots of the big personnel at the Jing An Shangri-La as well as eight product shots of some of the featured dishes from the various restaurants within the hotel.

As you can see from the numerous behind-the-scenes snapshots below, this was an exciting and interesting couple of days because we had the opportunity to meet and interact with the big personalities of the Shangri-La and capture them in their environment that best described them and their personality as well as the great work that they do.

Chef William posing for the camera as Scott shoots.

Chef William posing for the camera as Scott shoots.

Chef William - Cafe Liang

Chef William - Cafe Liang

Depending on the individual and the environment that they work in, we changed the lighting to accommodate the atmosphere we were trying to create around them. For example, we went for a moodier feel to represent some of the chefs at the 1515 West Bar & Grill by using soft box lighting down or a ring flash on the personality to intensify the overall feel of the photograph. Whereas, for the chefs of Café Liang, the goal was to have a bright open atmosphere therefore, we took advantage of the big windows and the enhanced the natural daylight feel.

2013年六月份的某几天,我们在静安香格里拉酒店有一段快乐的时光,总共为多数酒店员工拍摄了共十四组照片,也为酒店内所属餐厅的一些特色菜肴拍摄了八张产品照

Scott wanted to do something a little different for Franco Brodini, the head executive chef of the Shangri-La Jing An, so he decided to incorporate a ring flash for a unique look.

Scott wanted to do something a little different for Franco Brodini, the head executive chef of the Shangri-La Jing An, so he decided to incorporate a ring flash for a unique look.

Franco Brodini, Executive Chef

Franco Brodini, Executive Chef

正如你从下方的幕后快照中可以看到,我们度过了既开心又有趣的几天因为我们有这个机会与酒店里的员工交往并互动,再进一步了解他们后,才能在他们工作环境内捕捉到最能形容人物性格特点的照片,也能更好地体现出他们的价值。

根据每位员工以及他们所工作的环境,我们试图改变采光来打造属于他们的一个氛围。举例来说,在表现1515牛排馆的一些厨师上面,我们通过使用柔光箱将光线朝下,或是利用环形闪光灯在人物特写上面创建一些戏剧性的阴影,增强照片的整体感觉,尽力求得一种喜怒无常的感觉。

Dario, Bar Manager/Mixologist with Scott on the camera and Justin holding a softbox overhead.

Dario, Bar Manager/Mixologist with Scott on the camera and Justin holding a softbox overhead.

Single softbox and a reflector while using the ambient to our advantage.

Single softbox and a reflector while using the ambient to our advantage.

Dario, Mixologist and Bar Manager 1515 West Bar

Dario, Mixologist and Bar Manager 1515 West Bar

1515 West Group - Service. With some text and graphics, this shot is almost like a TV promo. 

1515 West Group - Service. With some text and graphics, this shot is almost like a TV promo. 

Sense of Touch Spa Promotional Shooting 日间水疗中心宣传拍摄


Sense of touch.jpg

CLIENTSense of Touch Spa

WHAT: Promotional images highlighting the award-winning spa

WHEN: October 2011

WHERE: Sense of Touch Spa located in Ferguson Lane

WHY: After successful openings in Hong Kong, Sense of Touch chose to break into Shanghai asking Limelight Studio to take their promotional shots for their new location in the French Concession.

HOW: Showing the peaceful and relaxing environment of the spa is key in these images. The lighting had to induce a clean, but warm feeling that radiated an inviting atmosphere. It was important for the client to include the package of bottles for their elite treatment, so we had to be sure to keep the table in focus enough to show the bottles without overpowering the rest of the image. For lighting, we used a softbox overhead to light the talent and another light to give a little kick to the background. We were sure to dial the power down in order to let a tiny bit of the ambient come through with the flickering candle in the background. Our talent had beautiful skin which enables us to do minimal work in post-production.  

CAMERA: Canon 10D EOS Mark II with 16-35mm & 70-200mm lens

PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu, James Wang

客户日间水疗中心

拍摄对象:宣传拍摄并获得最佳水疗中心奖项

拍摄时间201110

拍摄缘由:在香港的开设大获成功后,日间水疗中心选择在上海法租界地区再开设一家分店并邀请Limellight Studio为他们拍摄宣传照片

拍摄方法:拍摄这些照主要是向观者传递出一个平静放松的感觉。对于光线的选择上需要传递出一种温暖惬意的感觉。对客户而言,背景中的瓶子组合展示非常重要,所以我们在拍摄时要确保桌子和瓶子达到统一效果,而在光线方面,我们用了柔光箱当作主光打到模特上面并用了另外一盏灯当作补光点亮背景。我们并精确把握灯光的强弱使得背景的蜡烛能够显现出来,因为我们的模特拥有十分完美的肌肤所以十分有利于我们的后期制作。

拍摄相机:佳能5D MarkII1635&70200镜头

摄影团队 Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu, James Wang

CapitaLand - The Paragon 凯德-茂名公馆人物肖像


Beauty

Beauty

CLIENT: Interbrand for The Paragon by CapitaLand

WHAT: Promotional stills in conjuction with a TVC

WHEN: August 2010

WHERE: Various locations including Limelight Studio, El Patio Restaurant, and a nearby park.

WHY: Limelight Studio was asked to take promotional stills for Paragon Service Departments who were doing a TVC. While shooting on location at El Patio Restaurant, time constraint was a big factor. Scott had to shoot the talent in between video takes within ten-minute increments whereas for the silhouettes shots, time was more flexible but, there was no professional talent hired.

HOW: To shoot the silhouettes, a pack was used with a scrim frame. A bike was brought into the studio and then the second shot was taken outside at a park bench. Both shots were superimposed onto the background that was preapproved by the client.

Bike Ride

Bike Ride

FUN FACT: Justin is the man pictured in 'Bike Ride' and 'Park Bench,' while the Art Director of the shoot and another friend stood in as the female models.

CAMERA: Hasselblad H3DII-39

PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM: Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu, Seira Wei

ART DIRECTION: Identica | Grace Bao, Ken Koo

客户:茂名公馆; 凯德集团

拍摄对象:剧照拍摄

拍摄时间:2010年8月

拍摄地点:包括Limelight Studio在内的许多地方, El Patio餐厅以及附近的一个公园

拍摄缘由:Limelight Studio受邀为凯德集团旗下的茂名公馆拍摄剧照。当在El Patio餐厅拍摄时,少量的时间是一个事实。我们必须在广告拍摄间隙完成拍摄,时间只有十分钟。

拍摄方法:为了拍摄出人物的轮廓,我们用到了一组蝴蝶布。同时Justin和艺术总监同时入镜,与模特进行一些交流。影棚中还放置了一辆自行车因为第二张照片需要在室外拍摄,地点的选择是公园的长椅。两张照片与背景的关系十分清楚,层次感十足。

花絮:Justin作为这两张照片中的男主角同时艺术总监也参与了拍摄,而照片中的另一位女主角也是我们的朋友。

Park Bench

Park Bench

相机:哈苏H3DII-39

摄影团队:Limelight Studio | Scott Wright, Justin Chiu, Seira Wei

艺术团队: Identica | Grace Bao, Ken Koo