October 21, 2011 / Travel
Hotel Restaurant Commercial Photography | Atlanta Corporate Event Photographer
On Wednesday I had the amazing opportunity to work with my alma mater, Marriott International, shooting some event photography at the Marriott Marquis here in Downtown Atlanta. Besides being close enough to walk to, which I did by the way, it was awesome to see old friends and be back in the hotel again. Of course now I was working on the OTHER side of the Front Desk but it was still a similar magical experience. I was hired to photograph the big event for the day, Mr. Marriott, the guy whose name is on the building, was visiting the city of Atlanta. I won’t bore you with the photos of the associates taking photos with the head honcho, also because all of these photos went to the hotel. So why write a blog post? Well before the event started I also snapped a few photos for the hotel’s restaurant manager of the set up for the night’s dinner and I’m pretty happy with how they came out given the limited time and resources I had with me since I didn’t think I was going to be doing commercial product photography!
Not bad for no tripod, 10 minutes, and only my one Speedlight Nikon SB-900! Overall the evening was super fun and short, just a little over an hour and a half of spending time with my old family. I got to practice some run-and-gun on the move photography which is a lot like a wedding reception I guess now that I think about it. Also shooting these photos of the table setting is of course exactly like shooting the detail shots at a wedding, with the same limited time frame and lack of “professional” equipment for a commercial shoot like a sturdy tripod and multiple flashes. Great fun and a great evening, I hope to do it again!
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Zachary Long is a wedding photographer based in Downtown Atlanta but occasionally dabbles in other areas of photography including commercial photography and corporate event photography. View our wedding portfolio at http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ and use the Contact form to inquire about wedding photography and corporate event photography availability for 2011 and 2012.