Ocean Club Resort near Port Macquarie are one of my favorite clients and I’ve lost track of the number of great photo shoots we have had since their opening. Ocean Club Resort is a five star luxury retirement village with some amazing leisure facilities.
I shoot for their ad agency, AMG, who always come up with an interesting and comprehensive brief. A lot of other creative agencies could actually learn a lot from AMG when it comes to telling a photographer what they need. They also like it when I go off script and do a little free range photography. Quite often these “free range” images even end up in some of their ads like these!
It is amazing how much the trees have grown in just a couple of years when you compare the two. Here is the latest version.
When you are shooting dusk photography it really is all about the light and this was also a classic example of hurry up and wait. I was in position early with the camera set up ready to shoot and settled in to wait until the lights from inside the club house really started to show. Once this shot was captured I also managed to rush round and shoot a couple of other angles of the very glamorous club house before that perfect period of light disappeared.
I love this shooting place and will be sad when the project finally comes to a conclusion although I hope there will be a few more photo shoots there before that happens. I’ve just got a sneak peak of the new Christmas ad campaign featuring one of these images and it looks amazing. All these images were captured in raw at f11 using 200 iso. The camera used was a Nikon D810 with a 14-24mm f2.8 lens being held steady on a carbon fibre Manfrotto 055 tripod.