Photographer and ham Deborah Whitlaw-Llewellyn http://www.dwlphoto.com made quick work of three sets of summer-y furniture. She was photographing for Veranda magazine and with the beautiful natural light and spacious Stage 1 South of Ambient Plus Studio the shoot was over very quickly.
Suggestions were made regarding installing a hot-tub. With so much free time, something is needed to entertain Ambient photographers.
PocketWizard radios are the industry leaders in wireless control and synchronization of cameras, flash lighting and light meters. They are sold by leading photographic distributors around the world and are integrated with products from top photography manufacturers, including Sekonic, Bowens, Profoto, Dynalite, and others.
Mark Wallace of Snap Factory led a national Meet Up Tour for Pocket Wizard, making the second to last stop Ambient Studio. Though reservations were required, the event was free. Just one more sign of Pocket Wizards commitment to helping every photographer, every shot.
Models were scattered around the studio to all the attendees to try shooting Pocket Wizards newest flash sync and TTL system. They were able photograph in both studio-lighting conditions and combination studio- and natural-light situations. Some 80 photographers enjoyed Mark’s demonstration and then spread out in the 10,000 sq ft of Ambient Plus Studio.
The Atlanta Thrasher’s Blue Crew recently invaded Ambient Plus Studio. For two days, Atlanta photographer Greg Miller shot all of the girls on the Crew in a crazy number of outfits, all while utilizing every aspect of the studio.
When Greg and his team wasn’t using our massive cyc wall or utilizing the daylight windows, they had their own stations set up. During the two day period their was always multiple things happening at once. They even turned our office/ flex space into an extended hair and makeup room to manage all of the Crew.
The shoot wrapped successfully and Greg walked away with some amazing images. The video that was shot during their two days at Ambient Plus can be found below. We had a blast working with Greg and the Blue Crew and hope to see them back again soon.
“A group of really cool people got together to celebrate Music, Film, Design, Entrepreneur Spirit and Gaming. We call them The Soul Collective and they are…”
Kia Motors kicked off its Soul Collective project last week in Atlanta at the Ambient PlusStudio – Atlanta’s only full daylight studio.The people over at Ambient turned their 10,000 square foot studio into a entire weekend place to party by adding a full sized stage for their live music event, creating a giant chessboard dance floor, converting a freight elevator into a functioning bar, and of course using their roll-in access to bring in the actual Kia vehicles.
The quote above is from Kia’s Soul Collective project site where you can find out more information 10 city tour that started in September in D.C., continuing in Boston this weekend, and finally ending up in LA this November.The tour is celebrating Kia Motors and some of their favorite musicians, filmmakers, designers, entrepreneurs, and individuals in the gaming industry.Each Sunday of their weekend events Kia features bands and music artists such as St. Vincent (who just play
ed last Sunday at Ambient in Atlanta), GMT, Silversun Pickups and Santigol, and the only way to snag some tickets is test driving the Kia-Soul itself.
The culmination of the Kia Soul Collective at Ambient was a performace by indie singer St. Vincent. All that was required for tickets was a simple test drive in the new Kia Soul and it was well worth the price.
After touring with Sufjan Stevens and being a part of The Polyphonic Spree, St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) went solo in the music scene just a few short years ago with Marry Me and quickly became a success in the indie circles. Her second album, Actor, was released earlier this year and definitely reaffirmed that her rightful place is in music.
The live show at Ambient did not disappoint. I believe comments floating around Twitter included “unbelievable” and “amazing.” Her Jenny Lewis like mix of a smooth voice with more intesnse rock and electronic sounds was a fantastic ending to a soulful weekend at Ambient.
Recently, the elite reviewers of the Yelp.com community took over Ambient Plus Studio. The space was transformed into a haven for the best of the internet to mingle with one another. Taste buds were tickled with Merry Mac’s famous side dishes, gourmet donuts from Sublime donuts in midtown, soup from Fresh 2 Order, and much more. Spirits were livened with libations from Maker’s Mark, Atlanta’s own Sweetwater brewery, and Savida Sangria (which was like sipping a cool breeze on a summer evening).
A DJ spun tunes throughout the night, but the entertainment highlight was definitely the performance from an Atlanta area dance crew called Royal Flush. These guys definitely had the skills, and the crowd watched in amazement as they tore up the floor break dancing, flipping, and moving their bodies in ways most of us cannot even fathom.
Memories of the night were captured as friends posed for professional photos in a studio set up in the old elevator shaft of the building.
All in all, it was another great night with Ambient and Yelp!
Breakin' it Down!
The New Logo! Above the elevator shaft where pictures where taken of the event goers.
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn and assistant Chris Pinel discuss technical details
Deborah Sanders discusses composition options with Rich Michels - both from Veranda Magazine
Both Deborahs and Rich continue the composition discussion.
Photographer Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn has a long resume. Today she added one more line to it - shooting some incredible and ingenious new tile designs for Veranda Magazine. Along with her assistant Chris Pinel and Vernada staffers Deborah Sanders, Rich Michels, and Jordan Barkin, Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn again took advantage of the incredible daylight available on Stage 1 of the Rental Studios at Ambient Plus Studio.
No longer needing to go to New York or LA, Ambient Plus Studio supplies many photographers with affordable daylight studio space for rent right here in Atlanta. With Morel Studio Support right next door there are few limits to the production capacity in the rental studio.
All told, Deborah and her cohorts moved through several hundred pounds of tile with ease. The size of the rental studio was undoubtedly a factor but a certain familiarity (Deborah has rented the studio several times) must have factored into their efficiency. Then again, the fact that the entire team has worked together many times is undoubtedly also a bonus.
Which one is working harder - photographer or model?
Angela Morris pulled an extensive team together for a Sunday shoot in Stage 1. Stage 1 is the largest and brightest of the rental studios at Ambient Plus Studio here in Atlanta and over the course of 8 hrs Angela Morris made good use of it. By the end, her team and her had racked up more than 6 looks. The toughest? A product-shot of Chanel boots with an actual cat as set dressing. “Boobies” the cat was expecting to be in only one shot but got tapped for a second later - her agent renegotiated her fee immediately - and proudly flaunted her wiles on-set.
Gregory Miller discusses shots with Client, Art Director
Gregory Miller (www.gregorymillerphotography.com) shot in Ambient + Studio’s Rental Studio today. He was shooting for Promethean (http://www.prometheanworld.com/) a leading supplier of advanced display technology for education.
It was quite the production with 3 different set walls assembled on the cyc-wall and hundreds of pounds of equipment mounted on them including projectors, screens and assembly hardware. It wasn’t all the heavy stuff. Ending the day on a lighter note, Gregory Miller shot parts and accessories on a small table-top set.
Emily Followill of Emily Followill Photography (in orange ) and Sara Bloesch of Vernada Magazine discuss a particular frame during their shoot on June 10 in Atlanta’s rental studio: Ambient + Studio. Veranda is one of the oldest and most frequent clients at the rental studio with more than a dozen bookings since their first in the summer of 2007.
In preparation for an upcoming issue, Emily Followill was tapped to photograph bathroom fixtures in her gentle elegant style. Veranda and Followill choose the studio for its copious amounts of daylight and versatile, almost limitless space. Even on a cloudy day, the enormous windows allow for incredible New York loft-style aesthetic. And says Bloesch, “Everytime we come in, something is better, something has improved. And its so convenient, everything is right at your fingertips.”