Architectural Photography at Lake Lanier

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of shooting and assisting architectural photographer Bob Hughes of Brilliance Photography on a shoot at Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta. 

I met Bob several months ago after being brought on board to help shoot the Chick-fil-A Bowl. By trade, Bob is an architectural photographer, and I come from sports and graphic design. 

On my way to meet Bob, I was caught in Atlanta traffic — 2 eighteen wheelers had run into each other on I-285, so I had to meet up with him an hour os so after we were to arrive. When I arrived, I found Bob shooting away… After assisting a on a few shots, I grabbed my Nikon gear and began shooting — Nikon D3 bodies (2) and with a 14-24 mounted on one and a 24-70 mounted to another. 

After an initial round of afternoon shots, Bob and I discussed the other shots needed and drove around to scout a few possible shooting locations.

When we arrived back at the lodge, I began setting up for the twilight shot of the exterior of the main lodge. However, as soon as I began to setup, a man came out of the lodge yelling. While we had been there all day shooting on approval, he had not been informed. This incident caused some confusion and my shot was not what it should have been. During this time, Bob left all shooting to me, as he did his best to keep the situation from getting out of hand. 

Here are a few photos from the eventful day/evening…

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