Beka Schreder South Africa commissioned me to photograph some of their installations in the Cape Town area. Corporate Photography combined with beautiful light is wonderful. I photographed the installations is in the golden hour, just after sunset and before it is totally dark. Depending on the usage, the intensity of the light can be very high. Normally, it is better for photography to have more light, but when the LEDs are as strong as in some of the installations it can become a challenge of balancing the light of the LED beams and the environmental light.
Two photoshoots of the project stood out for me as a corporate photographer.
Photography of Greenpoint Athletics Stadium
We started in late winter with the first shots at the Greenpoint stadium on site. A few days later we attempted to photograph the view from Signal Hill, but bad weather moved in and we had to reschedule. I am glad we had perfect conditions a week later. You get an idea of the strength of the light in the below.
Mont Rochelle Tennis Court
Another eye-catching location was the tennis court at Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek. The view is magnificent and I can’t imagine, how you can focus on your match with a view like this.
The intensity of the light is far lower here due to the purpose of more recreational use.
I am impressed at all installations how even the spread of the light and how instant the LED lights illuminate the spaces. There is no warm-up. Once the light switch is on, the lights produce full power. It is impressive to experience especially when you stand in a stadium and suddenly the lights illuminate.
When I have the opportunity in my corporate photography business to shoot at the best time of day for the client, it puts a big smile on my face.