Here are some fine photos we shot recently of the newly-renovated, iconic San Diego high-rise, 1 Columbia Place, (aka, Columbia Center!) an instantly recognizable, downtown-skyline building, especially seen from the harbor. A gallery of images is here and below are a few images from the shoot-
Our client, Emmes Realty Services of California hired Harrison Photographic to photograph the new main entrance, lobby, newly-designed offices, outdoor terraces, restaurant, views, exterior and to essentially provide new photography from all the key aspects of the remodel. Ideaworks, a premier San Diego design shop used our images in a series of ads as well as other marketing uses for the Client. Ideaworks also created the great back-lit graphics in the lobby you see here (and in the gallery.)
One of the main goals of our Client’s renovation was to re-do the existing street-level entrance on Columbia Street. This image shows off the result nicely I think. Difficult color-balance, camera-placement and traffic issues for us but we solved them.
For the interior views we staged the lobby scenes, placing people in just the right positions.
The exterior image (at very top) was a challenge due to the brightly lit 2nd and 3rd floor outdoor terraces combined with capturing the reflectiveness of the glass exterior and surrounding. We shot from an adjacent building and we had to shoot through the glass, (the only vantage point available.) We shot over the course of an hour or more; the final image was composited from several captures to hold detail in the upper floor, balcony lighting, the sunset glow, surroundings, the terraces and the flag of course!
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