My former neighbor Ryan of the Courtyard Marriott (he is the sales manager) contacted me this week about making some more commercial photographs of the hotel as it is just about finished with its renovations. To start with, they wanted to send out a new advertisement and needed just a couple photos of a suite room. So after we discussed the future photography to be done of the hotel, I went up to the 7th floor with my Nikon and tripod. As I have mentioned before, photographing a room is rather challenging and not at all as simple as one might think.
The real goal of this small shoot was for the image below, a small panorama of the room showing all its features wall to wall from the flatscreen TV to the bed. It is not made up of the two shots below of course, but from the same point just shooting one frame to the left and then panning about two thirds of a frame to the right. I then used the Photomerge automation in Photoshop to stitch the two photos together.
I look forward to photographing the renovated historic lobby and other areas of the hotel in September.