Horizons Function Centre at South Maroubra SLSC – a venue designed for photographers?johnslaytor / 02/05/2012
Many function centres make for lousy photography with poor lighting, no photographic props and dismal décor.
As soon as I stepped out of the lift I realised Horizons Function Centre would be brilliant for photography since it is a huge well-lit room with panoramic views of the ocean, has a kid’s play centre with terrific lighting in one corner and a black velvet curtain in another .
Below are examples of what can be achieved in a christening venue like this.
Here is an angelic shot together with two others, all taken on the balcony.
In the south western corner of the room was a huge black velvet backdrop.
Close up, the black backdrop was perfect – all images were taken with my Nikon D700, 70-200mm lens at 800 iso, 1/400 sec and my Gary Fong lightsphere flash accessory for my SB910 Flash.
Kid’s play area
The kid’s play area was well-lit and not cramped.
Plenty of natural light allowed me to take candid photos.
Quiet area for children
The dance floor was also well lit and there was plenty of room
In summary, I reccommend Horizons Function Centre for any large family function if you need a venue in the Eastern Suburbs and want great photos. For further information on this waterfront venue in Sydney, please contact Top Cat Catering. Top Cat Catering has close to 4 decades of experience in the catering industry specialising in wedding catering, corporate catering and events catering including birthdays and christenings.