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.

Balcony photos

Here is an angelic shot together with two others, all taken on the balcony.

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christening child photographed on balcony of Horizons Function Centre
mum with christened daughter photographed on balcony of Horizons Function Centre

 

 

Dad and christening child photographed on balcony of Horizons Function
Dad and christening child photographed on balcony of Horizons Function

Velvet backdrop

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.
 Horizons Function Centre

Kid’s play area

The kid’s play area was well-lit and not cramped.

children's play area, Horizons Function Centre
children’s play area, Horizons Function Centre

 

 

Table shots

Plenty of natural light allowed me to take candid photos.
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Quiet area for children

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quiet area for children at Horizons Function Centre

The dance floor was also well lit and there was plenty of room

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Dance floor at Horizons Function Centre

 

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.

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Comments (1)

  • Pete 05/05/2012 at 5:07 pm

    What a great looking venue in the Eastern Suburbs, must look into it.

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