The Gateway School Spring Gala 2019

The Gateway School’s signature fundraising and community event of the year took place on Thursday, May 2nd at the Mandarin Oriental right here in New York City. The program included a silent and live auction, and a musical performance by world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. Mr. Perlman performance several pieces with Gateway School students.

Photographing events like this gala always provide interesting challenges (lighting, when I can and not photograph), subjects, and angles. Event photography keeps me on my toes! I wanted to capture a great shot of the room with Columbus Circle and Central Park in the background before it became too dark outside. Unfortunately, the formal event did not start until after dark. Luckily, I was able to provide the client several photos of guests taking photos of and with the view. I even included a slow exposure shot of Columbus Circle at night and a day time to night time time lapse.

Venue: Mandarin Oriental New York

Client: The Gateway School