Foothill Ranch, CA – Inside Oakley Headquarters (HDR)

Per my post the past week, this is the awesome inside of Oakley Headquarters!  Super cool!!  Great architectural design!  I love the Thunder Dome look!   Not only is the Oakley Headquarters great on the outside, but fantastic on the inside!   I posted issues taking pics here on my last post….since then Oakley was kind enough to apologize and asked me to contact them for a shoot on my next visit.  Thanks guys!  I would truly enjoy having a little time here after/before  hours to get some great shots!  I have a few cool ideas.  As we all know..30 minutes to photograph a location is definitely not enough time.

This would be one cool office to work at!  I loved seeing all the folks leaving this Friday nite with skateboards, motocylce helmets, etc…  A nice relaxed place to be at.  No wonder they excel at whatever products they produce.  The people there live what they sell.  I’ll be back in the OC again soon…hope I can get back here and grab some additional photos!   It is in the heart of the OC…just look for El Toro Road…it is about 5 minutes from the 405.

Some info from the web site…Oakley:  t’s a place of reinforced blast walls, product torture chambers and the padded cells of mad science. Oakley’s design bunker is where inventions are conceived, developed, perfected and manufactured. In addition to the hidden catacombs of research labs and proving grounds, the architectural design of Oakley President Colin Baden includes a 400-seat amphitheater – and absolutely no adult supervision.

Talke Photography Settings:

  • Camera:  Nikon D300
  • Lens: Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye
  • Setting: Aperture  Mode
  • Focal Length: 10.5 mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Exposure:  HDR 7 exposures (+3 to -3)
  • Aperture:  f/13
  • Gear:  Tripod
  • Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Viveza, Photo Tools 2.6