Alamogordo Sunset Rural Land Real Estate Photography with the Sony a7R IV

Alamogordo Sunset Rural Land Real Estate Photography with the Sony a7R IV

First time out in the desert with the Sony a7R IV

My first rural land real estate shoot with the new Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera took me all the way down to Alamogordo, New Mexico. I was nervous about using this new camera along with the new Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 ART lens, so luckily the weather cooperated and the skies were great for the sunset shots in particular. How different is it shooting with the Sony mirrorless camera compared to my Nikon DSLR camera? A lot actually. It is hard to tell the exposure just by looking at the photo on the back of the Sony camera. However, with its EVF (electronic viewfinder) I can just look at the photo right in the viewfinder like using a mini monitor in totally protected viewing conditions. That took some getting used to! The Sony camera and Sigma lens are significantly smaller than my Nikon DSLR and huge Tamron lens I have used for the past 2 years. So I appreciate having lighter weight and a smaller system in general to carry around the open desert.

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Red Rock Park Gallup New Mexico Drone Video

Red Rock Park Gallup New Mexico Drone Video

Red Rock revealed by drone video

As part of a day of flying in Gallup, New Mexico for a client, I visited Red Rock Park to get some of the footage I needed for the overall drone video. I only had a brief time to fly at Red Rock, but I tried to make the most of it showing both details and sweeping panoramas that reveal Church Rock in the distance.

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Commercial Hotel Night Photography Albuquerque San Mateo Inn

Commercial Hotel Night Photography Albuquerque San Mateo Inn

Lightning in Commercial Hotel Photography Albuquerque

Almost one month to the day I returned to the San Mateo Inn for more commercial exterior photography, this time at night! My first shoot was all during the day with clear blue skies overhead. For this second shoot right after sunset, the clouds were rolling in and a storm was approaching. I was working as fast as I could with my new Sony a7R IV mirrorless camera. In fact this was the very first shoot I used it for! I could hear the thunder and see the lightning, and in a happy accident, during one long exposure photo of the front of the hotel, I caught a sharp bolt of lightning! I got the remaining photos I needed of the pool and front sign, and was back home safe and dry before the actual rain started. Thank you to the owner, Yvette, for braving the storm with me and watching my back as we were very close to the road to get some of these shots.

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Professional Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico for Dentist and Actor

Professional Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico for Dentist and Actor

Dentist Headshots in Albuquerque for an actor or vice versa

Elizabeth is a dentist here in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she visited the JCP Home Studio not just for headshots to make her look like a friendly dentist, but also for her acting career as well! We started out with getting the friendly dentist headshots, then moved on to getting a serious headshot for a dentist role. It was impressive watching Elizabeth change her expressions between shots! Then we moved on to headshots just for acting. Dental jacket off, hair down, but we progressed in a similar way getting some smiling and some serious actor headshots. If you need dentist in your next project, no need to hire a method actor, contact Elizabeth!

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Rio Arriba County New Mexico Dramatic Clouds over Sierra Negra with Drone Video

Rio Arriba County New Mexico Dramatic Clouds over Sierra Negra with Drone Video

Dramatic views of Sierra Negra mountain

This was a return for me to both Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, and also Sierra Negra mountain. I was first in this area over 18 months ago and made one of my favorite landscape photos of New Mexico, so much so I had a print made and it is hanging on the wall in the dining room. The skies were of a different level of drama this time featuring bold clouds, and therefore made the mountain look totally different. Also, I have drone video this time featuring the mountain in the background.

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Albuquerque Commercial Interior Exterior Photography for Law Office

Albuquerque Commercial Interior Exterior Photography for Law Office

Top law office now has top photos

As a top 3 rated commercial photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I am always looking for opportunities to help businesses and companies look as professional as they really are. Noble Law Firm gave me a big opportunity to change the way all three of their offices look to clients that search for them online by making professional interior and exterior photos of in this case, the Albuquerque office. I have previously shared the Las Cruces interior exterior photos, so you may notice some similar red accent wall design queues between the offices.

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Albuquerque Food Photography for Grubhub All Things Guac

Albuquerque Food Photography for Grubhub All Things Guac

If you like guac or just saying the word, then . . .

For my second food photography shoot for Grubhub, I visited All things Guac!! (two exclamation points are in the actual name). I have said this before, but despite having photographed dozens of New Mexican restaurants, even at this shoot, I am still photographing dishes I have never heard of before. That was true for most of the fifteen dishes this time in fact! One I had heard of before of course, cheese quesadillas, I got to take home!

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