Deanna and Eric of Keller Williams Reality told me about this spot they wanted to use for commercial real estate portraits out near Petroglyphs in Albuquerque New Mexico. It is at the end of a cul-de-sac and offers views of the Sandia Mountains. Its wide landscape allows for a variety of shots. I have already used this same spot for a car drone video shoot I liked it so much!
The big red pickup truck is practically a part of their team, or maybe I should say it is! One of their websites was even named for it. They wanted the truck to be featured in at least one of the photos. Getting an entire full-size pickup truck and two people in a single shot does not make for great composition. I therefore decided on this high up vantage point to highlight the Sandia Mountains as the background, feature Deana and Eric up close, as well as the big red truck just enough to know it is a big red truck. The reflection of them in the window was a happy accident!
This was a planned still photo shoot, but I brought my DJI Mavic Pro drone along with me just in case there was time for a few aerial photos. Traffic was not bad getting all the way out here from downtown ABQ where we had just finished another indoor commercial realtor photo shoot, so I had a chance to not only capture a few drone photos, but also a few 4K video clips. Drone photos and videos add an entirely new dimension to the types of content I can make for clients.
It was very windy that evening so getting the blueprints to stay put was a challenge. I eventually had to just have them hold them down which I liked composition-wise anyway.
This capped a two-photo shoot day with Deanna and Eric after having a headshot shoot the previous day! It was great to get to know them over those two days and shoot in a variety of locations. I cannot wait to work with them again on a longer 4K drone video!