Photograph it, then eat it!
Back out on another UberEats food photography shoot, this time at Rude Boy Cookies near UNM in central Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the name might imply, this was a much sweeter than usual food photography shoot in ABQ! They make cookies, of course, but also ice cream, shakes, gold bars, and even a flavor shot with milk! If photographing this food was not fun enough, the owner said I could take whatever I wanted home! I took it all save for the glass of milk. Thank you Rude Boy Cookies and thanks also to Jessica for assisting on this shoot. Read More
3 leches was great!
Back out on another food photography assignment for UberEats in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning at Buen Provecho. This restaurant is run by the very friendly Katia and features Costa Rican food and photography! It is a very small space in the new El Vado, with outside seating only. However, as you can see, there are big meals and very tempting desserts. In fact I got to take home the 3 leches and flan! The 3 leches in particular will have me back soon for more! Read More
Mediterranean Food on Route 66
My latest UberEats professional food photography assignment took me to Yasmine’s Cafe near the University of New Mexico. The shoot began with a very well plated vegetarian platter including hummus, falafel, and wrapped dates. While I waited for the other dishes I enjoyed the view out onto Route 66 through the large floor to ceiling windows that provided great natural light for all the photos, as UberEats requires using only natural light (I supplement that with a silver reflector). Read More
River of Lights mostly on land!
I have been to a fair few holiday Christmas light displays, but never one quite like what the ABQ BIoPark puts on with its River of Lights. This is not just a bunch of lights strung up on trees. These are lights come to life in the form of dinosaurs, zebras, and much more! Read More
Wood & Natural Light Food Photography
A wood table by a large window with great natural light is always a good sign when starting a food photography shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Such was the setup that greeted me as I entered The Cellar Tapas for an UberEats food photography shoot. Of course having great looking food is key as well, and owner Gabriel and his staff had all five meals ready to go when I arrived. I liked the presentation of the vegetarian platter in particular right on a thick, wooden cutting board. Read More
Red Rally 2018 with more fire!
This was my second Red Rally on the UNM campus, which is the burning of the Aggie from rival school NMSU before the football game. It is quite the spectacle because it is not every day one sees something 40 feet go up in flames, and this year there seemed to be a lot more flames for a lot longer! The pyrotechnics team must have learned something since the 2017 Red Rally. Read More
ezCater is my latest food photography client here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They are sending me to restaurants all over the city that provide catered food to make about 20 photos of their offerings. The final shot, the "hero shot," as it is called, is getting as many of those potentially 20 dishes in the camera frame as possible. If I got all of them in, every dish would look really small, not to mention there often is not space to make a shot like that as I shoot right in the regular customer area of the restaurant. So I ask the restaurant owner which dishes are the ones she/he wants featured, then focus on getting as many of those as possible in the shot, like the one you see above. Read More