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Albuquerque Commercial Product Photography - kids sleeping bags for Morrison Outdoors

Albuquerque Commercial Product Photography - kids sleeping bags for Morrison Outdoors

The technical challenge of product photography

I find product photography to be one of the biggest technical challenges in the photography work I do in the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The latest product shoot was certainly a challenge, but one I really enjoyed as Tavis brought his newly designed very cold weather sleeping bags designed for kids. Check out Morrison Outdoors for how to buy these sleeping bags.

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Albuquerque Summerfest 2019 Car Show Detail Photos

Albuquerque Summerfest 2019 Car Show Detail Photos

Going for details with car show photography in Albuquerque

To my surprise the car show featured at Albuquerque Summerfest 2019 was much bigger than I expected. As with most car shows, get photos of entire cars is a challenge due to people walking all around the cars, so as is my usual custom, I focus on getting detail shots, this time with my trusty 50mm f/1.8 lens. In the lead photo I cleaned up the background removing a few people to leave a clean shot of the front of a powerful yellow 427 balanced by the double center white line passing through the bottom of the frame. I look for contrasting lines, with the double white and then the black stripe on the car.

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Professional Food Photography in Albuquerque - Savory Fare Cafe

Professional Food Photography in Albuquerque - Savory Fare Cafe

Put a hand in a hero shot

Out on a food photography assignment for UberEats in Albuquerque, New Mexico that brought me to Savory Fare Cafe Bakery Catering where I got to take a few of the mini desserts home! UberEats has strict guidelines for how to make the food photos, but in the hero shot like the one above, I can get a little bit creative. There is an option to have a hand in the photo, and the owner herself was willing to be the hand model for the hero shot! Thank you Kelsey for volunteering and the take home swag! I look forward to photographing your entire catering menu soon.

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Albuquerque Food Photography Need-A-Pita for UberEats

Albuquerque Food Photography Need-A-Pita for UberEats

Back to the Mediterranean for Pita

It was deja vu for me this afternoon as a year and a half ago I was in this very same restaurant space doing another shoot for UberEats for a new restaurant called Bayti. Unfortunately, they went out of business. Now in that space, Need-A-Pita run by the very friendly owner, Alex. He helped out by having all the dishes ready one after another and even let me take home the falafel with extra pita. He said it would be the best pita I ever ate, and he was right. The pita was incredibly light and fluffy. Thank you Alex and all your staff (even one person volunteering to be a hand model) for a great food shoot here in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Albuquerque Professional Food Photographer Two Cranes Bistro

Albuquerque Professional Food Photographer  Two Cranes Bistro

10 dish hero food photo

Having done dozens and dozens of shoots for UberEats, this morning was my first one for Grubhub. The latter has similar photography requirements to the former, but a lot more dishes! As you can see in the hero shot above, there are way more than just 5 dishes in it, as I shot 15 total for this Grubhub professional food photography shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I managed to get 10 of the 15 in the final hero shot. A big thanks to Jacob and his team at Two Cranes Bistro + Brews for getting all this food in front of my lens very efficiently. And also for having a vegan Beyond Cheeseburger on the menu! I look forward to returning as a customer!

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Taco Mex 4 Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography

Taco Mex 4 Albuquerque New Mexico Food Photography

Pink Food Background

I had a colorful pink table top for the background of this UberEats food photography shoot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have photographed many Mexican restaurants in ABQ, but this new location for Taco Mex, to be specific Taco Mex 4, presented me some new dishes I had never seen nor heard of before. New dishes plus a pink table top made for a fun food photography shoot!

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Albuquerque Car Show Photography - NMCCC 35th Annual Museum Car Show

Albuquerque Car Show Photography - NMCCC 35th Annual Museum Car Show

I like 50mm at car shows

At car shows it is hard to get a great shot of a complete car due to lack of space, lots of people, and lots of reflections in the sparkling paint jobs on display. That’s why I often focus on details and bring either my macro lens or my 50mm lens to show off one particular feature of a car that catches my eye. I really like the dashboards of classic cars so I always get some of those shots. This time what stood out to me most was the largest convertible hard top I have ever seen frozen in motion (see above). Or maybe it was the 1950s car seat??? (see below) What stands out the most to you from the 35th Annual NMCCC Museum Car Show?

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