Awards

AFRL Awards 2019 Albuquerque New Mexico Event Photography

AFRL Awards 2019 Albuquerque New Mexico Event Photography

AFRL Awards 2019 then baseball!

I was very glad to photograph the AFRL Awards 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico! I was especially glad because I was the photographer for the 2018 awards, so whenever a client asks you to return and photograph an annual event, it is a source of pride for me. It was quite a different experience this year because of the venue changes for both the awards and the reception. The awards took place in the tech area of the UNM campus and the reception was in Isotopes Stadium! I covered a lot of ground with both my Nikons walking the couple of blocks between the venues and then all over and up and down the baseball stadium! Thank you for choosing me again this year as your event photographer!

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2019 Best Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico Jason Collin Photography

2019 Best Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico Jason Collin Photography

Top 3 Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque for 2019

For the second year in a row, the website Three Best Rated has handpicked me as one of the top three commercial photographers in Albuquerque, New Mexico!! Every shoot I do I try to top my previous work, be it for headshots, food photography, real estate photos, or commercial portraits. Thank you to all my clients who chose and hired me to make photographs that allowed me to achieve this rating!

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NMACI 60 Year Diamond Gala Event at Sandia Resort & Casino

NMACI 60 Year Diamond Gala Event at Sandia Resort & Casino

A Diamond Gala at Sandia Resort & Casino

NMACI Diamond Gala 60th Anniversary was the first event I photographed in Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Like many award events I have photographed throughout the past 10 years, it began outside with a social hour and then moved inside to a ballroom for the presentation of the awards. Being a professional photographer in part means being able to change gears going from shooting outside in natural light at 1/500th ISO 100 of a second to dimly lit indoors using external flash and ISO 2000+.

Politicians a plenty

Then it turns out many state Senators and Representatives would be present to receive awards, as well as Lt. Governor Howie Morales. I am very experienced at photographing politicians though, from mayors to governors to Secretary of Labor and the U.S. Surgeon General!

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Best Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico Jason Collin Photography

Best Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque New Mexico Jason Collin Photography

Top 3 Commercial Photographer in Albuquerque!

I was very happy to hear that the website Three Best Rated had handpicked me as one of the top three commercial photographers in Albuquerque, New Mexico!! I work very hard to make the best headshots, food photography, real estate photos, and commercial portraits for all my clients in Albuquerque. Each commercial photography shoot, I try and top the work I did in my previous shoot. It is very satisfying to be recognized as one of the best in my field in the city. Thank you to all my clients who chose and hired me to make photographs that allowed me to achieve this award!

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NACWA Winter Conference 2019 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Photography

NACWA Winter Conference 2019 Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Photography

Photos before the ceremony, great idea!

If that background above looks familiar, it’s because I just photographed another conference in the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque three months ago. This time it was the NACWA Winter Conference 2019. The conference was focused on clean and safe drinking water. I was hired to photograph the awards ceremony and a few other tangential events like 1-on-1 networking, and a reception after the awards, I liked how the organizers had me photograph the award recipients before the actual ceremony, so we could take our time and get the best shots possible, not trying to keep everyone together and looking at the camera in the split second on stage after receiving the award. You can see the lighting setup this allowed me to use below.

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Albuquerque Convention Center Event Photography Airbus WEEF-GEDC 2018

Albuquerque Convention Center Event Photography Airbus WEEF-GEDC 2018

Engineers have fun too!

What a great time at the Albuquerque Convention Center photographing the WEEF-GEDC 2018 conference for Airbus! They hired me to photograph happenings at their booth in the vendor space focusing on their hashtag of #embracediversity and their chief engineer Jean Brice speaking at a panel and lastly their big awards dinner! This was one of the most fun events I have ever photographed. Who ever says engineers do not know how to have fun?? Thank you so much to Alina and the rest of the Airbus team for letting me be a part of this!

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AFRL Awards Albuquerque New Mexico 2018

AFRL Awards Albuquerque New Mexico 2018

Air Force Research Laboratory gives out awards in ABQ!

The AFRL Awards make the second event I have photographed in the Lobo Rainforest building in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The first mostly featured politicians actually, while the second was all about giving scientists and engineers awards! However, I did see some of the same people at both events. It was interesting to learn just how many patents one person can hold in science and/or engineering! I never would have thought one person would have so many, and many of the award winners had multiple patents. It was impressive. In a side note, the catering at this event featured the best vegetarian food, and best variety of vegetarian options, I have ever had in my 9 years of photographing events! Thank you Tiffany for choosing a fantastic caterer and for choosing me as your photographer for this event!

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