Jason

Santa Fe Ski Resort Car Show in the BMW M3

Santa Fe Ski Resort Car Show in the BMW M3

Car Show on the Slopes in Santa Fe

The BMW Car Club New Mexico Chapter got invited to a very unique car show right at the top of a mountain at Santa Fe Ski Resort! We actually drove from the Sanat Fe BMW dealership on to the foot of the ski slope itself! Yes, that means my M3 along with a host of other sports cars and classic cars actually went off road. This could not have been a more stunning setting and a fantastic day overall. It felt like a whole different world up there. We capped the day with a hike up to the summit of the mountain, some 11,000+ feet of elevation! To top it all off, they had great veggie burgers grilled right before us with green chili and homemade cookies. In a side note, from the photo below you can see that Jessica and I are living in two totally different temperature zones!

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25 Headshots with Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

25 Headshots with Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

Engineer Headshots for all 25 at WSP

Another business here in Albuquerque, New Mexico knows the value of having uniform, professional business headshots for the entire team. WSP wanted me to get headshots of all the engineers that work in the Albuquerque, New Mexico office so that they all had a consistent look, but allowed for each person’s personality to still shine through. So some people preferred to be a little to the left, some a little to the right, some smiled, some did not. Regardless of these individual expressions, no doubt looking at all the headshots together, you can tell they are on the same team. This is something I really want to help all businesses with, showing that everyone is on the same team by having consistent, professional looking headshots from the owner to the newest hired person. This is the right impression to give to clients and customers!

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Aerial Drone Photography of Albuquerque New Mexico southeast

Aerial Drone Photography of Albuquerque New Mexico southeast

SE Albuquerque by drone photo

A recent drone flight job took me to the far southeast of Albuquerque, New Mexico with the main purpose of making 4K drone video for the client, but while my drone was up in the air, I thought I’d get some still photos as well too as I had never flown in this area before. There is nothing like a drone’s eye view photo to show the grid-like layout of Albuquerque, and the Sandia Mountains looming on the eastern border. Can you see your house in these photos??

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DJI Mavic Pro drone mid-air landing

DJI Mavic Pro drone mid-air landing

Landing a Mavic Pro Drone

(do not try this yourself)

On a recent multi-day drone flight I got work alongside videographer Nate Sorenson while flying over cranes and utility trucks. He was recording from the ground and me from the air. Nate also wanted to get some footage of me actually flying, and in the clip above, landing the DJI Mavic Pro drone. Soon after first learning to fly the drone, I switched to doing mid-air hand landings because I was often flying out in the desert and it made things much easier to land without aiming for a small helipad that I use to launch from. Thanks Nate for capturing this!

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ABQWest Holiday Celebration & Donation Drive 2018

ABQWest Holiday Celebration & Donation Drive 2018

More Professional Vendor Table Setup!

This was the second year in a row I had a vendor table at the ABQWest Chamber of Commerce Holiday Celebration and Donation Drive event. My setup was much more professional this year compared to last where I just had my logo printed on an 8x10 piece of paper! This year I had a table runner with my logo and contact information on it, plus two easels with 30”x40” canvas prints on display. This is in addition to a 27” 4K monitor showing 4K drone video highlights from the past year, and Jessica’s MacBook showing a photo highlights slideshow. I also donated a print to the raffle.

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Forrest Gump Point Monument Valley Road

Forrest Gump Point Monument Valley Road

The Most Iconic Road View of the West

I do not know if the movie Forrest Gump put this view into my mind, or maybe it was from a time long before, but certainly for years and years I dreamed of seeing this iconic western road view. I believe it to be the signature view from the road of the American West. A road that vanishes and falls and rises into the mesas of Monument Valley that looks alien, futuristic, and ancient at the same time.

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Spectacular Belen New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Sunset

Spectacular Belen New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Sunset

Wide Open Belen, NM Sunset

I traveled down to Belen, New Mexico with my photography gear and Kiki for a rural land photography shoot. I have been to this exact area of Belen twice before, and know it so well I knew where to look for a cow skeleton, which was still there even though I have not been to this area for over a year! I got my daylight shots, then had time to walk around with Kiki in total silence save for the blowing wind. Then we settled in a spot and I setup my Nikon D750 on my Indoor carbon fiber tripod and waited for the sun to get into position. I decided to make the shot just as the sun peaked below the cloud cover while still above the distant mountain. Since the land itself was just desolate, I composed to show more of the spectacular clouds. I got paid to enjoy this view. Sometimes, being a photographer is not too bad, sometimes.

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