New Mexico Commercial Photography

Albuquerque Commercial Photographer - The View ABQ Apartments at Sunset

Albuquerque Commercial Photographer - The View ABQ Apartments at Sunset

Using the sunset for commercial photography in ABQ

On a warm weekday evening in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I took my camera and tripod to The View ABQ apartment complex to make sunset HDR real estate photos, as well interior photos. This place certainly lives up to its name and with dramatic clouds and a bright sunset, I was given ample material to photograph and deliver to the client!

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ABQ Bio Park Botanical Gardens Commercial Portraits with Barb & Dr. Norm

ABQ Bio Park Botanical Gardens Commercial Portraits with Barb & Dr. Norm

Rebranding Portraits in Albuquerque New Mexico

You may recognize Barbara and Dr. Norm in these photos as they are some of my best, repeat photography clients here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We have done some cool headshot style photos and then a Christmas Day family portrait shoot too. This time we met at the ABQ BioPark Botanical Gardens to make commercial portraits for their newly branded nutrition business, Purple Mulch. We started out in the giant garden section making good use of the landscape of props. We then shot on train tracks, a hacienda, a vineyard, and more! It is always great to photograph people you already know so that relationship is there and comes through in the photos. There is a sense of ease and with Barb and Dr. Norm also a lot of fun!

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ABQ Botanical Gardens Commercial Portraits with Glenn & Maria

ABQ Botanical Gardens Commercial Portraits with Glenn & Maria

ABQ Botanical Gardens Photo Shoot

On a frigid November morning I was out in the actual desert with Maria and Glenn of 4Directions Branding for a drone video shoot. This commercial portrait shoot in the Botanical Gardens at ABQ BioPark in Albuquerque, New Mexico in April was thankfully, much warmer! Our goal was to make the indoor desert garden surrounded by cement and glass, look like a wide open desert. With a little creative composing and editing, we were able to get clean, green backgrounds for these commercial portraits.

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Creative Commercial Portraits for Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

Creative Commercial Portraits for Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

Simplicity for diversity in commercial photography

With the right lighting and creative use of depth of field, one can turn an engineering building campus into a diverse photo shoot location for commercial portraits, like I did for these photos in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I left it up to each person if they preferred indoors or outdoors for their candid photos (after I made headshots of everyone earlier). Whether I shot indoors or outdoors, my lighting setup was the same. A very simple and flexible lighting setup of my new 42” Cheetahstand SoupBowl softbox powered by my Godox AD600 strobe light. Just using a different background and positioning the light differently allowed me to get a different looking commercial portrait for each person. Which one is your favorite style?

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Psychedelic Commercial Portraits of Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

Psychedelic Commercial Portraits of Engineers in Albuquerque New Mexico

Getting psychedelic with commercial portraits!

One of the largest commercial photo shoots I have ever done was this past week at Bohannan Huston, a consulting firm specializing in engineering, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was over four hours of shooting on each of two days. Yet thanks to the great staff and their preparation, it went incredibly smoothly. So well that despite near tropical storm level winds on the second day of the shoot negating the ability to make candid commercial portraits outdoors like on the first day of the shoot, that finding a cool indoor setting was as easy as walking over to the neighboring building and using the psychedelic art tapestry background created by one of their own employees.

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Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Lawyer Group Photography for Albuquerque New Mexico Attorney Office

Making lawyer photographs that are not stereotypical in ABQ

How to make a photograph of lawyers not looking like the typical photo of lawyers? My first thought was to have the lawyers in different positions, as in not all of them standing with arms crossed, not looking sternly into the lens. I wanted movement in the photo. I wanted personality in the photo. The result was the above photo. Using the lobby in their office building in Albuquerque, New Mexico, I thought the available bench with a glass and plant background could work. Thanks to my assistant Jessica for the tip to move the bench out away from the wall to position the standing lawyer better. I have since learned this was the lawyers’ favorite shot from the photo session as well!

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Self Storage Aerial Drone Photography in Albuquerque

Self Storage Aerial Drone Photography in Albuquerque

Large Commercial Properties Perfect for Drone Photography

Four months ago I got contacted by an out of state client about making self storage drone photos here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am happy to say that they liked my work so much, that when they had another property in ABQ come up that needed drone and still photos, I was sent out to make more sky and ground images for them!

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