Sony a7R IV

Southern Blvd Rio Rancho Sandia Mountain Views

Southern Blvd Rio Rancho Sandia Mountain Views

Southern Blvd in Rio Rancho Mountain Views

If you have never driven down Southern Blvd in Rio Rancho, New Mexico all the way west until it becomes a dirt road, then may I suggest taking a little road trip so you can be treated to views of the Sandia Mountains from the open desert.

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More Noble Law Firm Lawyer Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico

More Noble Law Firm Lawyer Headshots in Albuquerque New Mexico

A noble return for more headshots

I returned to Noble Law Firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico once again for more business headshots as they have added to their team since I was last there making headshots two months ago. I really respect how everyone from partners in the law firm to the administrative staff all get the same professional headshot on their team page. If I were a potential client and saw that everyone at Noble Law Firm was treated the same way, I would think I would be treated very well as a client in turn. Does your team page look uniform and professional and like everyone is on the same team like Noble Law Firm’s does?

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Aristech Surfaces Commercial Photography in Belen New Mexico

Aristech Surfaces Commercial Photography in Belen New Mexico

Photography while wearing steel toed shoes

I traveled down to Belen for a commercial photography shoot at Aristech Surfaces not really knowing what to expect at all. I had a shortlist, but it was filled with terms like “ocean breeze” and “open pour line.” Right away I knew this would be a very different shoot as I had to put on steel toed shoes and a hard hat! (see the BTS photo below). After gearing up both for photography and safety, it was time to do the actual shooting in the plant that was quite noisy and smelled like plastics. I also had safety glasses on that made looking into my Sony a7R IV rather awkward. This is all part of a being a pro photographer, instantly adapting to a totally unexpected shooting environment while wearing weird shoes and glasses. Thank you to new assistant Pam for helping out on this challenging shoot.

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Pizza 9 Albuquerque Professional Food Photography for UberEats

Pizza 9 Albuquerque Professional Food Photography for UberEats

First Pizza Photography then Pizza Eating

Back out visiting restaurants around Albuquerque, New Mexico for UberEats took me to local chain Pizza 9 for a professional food photography photoshoot using the natural light techniques required by the client. A good dark, contrasting table was available to shoot on by good window light as well. I setup my Sony a7R IV on my tripod with amazing new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens and proceeded to photograph pizza, calzones, and cheese crust bites! The food photo shoot was not the end of it for me, as I was allowed to take home the entire veggie pizza and cheese crust bites too! Thank you Pizza 9!

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Ramah New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Stunning Sunset HDR Photography

Ramah New Mexico Rural Land Real Estate Stunning Sunset HDR Photography

Golden Abandoned Corral of the High Desert

As soon as I saw the above old corral, I knew what shot I wanted to make once the sun went down a little more. I was out on a rural land photography shoot, very, very far off the beaten path, some 16 miles down dirt road, in an already remote area to begin with near Ramah, New Mexico. I like to wonder when I come across these abandoned things far from anyone things like, “when was this last actually used?” What do you think when you look at these photos? Let me know in the comments below. If you would like to have this view every day, prints on canvas, metal, or framed are available to bring the remote high desert to your home.

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Last Green Leaves Before Autumn 2019

Last Green Leaves Before Autumn 2019

Wandering makes photos

If anyone asks me how did I learn photography, I tell them, by walking the streets of Tokyo for hundreds of hours with my very first DSLR camera, a Nikon D80. What is great about living in a city with wide spread public transportation is you can take a train to one area, walk randomly to where your eyes take you, then just hop on another train and get back home without having to worry about returning to where your car is parked. This is how I went about finding one of my more famous photos, at least in Japan, which I titled, “Last Green Leaves Before Autumn.” I submitted it to Metropolis Magazine (the largest weekly English magazine in Japan) and they featured it in the Photo of the Week section. Picking up a copy of the magazine the Friday afternoon it came out and seeing my photo featured inside, I was stunned and even stopped strangers passing by to say (in English), “that’s my photo!” It was a moment of exhileration I have rarely ever felt again.

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Agave Desert Sunset New Mexico Fine Art Photography

Agave Desert Sunset New Mexico Fine Art Photography

Landscape enemy saved by agave!

A third trip in 6 weeks to Valencia County, New Mexico where I met the enemy of the landscape photographer, i.e. a cloudless sky. However, these agave plants volunteered to be in the foreground of my photo to add some visual flair to what otherwise would have been a mediocre HDR sunset photo. Want to look at this view at your home? Use the buttons below to get a fine art print. Want to own this view and build a house on this land? Check out Hemingway Land Company.

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