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. Read More
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. Read More
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! Read More
Photograph it, then eat it!
Back out on another UberEats food photography shoot, this time at Rude Boy Cookies near UNM in central Albuquerque, New Mexico. As the name might imply, this was a much sweeter than usual food photography shoot in ABQ! They make cookies, of course, but also ice cream, shakes, gold bars, and even a flavor shot with milk! If photographing this food was not fun enough, the owner said I could take whatever I wanted home! I took it all save for the glass of milk. Thank you Rude Boy Cookies and thanks also to Jessica for assisting on this shoot. Read More
Natural light and natural balance!
UberEats sends me about one or two food photography assignments per month, after doing about 30 when they first debuted that service 1.5 years ago. This time I went to Carraro’s in the UNM area of Albuquerque. UberEats wants natural light from a window in the restaurant, and fill light can be added by using a reflector, which is what I used even for this hero shot. I propped the reflector against the table with my camera bag, stood on a chair, flipped out the screen on my Nikon D750, pointed the camera straight down, and boom, hero shot! It took me a few tries to align the food who I liked and to make sure none of the plates overlapped. Just using a little natural light, and my own natural balance to get a professional food photo! Read More
3 leches was great!
Back out on another food photography assignment for UberEats in Albuquerque, New Mexico this morning at Buen Provecho. This restaurant is run by the very friendly Katia and features Costa Rican food and photography! It is a very small space in the new El Vado, with outside seating only. However, as you can see, there are big meals and very tempting desserts. In fact I got to take home the 3 leches and flan! The 3 leches in particular will have me back soon for more! Read More
Mediterranean Food on Route 66
My latest UberEats professional food photography assignment took me to Yasmine’s Cafe near the University of New Mexico. The shoot began with a very well plated vegetarian platter including hummus, falafel, and wrapped dates. While I waited for the other dishes I enjoyed the view out onto Route 66 through the large floor to ceiling windows that provided great natural light for all the photos, as UberEats requires using only natural light (I supplement that with a silver reflector). Read More