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Best Commercial Product Photography in Albuquerque Fine Soaps

Best Commercial Product Photography in Albuquerque Fine Soaps

Fine Product Photos of Fine Soap in ABQ

I received a phone call from Trish about making product photography shots of her fine soaps here at the JCP Home Studio, but a shoot that would first be preceded by prop shopping at Thrift Town! So we met at my favorite thrift store in Albuquerque, where I helped her choose some props to use in the background of the product shots, and then we had the actual shoot. Trish did a great job picking out excellent props and helping with the staging of the soap, allowing me to concentrate on the technical aspects of getting the lighting right first, and then the composition with the soap being well placed among the props for maximum impact the her customers view the soap photos on her website. It was a really fun shoot starting with shopping and ending with some really great photos of very fine soap! And thank you Trish for leaving two bars behind for me!

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Tableware Contest Commercial Photography Albuquerque New Mexico

Tableware Contest Commercial Photography Albuquerque New Mexico

Silverware Photo Contest Shoot?

This was a most unusual photo shoot. I was contacted to photograph tableware for a contest. I am always up for a different kind of photo shoot so I took my camera bag to a restaurant where I worked with one of the biggest teams to make these photos happen. Before this I was always hired to photograph the actual food. This time, the forks, knives, and plates! That’s why in these photos you will see the food mostly out of focus, but a fork in focus. The chef’s creations were the background for these photos. He didn’t seem to mind at all! Being a commercial photographer in Albuquerque, New Mexico allows for a wide variety in photo shoots!

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Second Sneak Preview of One of Many Project

Second Sneak Preview of One of Many Project

A favorite photo

This is a second sneak preview of the 10 women I photographed at the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the We Rise organization that will be featured in the One Of Many photography exhibition at the KD Neeley Gallery on October 05, 2018.  I will be one of five photographers featured at the event which you can find out more info about at this Facebook event page.  The photo above is my personal favorite from the shoot. I chose a tight crop to really focus in on the emotion in the eyes.  Shooting with my new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro SP lens allowed me to focus very closely and get extreme detail.  Be sure and mark your calendars for the evening of October 5th to come out and support this cause and see these images as large prints.

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Sneak Preview of One Of Many Project

Sneak Preview of One Of Many Project

 A very special photoshoot for We Rise & One Of Many

A recent Saturday was spent photographing ten women here at the JCP Home Studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico for an upcoming social awareness fundraising event on October 5, 2018 at the KD Neeley Gallery.  The organization is called We Rise and this particular photo shoot was for a photo exhibition called One Of Many.  Find out more information on the Facebook event page.  This is a sneak preview with one of the women from that day.  Between now and the event I will be posting more sneak previews.  The theme of the photo shoot was to focus tightly on the eyes, which were done by a make-up artist.  I used my brand new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro SP lens to capture the emotion in the eye and the detail in the make-up along with a clamshell / beauty dish lighting setup.

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Hummingbird shares a flower

Hummingbird shares a flower

Hummingbird in Cloudcroft, New Mexico

While I was in Cloudcroft, New Mexico on a rural land photography assignment, I took notice of these very unusual flowers that I thought looked like rocket popsicles that a hummingbird was having breakfast at.  I had my excellent new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro SP lens on my Nikon D750.  There was no way to track this fast moving bird through the air.  How to get this shot then?  Pre-focus on a flower you hope the hummingbird will land on, and wait.  I studied the bird's flying patterns a bit, noticing it kept coming back to this particular flower.  I approached slowly, very slowly, and then froze waiting for the hummingbird to return.  The focus point is not perfect, and I wish the hummingbird had chosen a prettier flower to drink nectar from, but I like the bokeh enough to share this photo with you.

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Flowers Like Rocket Popsicles in Cloudcroft New Mexico

Flowers Like Rocket Popsicles in Cloudcroft New Mexico

On a recent overnight photo shoot trip to Cloudcroft, New Mexico the excellent true bed & breakfast I stayed at, The Crofting Inn, had this wonderful flower garden.  Being still totally enamored with my recent purchase of the Tamron 90mm f/2.8 SP Macro lens, I am always looking for opportunities to use it.  These flowers on their own would have been beautiful to photograph, but the color of the bokeh really makes this macro flora image.  Then upon further exam, I thought these flowers looked like the classic rocket popsicles I used to enjoy on hot summer days growing up!  Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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Old Town Albuquerque New Mexico Macro Flower Photography

Old Town Albuquerque New Mexico Macro Flower Photography

Last week I invested in getting a macro lens, the new Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro SP.  For those of you with really good memories, you will have realized this is my third Tamron lens in the past 9 months.  Tamron is just simply producing the best lenses available for Nikon right now.  I had the Nikon 105mm VR Micro (they use micro not macro in the name) lens from 2009 until about 2013 and loved it.  It was such a fun lens to shoot with, as making macro shots always had a sense of wonder at showing a hidden world the naked eye cannot see.  It had very creamy bokeh and was very, very sharp.  I also loved it for portraits and just as my walking around lens.

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