Santa Fe Food Photography Marathon!
Over two long days of food photography in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I got to know El Paisano Supermarket and its owner Miguel pretty well! I spent nearly 10 hours in total photographing the food, aisles, and piñatas in this unique market. Featured here are a selection of foods from the restaurant and carniceria. In rapid succession meal after meal was brought in front of my lens. Miguel even helped out holding the reflector for many of the shots to help things go as efficiently as possible during the shoot. Really, all the staff pitched in during these two marathon shoots which lead to the great results you see below. Read More
Pizza Fun to Eat, Fun to Photograph?
I am not sure where pizza would rank in favorite foods in the U.S., but I would be surprised if it was not in the top 5. But, how is pizza to photograph? For menu shots like the photographs you see here which is what the client wanted, the trick is showing enough of the pizza to give an overall impression, without showing the entire pizza which can then end up just looking like a bumpy circle on a plate. There was no opportunity for a glory shot with a spatula lifting a gooey slice off the pan or anything like that, but nevertheless I always try to be as creative as possible, even if just making shots for a menu like I did at Brickyard Pizza in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More
Back on another food photography assignment for UberEats in Albuquerque, New Mexico this time at Papa Felipe's Mexican Restaurant in the northeast area of the city. It was great to meet Karen and Larry who had the food all out quickly and were helpful holding the reflector for the hero shot above! I find people really like to be impromptu photographer's assistants! Read More
One of my first food photography shoots for UberEats was at Breve ABQ in Albuquerque New Mexico. It was also one of my best no doubt to the fact that one of the owners, Billy, is a professional photographer too and really cared about presentation of the food and had a very nice table to use as a background. I have since gone back to Breve for a photographer's meet up he hosts! Read More
When I get a food photography shoot at a bakery in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I am based, I still think, "yes, photographing cakes and pies and pastries!" However, that is hardly the case. I am learning bakeries sell savory dishes too, like La Luna Bakery and Cafe does. Not a single sweet item photographed that morning! Instead, creative looking stuffed pepper dishes like the one above. Read More
A newer restaurant in Albuquerque New Mexico, Bayti Mediterranean Delicies has the aesthetic design of an Apple Store, which reflected the clean and healthy content of the food available there. I visited there on a food photography assignment where I met the friendly owner, Feryal, who was very meticulous in the presentation of the dishes. She even let me take home many of the foods you see above! Thanks Feryal! Read More
Featured on the TV show Diners Drive-ins and Dives, Golden Crown Panaderia to my surprise was a bakery, and one that featured not just pastries, but also pizzas and sandwiches! A food photography shoot took me across Albuquerque to discover this famous bakery. Read More