About three years ago, I decided to take my first digital SLR on a business trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. This first escapade turned out to be a fruitful relationships between me and my camera. The state of New Mexico became my playground. I drove, hiked, jogged, stumbled, and fell (literarily) over the next one year on the quest to become a better travel photographer. I purchased my first photography book, "Where to take great photos in New Mexico" and carried it with me like it was a treasure map. My business client at the time, the State of New Mexico, was very supportive of my hobby. They pointed me to the places I need to go to and they even purchased some of my photos to be featured on one of the websites. Visit this if you're curious: http://contracts.gsd.state.nm.us/HB546App/Homepage.aspx. That's the website that you need to go to if you want to start a new business with the State of New Mexico.
I'm going back to the State of New Mexico this week to shoot the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. This time, my mom and dad are traveling with me. My dad, a long-time avid photographer, has been wanting to go to this event since he heard about it. From me. Between the two of us, we've been discussing the best equipments we need to bring with us. When I was there the last time, I only carried a D90 with the 18-200mm lens with me. It turned out to be a great combo. Some of the photos I took in that event became some of my stock photo best sellers. This time, I'm bringing two bodies with me, not because it's better, but because now I have the double camera body sling from Black Rapid. Awesome product if you shoot events.
All of the photos below were taken with the Nikon D90 and the 18-200mm lens.
Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2010
Golden, New Mexico
Indian Clothing Festival 2010, Santa Fe
The Very Large Array
I will be posting more pictures from New Mexico on my website in the next few weeks. In the meantime, enjoy some samples. Thanks for visiting.