Welcome to the Naheedence Photo Blog! I’m Naheed Choudhry a creative and accomplished photographer in business for over seven years. I work and reside in Los Angeles, California, but have clients nation and worldwide. This photography blog will be the best place for you to view images from my recent photo sessions. It’s also where I’ll announce new products and share my thoughts about my work and the amazing clients that I feel so lucky to work with year-round. When I'm not photographing I love cooking, traveling, drinking tea, listening to great music, doing Yoga and dancing (not in that order ;) Please check back often and leave a comment when you visit.
Shooting photography with a Macro Lens is one of my favorite activities. I love to capture every minute detail of a still life subject, especially food. In the oversaturated food photography times that we live in now food photography that doubles as beautiful art can be hard to find. There are thousands of amateur food photographs on Pinterest and Instagram, of course there are always exceptions. The portabello mushroom above looks so perfect, almost too perfect to eat. If my client allows I like to shop for the food I photograph and search for the perfectly shaped apple, the loaf of bread with the most grains on it and the mushroom that isn't smashed to bits! Here is to the beauty of the Macro lens and of my trusted Alien Bee 800 lights, which I now love like my best friend :) Most photographers become attached to their equipment and for me it is hard to let go of any of my gear. I usually donate my older gear to students but I always feel like I am losing a part of something near and dear to me that I have fond memories of.
For the first time in many years I will be staying in Los Angeles this summer. I won't be shooting any weddings in New York City. I won't be going on any overheated adventures in the desert. It is all to stay near and dear to my beautiful and energetic toddler. I have a few projects lined up: Riding around LA with my camera outside the sunroof getting footage for films, capturing time lapses at Ernest Debs Park and learning some new photo software and equipment. I have finally upgraded to the coveted Adobe Creative Cloud for photographers so no longer need to use any older versions! I will still keep the oldies but goodies for that one client who is still using Photoshop version CS3.
There may be other exciting things on the horizon for me including taking the next big step in my photo career. I will keep you posted. With Mother's Day approaching and the summer just around the corner I am hoping for some big things to happen for me and everyone this summer.
Pictured above is the beautiful Echo Park Lake at sundown in LA and windmills along the notorious 10 freeway .
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We are in strange times here on planet Earth, a crossroads to see if we will finally learn to put the health of the planet before convenience and greed. I've reflected a lot on how connected humans are to the health of our beloved home. Scientists are marching in Washington today and we are all well aware the EPA matters more than the greed of the 1%. Most of the 99% want to leave a better planet for future generations to thrive. I hope we can band together and walk a better path toward a healthier Mother Earth for us all.
I've been lucky enough to travel throughout the US and have seen so many beautiful (and ugly, but that is another story ;) places in this amazing country. I grew up in Metro Detroit, and though Detroit is known as "The Motor City", there are so many parks and The Great Lakes so you are never far away from colorful forests in autumn, wandering creeks and thunderstorms year-round and snow covered hills in the winter. As a New Yorker I traveled extensively throughout the city, shot a wedding in Poughkeepsie and traveled all the way through the snowy mountains to The Catskills. When my husband and I moved to Los Angeles we did a cross country trip and visited too many places to name but Denver's mind blowing altitude and Utah's mountainous beauty definitely stands out.
Living in California there are no shortage of National Parks and with The Angeles Forest so close, Joshua Tree a bit further and Death Valley not too far we can escape on a Magical Mystery Tour at a moment's notice.
As a nature photographer I love to capture landscapes that show planet Earth in all of its amazing beauty. It gives me a chance to appreciate all of the many nuances and gifts Mother Earth gives us. Who wouldn't want to capture and savor every moment of waves crashing, animals basking and sunsets that are humbling and no words can describe. In defiance of all that destroys the environment I am celebrating Earth Day everyday, not just on April 22nd, but every day. Here is to her strength and constant adaptability!
Given the current political climate in the United States and the constant undermining of the environment and the EPA I decided to do a blog post dedicated to Mother Earth. I respect any movement to help the Earth and humans thrive. After all we can't drink money! On the other hand, without water we can't survive as a species, in this case it could be argued we should trade on the stock exchange in drinkable water and not greenbacks or yen!
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