Black Friday Print Sale!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

I am offering special sale prices on prints through my website www.ericamengouchian.com

Thank you and happy shopping 🙂

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Prints available for purchase:

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Return to Top of the Rock

Over 10 years ago, I visited Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock Observatory. That was also during my pre-DSLR days, and I was using a point and shoot camera to grab some shots.

When I finally purchased a DSLR, I knew I wanted to go back but the opportunity just didn’t line up with certain plans and bad weather. I’ve had a DSLR for almost 6 years now, and at last I made it to Top of the Rock!

I went up during sunset and although a little crowded, I really enjoyed the views and grabbed plenty of photos. It’s definitely one of the best views of the city. I used my wide angle lens and a telephoto to grab a variety of shots. Enjoy!

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Spring Fever

Happy First Day of Spring!

I can’t wait for the weather to finally warm up. It has still been pretty cold here and it’ll be a while before we see any flowers and the real feeling of Spring. I wanted to share some of the Spring photos I have in my archives from past years.

This year I’m hoping to make it to Central Park while the cherry blossoms are blooming and also take some spring-themed portraits, which is something I haven’t really done before.

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New Year Instagram Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Happy New Year!

To kick off 2017, I’m doing a giveaway on my Instagram account, @erica_mengouchian! Enter for your chance to win this 6×6 metal print! A favorite shot of mine during sunset on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Link to the post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BOyAEXqAgnO/?taken-by=erica_mengouchian

Rules:

  1. Follow me on Instagram
  2. Comment on the photo why you’d love to win
  3. Tag 2 friends

The winner be announced on Sunday! Thank you and good luck!

Doctor Strange Inspired Edit Process

Hey everyone! For this week’s blog post I decided to show some details of what went into a Doctor Strange inspired edit I did recently. When the movie posters were released, I was absolutely amazed by the multi-dimensional look and creativity of them. One of them is displayed below. I wanted to re-create this look and put my photoshop skills to the test. All of the photos I used for this edit were taken by myself and composited into the final image at the end of this post.

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I didn’t want to duplicate the above image exactly, so I made a few adjustments. I found this self-portrait I took in my archives and thought it would be a good base to work off of. Unfortunately I didn’t take progress photos of the edit itself. But I am going to show the order of how the images were incorporated into the edit.
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The first thing I needed to do was adjust the sky in the above photo because it was rather plain. The below photo was from a gorgeous sunset and the colors would work perfectly for this edit.

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I made some adjustments to the terrain by taking pieces of the cliffs in the photo below from Montauk.

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This photo was used to create the imagery in the top right corner of the photo. I split the photo in half and rotated one half of the skyline 90 degrees and blended the water.

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The next two photos are aerial helicopter shots and were great to include in this edit for another sense of perspective and dimension. For this one below I simply erased the sky.

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I played around with this photo a ton and then thought it would be interesting to have myself walking on the side of Empire State Building. Then I blended in the rest of the skyline.

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Finally I added the sun as a finishing touch to the sky. Here below is the final version of what I created! Let me know what you guys think! I really enjoyed creating it and look forward to more projects like this in the future.

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