Camera Upgrade!

I’m very excited to share that I have purchased a new camera!

For the past 6 years I’ve been using the first DSLR I purchased, a Canon Rebel T2i. It has definitely served me well, but an upgrade was necessary. Canon’s new 6D Mark ii is a lovely addition to my equipment. I can’t wait to use it more and really see what I can do with it.

Here’s a shot from last night at Sunken Meadow:

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Prints available here!

Hey Summer!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week so I apologize for not posting last week. Summer has officially begun and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on and what my future plans are.

I had the opportunity to photograph my friends for their engagement photos! Here’s a preview from their shoot.

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I collaborated with Island Strong for a fun print and t-shirt giveaway over the weekend. They do a giveaway every Saturday so definitely check them out on Instagram to catch the next one!

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I have a few planned shoots coming up that I’m really excited for. A friend of mine is launching her makeup line later this year, and I have an Etsy shop owner who needs some images of the jewelry she sells. I’ll be sure to share those when they are completed.

I’m also planning on visiting Lavender by the Bay here on Long Island to photograph the lavender fields in a couple weeks, weather permitting. I missed this last year so I hope I can make there before the blooms are harvested.

I hope everyone has a great week and thank you for reading! šŸ™‚

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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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Update – New Posting Time!

Hello everyone!

Just here to let you know that I’m changing my weekly blog post time from Monday night to Tuesday night. Mondays have just been very busy and hectic, as I’m sure they are for everyone else as well.

Make sure you subscribe to receive an email every time a new post goes up! Thank you to everyone for taking the time to view my work.

Last weekend I spent sunset at Robert Moses and got lucky with some really gorgeous light. I’ll be sharing those photos in next week’s post! Below is one of my favorites from that day.

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5 Reasons to Hire a Photographer for Your Blog, Brand or Business

There’s no doubt that images have becomeĀ one of the most powerful methods of communication in today’s world. They are used for social media, websites, blog posts, marketing material andĀ more. Hiring a photographer to create professional imagery will set your blog, brand or business apart from the others.

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Product Photography

Whether it’s done in a studio setting or a natural environment that fits your brand, one of the most crucial aspects of selling your product is how it is displayed to a potential buyer. The better a product or service looks, the better it will sell.

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2. Portraits & Headshots

The way you present yourself is a reflection upon your brand. A professional portrait or headshot is a must to give your social media and website visitors a good first impression. If you’re a blogger or active social media user, book several shoots throughout the year and generate a constantĀ flow of new and original content for your followers.

3. Location Photos

Have photos taken of your business’s interior and exterior during the time of day it looks best to provide a preview of what people can expect when they visit. Share photos of the areas surrounding your location to give people even more of a reason to keep coming back.

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4. Event Coverage

Hire a photographer for an event you host to capture photos of the guests, special moments and other details that you can share onlineĀ for everyone to see. Measure the event’s success and spread the word by using the photos as marketing material to attract more attendees in the future.

5. Photos for Print

Refresh your home, office space or business with prints to create the ambience that best suits you, your colleagues and your clients. See what photos a photographer is currently offering for sale, or commission a personalized project to meet your specific needs.

Thank you for reading! Please email info@ericamengouchian.com for booking inquiries if you are interestedĀ services listed above.Ā All of the photos on this blog were taken by Erica Mengouchian.

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My Photography Goals for 2017

It’s been a little over a week since the New Year began and although I’m a little late on this, I finally determined a few things I plan to accomplish this year with my work.

Just Go Shoot | The number one thing, which is the most difficult to do is to go out and photograph as much as possible. I looked back on my 2016 photos and all I could think was “that’s it?” It’s no easy task when so many factors in life come into play and prevent it from happening. But there are tons of times where I made up excuses, or was just plain lazy. But this year I’m really going to challenge myself. And committing to posting to this blog once a week is also another motivating factor.

Chasing StarsĀ |Ā Something else that I’ve been wanted to do for years is photograph the Milky Way in the night sky. For anyone who is unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, a simple Google search will do the trick. I have always been fascinated by space and capturing this unique site in our sky would be incredible. So many factors have to line up for it to be successful. The right time of year, the right time of day, little to no moonlight, and somewhere far and clear of city lights. This summer I hope to make this happen.

Wanderlust |Ā Right after my passion for photography comes my passion for travel. I love to visit different places in the world to explore new landscapes, cultures and experiences. It makes me feel alive in a whole new way when I have my camera in my hand in a city I’ve never seen. The number one place I’d love to see currently is Iceland. I would also love to see some of the National Parks in the US, like Yellowstone, Arches, or Joshua Tree. My goal is to just go somewhere I haven’t been at some point this year.

Finally I just want to continue growing and improving as a photographer. I would love to share my work with more people in any way I can. I appreciate all the love and support from my family, friends, followers and more. Thank you for reading and I hope you are able to accomplish your 2017 goals as well.

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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:Ā 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!