About Me

My name is Eric Mendez and welcome to my photography website 📸. I have lived in Riverside 🔔 for 7 years, first in the Woodstreets and now in Victoria Hills. I am a self-taught photographer and have been shooting for about 5 years. I would characterize my style as moody and dramatic. My love of photography started about 5 years ago when I began a BBQ blog 🔥 (RiversideBBQish) and started experimenting with photographing my food. During this time, I took several online photography courses and workshops to refine my skills. After photographing a friend's wedding and several family gatherings, I quickly fell in love with photography.

I was born and raised in San Bernardino and have spent the last 14 years in the field of education as a biology, health and AVID teacher 👨‍🔬🔬🧬. I hold a bachelors degree in biology and a masters degree in educational technology both from CSUSB (go Coyotes 🐺). When I'm not taking pictures or teaching, you can find me barbecuing, playing racquetball, attending concerts and spending time with my wife Jenna and daughter Giada 👨‍👩‍👧


What's in my Bag

Cameras

  • Sony A7Riii
  • Sony A7iii

Lenses

  • Sony Zeiss 50mm F1.4
  • Sigma 85mm 1.4 ART
  • Sigma 135mm 1.8 ART
  • Tamron 28-75mm 2.8

Speedlights

  • Flashpoint AD600
  • Flashpoint AD400 Pro
  • (3) Flashpoint Zoom Li-on R2
  • (3) Flashpoint eVOLVE 200
  • Westcott Rapidbox XXL 48"
  • Magmod Magbox
  • Rogue Flashbender
  • Magmod Grid, Bounce, Sphere