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Digital Merit Photography, LLC is a professional company that provides photographic services on location and in its professional studio in New York City. Our studio is located in Astoria, Queens, a short distance from mid-town Manhattan.


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Akilah Hills

27 August 2019

From the initial contact to receiving the photos, Hassan was awesome through the entire process! He shot my elopement and was at the spot early, gave suggestions on poses and the quality of the work is superb. We’ve gotten a lot of compliments on the photos. Thanks so much Hassan!! More...


Joseph Lapuebla

28 February 2019

Great studio! Very clean and well maintained. This studio has everything you'll need to create a photo shoot for both amateur and professional photographers. The studio manager provides the best service. He makes sure you have everything you need to have a successful shoot. This is the best studio ive been so far. More...


Steven D'Onofrio

28 February 2019

I absolutely had a fantastic time shooting here!!! I would recommend to anybody!! The owner is really an awesome guy and he'll even help you set everything up. I'm moving to Tokyo, but when I'm back in NY shooting promos, you best bet I'll be shooting at this studio!!!

Keep being awesome, guys!!!


Antoinette Dixon

28 February 2019

I had an excellent experience here! Hassan was very helpful in leading me towards my aspirations. I went in initially nervous but once I entered the studio it was very clean and well lain out. I left feeling confident and satisfied with my shoot! I would love to work with him again! I highly recommend their work! More...


M Shawn Wright

27 November 2018

Best place to hold your photography Event!


Jesus Worshipper

30 July 2018

Wonderful space. Would recommended.


Alonso Guzman

8 June 2018

Great people, space and photographers.


Ursula Knorr

26 May 2018

Wonderful fotoshooting experience, professional hair and makeup session. Hassan directed me in a great way to make me look my best. So much fun, awsome outcome! Love it! More...


Greg Cally

26 May 2018

Digital Merit has an amazing studio facility and it was really a pleasure collaborating with them on my recent photo shoot. The studio is located in a really great area in queens. Out back they have a parking lot and street parking is plentiful. I was impressed how many food places were in close proximity also. Loading into the building was smooth as can be. They have elevators and a staircase walk up available for their 2nd floor studio so it's very easy to get in and out with gear. When we got to the studio, Hassan was there to greet us and assisted us throughout the night. He has a great speaker system that is compatible with any device via aux chord which you know is vital to setting the vibe for a great shoot. He also offered us complimentary WiFi and printed documents for us as well without charge. It is clear he really cares about his clients.Hassan has three backdrop stations and a wide variety of colored backdrops which made transitioning from shot to shot really time efficient. He has a great amount of lights and equipment available for rent also. We rented a beauty dish that took our photo quality to the next level. Even our raw images were breathtaking! One of the biggest benefits of the studio is the dressing room. There is a whole separate room with multiple vanity mirrors with great lighting that any make up artist would be estactic about. A lot of times you rent studios and there's no place for them to set up. The dressing room was equipped with a steamer as well and being that it is a whole separate room the models won't feel uncomfortable getting dressed or even just stepping aside to have a moment to themselves.At the end of the night our shoot finished a few minutes late but we wanted to capture some group photos to make sure we remembered the day for years to come. Many studio owners would rushed as us but Hassan gladly took a group photo for us before we left. We all truly appreciated that kind of consideration.I hope you guys book with Digital Merit sometime as I will definitely be back myself! More...


Kat Rodriguez

26 May 2018

Such a creative and welcoming experience! Big spacious dressing room relieved a lot of stress of getting ready. Lots of snacks and drinks were super appreciated, and best of all, was the team themselves! Such a professional and encouraging group; they most certainly are responsible for making us look so good!! xo More...


myl brav

26 May 2018

Hassan is very accommodating and very professional. My product photos and my headshot is very nice. I will come back again for more photos.
Thank you Hassan!


Stephen Ennis

26 May 2018

Digital Merit Photography did an exceptional job capturing our wedding. We worked with Hassan who was super professional before, during, and after our ceremony. He scheduled a meeting ahead of time with us at the studio to gain insight as to the type of photos we hoped to capture and he asked pivotal questions about our friends and family to ensure the day went smoothly. He also visited the venue a week before our wedding to ensure that he was familiar with the facility, the details of the ceremony and reception to ensure that everything would go smoothly on the day.On the day of the wedding, he arrived punctually to get photos while our wedding parties got ready. He also captured our "first look" with great effect.The ceremony photos were gorgeous and he got shots of the ceremony from several different angles. We were grateful that he even stayed beyond what we had planned to photograph us cutting the cake and the end of the reception. He was carful to incorporate all of our edits and suggestions into the beautiful wedding album. Overall, we are really impressed by and grateful for the service provided by Digital Merit Photography and by Hassan. More...


frank reynolds

26 May 2018

Digital Merit Studio Rental is a big beautiful rental studio located on the border of Astoria and Long Island City. The very modest rental fee includes two professional 640watt studio strobes plus an assortment of five or six soft boxes to modify the light. Also included is an assortment of continuous lighting fixtures for those shooting video. Two separate nine foot wide backdrops are permanently set up with black and white seamless paper. There is a 12 foot wide section of white painted exposed brick wall that can be used as a textured backdrop. The studio also has an assortment of chairs and, tables, and two chaise loungers. The separate dressing and makeup room is large and comfortable . Two large AC units plus the heating unit are client controled . I Love This Studio More...



26 May 2018

I book this studio for my own photography services on a regular bases and it has the best prices in the city and all you need to make your photography session happen. Lots of space, equipments, separate rooms for make up and wardrobe and the owner Hassan makes everything easy providing all the help that’s need it. Defenetly recommended for professional photographers for sure!!! Thank you Digital Merit! More...


Vitaly L.

9 February 2018

Absolutely amazing full service studio with with different backgrounds, furniture and lighting equipment.The owner Hassan is the nicest person who accommodated all my requests. Rates are very reasonable.From my experience - the best studio in Brooklyn/Queens area.Considering all above - I highly recommend this studio. More...


Dave Mendoza

8 June 2016

This is the 3rd time we did a shoot in this studio. One of the best studio here in New York. Large Space, Lots of equipment and an Awesome price. plus the studio owner Hassan is a very accommodating and kind. you can go around the city and you will never find a great deal like this.We do 3 set ups at the same time in this studio. try to Imagine how large it is.We are looking forward to our next shoot in this studio.Dave M. More...


Ryan 200

8 June 2016

I had a very pleasant experience, amazing price and the owner is such a cool guy. Great location! Great price! Great service ! Happy customer!!!!


Gerard DeGregoris

26 May 2016

Hassan was truly a professional. He shot my wife's maternity photos in his huge studio with modern equipment. From the moment we walked through the door he made us feel comfortable. Our pictures came out really great. I would highly recommend him for any kind of photography. More...


Tiffany T.

7 January 2016

This has to be one of the most affordable well equipped studios in NYC. The owner Hassan is a very knowledgable photographer and was there to assist me with all my questions and provide help to my photographer. Hassan is very understanding and will help you with anything you ask him. The space is a great size and very comfortable. I would recommend to anyone looking for a studio this is the place to go!!! More...


Jenneth G.

18 August 2015

I was very pleased with choosing this studio. I rented it for 4 hours for a project I was working on. The owner was very nice to work with, and accommodated me to the fullest extent. My team and I had all the equipment that was promised on the website. It's a very nice space for anyone who is working on a photo shoot. I will be renting this studio again. More...


Count C.

24 February 2015

From the moment I first spoke to Hassan (the owner of the studio) over the phone, I felt at ease - he was very professional and accommodating from the start. The studio itself is beautiful - very spacious, with a comfortable dressing room and waiting area - perfect for our project, which happened to be a music video with a large cast. We rented the space out for two days for an unbeatable price, and both Hassan and Frank (the studio manager) were incredibly understanding when filming ran overtime on the second day. Because of the frigid, snowy weather, the subways were not running normally, and Hassan offered to shuttle our cast members to and from the closest trains, despite the unforgiving weather. He was so incredibly kind and accommodating, and we will definitely be using the studio again for future projects. If you're looking for a great studio with a great owner to match, this is the only choice! No one will treat you better. More...


Jennifer M.

15 June 2014

What a huge photography studio. I was amazed with the amount of space there was which had different areas where it can change to different background settings. There are also props you can use. The photographer is so nice too. He is extremely helpful, patient, and understanding. He was able to capture the idea I wanted. He is also a cosmetologist so he is multi-talented. More...


Krystle H.

15 January 2014

This place is great, spacious.  The work space for hair and makeup is more then enough, plus really great lighting.  The photography area offers a wide range a space that you can use to do whatever you want. It comes with a few tasteful pieces such as tables and chairs to transform you're picture into whatever you're imagination can conger up. The owner is such a sweet and understanding man. He is also multitalented(photographer as well as cosmetologist). Will definitely be using in the future. The only thing you have to worry about is parking. but not a huge negative compared to the wonderful things you're getting. More...


Erik T.

29 October 2013

Rented them 2x to do some project shoots I was working on.  The owner is very accommodating and worked with the time I needed.  I have some other projects coming up and I am looking forward to renting this studio again.  Highly recommended. More...

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The thing I love the most about my job is meeting people and discuss their creative ideas about their events. I love the fact that I am capturing precious moments for people that they will cherish for the rest of their lives. I also love the opportunity that each new shoot gives me to improve my skills and pass those along to each new customer. It a job that it very rewarding in the kind of appreciation I get from satisfied clients who I get to see them over and over again through out the years.

Photography gives me the opportunity to be creative in everything that I do and with photography I leaned to recognize everything that worth noting in life, and be creative on how to capture in a way that myself and others can enjoy seeing and learning something from it.

The experience, education, training, and the numerous examples of my high-end work and client testimony my potential client can have access to and verify.