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How to Take Great Photos of Holiday Lights

By NYIP Staff on December 8th, 2014

At this time of year, many of the world's cultures and religions celebrate holidays that involve lights. While the use of lights and candles is often explained in terms of…

A Lesson in Leading Lines

By Chris Corradino on December 3rd, 2014

This is a classic example of the compositional technique known as "leading lines." “Leading lines” elongate the viewer’s perspective; take a look at your surroundings and you'll likely notice lines…

Emotional Photography - NYIP Photo Snack

By NYIP Staff on November 19th, 2014

In this week’s NYIP photo snack, we reveal the importance of portraying emotions through your images. “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling,” said Don McCullin. “If you can’t…

21 Habits of Successful Photographers - #6: Fail

By NYIP Staff on November 14th, 2014

NYIP Mentor and Industry Veteran Patrick Donahue, has studied the professional habits of the world’s most successful photographers. If we fast forward to next year, we should be able to…

Fall in Love with Photography - NYIP Photo Snack

By NYIP Staff on November 14th, 2014

In this week’s NYIP photo snack, we discuss enjoying your photographic craft as a way to enrich your life and improve images. If “photography is a love affair with life,”…

Choose a Parameter - NYIP Photo Snack

By NYIP Staff on November 6th, 2014

In this week's NYIP photo snack, we focus on setting parameters. For your next photo project, create parameters and then strive to work within them. Setting defined limits can be…

Travel Photography - NYIP Photo Snack

By NYIP Staff on October 28th, 2014

In this week’s NYIP photo snack, we examine the process of seeing the world around you with fresh eyes. Creating compelling travel photography doesn't mean that you have to travel…

21 Habits of Successful Photographers - #5: Editing Your Portfolio

By NYIP Staff on October 24th, 2014

NYIP Mentor and Industry Veteran Patrick Donahue, has studied the professional habits of the world’s most successful photographers. Start by selecting dozens of favorite images from a shoot. Then cut…

Ansel Adams on Perspective - NYIP Photo Snack

By NYIP Staff on October 23rd, 2014

In this week’s NYIP photo snack, we point to one of the most important factors in any photo: the perspective of the photographer. Ansel Adams said, “A good photograph is…

21 Habits of Successful Photographers - #4: Precision

By NYIP Staff on October 16th, 2014

NYIP Mentor and Industry Veteran Patrick Donahue, has studied the professional habits of the world’s most successful photographers. Photographers need to apply the same amount of care and precision while…