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8 Photo Lessons You Don’t Want to Learn the Hard Way

By Anthony Luke on December 19th, 2013

Making mistakes is all part of the learning process as a photographer (and as a human being, for that matter). But it is always nice to avoid a few along…

Working as a Photographer’s Assistant

By Tom Miles on December 17th, 2013

For many professional photographers, working as a photographer's assistant is the vital first step in their career. Personally speaking, I began assisting within a month of leaving college, and over…

5 Tips for Taking Great Action Shots of Kids

By Drew Bittel on December 11th, 2013

Jumping, running, swinging, hopping, sliding, and skipping can all be used to describe children on the go! Kids are constantly on the move, and I love capturing them in action…

How to Tell a Story with Photos

By Kristen Duke on December 3rd, 2013

I love candid images — capturing a moment in time without the "smile and look at the camera" shot is my favorite kind of photography. Before I photograph families, I…

Tracking Your Best Indoor Photography Light

By Diane Gilleland on November 26th, 2013

Here's a mistake I see bloggers and online shop owners make all the time: You've just completed a product or project you want to feature in your online space. You…

What To Do When Photo Shoots Go Wrong

By Tom Miles on November 22nd, 2013

Well, first off, make sure they don’t go wrong in the first place! What, you want more? Oh, alright then! Emergency Exits OK, so let’s assume that you’ve done all…

Lighting 101

By Anthony Luke on November 19th, 2013

"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." —…

Hands on with a Photographer and his Topaz Clarity Plugin

By George Delgado on November 15th, 2013

If there's one word for what Topaz software does for my photography it would be "Wow!" My name is George Delgado, and I'm a PPA Certified Professional Photographer. My "day…

“Oh, Beautiful” Photo Competition Winners

By NYIP Staff on November 12th, 2013

This summer, the New York Institute of Photography took to Facebook to announce the 2013 “Oh, Beautiful” Photo Competition. The photo contest was open to the public, and officially opened…

Ten Secrets for Taking Better Pictures of Babies and Toddlers

By Drew Bittel on November 11th, 2013

If you've photographed babies and toddlers before, you know it's not easy. It requires skill, but, more importantly, it requires patience. Lots and lots of patience. I enjoy photographing toddlers…