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Scouting Locations — What You Need and What You Don’t

By Drew Bittel on October 7th, 2013

One thing that I think sets my work apart from other photographers is the locations that I photograph my clients in. I try to differentiate my work by choosing settings…

Five Steps for Great Backlit Images

By Kristen Duke on October 3rd, 2013

Once a photographer gets comfortable shooting on manual settings in ideal lighting, it's fun to try to push beyond "easy" and get creative. Backlit photography creates so much emotion and…

Silk Purses and Sow’s Ears

By Tom Miles on October 1st, 2013

Since NYIP articles are read by a wide range of people, I've had to pick my terminology very carefully for this post. I'm sure many of you know what I'm…

Using Positive Language to Communicate With Your Subjects

By Christina Craft on September 26th, 2013

Besides technical skills, the single most important tool you can have in your arsenal is good communication skills. Most people are not used to being photographed by a professional photographer.…

Brighten Your Product Photography with Bounced Light

By Diane Gilleland on September 24th, 2013

Whether you're shooting indoors or out, most small-product photos can benefit from a little bounced light. In photography terms, "bouncing" simply means placing a reflective surface in the path of…

How to Use an iPhone for Photographers

By Matt Brandon on September 18th, 2013

There has always been a snobbery associated with the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, and now it's the same with the digital SLR (DSLR). It's as if you are not…

The Essential Photographer’s Travel Kit

By Drew Bittel on September 12th, 2013

Going on vacation is an opportunity to create amazing memories with your family and also capture them with your camera. If you're like me you want to enjoy the memories…

Five Things That Will Ruin Your Photography Career

By Evgeny Tchebotarev on September 10th, 2013

"If something can go wrong, it will." — Murphy's Law There are just a few things in your photography career that can almost totally ruin your current business, future career…

Don’t Let Technique Take Over

By Tom Miles on September 4th, 2013

We've all been there and done it, and I'm not ashamed to admit to having done it myself many times. You think to yourself, "Shallow depth of field with ring…

15 Tips for Creative Self-Portraits

By Kristen Duke on August 27th, 2013

A self-portrait is taken of you, by you. Is that scary or intimidating? Awkward, maybe? It doesn't have to be — it can be a fun, creative process to think…