Portraiture

How to Work With Models

By: Michelle Ecker on September 18 2018.

The relatively solitude nature of photography is arguably one of the things that draws so many creatives to the field. For many, spending the day in nature taking wonderful photographs…
How to Plan a Lifestyle Shoot

By: Michelle Ecker on August 17 2018.

If you’re a portrait photographer, you will very likely find yourself booking family photo shoots from time to time. Especially if you’re a locally established artist with your own…
Stop Acting this Way Around Clients

By: Michelle Ecker on August 11 2018.

If you’re an aspiring photographer, there are several genres worth exploring as you determine the professional niche you’d most like to join. From landscapes and travel to portraiture and photojournalism,…
DIY Portraiture Gear

By: Michelle Ecker on May 3 2018.

When you’re new to photography, it’s helpful to explore different genres while you figure out the niche you enjoy the most. From nature and landscapes to portraits and weddings,…
Taking a Perfect Self-Portrait

By: Michelle Ecker on September 19 2017.

Many portrait photographers spend so much time behind the lens capturing the character and beauty of others’ faces that they rarely stop and take the time to create an awesome…
How to Look More Photogenic

By: Michelle Ecker on November 13 2015.

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors,…
Photo Fact Friday: Traveling in Groups

By: Michelle Ecker on September 18 2015.

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors,…
Photo Fact Friday: The Benefits of Location Portraiture

By: Michelle Ecker on September 11 2015.

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors,…
Ten Secrets for Taking Better Pictures of Babies and Toddlers

By: Drew Bittel on November 11 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…
Compositional Elements 101: The Human Form

By: Matt Brandon on October 9 2013.

One of my favorite quotes about storytelling is by filmmaker Ken Burns. He says, "All storytelling is manipulation." This quote bothers many people when they first read it. Maybe because…