Photography Tips and Articles

The New York Institute of Photography is the world's top online photography school. We strive to serve photographers all over the world and we frequently produce free photography tips and photo tutorials. Below are our most recent photography articles and NYIP student success stories. Click browse more at the bottom to view more photography tips and articles.

How to Shoot Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

By Michelle Ecker on July 10 2019.

As a portrait photographer, it’s your responsibility to provide clients with the best possible outcomes, regardless of any external factors that might get in your way. Maybe a…
What is a Ring Light?

By: Michelle Ecker on July 3 2019.

If you’re a photography enthusiast, you have probably heard of the ring light before. Originally developed for medical and dental professionals to use with patients, people eventually started…
When to Use Natural Light

By: Michelle Ecker on June 27 2019.

When it comes to taking high quality photos, lighting conditions will always have a significant impact on your results. As a professional, arguably your greatest creative decision is…
Photograph Trees with These Tips

By: Michelle Ecker on May 20 2019.

Looking for a fun photo challenge? Let’s head outdoors and tackle some tree photography with a twist. When it comes to developing your skills as…

Student Success Stories

Geoff Maxwell

Student Success: Geoff Maxwell

By Michelle Ecker on January 30 2019.

Years ago, Geoff Maxwell found himself taking brief, two the three hour long instructional courses at his local camera shop. But he wondered- if he…
David Hakamaki

Student Success: David Hakamaki

By Michelle Ecker on January 7 2019.

In the…
Charles Vaughn

Student Success: Charles Vaughn

By Michelle Ecker on January 2 2019.

Charles Vaughn always had an interest in taking photos, but after he got…