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.

This Week's Photo Challenge- Birds

By Michelle Ecker on April 18 2019.

If you want to continuously improve your skills as a photographer- whether a hobbyist or professional- one of the most important things you can do is simply make sure to…
Take Better Photos of Water

By: Michelle Ecker on April 5 2019.

Interested in improving your water photography? Water is a fantastic subject for photographers- it takes different shapes, moves at different speeds, and offers a ton of compositional challenges that can…
3 Ways to Become a Better Photographer

By: Michelle Ecker on March 15 2019.

Feeling unmotivated when it comes to your photography routine lately? If you could use a little inspiration, here are three simple ways you could become a better photographer in…
Take Better Close-Ups

By: Michelle Ecker on March 15 2019.

Want to improve your close-up photography technique? There are a few really simple adjustments you can add to your compositional routine in order to achieve better, clearer results. Let's get…

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…