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.

Take Better Springtime Photos

By Michelle Ecker on May 3 2019.

Spring is a magical time of year for many reasons- abundant photography opportunities certainly being one of them. From floral photography to
Improve Your Blue Hour Photography

By: Michelle Ecker on May 3 2019.

If you’re a photography enthusiast, you have most likely heard the phrase “Blue Hour” before- but what does it actually mean? Also called Magic Hour or…
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…

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…