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Group Portrait Tips
Group Portrait Tips
By Michelle Ecker on November 30th, 2016

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face when shooting a group photograph is accommodation of height differences amongst your subjects. Some clients are self-conscious about being short, for example, and will look to you for guidance in effectively masking stark differences to the best of your compositional ability. One of the best tricks for making someone small look a bit…

Learn To Walk Before You Can Fly
Learn To Walk Before You Can Fly
By Chris Corradino on November 17th, 2016

Epic photography is something that comes with time. Just as a snowboarder must start with small half pipes, the photographer must begin by working slower and more deliberately. The idea that someone can purchase a DSLR and jump right in is simply not realistic. The camera makers don't want you to know this however. Remember, there is no substitute for…

How Would You Caption This Photo?
How Would You Caption This Photo?
By NYIP Mentors on November 16th, 2016

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Shooting Mirrorless in Italy
Shooting Mirrorless in Italy
By Chris Corradino on November 14th, 2016

The last time I traveled to Italy, my main cameras were Canon DSLRs. On this trip however, things would be different. With seven days in Tuscany followed by a week in Venice, I decided to lighten the load. My kit consisted of two mirrorless cameras and a couple of PRO lenses. In this article I’ll focus on the Olympus 12-40mm…

Convert Any Bag Into A Camera Bag
Convert Any Bag Into A Camera Bag
By Michael Ross on November 10th, 2016

There is an incredible range of camera bags available today. You’ve got a choice of hard cases, backpacks, shoulder bags, slings, and many more. If you are like me, you may already own quite a few. Even with so many camera bags, there are times you don’t really want a “camera bag”. I sometimes ride the subway in NYC very…

Improve your Sports Photography
Improve your Sports Photography
By Michelle Ecker on November 7th, 2016

If you’re like us, following the World Series this year sparked your interest in pursuing some sports photography. Luckily, we had the chance to chat with professional sports photographer June Harrison to round up some easy-to-learn tips for beginners. Here’s what we learned: Understandably, those who actually play sports have the compositional advantage that comes with a general understanding of…

Creating a Unique Photo
Creating a Unique Photo
By Chris Corradino on October 31st, 2016

The Academia Bridge in Venice is bustling with tourists from morning until night. At any given point you will find hundreds of people taking selfies and photos of the iconic Santa Maria della Salute church. Considering how often this vantage point is used, it’s challenging to create something unique. Yet, as John Lennon sang, “There are no problems, only solutions”.…

How Often Do You Print Your Photos?
How Often Do You Print Your Photos?
By Michelle Ecker on October 27th, 2016

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The Best Gear for Photographing Kids
The Best Gear for Photographing Kids
By Michelle Ecker on October 25th, 2016

If you’re planning a photo shoot in which your subjects will be children, you might want to consider adjusting the gear you’d normally work with otherwise. If you plan to specialize in child photography, it’s important to explore and weigh your equipment options before you start compiling a camera bag full of impractical additions. Chiefly, you want to reduce your…

Pre-Wedding Checklist
Pre-Wedding Checklist
By Michelle Ecker on October 24th, 2016

If you’ve never photographed a wedding before, it can be hard to come up with unique ideas for shots you’d like to capture before the end of the day. Going into any project, it’s always a good idea to have a checklist of things you’d like to accomplish before you show up and dive into an unplanned day. In any…