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Editorial Photography
Editorial Photography
By Michelle Ecker on September 14th, 2016

Editorial photography is an extremely broad field with many opportunities worth considering as you consider some options for your professional career. Intended for the sake of reporting, this field likely has the strictest ethical standards as far as retouching and editing- so if that’s something that interests you crea5tively, this may not be the professional venture for you. Artists are…

Poll: Would You Buy Used Photography Gear?
Poll: Would You Buy Used Photography Gear?
By Michelle Ecker on September 12th, 2016

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Don’t Be Fooled By the Full Frame Hype
Don’t Be Fooled By the Full Frame Hype
By Chris Corradino on September 8th, 2016

When I arrive in Italy for a two week photo shoot, I won’t have a full frame sensor, nor will I carry an APS-C camera body. I traded these in long ago. What I will have however is a micro four-thirds system and a deep understanding of how to use it to my advantage. Yes it’s true; I believe it’s…

Getting Better at Bounce Flash
Getting Better at Bounce Flash
By Michelle Ecker on August 24th, 2016

Bouncing your flash source is an incredible technique to take advantage of when you want to capture a photo of your subject’s face with soft highlights and open shadows. To achieve this method properly, aim your light away from your subject rather than directly at their face as you normally would. Try pointing at the ceiling or a nearby wall…

Conquering Color Balance
Conquering Color Balance
By Michelle Ecker on August 22nd, 2016

When working in Photoshop, if you notice that your image has a slight color cast to it (or if you realize you were using the wrong white balance at the time you shot it) you can most likely remove it using the software’s color balance adjustment layer. To get started, select the tonal range you want to work with on…

Camera Feature Poll
Camera Feature Poll
By Michelle Ecker on August 18th, 2016

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Make More Money with People in Your Photos
Make More Money with People in Your Photos
By Chris Corradino on August 16th, 2016

Sunny days can be useful for creating salable prints and stock photos. Images of people enjoying the outdoors are popular with a wide variety of clients from those looking for home decor, or pharmaceutical companies, clothing lines, the parks department, stock agencies etc. In the afternoon, you’ll find infinitely more people than you would at sunrise or sunset. This is…

The Difference Between In-Camera and Handheld Light Metering
The Difference Between In-Camera and Handheld Light Metering
By George Delgado on August 15th, 2016

We recently received an email from a student who was struggling to understand the difference between in-camera and handheld light metering. For starters, it’s important to understand that there are two different ways to measure light in order to achieve a properly exposed image. You can measure the light reflected by the subject, which is how the light meter in…

Slow Down Your Photography
Slow Down Your Photography
By Chris Corradino on August 12th, 2016

When traveling and moving from place to place quickly, it’s tempting to get the shot and move on to see the next thing. This pace can make it difficult to be creative however, and try new things. A better approach involves slowing down, and spending more time to really observe and connect with the subject. Photography it seems, can lead…

Weather Photo Competition
Weather Photo Competition
By Chris Corradino on August 11th, 2016

Since our beginning, The New York Institute of Photography has been forging partnerships with manufacturers, retailers and service-providers that serve photographers of all kinds. From camera manufacturers to software developers, we look for companies interested in helping photographers and students improve. Adorama has long time been one of our partners in this effort, providing NYIP students with a private shopping…