Cameras and Gear

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…
How do Continuous Lights Work?

By: Michelle Ecker on November 1 2018.

As we all know, great lighting technique can make or break a photo. So as aspiring professionals, one of the best things you can do is learn as much as…
How to Go Mirrorless without Losing Your Mind or Wallet

By: Chris Corradino on October 4 2018.

Many of you have expressed interest in potentially switching to a mirrorless camera. Having been through that process myself, I know there is a lot to consider. To help with…
My Graveyard of Gear

By: Chris Corradino on October 1 2018.

Bruno Schreck was spot on when he said, “If you love photography enough, the equipment will come, the portfolio will result and if you enjoy the process, success will follow.…
Which Image Editing Software is Right for You?

By: Michelle Ecker on April 2 2018.

If you’re an aspiring professional photographer, it’s worth becoming familiar with the image editing platforms currently available on the market today. Whether or not you’ll actually wind up using one…
Should You Shoot 35mm?

By: Michael Neal on November 15 2017.

Years ago, Michael Neal spontaneously agreed to do a shoot for a Chicago-based band on an old D3000. Since then, he has successfully transitioned his concert photography talent into a…
What is Rim Lighting?

By: Michelle Ecker on July 31 2017.

Have you ever seen a photo where the subject looks almost silhouetted by an outline of powerful light? Maybe the photo isn’t exactly the type of silhouette shot you’re used…
Adobe Photoshop For the Family Photographer- Part II

By: NYIP Mentors on June 29 2017.

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about NYIP mentor Ted Fisher’s ABC Nightline Photoshop tutorial and the many ways in which family photographers especially are growing to…
Adobe Photoshop for the Family Photographer

By: Sharon Gumerove on June 8 2017.

As photographers, we've known for a long time the power of digital photography and the amazing capabilities of today's digital imaging programs. It's hard to imagine a time when you…
How to Use a Speedlight

By: Michelle Ecker on February 15 2017.

The New York Institute of Photography is one of the world’s largest photography schools and because we are, we often publish fun and useful photography lessons…