4 Fall Photography Tricks
4 Fall Photography Tricks
By Michelle Ecker on September 19th, 2018

Fall is a seasonal favorite for countless nature and landscape photographers, and with good reason. The rich, deeply saturated foliage makes such a compelling subject and the weather is super…

The Best Tips for Photographing Holiday Gatherings
The Best Tips for Photographing Holiday Gatherings
By Michelle Ecker on November 21st, 2017

In every family, there’s always that one person who brings a camera along to every gathering, and has throughout the years become the group’s unofficial photographer. And we have a…

How To Make Your Own Filters Using Plastic Wrap
How To Make Your Own Filters Using Plastic Wrap
By Michelle Ecker on October 16th, 2017

via CNETHave you ever found yourself stuck in a creativity rut where you couldn’t come up with new compositional ideas exciting enough to try? Every so often when we’re scrolling…

Our Favorite Halloween Photo Ideas
Our Favorite Halloween Photo Ideas
By Michelle Ecker on October 10th, 2017

There are plenty of reasons why fall is an awesome season to head outdoors and practice your photography. Not only is the weather more mild, but the sun is also…

The Best Way to Take Fireworks Photos
The Best Way to Take Fireworks Photos
By NYIP Mentors on June 28th, 2017

Whether you’re on the beach or at a baseball game, if you’re planning to capture some awesome fireworks photos this summer, be sure to check out this simple guide to…

6 Creative Holiday Card Ideas
6 Creative Holiday Card Ideas
By Michelle Ecker on December 1st, 2015

If you’re an amateur photographer looking to gain further exposure in your area, shooting family holiday cards can be an excellent starting project. Try advertising with willing local vendors, by…

How to Take Great Halloween Photos
How to Take Great Halloween Photos
By NYIP Staff on October 28th, 2015

The New York Institute of Photography is the world’s largest online photography school, and because we are, we often publish fun and useful photography tips on our photography blog. We…

How to Photograph Fireworks
How to Photograph Fireworks
By NYIP Staff on June 30th, 2015

Fireworks Photography Fundamental 1 — A Slow Shutter Speed.A skyrocket takes time from the moment it's launched until the last burst of its color fades. As the rocket sails skyward,…

How to Photograph Family Gatherings
How to Photograph Family Gatherings
By Kristen Duke on November 8th, 2013

Whether during traditional holidays or a spontaneous visit, family gatherings create memories of time spent together.I want my children to have fond memories of visits with our extended family. I…

7 Unorthodox Tips for Explosive Fireworks Photography
7 Unorthodox Tips for Explosive Fireworks Photography
By Chris Corradino on June 19th, 2013

Fireworks displays can be a wonderful opportunity to create powerful photographs. My goal is to break away from the traditional imagery and capture something totally unique. To get started you…