Photography Tutorials

What is Depth of Field?

By: Michelle Ecker on July 16 2020.

Depth of field is one of the most commonly referenced concepts in the world of photography- but what, exactly, is it??  What is Depth of Field? 
How to Find Motivation in a Pandemic

By: Autumn Granza on July 9 2020.

Autumn Granza is an employee at Penn Foster As an NYIP student in the Photojournalism Course, I appreciate the convenience an…
Covid19 Precautions for Photographers

By: Michelle Ecker on June 6 2020.

Throughout the past several months, many photographers have expressed that they are struggling to stay inspired and find new subjects to photograph, as they are trying to adhere…
Photograph Trees In Your Own Backyard

By: Michelle Ecker on June 5 2020.

If you’re staying home and social distancing because of the pandemic, you might be looking for ways to keep busy and stay creative. Many of our students are…
How to Set Up a Photography Studio Outdoors

By: Michelle Ecker on May 29 2020.

If you’re new to photography, learning how to set up your first studio can feel like a daunting task. To take that a step further, setting one up…
How To Photograph Vibrant Colors Without Overdoing It

By: Michelle Ecker on January 21 2020.

When it comes to super vibrant HDR photography, many photographers struggle between the balance of capturing a great deal of intense color in scenery and completely oversaturating and…
How to Take Close Ups Without Using a Macro Lens

By: Michelle Ecker on October 21 2019.

Many photographers are under the impression that you can’t take close-up macrophotography shots if you don’t own a macrophotography lens. That is simply not the case. If you’re…
How to Photograph a Starburst Effect

By: Michelle Ecker on October 7 2019.

If you’re looking for an interesting photography project to try this weekend, photographing a starburst effect is a fun experiment.  If you’ve never heard of this…
How to Use a Lens Ball 

By: Michelle Ecker on August 6 2019.

If you’re looking for something different to try with your photography this weekend, consider attempting a refraction shot. Not to be confused with reflection photography
3 Ways to Become a Better Photographer

By: Michelle Ecker on March 15 2019.

Feeling unmotivated when it comes to your photography routine lately? If you could use a little inspiration, here are three simple ways you could become a better photographer in…