Photography Tutorials

How to Photograph Cities

By: Michelle Ecker on August 18 2017.

Many of our students tell us they absolutely love traveling to cities to capture awesome urban landscape shots. Crowded cities offer creative photographers so many opportunities, from pedestrian candid portraits…
Intro to White Balance

By: Michelle Ecker on August 10 2017.

Do you know how to use your camera’s white balance feature? Surprisingly, it’s a setting that many photographers overlook when exploring their new cameras. If you’re one of those people,…
Using Continuous Shooting Mode

By: Michelle Ecker on August 9 2017.

Have you ever tried using the continuous shooting function on your camera? If not, we highly recommend you explore it a bit. Once you get used to working in this…
3 Tips for Concert Photographers

on July 26 2017.

Are you headed to any concerts this summer? Any photographer who’s tried to capture awesome concert pictures (especially at nighttime, outdoor events)…
Take Better Portraits Outdoors

By: Michelle Ecker on June 7 2017.

If you are a portrait photographer, your technique probably shifts with the seasons depending on whether or not your clients request their pictures be taken outdoors. When you’re working with…
Our Favorite Shutter Speed Cheat Sheet

By: Michelle Ecker on May 31 2017.

If shutter speed is a concept that confuses you, it’s worth getting familiar if you seriously want to improve your shots. Put simply, shutter speed is just a way to…
How to Use Test Shoots to Build a Wedding Portfolio

By: Stephanie Williams on May 23 2017.

It takes time to develop a great wedding portfolio that will get you hired by the best wedding photographers and eventually, the right kind of couples. Begin by studying gorgeous…
Stop Taking Blurry Pictures

By: Michelle Ecker on May 17 2017.

Do your photos often come out blurry even when your hands seem super steady? We might know why. If you’re an NYIP student, head back to unit one in your…
5 Fun Wedding Photography Props

By: Michelle Ecker on May 1 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…
Believe In Yourself

By: Chris Corradino on April 27 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…