How to Work With Models
How to Work With Models
By Michelle Ecker on September 18th, 2018

The relatively solitude nature of photography is arguably one of the things that draws so many creatives to the field. For many, spending the day in nature taking wonderful photographs…

How to Plan a Lifestyle Shoot
How to Plan a Lifestyle Shoot
By Michelle Ecker on August 17th, 2018

If you’re a portrait photographer, you will very likely find yourself booking family photo shoots from time to time. Especially if you’re a locally established artist with your own studio,…

Stop Acting this Way Around Clients
Stop Acting this Way Around Clients
By Michelle Ecker on August 11th, 2018

If you’re an aspiring photographer, there are several genres worth exploring as you determine the professional niche you’d most like to join. From landscapes and travel to portraiture and photojournalism,…

DIY Portraiture Gear
DIY Portraiture Gear
By Michelle Ecker on May 3rd, 2018

When you’re new to photography, it’s helpful to explore different genres while you figure out the niche you enjoy the most. From nature and landscapes to portraits and weddings, there…

Taking a Perfect Self-Portrait
Taking a Perfect Self-Portrait
By Michelle Ecker on September 19th, 2017

Many portrait photographers spend so much time behind the lens capturing the character and beauty of others’ faces that they rarely stop and take the time to create an awesome…

How to Look More Photogenic
How to Look More Photogenic
By Michelle Ecker on November 13th, 2015

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors, a team of…

Photo Fact Friday: Traveling in Groups
Photo Fact Friday: Traveling in Groups
By Michelle Ecker on September 18th, 2015

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors, a team of…

Photo Fact Friday: The Benefits of Location Portraiture
Photo Fact Friday: The Benefits of Location Portraiture
By Michelle Ecker on September 11th, 2015

It’s Photo Fact Friday at NYIP! Every Friday afternoon, tune in right here on our photography blog for a new piece of advice from NYIP’s photography mentors, a team of…

Ten Secrets for Taking Better Pictures of Babies and Toddlers
Ten Secrets for Taking Better Pictures of Babies and Toddlers
By Drew Bittel on November 11th, 2013

If you've photographed babies and toddlers before, you know it's not easy. It requires skill, but, more importantly, it requires patience. Lots and lots of patience.I enjoy photographing toddlers because…

Compositional Elements 101: The Human Form
Compositional Elements 101: The Human Form
By Matt Brandon on October 9th, 2013

One of my favorite quotes about storytelling is by filmmaker Ken Burns. He says, "All storytelling is manipulation." This quote bothers many people when they first read it. Maybe because…