Photography Tips and Articles

The New York Institute of Photography is the world's top online photography school. We strive to serve photographers all over the world and we frequently produce free photography tips and photo tutorials. Below are our most recent photography articles and NYIP student success stories. Click browse more at the bottom to view more photography tips and articles.

Do Professional Photographers Need to Be Certified?

By Michelle Ecker on October 14 2020.

If you want to pursue a photography career, you should research what education, training or certifications you are required to receive before technically calling yourself a “certified professional…
 What Digital Camera Is Best for a Beginner?

By: NYIP Staff on September 16 2020.

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and get serious about your photography by enrolling in school. A camera is an obviously necessary tool of the trade, but now…
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…

Student Success Stories

Geoff Maxwell

Student Success: Geoff Maxwell

By Michelle Ecker on January 30 2019.

Years ago, Geoff Maxwell found himself taking brief, two the three hour long instructional courses at his local camera shop. But he wondered- if he…
David Hakamaki

Student Success: David Hakamaki

By Michelle Ecker on January 7 2019.

In the…
Charles Vaughn

Student Success: Charles Vaughn

By Michelle Ecker on January 2 2019.

Charles Vaughn always had an interest in taking photos, but after he got…