Cameras and Gear

How to Use an iPhone for Photographers

By: Matt Brandon on September 18 2013.

There has always been a snobbery associated with the Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera, and now it's the same with the digital SLR (DSLR). It's as if you are not…
How to Use a Polarizing Filter

on August 13 2013.

The circular polarizer is one of my favorite filters for a wide array of photography opportunities. Not only can it help to darken a sky when the sun is high…
Take Sharper Photos

By: Chuck DeLaney on May 24 2013.

The first teacher to call in was NYI's Walter Karling, and his voice mail message was brief. "Look at the front page of today's Times," he advised. "Another victim of…
The RAW Image Format

By: Richard Martin on May 16 2013.

If you are reading this, you're probably not a working professional photographer. Furthermore, you are fairly new to digital and perhaps to photography in general. You might have just graduated…
Incident and Gray Card Readings

By: George Delgado on December 25 2012.

How do you meter a sunset? Or a flag backlit by the sun? Or a very dark-skinned subject? Or any other "tricky" exposure situation? One way is to point your…
What the Camera Companies Don't Want You to Hear

By: NYIP Staff on November 30 2012.

Warning: the following article is likely to cause a bit of discussion, but Chris is a serious photographer and teacher, and he calls them as he sees them. In addition…
DLSR Sensor Dust

By: Richard Martin on June 13 2012.

So you finally acquired your dream camera, a digital SLR, you fired up your computer, and you are now gazing lovingly at the scene you captured earlier. But wait! What…
An Alternative to the DSLR

By: Richard Martin on June 10 2012.

Recently the camera market has seen the introduction of a new type of digital camera. Commonly referred to as an ILC (interchangeable lens compact) but also called "mirrorless" due to…
3 Tips to Taking Great Photos Without a Tripod

By: Chris Corradino on April 11 2012.

If given a choice, I would much prefer to carry a tripod at all times since it allows for unlimited creative freedom with very long exposure times, smaller apertures, and…
Dynamic Range Part 2

By: Richard Martin on March 16 2012.

In Part One I discussed the dynamic range of various media and how their…