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Wednesday
Feb062013

Grand Central Terminal Celebrates its 100th Birthday

Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the magnificent Grand Central Terminal in New York City. As a commuter, I travel to and from Grand Central twice a day during the week and I must admit that I take the splendid sprawling structure for granted a great deal of the time. As I hurry past to catch the next train, I regard the tourists wandering around or staring open mouthed at the magnificent ceiling with annoyance, viewing them as an obstacle constantly threatening to impede my progress. Perhaps this is a little bit of the New Yorker attitude settling in, but when I take a moment to reflect, I can certainly understand why people visiting GCT for the first time are so awe struck by it. As a homage to the great building, I have put together a slideshow out of the compilation of images created by Alan Taylor in his In Focus photo article, Grand Central Terminal Turns 100. The slideshow is comprised of memorable photos taken of Grand Central since it was first built. Enjoy. 
For information on the ongoing Centennial Celebration, click here



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 

Monday
Feb042013

Two Different Photographic Approaches to Taking Wedding Videos

We all know that photography, just by the way it's processed, can create different moods. I found a striking difference in two wedding videos recently that underscored how the photographic process can change up the moods that a happy couple want to convey in their overall image capture strategy. In this first example, there's a strikingly retro, grainy, casual feel captured in super 8mm film by photographer EP Love for Lolavideo.net. The grainy, saturated-yet-faded colors match the Old Mexico feel of the wedding styling, the old chapel where the ceremony took place, the Mexican restaurant reception venue, and the overall sunny relaxed vibe of the Santa Barbara location. I particularly admired the way the video moved back and forth between color and black and white.

 

 

 

Also featuring a relaxed venue and atmosphere, there's quite a contrast and more of a crisp documentary feel with sophisticated cutaway shots and voiceovers in the next video, from New Zealand wedding photographer Jono Tucker. The selection of specific segments in the bride and groom's day shows a good eye and ear for storytelling, with a final product that's designed to preserve happy wedding day memories, with audio recordings of people at the wedding adding volumes to the images.

 


 



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Friday
Feb012013

Video Pick: Photo Tips for Dramatic Portraits

Fashion portrait of model Eliza Lugo by Lorenzo Pickett

I'm always looking for photographers who use simple home setups to showcase their techniques to our students, and I found a great video from Lorenzo Pickett, whose amazing model Eliza Lugo helped to create some wonderful fashion portraits in color and black and white. In our featured video, Lorenzo walks you through his complete setup and discusses lighting, make-up, and his camera lens and settings. The end results have gathered good attention, too - congratulations, Lorenzo! Visit his website for more information.

 


 


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Wednesday
Jan302013

Our Best "New" Photos






Where has the month of January gone? In our eighth Top 10 Photos post, we did a Web image search on the word "new" to help kick off the New Year right. We chose 10 of our favorite images for our blog followers and fellow photography enthusiasts to cast their votes for. And you have spoken - we're excited to announce that hundreds of you voted in our Top 10 survey. Many thanks for taking the time to register your vote with us - and congratulations to all of our Top 10 photographers. Click here to view the original Top 10 Photos in our "new" competition. Another Top 10 Photos vote will be coming your way soon ....

 


Photograph #1: New York - Inception by Trey Ratcliff

Photograph #2: New York - Reflections on the Road, Chinatown by Matthew Goddard-Jones

Photograph #3: New South Wales - First Light Over Byron Bay by Paul Bica

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Monday
Jan282013

How You Can Be a Better Photographer By Studying with New York Institute of Photography



 

How fitting that we're in Academy Award season - we've just produced a new video! Perhaps it isn't quite Oscar caliber, but we think it gets across the message quite well regarding how the New York Institute of Photography can help anyone become a better photographer. Watch the video, then click here to learn more.

 



We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]