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Win Free Stuff on Twitter

 Twitter Promotion February 7th - 11th, 2011


From Monday 2/7 through Friday 2/11 we will be tweeting a different question each day and giving away great prizes.  To qualify for a chance to win free stuff, just answer the question in a tweet and hashtag it with #nyip

The questions will be posted in the morning but make sure to follow us on Twitter to participate.  We will select one winner each day.   Good luck!


Free NYIP iPhone app Available for Download Now!



Download the new NYIP iPhone app to access industry leading content including photography and business tips, videos and podcasts. Tune in to informative tweets, and view photos from NYIP students and graduates.

To share your favorite Flickr images in the "Your Photos" tab, simply tag them "NYIP". Please note, image viewing will perform best with a WIFI connection.

It's compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.  Best of all, the app is FREE!  Head on over to the iTunes app store and check it out under "NYIP". 

Also, we haven't forgotten about users on other platforms like Android.  We hope to roll out a version for those phones in the near future as well.



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Francesca Woodman, on Film

A new documentary, titled "The Woodmans,"  sets out to explicate, if not explain, the life and early death of one of the 20th-century's most enigmatic and haunting photographers. Francesca Woodman came from a family of artists: her mother is the successful ceramicist Betty Woodman, her father is an abstract painter named George Woodman, and her older brother, George, is a video artist. Francesca grew up in a household where art, it seems, was prized above all else. She picked up a camera early, and was immediately possessed by the need to create photographic images. 



While the documentary shows many of its subject's images, it doesn't look much at her technique or her involvement with the New York art world of the late 1970s and early 1980s---the rejection from which may have contributed to her suicide. Rather it concentrates on her family, her place in it, and the effect of success and failure on an artist. And like any good documentary, it raises more questions than it answers, while providing a glimpse into the work and life of a fascinating artist.

The film, a Lorber Films Release directed by C. Scott Willis, is showing in limited release. In New York City, it's showing at Film Forum.


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Getting Started with Time Lapse Techniques

If you enjoyed the time lapse film we recently posted, why not consider making your own?  To help you get started, watch this terrific time lapse tutorial which features detailed instruction and gear recommendations. 



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Optical Allusions

Wait, is that rusted steel or.... 


A quick look at the recent collaborative photos of New York artists Paul Shore and Nicole Root would convince you that you’re looking at large-scale works of art re-made using different materials, like this one, “Torqued Taffy (After Richard Serra), 2010,” which looks like an enormous Richard Serra re-created in a material simply more slippery than Serra’s usual rusted steel.




In fact, the photography of these pieces is critical to their success, as they are actually tiny, only a few inches each, but are shot with a close-up lens to make them appear the same size as the original art works they mimic.

And they’re all made of candy, something the show's title,“Licked, Sucked, Stacked, Stuck” gives away. Now take a look at  “Untitled (Sprinkles) (After Tara Donovan), 2010.”



The show is spirit-lifting, showing off Shore and Root’s sense of humor, but it’s also educational. If you’re not sure of the origins of a piece, look it up online and you’ll learn something about the history of modern and contemporary art.

You can see “Licked, Sucked, Stacked, Stuck”  at the Brattleboro (Vermont) Museum & Art Center through February 6. One of the artists, Paul Shore, will be speaking at the museum on January 27. For more information, visit The Bratttleboro Museum.