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Friday
Mar012013

Setting Up Your Photography Studio for Newborns


 
As part of a photography school, I'm always on the lookout for how-to materials to share with our New York Institute of Photography blog readers. I just came across this wonderful, candid video with a working professional photographer talking about how to set up your studio for capturing images of newborns. Anamaria Brandt, an Orange County, CA pro, is a huge advocate for keeping the studio uncluttered, keeping everything out in the open so it can be easily selected by the photographer and client, and improving whenever possible (you'll like what she did with huge, fluffy cotton balls!). Enjoy Ana's photography tips, including her overall philosophy:
The idea behind photo sessions is to not be formal and stiff. It should be to capture the moments - to snap this time in history. Let kids be kids and have fun - relax! We have plenty of ways to keep little ones busy and after photographing children for over 20 years, I know what works! When it comes to family sessions, it may take some time, but if you can trust the experience, we can capture amazing moments.
 

 
 

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
Feb272013

Field Trip - National Gallery of Art

DECLAN MCCULLAGH PHOTOGRAPHY

If you plan to be in the DC area between now and May 5th, do yourself a favor and stop off at the National Gallery of Art to view their current exhibition, Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop, on display on the Ground Floor of the West Building.

The groundbreaking exhibition, which debut at The Metropolitan Museum of Art last year in New York, documents the storied history of doctoring photographs priot to the advent of Photoshop. A synopsis of the exhbition on the gallery's site reads: 

 In the first major exhibition devoted to the history of manipulated photographs before the digital age, some 200 works will demonstrate that today's digitally altered photographs are part of a tradition that extends back to the beginning of photography. Featuring visually captivating photographs, the exhibition will trace photographic manipulation from the 1840s through the 1980s and show that photography is—and always has been—a medium of fabricated truths and artful lies.

• What: “Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop” 

• When: February 17–May 5, 2013 

• Where: 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

• Admission: Free

• Museum hours: Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

• Info: Call (202) 737-4215 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176.

Leap into the Void (1960) by Yves Klein, Harry Shunk, and Jean Kender

Here at NYIP, we are always trying to alert our readers to all the landmark photography exhibitions taking place around the world. 

 

 
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
Feb252013

Promote Your Photography Business Through Contests and Facebook

Photograph by Je Revele Fine Art Photography

Wedding time is in the air. The New York Institute of Photography just received a clever promotional email from Je Revele Fine Art Photography in New Jersey. To help promote their Facebook page, to promote their branding message, and increase their "Likes," they're running a fun contest: What's the Best Marriage Proposal Ever? The Je Revele folks remind us that more engagements happen in the period between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, and they're running this contest to help us take advantage of all the proposals from family and friends that we have fresh in mind. Note that to see the full contest rules, you need to click on the photographer's Facebook link and "Like" them. (Hey, it's good to show a little "Like love" for such a fun contest, but I wanted to share this with all photographers who are interested in seeing a good case study of a contest and utilizing Facebook to promote it.)

Photograph by Je Revele Fine Art Photography

 
Click here for contest details from Je Revele. Note that the winner will receive money towards studio work at Je Revele. The contest, the email blast that promotes the contest, the focus on spreading the photographer's "art photography" branding message, the buzz generated in social media, and the studio session discount all form a virtuous circle for the photographer, making this a clever and well-designed business promotion.
 
 
Have You Run a Successful Contest or Promotion?
Good luck coming up with your own photography marketing campaigns! To help all our readers, please up us out.
  • Add a comment to this post and tell us about a successful contest or promotion you've run in the past. (Our readers love photo tips and photography business advice.)
  • Tell us what you would do again? Then tell us what you would not do in the future. 
  • Thanks for sharing!

 

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
Feb222013

Image Profile - Dead Troops Talk

Dead Troops Talk (A vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) by Jeff Ball

Here at NYIP, we are fascinated by the history of photography since its inception in the early part of the 19th century.
 
The raw power of the above image is immediately apparent for all to see. Dead Troops Talk (A vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) is a photographic montage created by Canadian artist Jeff Wall (B. 1946) in 1992. It is a depiction of a fictional event and is 90¼ x 164¼ in. (229.2 x 417.2 cm.) At the conclusion of her critically-acclaimed book, Regarding the Pain of Others (2003), filmmaker and literary icon Susan Sontag praises the work extensively, calling it "exemplary in its thoughtfulness and power."
 
On May 8th, 2012, it was sold at auction for $3,666,500, making it the third most expensive art photograph ever. It supplanted 99 cent II Diptychon, which my co-worker Jay Johnson listed (referencing Wikipedia) as the third most expensive fine art photograph in his May 3rd, 2012 post, 5 Most Expensive Art Photographs in the World. Although these sums are astronomical to most, they are still but a fraction of the cost of the most expensive paintings ever sold.
 
Do you expect this gap to shrink in the future? Give us your feedback and let us know!

 


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
Feb202013

Introducing the GoPro Hero3

If you haven't heard about this incredible gadget yet, it's time to get onboard (no pun intended). Actually, to call it merely a gadget is to downplay it greatly. The GoPro site claims it to be the "World's Most Versatile Camera" and it's hard to disagree with them there. The HERO3 is a wi-fi enabled, wearable camera/camcorder developed by Woodman Labs that can be mounted on almost any sports or outdoor equipment. It is "waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second." Oh yeah... and it weighs a measly 2.6 ounces! At anywhere from $200 to $400 (depending on the edition and the various add-ons available), you are getting a lot of bang for your buck with the GoPro HERO3. But don't take our word for it, check out the site's promo video below! 

You may be thinking that this looks like the work of highly trained professionals in a big budget production, and your personal use may not be worthy of such a heavy duty device. Well, here is a simple how-to-video of photographer Marc Silber's son fastening the HERO3 to his surfboard and then using it out on the water that ought to dispel those notions:

 

 


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]

 

 

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