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Wednesday
Jul252012

Books for Photographers - 3 Coffee Table Books We're Reading Now

Any books with strong visual interest satisfy our photographers' bent here at the New York Institute of Photography. Check out the following eclectic group of titles - and let us know what you're reading that fellow photographers might enjoy.

Stunning is one word to describe the rural small-town Texas photography shot by Keith Carter in his book From Uncertain to Blue. This survey of everyday life is an impressive body of work that shows heart and humanity behind the camera. And where else will you be able to see a record of life in place like Diddy Waw Diddy?

 

Great project, and we found this on Etsy, of all places! The Mdantsane Way is a coffee table book documenting the street culture, food, dress, daily life, and culture of South Africa's second largest township. Photographers interested in portraiture and street photography should enjoy it.

 

Fashionistas and glamour photographers alike will appreciate the stunning visuals in this Rizzoli book, Jimmy Choo XV, celebrating 15 of Choo's most iconic shoes. Another visual stunner from Rizzoli.

 

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]


Friday
Jun222012

Field Trip: Photobooth Shop Creates Original Tintype Portraits

 

There's a San Francisco retail space called Photobooth that sells camera equipment, exhibits photographs in a gallery, and takes walk-in appointments for tintype portraits (see examples above). Our Video Pick goes into the details of the business and the portrait-developing process - and we can appreciate the distinction made between digital photography (where you can make an infinite number of reproductions of an image) and tintype portraits (where there's only one image opportunity and you care more about it because it turns photography into a special object).

We love the look of Photobooth's tintype portraits, made directly on specially treated aluminum plates.


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]

 


Thursday
Feb092012

Wedding and Portrait Photographers - Let's Go to Vegas!

Chuck DeLaney, Director, NYIP - The wedding and portrait photography business is red hot right now - and everyone who's involved in capturing a couple's magic moments or making a subject look "better than great" has a stake in honing their skills and learning from other professionals in the field. If you're an experienced pro or thinking of making wedding and portrait photography your career, then we have a deal for you. NYIP is pleased to offer a special discount to members and associates for the upcoming annual Wedding & Portrait Photographers (WPPI) Convention and Trade Show – Feb. 19-23, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Full Registration Pass - $150 (regularly $399 for non-WPPI Members, $275 for WPPI Members), includes one free guest.

Choose from over 90 Platform Classes lead by some of the world’s finest photographic instructors and experience a 3-day trade show with the latest products, technologies, and services from major manufacturers and exciting evening events! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best, unite with friends, and discover innovative products while making an investment in yourself and having fun in Las Vegas!

Use Promo Code WFNYIP

Click here for more information or to register

Free WPPI Trade Show Pass

Experience a 3-day trade show with the latest products, technologies, and services from major manufacturers, Feb. 20-22, 2012 at the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas.

Use Promo Code WENYIP

Click here for more information or to register

 

 

 


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
Jun062011

Lit Portraits in Super Duper Bathrooms

Photo: Patrick Cavan Brown

It's not every day that a photographer is given the assignment to shoot lit portraits in a series of fantasy bathrooms, but that was just one interesting episode out of the life of Weaverville, NC photographer Patrick Cavan Brown.

This was a most unusual assignment, photographing in the themed rooms at Super Duper Publishing (click on the link to take video tours around their Greenville, SC headquarters, called the Super Duper Castle). Here's how the photographer describes his approach to the job.

Shooting in bathrooms presents certain logistical challenges . . . the first is size. These were not large bathrooms like you would find in a typical office building, but rather small ones like you would find in an apartment building. The second? Mirrors mirrors everywhere! Put the two together, small rooms with lots of mirrors, and you’ve got yourself a good old-fashioned fashion headache . . . but solving problems is what we do, and what sometimes makes it fun.

As logistical solutions, I used boom arms reaching through doorways, light stands tucked into corners and behind doors, and I even bounced lights off of mirrors to create kickers . . . all fun stuff.

The following video shows the sped-up action of one of his location shoots. Dare we say Mr. Brown was flush with success when he finished the assignment?

 

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