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Secrets of Photography: 10 Tips for Great Photographs

Photography secrets from the pros that will teach you how to take better photos in any situation.
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Learn the secrets that professional photographers use to capture amazing photographs. Photography experts from the New York Institute of Photography, the world's largest and longest running online photography school, show you how to take professional-quality photos with any camera. From learning how to be aware of the sun to understanding your angles, this course will show you all the fundamental tips you need to start capturing beautiful images.

Here are some stories shared by students who have taken one of NYIP's online photography courses

  • Lee Presnell, North Carolina:
    Since graduating from NYIP, Lee has been very busy! Lee is creating a calendar and a book for some local churches, shooting head shots for an author’s autobiography, car and modeling shoots, and doing a number of photography sessions for the American Heart Association for one of their fundraisers. Lee has also been published twice in local newspapers including two front page photos. Lee also won 7 awards in photography contests.

  • Karin Kunzova, Germany:
    Karin’s photo series 'Road Trip' dealing with backpacking around the Australia outback was selected by Agathe Gaillard and published in Le Journal de la Photographie. Karin focuses on documentary photography which she says she finds challenging and fulfilling. She loves "working with people, studying different personalities and the way people live."
Who is the target audience?
  • Photography enthusiasts of any age and skill level
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Learn the ten secrets of better photographs
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  • Any camera, even the one on your smartphone
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 26 Lectures Collapse All 26 Lectures 41:34
5 Lectures 03:35
NYIP Mission
2 pages

NYIP Students
2 pages

10 Tips for Great Photographs
1 page

Tip #1
2 Lectures 02:39
Concentrate on the Subject
2 pages

Tip #2
2 Lectures 02:58
Simplify to Eliminate Clutter
1 page

Tip #3
2 Lectures 01:42
Shoot Up Close
1 page

Tip #4
2 Lectures 02:02
Study Your Photograph
1 page

Finding the Visual Interest in Any Room
Tip #5
2 Lectures 02:32
Be Aware of the Sun
1 page

Location and Time of Day
Tip #6
2 Lectures 02:30
Don't Use Flash When it Hurts
1 page

Using Available Light
Tip #7
1 Lecture 00:00
Use Flash When it Helps
1 page
Tip #8
1 Lecture 00:00
Horizontal or Vertical
1 page
Tip #9
2 Lectures 02:28
Watch for Interesting Angles
1 page

Tilt the Camera
1 More Section
About the Instructor
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World's Largest Photography School

The New York Institute of Photography is the largest and longest running photography school in the world. Our affordable online photography courses make learning photography fun and easy for students all over the world. We're located in the heart of New York, but we have students everywhere.

NYIP offers online photography courses with a personal touch. We are committed to providing the highest quality and best photography courses in the world. Every student who enrolls in one of our photography courses receives:

  • Expertly prepared course materials
  • Access to a student advisor by phone or email
  • Photo projects reviewed by professional photographers
  • A photography certificate from NYIP upon graduation
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