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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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 42 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 6/2014 English

Course Description

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."

What are the requirements?

  • Any camera, even the one on your smartphone

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the ten secrets of better photographs
  • Learn to see the world like a photographer

Who is the target audience?

  • Photography enthusiasts of any age and skill level

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
NYIP Mission
2 pages
NYIP Students
2 pages
Make Something Original
10 Tips for Great Photographs
1 page
The Perfect Moment
Section 2: Tip #1
Concentrate on the Subject
2 pages
The Connection is the Subject
Section 3: Tip #2
Simplify to Eliminate Clutter
1 page
Styling Your Shot
Section 4: Tip #3
Shoot Up Close
1 page
Seeing Up Close
Section 5: Tip #4
Study Your Photograph
1 page
Finding the Visual Interest in Any Room
Section 6: Tip #5
Be Aware of the Sun
1 page
Location and Time of Day
Section 7: Tip #6
Don't Use Flash When it Hurts
1 page
Using Available Light
Section 8: Tip #7
Use Flash When it Helps
1 page
Section 9: Tip #8
Horizontal or Vertical
1 page
Section 10: Tip #9
Watch for Interesting Angles
1 page
Tilt the Camera
Section 11: Tip #10
1 page
A Different Way of Seeing
Look Ahead
1 page
Become a Better Photographer
Enroll in NYIP
1 page
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Instructor Biography

New York Institute Of Photography (NYIP), 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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