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Student Success Stories

NYIP is nothing without it's student and graduates, and we love sharing photography student success stories. Below are stories about NYIP students and graduates who have achieved success in the field of photography. If you have a success story for us, we'd love to hear it. Click here and share it.

Student Profile Louis Barton

By Chuck DeLaney on December 25th, 2012

The story behind this photograph is one that I enjoy sharing. Louis submitted this picture as part of his very first NYI assignment -- the Unit One Photo Project calls for a picture of a landscape or cityscape. After evaluating…

Student Profile Freysteinn G Johnsson

By Sarah Van Arsdale on December 13th, 2012

As an NYI graduate, Freysteinn G. Johnsson flashed his PhotoWorld press card and was given access to the action at the Icelandic Championship Tournament of A-Formula Off-road Racing. Standing only 35-50 feet away, Johnsson used his Canon EOS 1V and…

Student Profile Rick Reddy

By Sarah Van Arsdale on December 7th, 2012

The reason most people pursue a career in photography can often be summed up in three words: creativity, creativity, creativity. But then again, there is also the technical aspect of photography, which often boils down to equipment, equipment, equipment. Richard…

Student Profile Rob Medina

By Sarah Van Arsdale on November 8th, 2012

Take a risk. We hear all the time about how important this is in getting ahead in any field, and it's especially important in getting into professional photography. NYI Graduate Rob Medina is a great example of this. He was…

Student Profile George Petering

By NYIP Staff on October 15th, 2012

NYI graduate George W. Petering was still a student when he stopped by our offices on the way to a safari in Kenya a few years ago. While he was here in New York, George spoke with Student Advisor Jerry…

Student Profile Ronald Zincone

By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 10th, 2012

Every classroom had one: the kid who was always dreaming, looking up at the stars in the night sky instead of watching a re-run of "The Love Boat," the kid who'd rather get a telescope than a basketball for Christmas.…

Student Profile JC Lopez Johnston

By Sarah Van Arsdale on July 18th, 2012

Student Name: J.C. Lopez-Johnston City: Atlanta, Georgia How did you first become interested in photography? I have always been interested in photography. Since I was a child in Maracaibo, Venezuela (where I am from) I have been captivated by the…

Student Profile Angie Knost

By NYIP Staff on July 6th, 2012

From the first time she picked up a camera, Angie Knost knew she wouldn't just be taking traditional snapshots. She was right: now, she's shooting stock photos for two agencies, has shot a cover for I Love Cats magazine, and…

Student Profile Annie Angelopoulo

By Sarah Van Arsdale on June 7th, 2012

Student Name: Annie Angelopoulou City: Athens, Greece Website: Q. How did you first become interested in photography? A. I was always interested in art, as I was painting when I was a young girl. I did not consider photography…

Student Profile Kathy Anderson

By Sarah Van Arsdale on March 22nd, 2012

NAME: Kathy Anderson CITY: Red Wing, MN What do you like best about photography? Working in photography gives me an artistic outlet that I can't capture with pencil and paper. It is something I will be able to do long…

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