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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 Gary Hampton

By Sarah Van Arsdale on November 14th, 2011

One of the tenets of highly successful people is that the more you do, the more you do. In other words, the more projects you're involved with, the more active you are, the more you'll get done in the course…

Student Profile Michele Taras

By Sarah Van Arsdale on October 27th, 2011

Student Name: Michele Taras City: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Website: 1. How did you first become interested in photography? I was passionate about photography ever since I got my first camera. I guess I must have been around 12. I…

Student Profile Henry Despres

By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 16th, 2011

Student Name: Henry Despres City: Bay Shore, New York Why NYI? "I was able to learn at my own pace and did not have to travel to a school and back at any set time. This was a big advantage.…

Student Profile Sergey Plotnikov

By Sarah Van Arsdale on August 11th, 2011

One NYIP student we recently heard from is Sergey Plotnikov, and we’re so proud of his work we want to bring him to your attention. Sergey is currently a newspaper photographer on the editorial staff of the biggest newspaper in…

Student Profile Patrick McCarthy

By Sarah Van Arsdale on July 30th, 2011

The aspect of photography that draws people to it as an art form is often the fact that through photography, one can make time stand still. Think of seeing a photo of an 80-year-old taken when they were a child…

Student Profile Paul Kline

By Sarah Van Arsdale on June 1st, 2011

Some new photographers thrive on the unpredictable nature of the event photographers; they love nothing more than entering a wedding hall or convention center and having to keep up with all the changing faces, shooting as they go, grabbing the…

Student Profile John Collins

By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 20th, 2011

It's challenging enough to suit up in the proper equipment and plunge from the side of a boat into the deep waters of the world's seas. But just try doing it with a camera and the necessary protective gear, and…

Student Profile Tony Martin

By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 14th, 2011

When the economy heads south, anything people perceive as a luxury is usually the first thing to go, and that can include photography, whether it's the annual family portrait, the photography budget for the wedding, or updating headshots for a…

Student Profile Carl Auer

By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 8th, 2011

Sometimes a twist of fate can make all the difference in the direction person's life will take; for Carl Auer, it was a simple matter of having a drivers' license when he was a sports reporter for his high school…

Student Profile John Kerkacharian

By Sarah Van Arsdale on April 21st, 2011

When asked about subject matter, most beginning photographers will name people, animals, landscapes and nature as their top picks. Not many would say they just love going out and shooting a giant backhoe, or a derelict building in the shadows…

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