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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 Richard Bowser

By Sarah Van Arsdale on April 3rd, 2011

Student Name: Richard (Rick) Bowser City: St Peters, MO (St Louis Area) Website: Why NYIP? "I researched a number of schools, but NYIP offered the programs that best fit my needs. I was a full time Sales Rep and…

Student Profile Denise Owens

By Sarah Van Arsdale on February 11th, 2011

NAME: Denise Owens CITY: Cincinnati, Ohio WEB SITE: What do you like best about photography I love taking a larger scene, group, or setting, concentrating on one aspect of it and making it unique and memorable. Photography is so…

Student Profile Linda Lagerway

By NYIP Staff on January 24th, 2011

As we've noted, this eye-catching photo by NYIP Student Lynda J. Lagerwey has the look and feel of a professional commercial image. It's not. Lynda took this photo as part of an experiment in lighting and composition that was part…

Student Profile Rick Pennock

By Sarah Van Arsdale on January 6th, 2011

NYIP Graduate Rick Pennock is living proof that having a specialty in photography pays off, both in terms of getting your work out there and in terms of satisfaction. After studying at NYIP, Rick was offered a job with First…

Student Profile Robert Weingarten

By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 11th, 2010

Robert Weingarten Web site: The sticky paint smeared on rough fabric looks so real, so three-dimensional, you're sure that if you touched it, your fingers would come away a deep blue. And yet, this isn't a collage under glass;…

Student Profile Monica Starks

By Sharon Gumerove on August 29th, 2010

Student Name: Monica Starks City: Southfield, MI Website: Editor's Note: We first heard about NYIP Graduate Monica Stark's success in photography when she posted on our Facebook page that she'd "made 50K with just one client." Intrigued we set…

Student Profile Seth Gottfried

By Sarah Van Arsdale on July 12th, 2010

I was sound asleep on a Thursday night just before Halloween when the police started incessantly ringing the buzzer to my loft. Stumbling to the intercom expecting to hear strange mumblings from some misguided drunk on the street below, imagine…

Student Profile Jennifer Dohner

By Sarah Van Arsdale on June 19th, 2010

It started as a challenge, and it remains a challenge today: Jennifer Dohner's specialization in photographing live performances by musicians, promotional shots for CD covers, and photo spreads on bands for magazines. "My first job in the music industry was…

Student Profile Chris Corradino

By Sarah Van Arsdale on March 10th, 2010

One of the great joys of working at NYI is that we get to see the passion that infuses the work of our students and graduates. And that passion is contagious!. For Chris Corradino, the satisfaction from photography comes both…

Student Profile Richard Ruperto

By Sarah Van Arsdale on March 4th, 2010

Student Name: Richard Ruperto City: Kansas City, MO Website: How did you first become interested in photography? I have always had an interest in photography. I can remember being a kid and playing with my Dad's Yashica Twin Reflex.…

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