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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 Leslie Billman

By Sarah Van Arsdale on February 23rd, 2010

NAME: Leslie Billman CITY: Annapolis, Maryland WEBSITE: Why NYI? When I decided to go back and study photography, it had been years since I’d thought about its elements. I’d done "serious" photography many years ago, shooting for my high…

Student Profile Misty Woodward

By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 28th, 2009

NAME: Misty Woodward CITY: Overland Park, Kansas What kind of photography are you doing now? I am somewhat of a Jack-of-All-Trades. We photographed 40 weddings last year and this year we knocked it down to just 10. We really wanted…

Student Profile J Daniel Roberts

By Sarah Van Arsdale on August 17th, 2009

NAME: J. Daniel Roberts CITY: Red Wing, MN BUSINESS: J. Daniel Photography: "Drawing visual inspiration from nature." How did you first become interested in photography? My interest in 35mm photography began in about 1976-77 in Europe. I was on a…

Student Profile Steve Batson

By NYIP Staff on June 13th, 2009 For some people, entering the field of photography is a career move. For others, the impetus comes more from wanting an outlet for one’s creativity. NYI Graduate Steve Batson started out by wanting to find a way of…

Student Profile Paul Weed

By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 2nd, 2009

Student Name: Paul Weed II City: Phoenix, AZ Why Photography? Even as a child with a small camera, I loved taking pictures of places and people. As an adult I got started because of our grandson's football games. Parents of…

Student Profile Chad Mitchell

By Sarah Van Arsdale on April 9th, 2009

It's time to plan your wedding, and all you can think about is the dress. You never knew there were so many variations on "white." Or on length, or depth of décolletage, or types of beading, or style of sleeve.…

Student Profile Dubi Roman

By Sarah Van Arsdale on January 12th, 2009

For Dubi Roman, photography is in large measure about exploring creativity, and about finding a way to contribute his own unique vision to the world of photography. In 1994, the year he graduated from NYI, he started to develop his…

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