Learn Photography Online

NYIP’s mission is to empower students to achieve their aspirations through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant education.

The New York Institute of Photography seeks to provide distance education training in the art, technique, and business of photography using multi-media training materials developed by our staff and faculty, while providing a high level of service and support to every student.

We strive to be a non-traditional academic institution educating people motivated to improve their lives and photography. We empower students to achieve their self-improvement goals through flexible, convenient, affordable, and highly relevant programs of study. We seek to support different learning styles through a variety of professional multimedia materials and a student advisor program.

Our goal of "Success for Every Student" is also made possible with our well-developed, time-tested multimedia approach to education. Unlike traditional classroom models, the asynchronous distance education courses provide scheduling flexibility that allows students to engage at their own individual pace.

We seek to provide training that allows all students who enroll in an NYIP program to improve their skills and to take better photographs. We recognize that different students enroll with varying levels of experience and creative talent, and we design our instructional materials to take that into account.

We measure our success based on several factors: student completion rates, feedback solicited from our students, our graduates, our teachers and our student advisors, as well as regular surveys that are deployed to these groups.

Each student brings experience and talent to their program of study and our principal objective is to help that student develop his/her photographic talents to the highest possible level. While students complete multiple choice comprehensive exams, assessment of photographs submitted by the student in each course’s project assignments is the key way that we determine a student’s progress. In order to measure the student’s progress, each student is assigned to one professional photographer who will provide all the evaluations for the student allowing the teacher to develop a sense of the individual student’s progress.

NYIP also provides all students with the support needed to complete their program in photography. This is achieved by having student advisors who are available to students for any type of question relating to their studies or to any aspect of photography. Our advisors are all professional photographers and their feedback regarding student comments and concerns allows us to continually reevaluate our program.

NYIP also seeks to make photography more fun for all photographers. We provide free "how-to" content to all people interested in photography via our Website.

Finally, we operate our school with the following values in mind:

  • Accountability - We set measurable goals and are accountable to students, and to each other, for our actions, performance and results.
  • Integrity - We operate with the utmost integrity, and treat both our colleagues and our students with dignity and respect. We also expect integrity from our students.
  • Passion - We believe we can make a difference in people’s lives and want to help all students, faculty and staff members realize their individual potential.
  • Teamwork – we believe collaboration and communication among students, faculty, and staff are essential to achieving great outcomes for students and our company.
  • Excellence – we strive to uphold high standards in our programs, student experience, and support services, and are continually seeking ways to improve each of these areas.

Institutional Objectives

Job-Specific and Technical Skills

Graduates will be trained in job specific technical knowledge and the common body of knowledge associated with a specific program.

Professional and Life Skills

Graduates will be trained in professional and life skills that include responsibility and self-motivation.

Qualifications for Advancement

Graduates will have the skills and credentials to apply for jobs, change careers, advance in their current workplace, start their own business, and/or pursue skill- based hobbies and interests.

Ready to learn photography? Click here to enroll in an online photography course or call 1 800-583-1736.