How to Get Started at NYIP

By Michelle Ecker on September 12, 2019

How to Get Started at NYIP
 

If you are interested in taking an online photography course at the New York Institute of Photography but you aren’t sure how to get started, there are only a few simple steps you need to take before logging in and diving into your very first lesson. 

Are There Any Prerequisites for Studying at NYIP? 

You might be wondering if there are any prior educational requirements you will need to meet in order to take one of NYIP’s courses. At NYIP, that is not the case. Our courses are designed to take you from wherever you are now in terms of skills, to wherever you want to go. 

Many of our students just purchased their first DSLR camera and are looking for an online photography school that can teach them how to get the most out of their new digital equipment. Other students have been working in the photography industry for years and are looking to fine-tune their skills, a certificate they can include in their resume or just a new outlook for practicing their craft. Either way, we assume no prior training. All 10 of our photography classes start with the basics, then slowly advance to more challenging skills and techniques.

Which NYIP Course Should I Take?

This all depends on what you’re interested in and where you’d like to go in your photography career. Are you a hobbyist who would just like some tips on using a DSLR camera to the best of your ability? The Fundamentals of Digital Photography Course might be a great fit for you. Are you specifically interested in starting your own professional wedding and event photography business in your area? The Wedding Photography Course is the best match for that path. 


We even have a business course for photographers who already have all the camera and technical know-how, but need help with things like marketing and putting together contracts and websites. No matter what you’re interested in, NYIP offers 10 exciting, interactive online courses that can help you advance your hobby or career. 

Can I Afford an NYIP Course? 

One of the biggest parts of NYIP’s overall mission has always been to make photography education more accessible to students from all backgrounds. We understand that the simplest way to do that is by making your education more affordable. Unlike colleges and universities who charge tens of thousands of dollars, NYIP’s two year, self-paced online photography course is fully accredited and only costs a total of $629. 

Beyond that, we also provide monthly installment options to students who can’t afford to make that $629  payment all at once. You can check out our tuition details to learn more about how monthly payment options work at NYIP. 

I Know Which Course I Want to Take and I’m Ready To Start. Now What? 

All you need to do in order to get started is call 1-800-583-1736 and enroll over the phone with one of NYIP’s student services representatives. 

If you’d rather enroll online, you can head to our online enrollment form. You will have to fill out your student profile with information such as your name, the address you’d like your welcome package shipped to, and the phone number you’d like to use when communicating with your mentors. From there, all you have to do is pay for your program and you’ll automatically be sent login information you can use to sign in to the online learning center and immediately get started with your first lesson. If the monthly payment plan works better for your budget, you can get started by making your first payment of $49. 

If studying photography has always been a goal of yours, you can login and make that dream a reality in a matter of minutes thanks to NYIP’s user-friendly programs, online enrollment process, and affordable payment options.