If you’re considering photography school for the first time, you may have a lot of questions about what you’ll learn and whether or not it’s worth the time and investment. Keep reading to find out how the New York Institute of Photography can help you turn your hobby into a rewarding career.
What will I learn in photography school?
You may be great with a camera, always filling the role of the go-to photographer for friends and family, but if you’re serious about making a career out of photography, there’s a lot you’ll need to know. While it is possible to learn some of the key skills through practice and trial and error, taking a photography course can help you learn those key foundations, and things you didn’t even know you needed to know, faster and with guidance from experts.,
What you’ll learn from a photography course at NYIP will depend on which course you choose. If you’re a beginner just starting out, you may want to consider beginning your studies with the Fundamentals of Digital Photography or Professional Photography. In both, you’ll learn the basics of mastering your equipment, though the Fundamentals course focuses specifically on digital camera work while the Professional course features other types of cameras in addition to digital. Both courses will explore concepts like structure, lighting, and composition, as well as introductions to various styles of photography.
If you already have some experience under your belt, you can take the next steps towards your career by choosing a specialty. You can focus your studies specifically on wedding photography, travel photography, photojournalism, nature and landscape, portraiture. In the first section, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of photography like you would in one of the generalized courses, followed by the specific skills needed to pursue a specialty professionally.
Whichever course best suits your goals, each features a section of lessons to help you begin your professional career through portfolio building and marketing techniques. In addition, throughout the duration of your program you’ll have an established professional mentor available to help guide you through your studies.
Why should I take a photography course?
Though a big and important part of making it professionally as a photographer has to do with talent, it helps to have credentials. Potential clients want to know the money they’re spending is for a top notch, quality photographer who knows what they’re doing. NYIP is licensed by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Additionally, each NYIP graduate is eligible to become certified by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This industry recognized certification can help your portfolio stand out from the competition. It also lets those potential clients or employers know that not only do you have the education and qualifications to back up your work, but you have the dedication to your passion to take the time to improve upon it.
Why learn with NYIP
NYIP has been in business for over 100 years and is now the world’s largest online photography school. Each program is completely online and self-paced, so you can study when and where it works best for you. There’s no need to rearrange work schedules, miss out on family events, or work late into evening hours. You fit your studies into a schedule that works best for your lifestyle. Affordable tuition varies between programs, but discounts are offered for full payments and dual enrollments if you’re interested in more than one program. There are also monthly payment plans available, so your financial situation doesn’t have to stop you from pursuing your education.
If you’re ready to start your journey as a professional photographer, enroll online today or call a NYIP student services representative at 1-800-583-1736.