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 Chris Corradino

By Sarah Van Arsdale March 10, 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 from getting the shot and from working with clients. He's always aware…
Student Profile Richard Ruperto

By Sarah Van Arsdale March 4, 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. I have always enjoyed taking pictures and sharing them with friends. Friends and family…
Student Profile Leslie Billman

By Sarah Van Arsdale February 23, 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 school newspaper and yearbook, and had been…
Student Profile Misty Woodward

By Sarah Van Arsdale September 28, 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 to have more time to concentrate on children and families. And we have. We photograph…
Student Profile J Daniel Roberts

By Sarah Van Arsdale August 17, 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 job assignment in London and took a…
Student Profile Steve Batson

By NYIP Staff June 13, 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 expressing his creativity, and now, in addition to holding down a full-time job in the IT department of a large high…
Student Profile Paul Weed

By Sarah Van Arsdale May 2, 2009

1. 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 other kids asked if I would videotape using their videocameras, because I did it once and it…

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