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Student Success Stories – May 2014
Student Success Stories – May 2014
By NYIP Staff on May 2nd, 2014

Darryl Wayne Espiritu, New YorkNYIP Graduate Darryl is a Filipino freelance photographer currently based in the United Arab Emirates. After graduating from NYIP’s Complete Course in Professional Photography, Darryl went on to start his own business photographing events, weddings,industrial/corporate work , portraits , fashion and more. Recent photographic successes for him include having a photo used for a billboard and…

Student Success Stephen Krawiec
Student Success Stephen Krawiec
By Sharon Gumerove on January 7th, 2014

Student Name: Stephen Krawiec City:Ewing, New Jersey Website: Stephen Krawiec PhotographyHow did you get interested in Surf photography?Growing up in New Jersey, it’s a given that you’re down at the beach come summer. It’s a place for me that has always had an atmosphere about it like no other. Small town communities, sharing the beautiful coastline and beaches we have.…

NYIP Student in Action – James Burnham
NYIP Student in Action – James Burnham
By James Burnham on December 30th, 2013

The morning of Sunday, November 17th, we were at home in Tremont, IL, 14 miles directly south of Washington, IL. We heard the tornado sirens and I checked the weather radar and saw the majority of the bad weather off to the north and west. I didn’t know a tornado had just ripped through just 10 miles directly to the…

Student Success Michelle Kaczmarowski
Student Success Michelle Kaczmarowski
By Sharon Gumerove on December 13th, 2013

Student Name: Michelle Kaczmarowski City:Manitowoc, Wisconsin Website: www.michellekaczmarowski.comHow did you first become interested in photography? My dad was a photographer when I was young. I grew up in a family of six and we didn't have much money, so my dad saved up and ordered a 35mm Minolta with a few different lenses and filters off eBay (back when eBay…

Student Success Stories – August 2013
Student Success Stories – August 2013
By NYIP Staff on August 13th, 2013

Nancy Basmann, New YorkCongratulations to NYIP Graduate Nancy Basmann whose photo “Louis Mendes” won the Judges Choice Award for a Black & White photo in the 2nd Annual Bob Johnston Photo Show and Competition. It’s the second award Nancy has won for this particular image.Enrique Diaz, New YorkHere at NYIP, we always like to tell students that “it’s not the…

Shooting With A Pro: Student Experience
Shooting With A Pro: Student Experience
By Bruce Warner on July 17th, 2013

One of the recommendations I've heard over and over was that you should try to assist a professional photographer on an assignment. A few years back, Allen Clore, a local model photographer, had done a session with my daughter. He and I had been in touch ever since. About six weeks ago I dropped this on Allen, "You do great…

Student Success Hariharan Swaminathan
Student Success Hariharan Swaminathan
By NYIP Staff on July 9th, 2013

Student Name: Hariharan Swaminathan City: Charlotte, NC Website: www.ihariharan.com Editor's Note NYIP Complete Course in Photography Graduate Hariharan Swaminathan came to our attention when NYIP Student Advisor George Delagado saw Hariharan’s beautiful portfolio of images on his website. We thought you'd like to hear how Hariharan built his photographic career.How did you first become interested in photography?Like millions of people,…

Student Profile Richie Wessen
Student Profile Richie Wessen
By Sarah Van Arsdale on February 5th, 2013

Richie WessenWebsite:http://www.photo.vision2solution.com.auCity: Sydney, AustraliaWessen's interest in photography began with an interest in lenses, microscopes and other general optics products."My father was a science teacher at high school and together we would often do small projects that were related to light reflections and refractions and color separations with light prisms, crystals or various forms of circular lenses," he said. He was…

Student Profile Louis Barton 2
Student Profile Louis Barton 2
By NYIP Staff on December 26th, 2012

NYIP Graduate Louis Barton made this powerful portrait of a toucan at the Dallas Zoo. The image is arresting because it brings us so close to the toucan's eye and the rear portion of the bird's beak. This close proximity was made possible because Barton chose to crop the remainder of the toucan's remarkably large beak out of the photograph.…

Student Profile Louis Barton
Student Profile Louis Barton
By Chuck DeLaney on December 25th, 2012

The story behind this photograph is one that I enjoy sharing. Louis submitted this picture as part of his very first NYI assignment -- the Unit One Photo Project calls for a picture of a landscape or cityscape. After evaluating this photograph, Louis's instructor marked it for consideration by the faculty for an Award of Merit.The picture was given that…

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