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Student Profile Freysteinn G Johnsson
Student Profile Freysteinn G Johnsson
By Sarah Van Arsdale on December 13th, 2012

As an NYI graduate, Freysteinn G. Johnsson flashed his PhotoWorld press card and was given access to the action at the Icelandic Championship Tournament of A-Formula Off-road Racing. Standing only 35-50 feet away, Johnsson used his Canon EOS 1V and 35-80 mm zoom lens to photograph this driver steering his car - nicknamed Batman - up a course embankment. Johnsson…

Student Profile Rick Reddy
Student Profile Rick Reddy
By Sarah Van Arsdale on December 7th, 2012

The reason most people pursue a career in photography can often be summed up in three words: creativity, creativity, creativity. But then again, there is also the technical aspect of photography, which often boils down to equipment, equipment, equipment.Richard Reddy has found a way to blend the two into a business that allows him to explore his creative side while…

Student Profile Rob Medina
Student Profile Rob Medina
By Sarah Van Arsdale on November 8th, 2012

Take a risk. We hear all the time about how important this is in getting ahead in any field, and it's especially important in getting into professional photography.NYI Graduate Rob Medina is a great example of this. He was just starting out in the field, and hadn't yet shot a wedding — and he really wanted to add weddings to…

Student Profile George Petering
Student Profile George Petering
By NYIP Staff on October 15th, 2012

NYI graduate George W. Petering was still a student when he stopped by our offices on the way to a safari in Kenya a few years ago. While he was here in New York, George spoke with Student Advisor Jerry Rice about what to do to make sure that he got good pictures of wildlife during his trip, no matter…

Student Profile Ronald Zincone
Student Profile Ronald Zincone
By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 10th, 2012

Every classroom had one: the kid who was always dreaming, looking up at the stars in the night sky instead of watching a re-run of "The Love Boat," the kid who'd rather get a telescope than a basketball for Christmas.Well, often those kids grow up to become the most successful scientists of their generation. For NYI Student Ron Zincone, his…

Student Profile JC Lopez Johnston
Student Profile JC Lopez Johnston
By Sarah Van Arsdale on July 18th, 2012

Student Name: J.C. Lopez-JohnstonCity: Atlanta, Georgia How did you first become interested in photography?I have always been interested in photography. Since I was a child in Maracaibo, Venezuela (where I am from) I have been captivated by the old National Geographic series (long before the channel came on). I still have my first Instamatic (120) camera probably in the early…

Student Profile Annie Angelopoulo
Student Profile Annie Angelopoulo
By Sarah Van Arsdale on June 7th, 2012

Student Name: Annie AngelopoulouCity: Athens, GreeceWebsite: www.photo.aa-informatics.gr/ Q. How did you first become interested in photography?A. I was always interested in art, as I was painting when I was a young girl. I did not consider photography to be an art at that time, but when I first stumbled upon some great black-and-white pictures I realized that I loved the…

Student Profile Kathy Anderson
Student Profile Kathy Anderson
By Sarah Van Arsdale on March 22nd, 2012

NAME: Kathy Anderson CITY: Red Wing, MNWhat do you like best about photography? Working in photography gives me an artistic outlet that I can't capture with pencil and paper. It is something I will be able to do long after I retire from my full time job. It is something I can share with other people and give them an…

Student Profile Gary Hampton
Student Profile Gary Hampton
By Sarah Van Arsdale on November 14th, 2011

One of the tenets of highly successful people is that the more you do, the more you do. In other words, the more projects you're involved with, the more active you are, the more you'll get done in the course of a day. Garry Hampton would seem to be proof of this principle. In fact, he wanted to pursue photography…

Student Profile Michele Taras
Student Profile Michele Taras
By Sarah Van Arsdale on October 27th, 2011

Student Name: Michele TarasCity: Brampton, Ontario, CanadaWebsite: www.micheletaras.com1. How did you first become interested in photography? I was passionate about photography ever since I got my first camera. I guess I must have been around 12. I always wanted to study photography and pursue it as a career, but my parents didn't think photography would be a viable career at…

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