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 Kathy Anderson

By Sarah Van Arsdale March 22, 2012

NAME: Kathy Anderson CITY: Red Wing, MN What 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…
Student Profile Gary Hampton

By Sarah Van Arsdale November 14, 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…
Student Profile Michele Taras

By Sarah Van Arsdale October 27, 2011

Student Name: Michele Taras City: Brampton, Ontario, Canada Website: www.micheletaras.com 1. 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…
Student Profile Henry Despres

By Sarah Van Arsdale September 16, 2011

Student Name: Henry Despres City: Bay Shore, New York Why NYI? "I was able to learn at my own pace and did not have to travel to a school and back at any set time. This was a big advantage. Also the price was great." Why Photography? "I always loved it starting with my first…
Student Profile Sergey Plotnikov

By Sarah Van Arsdale August 11, 2011

One NYIP student we recently heard from is Sergey Plotnikov, and we’re so proud of his work we want to bring him to your attention. Sergey is currently a newspaper photographer on the editorial staff of the biggest newspaper in the Khabarovsk Region of Russia, the Pacific Star ("Tikhookeanskaya Zvezda” in Russian). …
Student Profile Patrick McCarthy

By Sarah Van Arsdale July 30, 2011

The aspect of photography that draws people to it as an art form is often the fact that through photography, one can make time stand still. Think of seeing a photo of an 80-year-old taken when they were a child — that innocence and sweetness is captured forever on the paper, even in shadowy tones of…
Student Profile Paul Kline

By Sarah Van Arsdale June 1, 2011

Some new photographers thrive on the unpredictable nature of the event photographers; they love nothing more than entering a wedding hall or convention center and having to keep up with all the changing faces, shooting as they go, grabbing the shots where they can. Not so for Paul Kline. Even though he was interested in photography and suspected that he…
 Student Profile John Collins

By Sarah Van Arsdale May 20, 2011

It's challenging enough to suit up in the proper equipment and plunge from the side of a boat into the deep waters of the world's seas. But just try doing it with a camera and the necessary protective gear, and you'll be hard-pressed to end up with high-quality photographs. But for John…
Student Profile Tony Martin

By Sarah Van Arsdale May 14, 2011

When the economy heads south, anything people perceive as a luxury is usually the first thing to go, and that can include photography, whether it's the annual family portrait, the photography budget for the wedding, or updating headshots for a business. But NYI grad Tony Martin remains undaunted, and continues running his business, finding that shooting for stock agencies is still a good way of…
Student Profile Carl Auer

By Sarah Van Arsdale May 8, 2011

Sometimes a twist of fate can make all the difference in the direction person's life will take; for Carl Auer, it was a simple matter of having a drivers' license when he was a sports reporter for his high school newspaper. The photographer, who was only a freshman, couldn't drive, and so Carl bought himself a…

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