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Student Profile Henry Despres
Student Profile Henry Despres
By Sarah Van Arsdale on September 16th, 2011

Student Name: Henry DespresCity: Bay Shore, New YorkWhy 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 $13 Kodak 110 camera. My first picture was of my…

Student Profile Sergey Plotnikov
Student Profile Sergey Plotnikov
By Sarah Van Arsdale on August 11th, 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). What he enjoys most about his work as a…

Student Profile Patrick McCarthy
Student Profile Patrick McCarthy
By Sarah Van Arsdale on July 30th, 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 black and white. For…

Student Profile Paul Kline
Student Profile Paul Kline
By Sarah Van Arsdale on June 1st, 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 might…

 Student Profile John Collins
Student Profile John Collins
By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 20th, 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 Collins, this is precisely what he loves best: capturing…

Student Profile Tony Martin
Student Profile Tony Martin
By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 14th, 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…

Student Profile Carl Auer
Student Profile Carl Auer
By Sarah Van Arsdale on May 8th, 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 used Pentax K-1000 and…

Student Profile John Kerkacharian
Student Profile John Kerkacharian
By Sarah Van Arsdale on April 21st, 2011

When asked about subject matter, most beginning photographers will name people, animals, landscapes and nature as their top picks. Not many would say they just love going out and shooting a giant backhoe, or a derelict building in the shadows of dusk.But then, NYI Graduate John Kerkacharian isn’t most photographers. He is one of those photographers who has followed his…

Student Profile Richard Bowser
Student Profile Richard Bowser
By Sarah Van Arsdale on April 3rd, 2011

Student Name: Richard (Rick) BowserCity: St Peters, MO (St Louis Area)Website: http://www.richards-photo.comWhy NYIP?"I researched a number of schools, but NYIP offered the programs that best fit my needs. I was a full time Sales Rep and had a strong desire to learn the photography industry professionally, so the programs NYIP offered allowed me to work my full-time job and do…

Student Profile Denise Owens
Student Profile Denise Owens
By Sarah Van Arsdale on February 11th, 2011

NAME: Denise OwensCITY: Cincinnati, Ohio WEB SITE: www.deniseowensphotography.comWhat do you like best about photographyI love taking a larger scene, group, or setting, concentrating on one aspect of it and making it unique and memorable. Photography is so powerful. It can freeze a split instant and make a life-long memory out of it. Moving pictures or videos can be strong and…

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