See What NYIP's Students and Grads are Saying About Us.

  • Melissa Stull
    I'd tried a similar course with a different school and the material was very difficult to grasp. So difficult I changed schools and so glad I did. I learned more in the first parts of unit one with nyip than I learned in 2 months with the other school. It's basically the same subject matter but NYIP teaches it in an easy to understand and retain way. I like that I can call for guidance and talk with the folks in see in the training videos. The advisors are experienced, knowledgable and ready to help. When I call the school they make me feel like I am the only student in the entire school! They've been wonderful, even helped me choose equipment that made sense, advised me on used equipment I bought online w/o a manual. Every time I interact with the course and advisors I learn more, take better photos and get more excited about my future as a pro photographer!
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    5
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    5
  • LacyH
    This course is absolutely amazing. I've only been taking this course for a little time but it has already helped me better my photos. I'm truly great full to be able to take this course.
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • DaveOliver
    Started this course July 4 and it takes me back to graduate school in NYU.Very professional and thorough and enjoying the classes.Finally working towards a goal I've been putting off.Thanks to the staff. Dave O
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Curtis Martin
    I have been in avid amateur photographer for a number of years. I have watched countless hours of YouTube “how to” videos of photography. NYIP helped me refine and perfect my knowledge of photography.
    Let me illustrate it this way: When I do odd jobs around the house I need to use reading glasses. I don't wear them all the time so they are constantly going from my shirt pocket to my face. At the end of the day I'll come back into the house and sit down down to read. By now the lenses on my reading glasses are a little dingy. I can still read out of them but they need to be cleaned. After I clean them and put them back on everything is crystal clear.
    That is how it was after I took the Fundamentals of Digital Photography Class. The knowledge that I previously accrued, along with the classes at NYIP all came together. I will always be an amateur photographer, but NYIP has definitely helped me to be a better one. Thank you NYIP! It was money well spent.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Rosemary Spellman
    I had a point-to-shoot camera for years, and this past Christmas I received a Cannon EOS Rebel T3 for a present. At first, I was so afraid to use it, but after starting the complete course of photography, I can't seem to put the camera down. Thanks NYIP for a well trained course.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Bill Neukam
    Decided to finally take a formal class after being a hobbyest photographer for many years. Have learned so much new and refreshed the forgotten.
    Looking forward to learning more and developing an eye for the art. Thanks!
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Jason Heckendorf
    This is a better course than I thought. NYIP wants you to learn and not just memorize. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that's interested in learning a lot about photography.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Felipe Galeano
    This amazing course is truly awesome! I've been learning since day one! It's really amazing!
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Elijah Roberts
    Superb. There is nothing bad I can say about this course.
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Thomas Kluzak
    I'm pretty early in the process, just working on my first photo assignments, but I have found the course well organized, thorough and very enjoyable. So far, so good!
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Ric Windsor
    Incredibly complete program, covering everything you could ever want to know in a user friendly format. Standards are high and I've learned so much in a short length of time. My instructor's critiques are amazingly helpful and encouraging. Staff are friendly and positive. I'm only on unit 2 and I'm so impressed with the presentation and support. I'm so glad I decided to enrol in NYIP.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Wanda Rodriguez
    The course is really interesting as well as great knowledge. I didn't know there was so many thing I learn about photography. I am loving the course and as more I read I'm getting more and more exited.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • M. Ewell Young
    I have just submitted my Unit 2 Photo Project. Already, I can see an improvement in my photographs. Prior to taking the course I was primarily the "point and shoot" type of photographer. I can happily report that I am now using manual control and enjoying the fact that it is no longer a mystery! Next up....The Photoshop course.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Mindy
    Completed my first lesson and I an super stoked about this course! I absolutely LOVE the feedback from the professors, it's positively helpful and I'm looking forward to participating in the rest of the course.

    I am a very busy woman running 2 small but successful businesses from my home (yes, one of them includes photography!) so the go-at-my-own-pace with NYIP's Complete Course in Professional Photography is absolutely perfect for my situation.

    If you're an avid lover of photography looking to turn professional or have plans to only enjoy it as a relaxing dedicated hobby, I'd highly recommend the NYIP.
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    5
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    5
    Service
    5
  • David Martin
    The course material arrangement is logistical. It has been set in a way that student would learn the skills in a correct arrangement and once the foundation is build students will learn how to master the skills. Each lesson is continuation of previous lesson and the building ground for the next lesson.

    Personally, I recommend the photography course from NYIP to anyone, who wants to work professionally to hobbyist. NYIP students learn why they are holding the camera, what is the subject, how is the environment, and how to present the subject in the photo.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Loree Niola
    There was some apprehension in taking this course, however after a 5 weeks, I have no regrets. This is a great course and I am learning so much. I have read many photography books, but am learning more with new perspectives on thinking and developing better photo skills.
    Anyone wanting to take their photography skills to a new level should invest in this course, it is worth every penny.
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    4
    Service
    5
  • Terri Chase
    I think this is a wonderful program for someone who wants to learn this as a career or just using photography as a hobby. It is a great way for people to brush up on material. I would recommend this program to anyone.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Emilie Warden
    I highly recommend taking a course from the New York Institute of Photography. My teacher was very helpful and the reading material was easy to understand. Plus, they give a realistic approach to getting into the photography profession. I really enjoyed it!
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Crystal Brogan
    I love everything about NYIP. Being a stay-at-home mom for 14 years it is now my time to learn and continue my hobby and maybe turn this into a business. Learning at my own pace was the best option for a busy mom of 4.
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Lorenzo Lim
    The course is very clear and easy to follow.
    I wish to get another one for Photoshop one day.
    Thanks NYIP, I am a better photographer now.
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Laurie Faranda
    The class took me a little less than a year to complete. However it was easy enough to do while pregnant and giving birth to my son. My
    Instructor Philip Mauro was great! The class is awesome and strongly suggested. I have recommended the class to others and they LOVE it as well.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Anthony Dickens
    I enrolled in the fundamental course about a month ago because I wanted to really learn about the camera, I was strictly a point and shoot guy. I was clueless. Now I'm learning about shutter speed and apperature, lenses, sensors, panning techniques, and a variety of other things. I like how the pages are not too lengthy and technical, everything's simplified. I'm looking forward to my first test to see where I am. I'm truly pleased with the course
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • James MacRoberts
    Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced photographer, this is the course for you. The instruction is thorough, easy to understand and covered from several different angles. I HIGHLY recommend it!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Felipe Sosa
    It is the best thing happened to me. Interesting and easy to learn. If you want to be a good photographer is the best choise.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Stuart Patterson
    NYIP is an excellent place to start your photography education. The Professional Photography Course teaches a strong technical foundation that you can build on!
    Overall
    5
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    5
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    5
  • Raquel Mcgraw
    After 3 years, I am finally graduating in Professional Photography Course of NYIP. My 2 professors are just awesome (J.Bennet & W.Karling) Thanks so much for all the critique and suggestions on how to improve my skills. The course materials (prints & DVD) are great and simple to follow. I can always count on my student advisor when I need help. This course is highly recommended. It allowed me to work on my own schedule. I can't wait to receive my diploma. Thanks so much NYIP.
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    5
    Quality
    5
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    5
  • Katarzyna
    I loved the Professional Photography course. I work full time and flexibility of the course ( no deadlines) allowed me to study in my own time. Teacher was very helpful and lessons easy to understand. It's finished now... little bit sad, because I really enjoyed it :)
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • George Johnson
    I have been taking the course for about one and one-half months and have really enjoyed it. The course material is presented in a manner that is easy to understand and I can see the improvement in my photographs. I feel a lot more comfortable with my new DSLR and my enjoyment of photography is constantly increasing. The level of support from NYIP is great and I look forward to completing my second photo project. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a better photographer.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • David Seals
    The course was worth the money after the first day I started reading the material! I have been selling images of flowers over the internet for about 3 years after taking a one semester class in photography at a local junior college. I was not aware of the 3 principles of photography until I started reading the NYIP Professional Photography Course. Knowing those principles changed the way I look at photography and made me think more like a photographer instead of sharpshooter. Thank you!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Darrell Wagoner
    I have been an NYIP student for about two months and I can honestly say, for my photography, this is the best decision I have ever made. The courses are very thorough and break subjects down to the point that all can understand clearly. I am very glad I made the choice to become and NYIP student.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Dennis Baltzer
    The main reason I decided to enroll in NYIP is that the course is taught by working professionals in the field, and that if I didn't like the course that I could receive a refund. After the first few lessons I saw a dramatic improvement in the quality of my images. I find myself looking at the world as though I were looking through my viewfinder, and asking myself what would this look like with various focal lengths and exposures. I have received many comments on my photo's since starting NYIP.
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    5
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    5
    Service
    5
  • Lewis McLeod
    Lots of great, relevant information presented in clear language. Worth every penny and every minute I have put into it!
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    5
    Service
    5
  • Ana Rodriguez-Bailey
    I can't tell you how much this school has made a difference in my photography, I feel so confident now after completing my courses with NYIP, My Counselor was amazing to work with, Walter, thank you, and the overall customer service I received when I needed help, and I utilized all the help I could get, I don't claim to be the best photographer out there, I am still learning so many different fundamentals, yet, every one has made me feel, that I can do this, I love the honesty and detail I received when reviewing my work, I may stay along for the Photo Shop Program, way to go NYIP!
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    5
    Service
    5
  • Lester Bowman
    I am 61 years young and I am enjoying this course very much. I can go at my own pace and back up and review what I am having a difficult time understanding. It is good for my mind to be learning something new everyday and seeing the world in a whole different light and be able to record it on film and or digitally. Cool! Love it.
    Thanks
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    5
    Quality
    5
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    5
  • Moe Aissani
    I just couldn't believe how much I learned for such a minimal cost. I took the Complete Photography Course which for me was the right decision. It helped me learn everything about Digital Photography. The projects were broken down so well to help focus (no pun intended)on each unit and understand each aspect of digital photography step by step and with ease. I never felt pressure. The audio review of my projects from my instructor was fantastic. Thank you Walter for the tips to improve. A one-on-one review! You can beat that. I also encourage everyone to check the NYIP website. There is so much to learn from others. Thank you NYIP.
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    5
    Service
    5
  • Bonita Decker
    I started this course at a very busy time for me so I have been slow in getting through it. What I have read and learned so far has been extremely helpful. I am really anxious to try the different f stops on pictures.
    Overall
    4
    Quality
    4
    Service
    4
  • Joepublisher
    I'm just getting started with the course, however, right off the start I am impressed with all the training material that I have received. It is quite a photographic library of interesting and important information and useful equipment. I wasn't certain I would like using the web site as a "classroom" however, it really is very convenient, easy to use and best of all it is always available. It doesn't get much better than this. I wanted to join NYIP years ago but my schedule never permitted it, now I am and glad I can!
    Overall
    5
    Quality
    5
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    5
  • Abid Reza
    A thoughtfully prepared course material and in depth evaluation of work by learned instructors not only provides a satisfactory learning experience but inspires to keep raising the bar, striving for excellence ahead.
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    5
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    5
    Service
    5
  • Sylvia
    I have always been good at taking pictures but this course proved to me that I have so much more to learn and if I was interested in photography before I'm even more in to it just by taking the first course. I can't wait to see all the great things that are waiting for me in the farther courses.
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    5
    Quality
    5
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    5
  • Paul Ottaviano
    My mother was a photographer. I took a class or workshop here or there growing up and learned some things from her. I thought I was good, and I suppose I was on a composition and intuitive level. However, I really didn't know much about the broader world of photography... or the technical side... or the business. A lot of this will be a continuing education but I greatly accelerated my learning and experience by taking this course, with a solid foundation to build from. My photography has improved greatly in just over one years time. All without sacrificing the intuitive part of my photography that brought me here. I would recommend it to anyone!
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    5
    Quality
    5
    Service
    5

At the New York Institute of Photography, we’re proud to provide the highest quality home-study photo education in the world. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Course reviews and testimonials from our students and graduates say it all.

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