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

  • 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.
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    5
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  • 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.
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    5
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    5
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    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.
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    4
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    4
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    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!
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    5
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    5
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    5
  • Angel Ruiz
    After completing my first unit and my first project, I understand that I made ​​a good choice to enroll at NYIP. Now that I have begun to understand more about my DSLR and the different settings on my camera. I have started to have better results. I definitely recommend NYIP for beginners or experienced Photographers
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    5
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    5
  • Kathy D
    "Since starting this course I have become such a more precise and focused photographer. I took this course to hone my skills and couldn't be more satisfied with all I have learned , and also benefiting from the knowledge and guidance of some of the best photographers around. Great course for beginners or experienced Photographers."
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    5
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  • Ronald Zincone Photography
    I highly recommend both the NYIP Professional Photography course and the NYIP Digital Photography course. I found them to be informative, thorough and will provide a solid foundation. NYIP is a leader in distance education and highly reputable!
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    5
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    5
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  • Amy Liner
    NYIP was a wonderful choice for me, I have been taking photos with my DSLR for 12 years and even though I am only about to begin unit 2, I have learned so much that I did not know, I was worried going into this that a online course wouldn't provide me with a proper education in photography, I can already see that I have NO need to be concerned , The reading lessons are very well written and easy to follow, the audio and videos cover everything you read so that also helps you to understand the material , the website and course pages are easily navigated , I have had a wonderful experience with NYIP so far, the staff have been helpful and prompt each time I have contacted them with questions, I am extremely excited about the level of learning that I am receiving from my online course and it is clear that I made a great decision when I choose NYIP. I highly recommend this course to anyone who has a love of photography and wants to go to the next level in achieving your photography dreams.
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    5
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  • Gary Butler
    After completing the first lesson lesson was able to go out and take practice shots with my Nikon D3100 and had a better understanding using different shutter speeds and aperture settings to get the results that I wanted. Also learning the three guide lines I am able to compose my photo's more better and breath life into them (no point and shoot dull look).
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    5
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    5
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  • Monika - Christiane Mansell
    Thinking back, when I first red about the NYIP course, I was deeply impressed, by the amount of useful information which I found on the page. I kept coming back, reading all the articles about basics and techniques, and started dreaming about becoming a student of the NYIP on my own. I had the feeling, this is the "big course" and this is, what I want to do. Learning photography from the best. It's now three years ago, that my husband had signed me up for the course, and it felt like a dream come true. I received the books, manuals, CD's and DVD's and started to inhale the amount on fantastic information. Thanks to the NYIP course I was able to get the knowledge about photography to take pictures slightly different and creating my own style. I've also been in the lucky position to combine my love to blues music and photography. Taking pictures at blues festivals in France, England and Europe and seeing these pictures printed in Blues Magazines is something very special. I personally liked the NYIP course very much and was pretty exited each time I received the audio file from Walter Karling. Especially within the last unit I thought, it would be nice having the option of sending a collection of "my best pictures". I'm not into fashion photography or architecture. My heard is pounding for wildlife and while I travelled the world over the last month, I took pictures for the last unit too. Please let me say sorry again, for sending in a picture of a dog when you wanted to see a picture what says glamour. Even so I think the dogs face is worth a million dollar and it has written "glamour" all over it I guess, you expected something different. The essence what I've learned from the NYIP course is: A picture for me is a good picture, when I like it. Thank you NYIP for teaching me, how to take my photography a step further, and thank you Walter Karling for commenting on my images.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Ron Verzuh
    Thank you, NYIP, for introducing me to an exciting way to share my journey to the hidden corners of what some call People's History. I've handled a Nikon SLR for years, but been slack on developing my latent skills in video. Now, at my own pace, I am learning to tell stories based on historical fact but with the thrill of seeing it and hearing it. I'm grateful for the materials and the support that comes from NYIP. I'm a retiree so will be slow but thorough in working through the component parts of this excellent program. I'm on Unit 1 now. Just shot a street scene to show that I'm learning to use the various angles outlined in the PDFs. Again, thanks. I'll be in touch. RV
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    5
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    5
  • Amr Miqdadi
    Taking the Professional Photography course was a great experience. I have seen too many online photography courses but this one was the best. Everything was great; the materials, the instructors feedback, the online support, the quizzes,etc... and at the the end, for me, holding a certificate from NYIP is an honor.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Charles Heiman
    As a self taught photographer I was curious to see how the material would compliment my understanding. It does that and much more. The material covered so far has plugged a few knowledge gaps for me but more importantly I can notice the improvements in my own images. I cant wait to complete the course.
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    4
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    4
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    4
  • Charley Beveridge
    I thought I knew how to take photos and have sold a few but looking back I dislike the old photos I have quintupled my knowledge and skills and I'm only on lesson 12. I must admit the roughest part was the lesson on black/ white film as I have never loaded a roll , but I understand why it's in the course. Can't wait to the next unit!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Gena
    I just completed the Professional Photography Course and enjoyed every second of learning with NYIP. Great course!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Mary Adelmeyer
    I've enjoyed taking pictures in auto mode for years. I'm so excited to learn how to really use my camera and start taking professional quality photos. I love the easy to learn style that this course is providing. I love the at home learning that fits in with my busy schedule. I look forward to learning as much as I can through NYIP!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • J.R. Green
    Just getting to the course but very excited about what I have saw thus far. I have played with photo shop before but needed guidance. I think the course will be perfect. I am also taking the photography course, so dividing time between the two and working construstion job.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Clay Swatzell
    I was becoming frustrated with my progress in improving my photographic vision and skills. Prior to enrolling in the complete course on Professional Photography I seemed to wander about aimlessly in my search for photographic training.

    This course has led me to try techniques that I would not have pursued on my own. This has definitely expanded my skills.

    I am truly like a 'kid at Christmas' when I get the next unit in the mail.

    This has been some of the best money I have ever spent towards my photography.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Gordon S. Ritchie
    The course is very challenging and very rewarding. I can see the improvements in my photographs with each shot I take. The feedback provided by Walter Karling was, and is, very helpful. I am going to miss hearing my reviews, “Gordon, Walter, Walter Karling here.” Great course for anyone at any level.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Vaughn Bender
    Finished first module and have really enjoyed learning so far. Material is easy to understand, each lesson takes you further into photography that makes it enjoyable to discover each lesson and the audio lessons and review makes one feel you are right there with the instructors in a near classroom setting. Material is very good quality. So looking forward to the next unit. Thanks for making this course a joy to learn at home.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • JIM PARKER SR.
    Great Course, Great Advisors! Tokk this course just to take better pictures! I just finished Unit 6 and the quality of my photographs, along with my understanding of my camera have improved more than I could have wished for!! If you are considering enrolling, I highly recomend it! It does not matter if only know a little or alot about photograhy, you WILL learn alot from NYIP!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Rachel McKinney
    I've just completed my first lesson with NYIP, and so far I am loving it! The course materials & projects really seem to push my creativity to the next level, and I can't wait to continue polishing my photography skills. NYIP is making my dream to become a qualified & established photographer a reality.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Henri
    I have read a lot about photography along the years, but this course positively surprised me - and continues to do so (now done the 1st Unit)! This was a dream I was pondering for 10 years, and now finally decided to go for it! This is all about photography, not photoshopping or gadgets - and even when discussing gadgets there's a linkage to actual photographical reasons made :-) I really enjoy this one - just wonder why I had to wait so long?
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    5
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    4
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    5
  • Lori
    I was so scared before I got my 1st lesson, worrying about the money, the material, if I could actually do this! After I finished lesson 1 my opinion changed to maybe I can do this. Then I got my first review and now I am 100% sure I can do this!!! NYIP makes it so easy to get help, ask questions, make mistakes and get up and do it again. I love the materials they are up to date and go perfectly with today's photography world. If you are sitting on the fence jump off and right into this course it is worth your time, it is worth the money. If I can do it anyone can, seriously I'm a scaredy cat and this course helps you achieve becoming a professional photographer! It really does. Go for it!!!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Miranda
    What truly amazes me is that the instructors are there when you call, not only to answer questions about the course, but also technical support. I am truly amazed at the support you receive with these courses.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Jim R
    One month into the Fundamentals of Digital Photography course and I am impressed with the thoroughness and quality of the material. If you are looking for the tools needed to take good pictures, I believe they can be found here. I am also impressed with the speed at which any questions I may have are responded to, by either my student advisor or the NYI staff. A++!
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    5
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    5
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  • Jim
    I am only in unit 2, but I find the material stimulating and so helpful. Although I have been taking photographs over 50 years and have some experience with just about every type of photographic media, I continue to learn and your lectures and project reviews are excellent. I am so excited about the course and the potential for me to continue learning more and enhancing my photo skills.
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    5
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  • Enza Hewitt
    I am a month in the professional photography course and I am very pleased with the school. It was easy for me to enroll and they promptly sent out the materials. I have only gone through the first unit which is about four lessons and I have learned so much already. I am looking forward to learning more and to obtain my certificate!!!!!
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    5
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    4
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    4
  • Bruce
    When I first started getting involved in photography, a videographer friend of mine told me not to waste money on a course, but look to Saint Google, and Youtube for all my needs.
    I really felt that I needed some help to start, because I had no clue where to begin, and didn't even know what I didn't know, or what questions to ask.
    So, I looked around (on St. Google of course) and found your school.
    A little nervous, I joined up and then upon receiving all my course material, I was immediately put at ease, and felt much better about my decision to join.
    From the first unit, I was taught the basics, and each successive lesson and unit just got better and better. I really felt that the course was laid out in a very easy-to-follow structure, and each lesson built upon the previous lesson, and all the while making sure we kept the all-too-important basics always at the fore. I have really enjoyed the course, and looked forward to Walter's review of my work. I found him to be amiable, pleasant, exceptionally knowledgeable, and very importantly, not judgmental about the work. He explained what he liked and what he didn't, and why. With clear explanations on what to look for to make the photos even stronger.
    I would definitely have enjoyed the new up-to-date material, but the rules of photography are still the same, so it was still good.

    Thanks for everything.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Jeremiah Muñoz
    This course has allowed me to not only review every shot with the principle 3 questions, but also understand why photos come out a certain way. I have learned how to make corrections using DOF and other tools that enhance the way I take photos. This course should be taken for everyone wishing to pursue photography at any level.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Rus Rohlman
    I have gotten off to a slow start, busy life. But since I tried this with another, "school", I know NYIP
    is different, and SO much better. I don't feel rushed, and I know I have their support. The educational materials were a surprise, better than I ever imagined. I'm totally excited about taking this course and already find myself looking forward to the next module.
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Veronica L.
    "Never a dull moment! So happy I took my course at NYIP".
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • NATARAJAN
    I am so glad i took this course!!! Now i know the basics and how to use my digital camera.The course offers more than i expected and had helped me become a better photographer!!!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Hanna
    I have learned so much from this course and I am only half way through. I have already started doing shoots and the response is overwhelmingly positive 'these are the prettiest engagement pictures I have seen in a long time'--friend of the bride.
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    5
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    5
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    4
  • Shane Schwark
    This course is a one of a kind! I'm really enjoying the learning the aspect of it. The nostalgic history that is incorporated in the course material is very "Cool!" Hat's off to the power's to be!
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Jennifer
    I am almost finished unit 1 in the course and I have already learned so much ! The material is easy to understand but still challenging . I have never gotten so many comments on my photos and I've only just begun (:
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    5
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    5
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    5
  • Peter Tuschak
    This course was just what I needed to get back into serious photography (I had several film SLR-s many years ago)after resorting to point and shoot cameras for years.
    The course taught me about my new DSLR and helped me create good photographs, worth saving and showing to others. I will continue with my studies by taking the Photoshop course offered by NYIP and hope to created excellent pictures in the future.
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    5
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    5
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    4

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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