NYIP offers three distance education multi-media courses for photographers looking to improve their skills while working from home at their own pace.

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About the New York Institute of Photography


The New York Institute of Photography is the world's largest and oldest photography school. Founded in 1910, NYIP has been successfully graduating photographers all over the world for 100 years. Our affordable home-study courses allow students anywhere to learn the photography skills that they need from New York City's professional photographers.

Each of our distance education courses includes comprehensive and up-to-date lessons, audio commentary on CD, and DVD video training. In addition to the physical materials offered in the courses, each student receives a dedicated student advisor who is a professional photographer there to guide you through the course.

We offer the most personalized distance education possible. In fact, many students tell us that simply having access to NYI's teachers and student advisors was worth more than the entire cost of the course. Our team is as close as your telephone or e-mail inbox, and you can contact them as often as you wish. No matter where you live, an NYI education brings you into the heart of the photography capital of the world-New York City. To learn more about NYIP's International presence, click here.

About NYI's Photography Courses


NYIP currently offers three great home-study courses that will help you become a better photographer no matter how much prior experience you have. Each course is unique from one another and emphasizes different aspects of photography.

Our most popular course is the Complete Course in Professional Photography. This course covers everything from the basics of using a camera to the business of photography. It is the perfect course for anyone looking to learn as much as they can about the many different aspects of photography. Many of our graduates go on to successful careers in photography.

We also offer the Fundamentals of Digital Photography Short Course. This is the perfect introductory course for anyone with an interest in photography. It will help you master your digital camera and teach you how to take professional-quality photos. The course is geared towards amateur or beginner photographers who want to get the most out of their Digital SLRs.

Finally, we offer the Complete Course in Digital Photography: Photoshop for Photographers. This course will focus on helping you master Adobe Photoshop so that you can take your digital photography skills to the next level. We'll cover color management, photo retouching, using filters, exporting for the web, and printing techniques.

To request information on any of these courses, please visit our Request Info page.

About our Students


At NYIP, we are proud to teach students from all over the United States and around the world. Many of our students are new to photography, and want to either learn to take better pictures of friends, family and travel, or want to start a new career as a photographer. Still others are already practicing photographers who want to improve their skills so that they can earn money doing what they love.

You can join our student communities on the NYIP Forum, Twitter, and Facebook.