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NYIP Student Successes

Many NYIP members have won prestigious awards in contests and photo fairs or have had their work exhibited in galleries. Other NYIP members are building careers shooting weddings, press events, corporate and commercial assignments, or have received professional recognition and publication of their photos. Here are some recent NYIP success stories:
Janie L. Ferguson, New York
Congratulations to Janie who has had great success with her photography even though she's still working on her first Unit of the NYIP Complete Course in Professional Photography. Janie's photo of a deer was featured on the cover of the Waterside Weekly newspaper along with her bio. The local newspaper also featured a photo story she did on a local gun club. Janie also won Third Place in the "Feels Like Home" photo contest and her winning entry will be published in the 2012 Steuben County Travel Guide. You can see more of Janie's work on her Web site.
Christopher Correia, Maryland 
Christopher completed his NYIP course just about a year ago and opened his own business, CJC Photography. In the year that he's been in business, Christopher has photographed  portraits and other events such as bridal/baby showers, maternity, newborn, family, swimsuit, fashion, and fitness photos. He's also won several photo contests and had his images published in the Stoughton Journal and The Enterprise newspapers.
John Kidd, Pennsylvania
We love catching up with NYIP graduates so when John's email crossed our desks with the subject line "Thank you for changing my Life, My Career etc" we couldn't help but take notice and cheer! John, who took his NYIP course and graduated back in 1993 when he was still a U.S. Navy officer, has had a very successful photography career.  Not only has he photographed 27 weddings, won several military photo contests, been published in the Navy Times, photographed numerous military events, he's even taught military sanctioned photography classes on a base in Spain! John says he owes a lot to current NYI Associate Dean Jerry Rice who was his instructor.  "I owe (a very, very, very deep ((DEEP)) debt of gratitude to Jerry. He was (tactfully) direct, fully professional, and held NOTHING back! He influenced me MUCH MORE than Ansel Adams himself!!!" Thanks John, you made our day!
Melissa A. Olsen, Colorado

Melissa won First Place in BetterPhoto's digital darkroom contest for her image "Trunk Play." Melissa's winning photo was chosen out of over 15,000 entries! You can see Melissa's photos on her Web site. Congratulations!

Charles E. Attard, Malta
Charles recently started a Web site called which is an online promotional site of the island Gozo where he lives in Malta. As a result of the Web site, Charles was approached by the British magazine Songlines which will be using one of his images in their November/December issue as part of an article on Gozo. NYIP Student Advisor George Delgado helped Charles negotiate to a fair price for the use of his image.
James B. Fisher, Pennsylvania
Congratulations to Jimmie (a 1988 NYIP graduate!) who was honored by Wacom Technology, the world's leading manufacturer of interactive pen displays and tablets, to be one of several international photographers/artists featured on their new "Get Inspired" Web site! His profile is currently being showcased on the Wacom Web site as well as some of his digital art and photography pieces. You can see Jimmie's work and learn more about his Wacom experience on his blog.

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