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NYIP Student Success

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:
Sarah Bryan, Nebraska
With all the horrible wet weather much of the U.S. had recently, it was great to hear some good news came out of all those storms. NYIP Student Sarah Bryan won second place in a contest/exhibit called "Flood Waters 2011." The exhibit features images of the Missouri river flooding. Sarah normally photographs seniors, weddings, newborns and other portraits through her studio, Life Captured Photography based in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. 
Bonnie Gustin, New York
Congratulations go to Bonnie who was profiled in the Fall issue of Life in the Finger Lakes Magazine. You can see several of Bonnie's fall photographs in the article, Autumn Splendor, on page 66 of the magazine. View more of Bonnie's work on her website,
Tom Freudenstein, New York

A photograph taken by NYIP Graduate Tom Freudenstein was used by Klezmer musicians Franziska Seehausen and Ilya Shneyveys on their poster advertisment for a Klezmer concert in Alfter, Germany.

Gareth Kidder, Maine

We were thrilled to hear from NYIP Graduate Gareth Kidder who wrote: "Since completing the NYIP course in 2005, I have had some success!  I have placed or won in several contests. My photos were also printed in a local newspaper in their readers submitted photo section. My most prestigious success to date was having a photo published in the June 2011 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine! I learned so much from NYIP, it really made a difference!" Congratulations, Gareth!

Karla McKinney, Ohio
Terrific news from Karla McKinney who recently submitted several photographs into a photo contest at her local county fair. She's was thrilled to tell us that she won four 1st place blue ribbons including "Best of Show", as well as six 2nd place red ribbons! Karla says "I am so pleased with everything that I am learning through my photography course through NYIP! The information is invaluable to me and makes me so excited about shooting photography! I just want to learn more and more!"
Swati Chakraborty
, California
NYIP student Swati Chakraborty also has contest news to share. Swati won first place in DPReview's photo challenge "Flirting." You can see Swati's winning image here.

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