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NYIP Graduate Profile: Sam Coran

Photo: Sam Coran
Sam Coran has taken on a number of odd jobs ... from being part of a service crew in a restaurant, being a tour guide, a salesman, a call center agent, and even a receptionist for a fitness center. Sam says that before becoming a photographer, he didn’t know what to do with his life.

He was studying Social Sciences at the University of the Philippines in Baguio, but needed to quit in his third year due to financial reasons, which somewhat added to his overall listlessness.

In 2008, from his scrimping and saving, he was able to buy his first DSLR and instantly fell in love with the craft. With a newfound sense of determination, Sam enrolled in the self-paced study program with The New York Institute of Photography to study the fundamentals of photography. Then after just a year, with growing success in his field, he quit his day job to accommodate a growing number of clients. Sam is no longer rudderless in life. As he puts it now:

Photography for me, is my life. I am nothing without it.

Photo: Sam Coran

Photo: Sam Coran

Photo: Sam Coran

Photo: Sam Coran



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Reader Comments (2)

Congratulation!!! I wish you the best and God bless you!
January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Martin
Wish you good luck
January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterF.Zaman
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