Entries in NYI Student Successes (13)
Congratulations to NYI Student Eric Roseberry for his winning photo seen below. We asked Eric to tell us a little about how he created this image. Here's what he had to say:
"This is my son Private Johnathan Roseberry the evening prior to his graduation from basic military training. I wanted to convey a sense of pride in my son, and my belief that his choice to serve is heroic. The classic superman pose and low angle is intended to enhance that feel. The Infantry museum at Fort Benning offers a patriotic setting with a fine display of the flags of the 50 states. I used the flags to direct and hold attention on my son and used a narrow depth of field to limit their potential as a distraction.
Select a subject, draw attention to the subject with size and location in the frame. Eliminate unnecessary elements that draw attention away from that subject.
Camera Settings: 1/640 F4 ISO 200 80 - 200 MM @ 80 mm"
We thank Johnathan, and all members of the military for their service. We will be sending Eric a number of terrific photography books from the NYIP library for his prize.
Thanks to all who participated!
© Copyright Torrie Cooney
With so many terrific images in our recent forum challenge, it was tricky to pick just one winner. There was a shot however, that told a story so well that we are proud to congratulate Torrie Cooney for her shot "Facetime with Daddy".
Please join me in congratulating Torrie. We will be sending six excellent photography books from the NYIP library for her prize!
Also, this image along with nine others (who were already contacted) will appear in a worldwide contest on Facebook, which is being co-sponsored by the New York Institute of Photography, Ashworth College, and Fort Benning, GA. Facebook users all over the world will be able to vote for their favorites. We will provide the link once it's available.
The New York Institute of Photography is proud to offer members of the military, their spouses, and veterans the ability to save money on our photography courses under a number of government programs. Details here.
Robert Discus, TX
Robert, a recent graduate of NYIP's Complete Course in Professional Photography, has opened his own photography business, Nostalgic Moments Photography, in San Antonio. Robert photographs weddings, Quinceanera events, portraits, and sports photography. According to Robert, he "enjoyed the course overall, it gave me the technical knowledge I was looking for to really be able to master my equipment. Additionally, that mastery the course provided has given me the launching point for what really makes a great picture so I can continue to grow as a visual artist."
We asked students and grads to make a short (30 seconds - 2 minutes) video of themselves talking about how NYIP has helped their photography. Check out this one from Kathleen Malinowski Popola. She even shares some of her beautiful images, and details why NYIP worked for her. Well done! Thank you for sharing your story Kathleen. If you would like to see more of Kathleen's photography, she recently set up a website at www.photographybykathleen.smugmug.com
We love to hear about all of the exciting things that our students and grads are doing with their photography. We're proud to have trained more successful photographers than any other school in the world. And now, we want to hear from YOU!
If you would like to submit a short (30 seconds - 2 minutes) video talking about how NYIP has helped you, just upload it to YouTube, and share the link with us here.
We can't wait to hear what you have to say. Open submissions until 4/15/11.