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NYIP Student Profile: Paul Kline

Check out Sarah's write-up on NYIP alum Paul Kline from our Student Center:

Some new photographers thrive on the unpredictable nature of the event photographers; they love nothing more than entering a wedding hall or convention center and having to keep up with all the changing faces, shooting as they go, grabbing the shots where they can.

Not so for Paul Kline. Even though he was interested in photography and suspected that he might want to pursue it, when he went to his first job‚ a friend of a friend's 50th birthday party‚ he learned that working as an events photograher would not be for him.

"It was a good experience for many reasons, but I knew after that job that event photography was not for me," he said. "Even though I like working with people, there are too many elements that I can't control."


Today, he does mostly with advertising and commercial work, and occasionally does headshots and his own personal work for fun. And his focus on doing what he loves is obviously paying, as one of his photographs was chosen for the cover of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) year end 2005 Bulletin Magazine. This elegant lotus blossom print is one his top sellers, captured digitally. You can see more of Paul's photographs on his website,

Paul has embraced cutting edge digital photography both in his commercial and personal work. "I am a complete convert from film to digital based photography. The speed, quality and flexibility that digital photography offers is unrivaled by film‚ although I still shoot a roll of film from time to time for nostalgia." 


Of course, having your photo on the ASMP cover doesn't happen without a lot of other work going into the business. Paul has his own studio in Maryland, which offers a diverse range of services including world-class photography for advertising, magazines and corporations.

Since that first job which showed Paul what direction he didn't want to go in, he has developed two interests which he now concentrates on. One of his favorite subjects is something that doesn't threaten to throw any surprise moves during the shoot: glassware. "I love the optical properties of glass and have a lot of fun shooting glass products." 


But his other favorite subject is, perhaps surprisingly given his response to shooting his first event, people‚ just not in a crowd.

"I love the dynamic nature of working with people," he said. "They always are able to surprise me, and I really try to connect with my subject. 


It was Paul's delight in the visual world around him that first ignited his interest in photography.

"I am a very visual person. My father was a photographer and taught me many things about photography, he really instilled the love of photography in me."

Paul's father gave him a good understanding about photography, but once he realized he wanted to pursue the business seriously, Paul looked into taking a course. 

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New York Institute of Photography Launches Alumni Association for NYIP Graduates

New York, NY – July 30, 2012

On July 30th, the New York Institute of Photography answered the calls of thousands of graduates when they launched the NYIP Alumni Association. For the first time, NYIP-certified photographers all over the world will be invited to join a private online community developed especially for them.

Founded in 1910 in New York City, NYIP is the world’s largest and oldest photography school. The alumni association will offer thousands of graduates all over the world a variety of member benefits, including a social networking community, business listings, a photography job board, webinars and events, and more.

“At NYIP, we’ve always stayed by our commitment to support our students long after they graduate,” said NYIP Director Chuck DeLaney, “and this community is something we hope will benefit our photographers no matter what their goals are in the field.”

For years, photographers who’ve completed one or more of the courses offered by the New York Institute of Photography have asked how they can connect with other alumni. In addition to the opportunity to befriend and learn from their peers, members of the NYIP Alumni Association will be able to sign up for free continuing education opportunities and receive discounts on photography gear and accessories.

“It’s been a long time coming,” said NYIP graduate and student advisor Chris Corradino. “Graduates of the program will benefit greatly from the opportunities they’re given as a member of this community of this exclusive community.”

NYIP graduates who want to learn more should read about the NYIP Alumni Association or contact the school.

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The New York Institute of Photography offers three great home-study photography courses. Founded in 1910, NYIP is the oldest and largest photography school in the world, having successfully trained thousands of photographers over more than 100 years. Located in the heart of the art capital of the world, New York City, NYIP brings high quality photography education straight to its students’ doors. NYIP is owned and operated by Distance Education Co., LLC, with two sister schools also located in Manhattan, the Sheffield School and the New York Institute of Career Development.