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Friday
Nov302012

Photographer Making a Difference: Rocky Braat

Whenever you need to remind yourself of the power of photography, take a lot at today's Video Pick, documenting the work of photographer Rocky Braat. Rocky is an American, but he's chosen to live his life in Chennai, India, working in an orphanage that is dedicated to assisting mothers and children with HIV/AIDS. Rocky's work and his camera make life meaningful for those he works with, and they in turn inform him about the meaning of life and love and spirit. Rocky's life is captured in the moving documentary Blood Brother.

All proceeds from Rocky's new photo book, I Was Always Beautiful will benefit his work at the orphanage (click on the link for more information). Now, aren't you glad you're a photographer? How can your images make a difference in the lives of others?

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Wednesday
Sep262012

Books for Photographers - 3 Paperbacks We're Reading Now

The weather is turning milder here in the Northeast, and we're lulled back inside to read and recharge our creative photography batteries. Here are three titles we're looking at right now. Thanks to the UK's PhotoBookStore for the great browse-through-the-entire-book videos, too.



Bye Bye Photography by Daido Moriyama - whose work is so intriguing! - is now available in a paperback edition.



The strange and sometimes bizarre costume traditions of the UK show up in James O. Jenkins' United Kingdom photo portrait book.



Martin Parr's day-glo colors really pop in his Food folio.


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do. WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]


Friday
Sep212012

NYIP Student Success: L. Ron Hubbard

It's not often we can say that a graduate of our New York Institute of Photography founded a successful world religion, frequented the best-seller booklists, was a distinguished explorer, and became an accomplished photographer. All this, and more, can be said about NYIP graduate L. Ron Hubbard. Bridge Publications has just released The L. Ron Hubbard Series, and we were fortunate to receive a copy of this impressive set of volumes. Of particular interest to us was the volume entitled Photographer: Writing with Light (click on the title to watch an overview video and see some of his stunning photographic works). 

Mr. Hubbard began his study in our correspondence course in late 1961, and many of the learning techniques became part of his Study Technology for teaching Scientology to thousands of people in classrooms around the world. 

L. Ron Hubbard's interest in photography began at an early age, starting with his childhood Kodak Brownie Jr. Once the country's youngest Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, he became a candidate for the Photography merit badge in the early 1920s. But it was a rocky road. Here's his account.

Down to the National Museum I went to see the examiner of the merit badge. He sat at a big desk in a room that was cluttered with human skulls and proceeded to inform me that I knew nothing about photography. I agreed with him perfectly and came again another day to find the same verdict. A month and ten visits later he signed my card just to be rid of me, telling me that I'd never know anything about photography due to my exceptional stupidity. This is rather abated by the fact that I just sold six pictures to the National Geographic magazine.

 Here are some of our favorite L. Ron Hubbard quotes on photography.

I've had to learn photography four times completely from scratch.

I won't take a photograph of anybody or photographs for anybody unless I feel it will do them some good.

I use the living daylights out of filters.

You can't pass up a shot just because you haven't got a special lens. You try to get the shot with the lens you have got. You will often find yourself on location without that special piece of equipment that has never been built and you will have to make up for it with your own ingenuity.

An amateur, for some reason, tries to get the most possible into one frame. He also does not see the world, from a photographic viewpoint, with a frame around it. He does not fill the frame. And he does not delete unwanted things.

Make the picture talk.

Preconceive the picture you are going to shoot. 

 

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Wednesday
Jun202012

Books for Photographers - 3 Titles We're Reading Now

Any books with strong visual interest satisfy our photographers' bent here at the New York Institute of Photography. Check out the following eclectic group of titles - and let us know what you're reading that fellow photographers might enjoy.
 
 
Theodore Gray is a geek's geek, and his humorous look at scientific topics bowls us over every time. In The Elements, he literally explodes the page with great photography that shows off all the elements in their purest forms and gives us a visual and factual guide to what makes up the universe. And he makes it far more interesting than the Chem classes we had to suffer through!




You can teach a photographer new tricks. Famed portrait and celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz turned her attention (strictly on her own personal time, rather than on assignment) to photographing historical vignettes and natural subjects as she followed a personal odyssey that ranges from Niagra Falls to Freud's last home and Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond. Her personal interest in these new subjects creates a sense of wonder, delight, and discovery that makes Pilgrimage a real treat. 

When Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old photographer, was killed on assignment in Somalia in 1993, he didn't exit life without making a huge impact. In Safari As a Way of Life, his photos, journals, travel memorabilia, and drawings have been put together in an amazing visual biography that captures this young man's bold spirt of adventure. Completely inspiring.
 
 


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]

 


Monday
May072012

NYIP Graduate Profile: Jubal Battisti

Photo by Jubal Battisti
What do you get when you cross a Julliard trained dancer with a BFA in Dance and a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography? The answer is: someone like Jubal Battisti

Jubal is a NYC based photographer and a dancer with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.  His photographic work has appeared in Elle Decor magazine, Dance Spirit magazine, Metro NY, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Silver Eye Center of Photography in Pittsburgh. Most recently, his images have been used in Dance magazine and exhibited at the Peridance Capezio Center.
 
Photo by Jubal Battisti
He frequently collaborates with choreographers and dancers utilizing the intuitive kinesthetic timing and aesthetics developed through his dance experience. This spirit is featured in his work showcased in Persona - a photography book illustrating the work of choreographer Sidra Bell; the following video showcases Jubal Battisti's sumptuous work, perfectly marrying the arts of photography and dance.
 

 
 


We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience. Listen to the following podcast to learn more about who we are and what we do.

AUDIO LINK: WHAT IS THE NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF PHOTOGRAPHY? [20:58M]