The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) is the world’s oldest and largest photography school. Established in 1910, NYIP has grown to become the premier provider of distance photography training, educating more than 20,000 students in the US and more than 50 countries abroad at any given time.
NYIP’s courses in Professional Photography, Digital Photography: Photoshop for Photographers and NYI Short Course: Fundamentals of Digital Photography combine the convenience of at-home study with state-of-the-art photography training from professional photographers.
NYIP is also know for running the prestigious annual NYIP International Photo Contests which gives out some pretty wonderful prices and of course bragging rights if you win.
You can request for a free catalog to get more info on what their courses offers. I do have to admit that after reading their course catalog… their cours costs are on the high side compared to what our local photography seminars charge. But NYIP might just work for you if you don’t mind shelling out a little bit more and seem to have a difficult time attending photography seminars/workshops based on their specified schedule.
One thing good with NYIP’s courses is that they are self-paced and you can always go back to the topics which you might want to review since almost all the multimedia-based lessons are stored in CDs which will be shipped to you.
But if you don’t like to pay a hefty sum just to start learning about photography… NYIP can still help you out. They have a PhotoWorld ezine which contains a plethora of photography tips, articles and guides from black and white photography to camera cleaning and even underwater photography. Best of all you access the ezine for free!
Do check out NYIP at http://www.nyip.com.