NYIP Photo courses.

Started May 6, 2002 | Discussions
Cosmic Mah Regular Member • Posts: 236
NYIP Photo courses.

Hi,

Recently somebody steered me towards the NYI Photography course. I've gone to their website and it seems alright.
Has anybody taken, or is taking, their course? Or is it a laughing matter?

Thanks

Trey T New Member • Posts: 15
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

I was a relative neophyte to photography so I had a lot to learn. With that said, I felt that the course (books, audiotapes, videotapes, lessons) were an extremely good value. I found the course interesting and very informative. There are certainly people on this forum who would benefit.

I would recommend the course without reservation!

OP Cosmic Mah Regular Member • Posts: 236
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

What was the cost of the course, if you don't mind me asking?

I know there's tons that I need to learn and was wondering if this was the way to go.

Thanks

Trey T wrote:

I was a relative neophyte to photography so I had a lot to learn.
With that said, I felt that the course (books, audiotapes,
videotapes, lessons) were an extremely good value. I found the
course interesting and very informative. There are certainly people
on this forum who would benefit.

I would recommend the course without reservation!

Trey T New Member • Posts: 15
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

I paid for the course up front so that I got a significant discount. I think that it was around $700 to $750 for the entire course.

That may sound high, but the quality of material is also high. You will have good reference material to refer back to in the future.

Cosmic Mah wrote:
What was the cost of the course, if you don't mind me asking?
I know there's tons that I need to learn and was wondering if this
was the way to go.

Thanks

Trey T wrote:

I was a relative neophyte to photography so I had a lot to learn.
With that said, I felt that the course (books, audiotapes,
videotapes, lessons) were an extremely good value. I found the
course interesting and very informative. There are certainly people
on this forum who would benefit.

I would recommend the course without reservation!

Michael Salzlechner Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

Just to let you know if you dont order immediately you will get a 'reminder' with a special offer for $100 less or so.

OP Cosmic Mah Regular Member • Posts: 236
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

What do mean by that?
If I wait a bit, they'll drop tuition another $100?

Cool.

Mike Salzlechner wrote:

Just to let you know if you dont order immediately you will get a
'reminder' with a special offer for $100 less or so.

OP Cosmic Mah Regular Member • Posts: 236
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

Hi Trey,

Thanks for the info. I'll check more into it.

Are you a professional now making the money back from tuition? Or was it just for hobby?

Trey T wrote:
I paid for the course up front so that I got a significant
discount. I think that it was around $700 to $750 for the entire
course.

That may sound high, but the quality of material is also high. You
will have good reference material to refer back to in the future.

Cosmic Mah wrote:
What was the cost of the course, if you don't mind me asking?
I know there's tons that I need to learn and was wondering if this
was the way to go.

Thanks

Trey T wrote:

I was a relative neophyte to photography so I had a lot to learn.
With that said, I felt that the course (books, audiotapes,
videotapes, lessons) were an extremely good value. I found the
course interesting and very informative. There are certainly people
on this forum who would benefit.

I would recommend the course without reservation!

Trey T New Member • Posts: 15
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

Just an amateur trying to be the best photographer that I can.

Cosmic Mah wrote:
Hi Trey,

Thanks for the info. I'll check more into it.
Are you a professional now making the money back from tuition? Or
was it just for hobby?

Trey T wrote:
I paid for the course up front so that I got a significant
discount. I think that it was around $700 to $750 for the entire
course.

That may sound high, but the quality of material is also high. You
will have good reference material to refer back to in the future.

Cosmic Mah wrote:
What was the cost of the course, if you don't mind me asking?
I know there's tons that I need to learn and was wondering if this
was the way to go.

Thanks

Trey T wrote:

I was a relative neophyte to photography so I had a lot to learn.
With that said, I felt that the course (books, audiotapes,
videotapes, lessons) were an extremely good value. I found the
course interesting and very informative. There are certainly people
on this forum who would benefit.

I would recommend the course without reservation!

Pixel Warp Senior Member • Posts: 2,229
Not exactly a "laughing matter", but...

...for what it's worth, I started the NYIP program but cancelled about half way through. I was learning from it but I didn't think it was worth what it was costing me. I also had this nagging feeling that a lot of the information was not quite "up to date". While some material is pretty much timeless, other material should change with advances in technology.

I seem to remember that one of the tapes I got from them actually stated that digital is just now "on the horizon" and that the cameras available when the tape was made were in the 100,000 pixel range or so... I could be off on the pixel count but it was definitely below 1mp. Regardless, I had a Nikon 990 with 3mp at the time I got this tape!?!

Unless they have updated the course material in the past couple years I'd suggest spending the money elsewhere. You can learn the timeless basics for free by doing research on the internet and in the forums.

I also seem to remember having a feeling of slight disappointment after each lesson from the beginning and thinking that maybe they had started out slow for beginners and would ramp up eventually. At the time I dropped it, it hadn't ramped up. I still felt like each lesson left something to be desired.

With the benefit of hindsight I wouldn't do it again. Just my $.02...

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OP Cosmic Mah Regular Member • Posts: 236
Re: Not exactly a "laughing matter", but...

Thanks for your opinion and info.

Doesn't look like I'm putting my money there. I was just curious about the courses b/c somebody mentioned it to me.

Thanks

Pixel Warp wrote:

...for what it's worth, I started the NYIP program but cancelled
about half way through. I was learning from it but I didn't think
it was worth what it was costing me. I also had this nagging
feeling that a lot of the information was not quite "up to date".
While some material is pretty much timeless, other material should
change with advances in technology.

I seem to remember that one of the tapes I got from them actually
stated that digital is just now "on the horizon" and that the
cameras available when the tape was made were in the 100,000 pixel
range or so... I could be off on the pixel count but it was
definitely below 1mp. Regardless, I had a Nikon 990 with 3mp at the
time I got this tape!?!

Unless they have updated the course material in the past couple
years I'd suggest spending the money elsewhere. You can learn the
timeless basics for free by doing research on the internet and in
the forums.

I also seem to remember having a feeling of slight disappointment
after each lesson from the beginning and thinking that maybe they
had started out slow for beginners and would ramp up eventually. At
the time I dropped it, it hadn't ramped up. I still felt like each
lesson left something to be desired.

With the benefit of hindsight I wouldn't do it again. Just my $.02...

Michael Salzlechner Veteran Member • Posts: 4,210
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

Just ask for the material and then dont order. You will get an offer in the mail a month later

Luc Schonnjans Regular Member • Posts: 368
Re: Not exactly a "laughing matter", but...

Just my 2 cents as well.

I ordered the catalog twice from them. Each time I had the feeling that something was not right or that something was missing. I agree with what other posters have said, for the same amount of money, you can get much better and up-to-date material elsewhere.

Again, just my 2 cents,

Luc

Cosmic Mah wrote:
Thanks for your opinion and info.

Doesn't look like I'm putting my money there. I was just curious
about the courses b/c somebody mentioned it to me.

Thanks

Pixel Warp wrote:

...for what it's worth, I started the NYIP program but cancelled
about half way through. I was learning from it but I didn't think
it was worth what it was costing me. I also had this nagging
feeling that a lot of the information was not quite "up to date".
While some material is pretty much timeless, other material should
change with advances in technology.

I seem to remember that one of the tapes I got from them actually
stated that digital is just now "on the horizon" and that the
cameras available when the tape was made were in the 100,000 pixel
range or so... I could be off on the pixel count but it was
definitely below 1mp. Regardless, I had a Nikon 990 with 3mp at the
time I got this tape!?!

Unless they have updated the course material in the past couple
years I'd suggest spending the money elsewhere. You can learn the
timeless basics for free by doing research on the internet and in
the forums.

I also seem to remember having a feeling of slight disappointment
after each lesson from the beginning and thinking that maybe they
had started out slow for beginners and would ramp up eventually. At
the time I dropped it, it hadn't ramped up. I still felt like each
lesson left something to be desired.

With the benefit of hindsight I wouldn't do it again. Just my $.02...

anurag relan Regular Member • Posts: 141
An alternative

Last year I enrolled in a junior college in my area for several photography courses. Not only were they great from an educational standpoint, but they also were a great value - less than $100 each for a semester long course. The courses were in the evening so I could still continue to work, also.

Just another suggestion-

Anurag

Joshua Heidorn Junior Member • Posts: 39
Re: NYIP Photo courses.

I took the course two years ago; I didn’t know anything about photography. It helped break me in but like others have said, it seems out of date and you could spend that money in books you find at stores or better yet, the library. Most of what I now know is from FREE books at the library!!

As for making money, well if you’re ambitious and a hard working, willing to put some real time into it, yes you can make money. But it all depends on the person.

Just to let you know this is not a school of photography, so you’re not getting any sort of degree, just a little paper saying that you completed the course.

I have the material, and would be willing to sell it for a small price. -- Just thought I would spit that out to you.

Heidjo@wwc.edu

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