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Press Release Posted: Sep 19, 2012 4 comments
The New York Institute of Photography announces the launch of their new graduate discount program, designed to give NYIP graduates increased access to continuing education programs offered byNYIP and their sister schools.

Starting now, all students who complete their studies and earn a certificate in any of NYIP’s photography courses will be able to save $100 on their tuition if they choose to enroll in any other program offered by the company. This includes all other NYIP courses, as well as courses in Interior Design, Wedding Planning, Jewelry Design, and Blogging, offered by NYIP’s sister schools, the Sheffield School and the New York Institute of Career Development.

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Press Release Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1 comments
The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) has launched two brand new courses – Marketing for Photographers and The Complete Course in Video Making and Storytelling. Both home-study courses are now available to students all over the world.
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Press Release Posted: Aug 21, 2013 0 comments
The New York Institute of Photography just launched a brand new version of its photoshop course for photographers who are interested in learning professional photo editing techniques from home. The course, titled The Complete Course in Digital Photography: Photoshop for Photographers, teaches Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Lightroom.
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Press Release Posted: Jul 17, 2013 2 comments
The New York Institute of Photography has launched a brand new school website for photographers around the world. The new website is intended to both make finding the right photography course easier for prospective students, and getting the necessary support easier for students currently enrolled in the school.
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Press Release Posted: Nov 21, 2012 7 comments
The New York Institute of Photography, the world’s largest and oldest photography school, introduces a new wedding photography lesson into its renowned Complete Course in Professional Photography. The new lesson was written by Clay Blackmore, an innovator in the world of photography and portraiture.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 31, 2013 0 comments
NYIP has been training photographers since 1910. Throughout its history, the delivery method and the way it offered courses has changedmultiple times. In the early days, NYIP was a residential school with classes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Chicago. In 1975, NYIP converted to a distance education model, offering home-study courses to students all over the world. And now, NYIP has launched their first 100% online course.
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Press Release Posted: Nov 11, 2013 0 comments
The New York Institute of Photography (NYIP) this week launched a completely revised and updated version of their flagship course, the Complete Course in Professional Photography. The process of updating the Professional Photography Course concluded with the introduction of 11 hours of brand new DVD video training, which feature professional photographers demonstrating techniques and sharing their wisdom and advice with students in the course.
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Press Release Posted: Apr 18, 2014 1 comments
The Obscura by ILFORD Pinhole Photography Kit was introduced in mid 2013. The original kit continues to be available and comes complete with starter packs of black and white film and paper, together with a simple Exposure Calculator and Instruction Book.
Dan Havlik Posted: Jan 26, 2016 0 comments

Olympus just took the wraps off its newest digital camera and it owes a lot to an analog predecessor. Called the Olympus PEN-F the 20-mepapixel mirrorless camera is the digital update to the original PEN-F “half frame” film camera from the 1960s. 

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Press Release Posted: Jan 17, 2012 1 comments
Oloneo announced the immediate availability of Oloneo HDRengine, designed for the HDR photography enthusiasts and novices and comes with ready-to-use contents to jump start the photographer’s creative process. Oloneo HDRengine v1 for Windows is available now at the special introductory price of US$59 through the Oloneo online store at A full-featured, 30-day-limited trial version of HDRengine can be freely downloaded from the company’s website as well.
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Press Release Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1 comments
Olympus adds to the Micro Four Thirds family of lenses with the release of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f1.8 lens (34mm in 35mm equivalent), a bright, wide-angle, single-focal-length lens ideal for snapshot street shooting, landscape photography or capturing subjects in challenging low-light environments. This high quality, compact lens features a stunning metal body and a Snapshot Focus mechanism for pan focusing with a distance indicator.
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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jan 15, 2008 1 comments

Olympus has announced its inaugural "Photographers of Tomorrow"
photo contest, which is specifically designed for aspiring professional photographers
or photojournalists, and will enrich the resumes and portfolios of the participating

Starting January 14, 2008, students will submit their best work captured with
the Olympus E-3 digital SLR (single lens reflex) camera in three categories:
Speed, Travel and Environmental Issues. Student entries will be judged by a
panel of award-winning photographers, comprised of Olympus Visionaries. The
winning images will be announced in April 2008. Complete rules and regulations
can be viewed at

Participating schools include Texas A&M University at Commerce, The University
of the Arts Philadelphia, Art Institute of Colorado, Brooks Institute, Rochester
Institute of Technology, Hallmark Institute of Photography, University of Texas
- Austin, Rockport College, and Academy of Art University San Francisco, among

"The Olympus competition is our way of helping the next generation of
professional photographers and photojournalists to showcase their work nationally,
as the winning submissions will be visible on the Olympus Web site," said
John Knaur, senior marketing manager, Digital SLR at Olympus Imaging America
Inc. "The students will connect with the three distinct categories of
speed, travel and environmental issues."

Photo Submission Categories

Olympus has selected the following categories for contest submissions to inspire
the budding photographers and to best represent the capabilities of the new
Olympus E-3 digital SLR camera.

Speed: Images capturing the essence of speed and movement of

Travel: Images depicting exotic, exciting, or extreme journeys
or adventures, showing the color and temperament of the local culture; and

Environment Issues: Images showing the impact of man and global
warming, or natural settings of landscapes, flora, and fauna.

The Prizes

The students who submit the three winning images (one for each of the three
categories) will be awarded the following prizes. The three students'
respective professors will also be awarded the camera, lenses and accessories.

· $5,000 Scholarship

· Olympus E-3 Digital SLR Camera

· Two New ZUIKO Digital Lenses -- the ED 12-60mm (24-120mm equivalent)
f2.8-4.0 SWD and ED 50-200mm (100-400mm equivalent) f2.8-3.5 SWD

· Olympus Travel Bag and Lens Cloth

Contest Camera and Lenses

The Olympus E-3 provides the high-precision performance demanded by professional
and enthusiastic photographers to capture exceptional images every time. When
coupled with the ZUIKO digital 12-60mm SWD (Supersonic Wave Drive) lens, the
E-3 offers the fastest autofocus system in the world.[1] Body-Integrated Mechanical
Image Stabilization to stabilize every lens, a 10-megapixel Live MOS image sensor,
and the reliability of a high-endurance, dust-proof and splash-resistant magnesium
alloy body join the impressive innovations developed for the E-3. Olympus pioneered
Full-Time Live View and Dust Reduction Technologies for digital SLR cameras,
leading where others have followed.

The Judges

An esteemed panel of judges, comprised of Olympus Visionaries, will evaluate
the student submissions and vote for the top winner in each category. The Olympus
Visionary program celebrates the work of some of the most talented still photographers
of the day, who use E-System equipment for travel, news, documentary, fashion,
food, people, nature and landscape, commercial and fine art photography.

Olympus Web site:


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Sep 25, 2007 0 comments

Olympus has introduced the SP-560 Ultra Zoom digital camera with 27mm wide-angle
to 18x optical zoom) and an 8-megapixel image sensor. Its super-macro captures
from as close as one centimeter. The compact lens construction combines high-refractive,
aspherical and extra-dispersion (ED) lens elements. The bright, f/2.8-4.5 lens
provides the equivalent of 27-486mm focal length with 100x total seamless zoom
(5.6x digital zoom).


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Shutterbug Staff Posted: Jul 08, 2005 0 comments

Olympus Imaging America Inc. has introduced the new Zuiko Digital ED 8mm F3.5
Full Frame Fisheye Lens. The Zuiko 8mm fisheye is designed to be digital specific
and render sharp edge-to-edge images, in an easy to handle size, and with a close
focus of less than 5 ½ inches.

Along with its many attributes this 8mm fisheye promises to set a new professional
standard for ultra wide-angle underwater photography because it can be used in
conjunction with the EVOLT E-300 digital SLR and the new PT-EO1 underwater housing
and PPO-E04 lens port at depths of up to 196 feet (60m).

This full frame fisheye lens has a 180º field of view diagonally to the Four
Thirds image sensor, and a focal length of 8mm (equivalent to 16mm in a 35mm camera).
Because of this it can be used to create extremely dramatic photographic images
that cannot be seen unaided with the human eye. Because this lens is specifically
designed for digital cameras and conforms to the "Four Thirds System,"
it will provide reliable photographic performance even at the edges of the images.

With a minimum focusing distance of 5.3 inches (0.79 inch from the front of the
lens to the subject), this lens can be used to approach the subject aggressively
for wide-close-up photography. This feature is the key to the creation of images
with exaggerated perspective effects.

Because of the different refractive indexes of light in air and water, the angle
of view underwater will be reduced to approximately 153º, and since it is
often more difficult to capture light underwater, it is necessary to get closer
to the subject. To remedy the problem, the super-close-up capability of this lens
allows photography of the subject just 0.79 inch from the front of the lens to
achieve the wide-close-up effects for which fisheye lenses are famous.

The new Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f3.5 Fisheye will go on sale in January 2006.

Estimated Street Price: $799.95

Dan Havlik Posted: Jun 30, 2015 0 comments

Olympus just announced that it is bringing its compact and wireless Olympus Air A01 camera device to the U.S. in July and Canada in August. The Olympus Air A01, which was introduced in Japan earlier this year, is a small, cylindrical gadget with a 16-megapixel Live MOS image sensor that can wirelessly connect Micro Four Thirds lenses with mobile devices such as smartphones.