Eric Reagan , Aug 02, 2006; 01:38 p.m.
The information contained in their lessons is valuable info. However, much of their content is extremely old and obviously has not been updated since the 1980s. That said, the basic principles that they teach are still applicable to today's digital world. They are legitimate from a correspondence course aspect. It is NOT the same as obtaining a degree from a 4 year university. If you are new to photography and want to increase your knowledge and skill, you will benefit from the information. However, "I got a certificate from NYIP" will not carry the same weight as BFA or, better yet, real world experience. I think they will allow you to receive the first lesson package for free. Take a look at it and decide if you want to do it or not. Just my $.02.