NYIP Student Gains Access to Joe Biden’s Press Pool with NYIP Press Pass

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Bill Fairbairn, a student at the New York Institute of Photography, was granted access to the press pool and given a chance to photograph the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.

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NYIP Student Bill Fairbairn with Joe Biden

We’re thrilled to hear from students who’ve been able to achieve this level of access or success because of their standing as an NYIP student.

Bill Fairbairn, a student at the New York Institute of Photography, was granted access to the press pool and given a chance to photograph the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden. Mr. Fairbairn was kind enough to share his story with us, and send in a few of the photographs that we was able to take.

And with the election only a day away, NYIP has shared his story, along with tips on how to get the most out of your NYIP Press Pass, on the school website this month.

Below is an excerpt from the article:    

‘My advice to anyone with a Photoworld pass is to always have it with you — it works. Also, have the confidence — your training pays off. As proof, I had to set up for the proper lighting conditions on a new camera on the fly. Lighting conditions changed dramatically from site to site even within the convention hall. So there I was with the real press pool, thinking, "Now what did I read or did they say on the NYIP CD about aperture, ISO, white balance and shutter speed?"’

Click the link to read the full retelling of how Bill Fairbairn used his NYIP Press Pass to take photos of Joe Biden.

“We’re thrilled to hear from students who’ve been able to achieve this level of access or success because of their standing as an NYIP student,” said Chuck DeLaney, NYIP’s Director, “and we offer our congratulations to Mr. Fairbairn for this achievement.”

About NYIP

The New York Institute of Photography offers three great home-study photography courses. Founded in 1910, NYIP is the oldest and largest photography school in the world, having successfully trained thousands of photographers over more than 100 years. Located in the heart of the art capital of the world, New York City, NYIP brings high quality photography education straight to its students’ doors. NYIP is owned and operated by Distance Education Co., LLC, with two sister schools also located in Manhattan, the Sheffield School and the New York Institute of Career Development.

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