Business for Photographers Course Mentors

Business for Photographers Course Mentors

  • Adam Waltner

    Adam Waltner

    Adam Waltner is a New York City based photographer and filmmaker. After going to school for writing he became obsessed with cinema, often watching several films a day. At the age of twenty-two he made his first feature and has remained a prolific filmmaker ever since. Usually dark in nature, his work explores the world through lavish cinematography and a calculating, sinister mind.

  • Nigel Merrick

    Nigel Merrick

    Nigel Merrick is a professional photographer, business coach, author and blogger who specializes in helping other professional photographers succeed in their businesses through the application of proven marketing and search engine optimization strategies.

  • Illise Benum

    Illise Benum

    Ilise Benun is a business expert for creative professionals. She is the author of 7 business books, a national speaker and the founder of During her 25+ years in business, she has coached thousands of creatives as well as developed and delivered business training tailored for HOW Design Live, CreativeLive and Freelancers Union, among others.

  • Maria Piscopo

    Maria Piscopo

    Maria Piscopo has taught marketing and business classes at numerous universities and has presented professional workshops and seminars for a wide-range of associations. Maria also writes articles and columns for an extensive list of industry publications. She is the author of The Graphic Designer’s and Illustrator’s Guide to Marketing and Promotion as well as The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion.

About Our Mentor Program

NYIP is the only online photography school that provides you with a team of professional photographers who act as your teachers, coaches, and mentors.

You will benefit from a personal relationship just like you would get in the classroom. NYIP mentors are there to answer your questions via phone or email at every turn.

In addition, you will submit photo projects throughout the course which will be evaluated by the teacher assigned to you. They are there to help you improve as you master the craft.