teaching photography classes in nyc since 2010

looking for a photography class to teach you to take the photos you've been dreaming of? if you have a digital camera or a smartphone, we can help!

we believe in simplicity. our approach to teaching is different - our classes are 1x sessions and we make learning uncomplicated, easy and fun. 

We donate 10% of our monthly website sales to a charity of our students choice (a new charity every month!). december's  donations will go here.

I’m so happy! I’ve had my camera for years and have been on auto mode. I tried watching youtube videos and read books but I couldn’t understand it all. I am so excited that I finally found a beginner photography class that made me understand how to use my camera!
— Angelina

The photography lesson left me feeling competent and not overwhelmed. I have been practicing my skills and I feel like I can now capture more creative photos!
— Eve

how we are unique:

Personal and hands-on

if you're frustrated with reading manuals or watching videos to understand how to photograph, join one of our classes for an authentic way of learning while getting the personal attention you deserve. 

corporate classes

companies that hired us to teach include Thompson Reuters, Ford's Warriors in Pink, YR-PR, Better Spaces. If you are interested in a corporate class, please contact us.

money-back guarantee

we offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with a session you attend. 

media and reviews

watch our clip on NBC TV, read about us in BBC Capital or read our highly rated reviews on TripAdvisor.


I bought a new canon camera and had no idea how to use it. I had the passion for photography but was missing the tools and the knowledge. I searched for photography classes in NYC and came across AoIP’s page. Boy am I happy I chose them! I’m usually a little shy around people I meet for the first time but when I met Mindy I had a very warm feeling and it felt as if I knew her for a long time. I took the beginner class and she gave everyone her attention (benefit of being in a small group). She also made sure that we were all comfortable with our cameras before going home. I followed up with Mindy for private lessons as well and I can honestly say SHE’S THE BEST!!! I learned so much and so quickly that I’m now running my own website and my own photography business!
— Marsi A. Queens, NY
I’m sitting here going through my photos tonight that I have taken over the years. I had a class with Mindy 2 1/2 years ago. It was a food photography class. I was shooting mainly in auto but would venture into AV mode occasionally. I had done many classes but manual just did not click for me. Mindy guided me over to manual mode & I haven’t looked back since. Not only has my photography improved because I understand my camera better but also the way I look at things and what I capture. Mindy opened my eyes and helped me tap into something that helped me seek photos in a different way, to look around me and not just take traditional photos. So many things that Mindy said have stayed with me. I thoroughly recommend taking a class with her.
— Monica M. Sydney, Australia
I have taken a few classes with AoIP over the last couple of years. I have to say that I’ve learned so much about photography as well as what type of photographer I wanted to be and have become. Mindy and her instructors have been a huge help and have challenged me in ways I couldn’t imagine. Thank you to Mindy and the AoIP team.
— Ocie C. Queens, NY