YPA Alumni: Chase Guttman Announces Drone Handbook

The life and times of Chase Guttman, drone photography expert and social media influencer, keep expanding. Since Chase completed YPA's mentoring program in 2013, he's won the Young Travel Photographer of the Year three times. Chase is currently traveling through Europe for his semester abroad…

Where Are They Now: Alyssa Meadows

If you told me before the summer of YPA 2014 where my career in photography would progress to in the space of two years, I would have never believed you. Much of my success can be attributed directly to the lessons learned and contacts earned…

Where Are They Now: Marke Liimatainen

Hi YPA family! I was part of the YPA summer mentoring program in 2014 and lots has happened since our TEAM LA was selected as the second best team and I was selected as the best mentee. Our team was amazing; we worked nicely together and…

Where Are They Now: Mackenzie LaRoe

Since 2013, a lot has happened both professionally and personally, which has ultimately shaped the way I shoot today. At the "Escape" YPA gallery showing, a crew from Glasshouse Images out of New York City gave a lecture on stock photography. I clung to what…

Where Are They Now: Caitie McCabe

After spending two years in New Orleans working with Americorps, I knew I wanted to start my own commercial photography business. However, with few connections in the field, I struggled to figure out where I should begin. The Young Photographers Alliance played a key role…

Where Are They Now: Yolissma Vance

Since my mentorship with Young Photographers Alliance, I have graduated college and have been looking for entry level product photography jobs. In the meantime, I am working at a well known international coffee shop crafting lattes and upside down caramel macchiatos. I’m also considering going back…

Where Are They Now: Danya Ensing

Since completing my mentorship program with Young Photographer's Alliance, I received my BFA in Photography from OCAD University in Toronto, where I learned to fine tune my color darkroom processing and printing skills. While at OCAD U, I participated in an International Arts Collaborations course, where…

Where Are They Now: Joel Biddle

Since being a part of the YPA mentoring program, I have moved on to study photography at the Arts University of Bournemouth, and I will be graduating next summer. The YPA mentoring program was perfect for preparing me for university as it allowed me to…