I finally received my copy of the BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography written by Jim Moitke and Kerry Drager. Jim and Kerry have both been mentors to me over the years, through taking online courses at BetterPhoto.com, the masterpiece club at BetterPhoto, and from a seminar I took in Seattle a few years ago. I was honoured that they asked to use one of the photos I took during the seminar in Seattle for their book. I contributed the image for free to thank them for all they have taught me.
You can view some excerpts from the book by clicking the cover image.
The excerpts do not include the page my image is on, so I will show you that page here:
Click the image to view a larger version.
I love taking the online courses at BetterPhoto. Their instructors are well known professional photographers. They send you the course material with an assignment and you have around 10 days to complete each one. The course schedule is just a guideline though and if it takes you longer to complete the assignment that is ok. You don’t have to be online at any specific time. You upload your images and then the instructor sends you feedback on how you could improve them. You even have an opportunity to take the photos again or adjust them and re-submit for further feedback. As well, you get feedback from your fellow classmates and can upload any photos that you want critiqued to a forum. All around I have found the courses to be very educational, fun and a great value.
Check out their courses on their website:
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