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Team BetterPhoto
A truly awesome group of people contribute to BetterPhoto.
  • The BetterPhoto photography instructors are world-renouned professional photographers - each with impressive credits to their name.
  • The BetterPhoto staff exemplifies our values of excellence in service, quality craftsmanship, kindness, and continuous improvement.
  • Jim and Denise Miotke own the business, always focused on making raving fans out of our customers by consistence offering an experience marked by creativity, joy, and learning.
BetterPhoto's Mission Statement
Our mission is to help you say "YES!" to your creative dreams. Read more...

Historical Overview
Jim Miotke, the President and Founder of, was inspired to explore Web publishing in early 1996, when a friend shared her experiences creating an online college thesis. With a unique major that combined American studies and high technology, she was required to publish her final project on the Web. Seeing this was all Jim needed to become totally inspired, diving whole-heartedly into Web development.

However, Jim did not want to simply create another personal home page. He listened to the wisdom: "Write about what you love" and, since he had a passion for photography, Jim published a brief article - his Top Ten Photography Tips on photography. The rest, as they say, is history. This short article served to launch what was to become the premier educational Web site on photography. Today

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BetterPhoto may advertise anywhere on our site, but will not advertise on our member's Deluxe BetterPholios™ without their permission. BetterPhoto does not allow intrusive advertising such as pop-ups or pop-unders. Advertising may be found to match specific images, titles, or descriptions. BetterPhoto reserves the right to change advertising on the site at any time.

Our Copyright
Unless otherwise noted, photos, graphics, and text - Copyright © Jim Miotke, All Rights Reserved. Some articles are authored by guest contributors and other BetterPhoto staff members; for example, many articles are authored by Denise Miotke and Kerry Drager. No content or photos may be copied or used without written permission from the author or artist who holds copyright of their work. Do not copy other peoples pictures or text without their permission.

You Retain Copyright for Your Photos
BetterPhoto Members retain copyright to the photos they upload to

One More Disclaimer
All advice and information provided on this site is intended to help budding photographers find answers to their questions. However, this site and the persons behind it are not to be held accountable, liable, or responsible in any way for this information or how it is used by the individual.

How You Can Help
We have learned over the years how much word of mouth advertising can help a business survive and succeed. Therefore, we want to make it easy for you to help spread the word.

Contact Info
Email: due to spam, please use the Contact page
URL:, Inc.
23515 NE Novelty Hill Rd.
Suite B221, #183
Redmond, WA 98053, formerly called Graphique, has been online since March 1, 1996.

Team BetterPhoto thanks you very much for your continued support & patronage, and your general awesomeness.

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