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...
Jim Miotke, the President and Founder of BetterPhoto.com, 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.
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to visitors. In the BetterPhoto Photography Q&A, authorship is
attributed to a member by displaying their name; if that is not available, we display
their locale, as in "A visitor from Oklahoma."
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Miotke and Kerry Drager. No content or photos may be copied or used without written
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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 BetterPhoto.com
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BetterPhoto.com, 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.