Holiday Gift Ideas for the Photographer in Your Life

by Kerry Drager

holiday gift ideas
A little note
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Displaying Photos: Premium Gallery or Deluxe Web Site

So, you think you haven't a clue whether your gift-recipient has his or her own Premium Gallery or Web site? Hmmmmm. If you don't know, then the answer is "no". For example: Five minutes (OK, it was closer to 1 minute) after my own online gallery at BetterPhoto was activated, everyone - I mean EVERY ONE of my friends and relatives - knew about it! That's true of all photographers ... you are sooooo excited, you just want to tell the world!

Best yet, BetterPhoto makes it so easy for a photographer to get a gallery or Web site up and running ... no tech know-how required! There are three excellent choices to satisfy any budget. Check them out at:
Cheap Package Web Hosting for Photographers

Holiday Greetings
Holiday Greetings
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Online Courses: Photography School at Home

Why take an online photography course from You get one-on-one instruction from a world-class published photographer – who is also a terrific teacher and mentor. You connect not just with your instructor, but also with the other students in your class. This kind of supportive peer interaction is unique to's photography classes. The courses are self-paced ... i.e., you don't have to be at your computer at a particular time. And you have plenty of time to complete your emailed assignment, but can interact with your instructor and other students whenever you wish, online.

See just how verrrry cool these classes are at:
Tour the Online Course Concept

We have dozens of courses in the following categories: Beginning, Business, Composition & Design, Digital, Lighting & Exposure, Photoshop, Speciality Subjects, and Technique. There are four sessions per year, with Winter courses beginning in early January (and the Winter schedule posted around November 1st). For all of the exciting specifics, go to
Schedule of Classes: Online Photography School

Christmas Gift Buying
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Holiday Gift Ideas: Cameras, Lenses, Reviews, Etc.

Trying to figure out what kind of camera to buy? Or lens? Or digital accessory? In the BetterPhoto Buyer's Guide, we review all kinds of photography gear. We also share our honest and unbiased reviews and recommendations with you. Read more at:
Holiday Gift Ideas: BetterPhoto Buyer's Guide

Books and DVDs ... for Fun and Learning

At BetterPhoto, many of our instructors have authored awesome how-to books - and DVDs - on photography. These awesome books are autographed by the author, and cover a wide range of subjects - from digital photography, exposure, and nature to some excellent specialty topics. Check out our Bookstore at:
Holiday Gift Ideas: Books and DVDs

About Author / Instructor / Photographer, Kerry Drager
Photography Instructor: Kerry Drager
Kerry Drager is a professional photographer, teacher and writer who is also the co-author of two books: The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography and The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light. He has taught many photography courses (online and in person), seminars and field workshops.

Be sure to check out Kerry's website -

Also, he is the author of Scenic Photography 101, the photographer of the photo-essay books The Golden Dream: California from Gold Rush to Statehood and California Desert , a contributor to the books BetterPhoto Basics and Daybreak 2000, and a co-photographer of Portrait of California. In addition, Kerry was profiled in the April 1994 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine and in Vik Orenstein's 2010 book The Photographer's Market Guide to Building Your Photography Business, and his website was showcased in the January 2003 issue of Shutterbug magazine. Plus, his work has appeared in magazines, Hallmark cards and Sierra Club calendars, and in advertising campaigns for American Express and Sinar Bron Imaging.

Also follow Kerry on Facebook, where he posts photos several times a week that include shooting tips and thoughts.

Kerry lives with his wife, Mary, on California's Central Coast, with their three Newfoundland dogs, four cats, and a mixed terrier.