So, you don't know what to give that very special photographer who seems to have absolutely everything? We at BetterPhoto.com™ are here to help - with all sorts of excellent holiday gift ideas.
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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
Online Courses: Photography School at Home
Why take an online photography course from BetterPhoto.com? 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 BetterPhoto.com'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
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
The content manager and course advisor for BetterPhoto.com, Kerry Drager is also the co-author (with Jim Miotke) of two books: The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography (2011) and The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light (2012). In addition, he teaches this online photography course at BetterPhoto: Creative Light & Composition.
Be sure to check out Kerry's Pro BetterPholio website - www.kerrydrager.com - and his instructor bio page.
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 see his Visual Creativity photography blog, and follow Kerry on Facebook.
Kerry lives with his wife, Mary, in the country near Sacramento, California, with their six Newfoundland dogs, four cats, two horses, and a mixed terrier.