The Monthly Mission

Photo sssignments, feedback, and more... Join like-minded photography enthusiasts and make even more amazing photos every month!

Ansel Adams had a personal and professional goal to create one masterpiece each month. In homage to Ansel, we have the same goal in the Monthly Mission.
Kerry Drager
Kerry Drager
The Monthly Mission is for serious enthusiasts who enjoy creatively photographing nature, animals, travel, landscapes, people, and more. The Monthly Mission offers motivation and the special experience of being in the inner circle of elite photographers making at least one truly amazing photo every month.

Members will receive monthly assignments, private newsletters and photo tips. Experience the thrill of sharing your love of photography with the Month Mission. This community of photographers is hosted by Kerry Drager - BetterPhoto instructor, BP Team member, and photographer-author.

"BP has really helped me develop my self confidence and prepare for when I grow up (retirement) which is maybe 5 years down the line."
- Cindy Hamilton
Winston-Salem, NC

Better Than Money Back Guarantee

This new program is so valuable to every serious photography enthusiast, so certain to give you the confidence you crave and the stunning photos to prove it, we are backing this offer up with not one but THREE generous "Better Than Money Back" guarantees:

#1 100%, No Risk, No Hassle 30-day Guarantee: If you aren't completely thrilled with the Monthly Mission, simply let us know and you can get a full refund. And like everything at BetterPhoto, this guarantee is straightforward. You won't find in teeny, tiny fine print. You don't need a note from your mother. If you aren't happy, simply ask and you'll get an immediate, 100% refund. Period. Take a month to look it over. Ask questions. Join in the discussions. Try the assignments. Most importantly, use what you learn and start making some masterpieces! Put it to work until you begin to see a great improvement both in the quality of your photography and your personal enjoyment level. If you are not totally elated with the Monthly Mission or the results, you will get a prompt and cheerful refund. We're confident you'll love this program. Joining this elite group either makes you a better photographer, producing stunning, total WOW images - or you pay nothing, and walk away with the benefits you've already received.

#2 One Year Guarantee: You will be making amazing photos - images that continue to inspire you for years to come. Like a classic movie, you will return to these images with more and more appreciation over time (rather than less and less). We are so sure of these techniques (as well as the fellowship we all receive in the Membership), so confident that you will be producing winning images, we are willing to make an unheard-of guarantee. As long as you do the assignments and apply at least one of big principles you learn on a consistent basis, you will be confidently producing at least one beautiful photo each month. Be like Ansel. Make it happen. With the Monthly Mission, YOU CAN!

#3 Guarantee of Exceptional Support: We also stand by our customer service. You will never feel alone. You will never be left out in the cold. With our members-only Concierge email address you'll get prompt, respectful, and courteous service - the kind of treatment you deserve!

Students who have taken a BetterPhoto online class, or have attended one of our BetterPhoto Summits know Kerry is a professional who creates balance with a special combination of seasoned professionalism and friendship. That's why we can make these guarantees to you. Kerry and the entire team stands by our offer to support you in your goals and provide inspiration and guidance.

Monthly Mission Benefits
This membership is for photographers who take their image making seriously and want to share with others in a safe environment. Landscape, Nature and Animal photographers find a home in the Monthly Mission.

"I had a great time at the Summit and enjoyed the presentations and instructors."
- Diane Jaeger
West Bend, WI

"It is easy to take a photograph, but it is harder to make a masterpiece in photography than in any other art medium."
- Ansel Adams


Kerry DragerKerry Drager is the content manager and course advisor at BetterPhoto. He also is the co-author (with Jim Miotke) of two books: The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography (Amphoto; 2011) and The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light (Amphoto; 2012). Plus, he teaches two online photography courses here at BetterPhoto: Creative Light & Composition and Creative Close-ups.

His work has also appeared in magazines, Hallmark cards and Sierra Club calendars, and in advertising campaigns for American Express and Sinar Bron Imaging. 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, he 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.

Kerry lives with his wife, Mary, in the country near Sacramento, California, with their six Newfoundland dogs, five cats, two horses, and a mixed terrier.