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Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Featured Gallery
Welcome Note
This Week's Tip
Updates From BetterPhoto


TESTIMONIAL OF THE WEEK
"Lewis is always on time, and his suggestions and assignments were so strong that after only the first week of the class, I saw a huge positive difference in my photographical development. You should attend this course!" -Krystian Madejski, student in Compose with Color with instructor Lewis Kemper


SUMMIT!!
LEARN AND GROW WITH YOUR CREATIVE VISIONS ...
... at the next BetterPhoto Summit! It takes place February 28th, 2009, in beautiful San Diego, CA. Sign up now to take advantage of the "early bird special" of $77, and also to give yourself greater odds to win the Summit Contest! Find out the Summit details...


GREAT DEALS FOR BP MEMBERS!
Hunt's is a trusted BetterPhoto partner. Each month, Hunt's offers specials on photo equipment and software just for BP members! Learn more...


ANNOUNCING: NEW BOOK BY JIM MIOTKE
Check out Jim Miotke's awesome new book: The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Children.


CREATE YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL CARDS!
Photographer's Edge features a complete line of do-it-yourself Photo Frame Greeting Cards for all types of photographers and subjects. Turn your photos into eye-catching cards for any occasion! Learn more...


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THIS WEEK'S TIP
More Tips for Getting Sharper Pictures ... by Jim Zuckerman
Here are a few more ways to make sure your photos are as sharp as you want them to be:
- Don't trust the autofocus mechanism in low light situations. Don't be so dependent on automation that you can't take good pictures without it. Switch to manual focus when necessary. Autofocus works on the basis of color and contrast. If there isn't enough contrast in a scene, it can't work well.
- When there is more than one plane of focus in front of your subject (i.e., in scenes with depth - foreground, middle ground and background), the autofocus mechanism can't know which plane should be sharp. Therefore, use manual focus. You have no choice in certain situations.
Editor's Note: Jim Zuckerman teaches Perfect Digital Exposure, Developing Your Creative Artistic Vision and other fine courses at BetterPhoto!


   
Featured Gallery
Celebrating a New Year!
© - Patti  Zebchuck

Welcome to the 401st issue of SnapShot!
Hello,

Best wishes for an outstanding 2009! At BetterPhoto this holiday season, we are having so much fun gearing up for another exciting session of online classes! See our schedule of 4-week courses, 8-week courses, and yearlong ClassTracks. School begins Jan. 7th! ... While we are looking forward to the new year, we can't help but look back at 2008, with the launch of so many fine new features at BetterPhoto. For instance, the sleek Basic BetterPholio is a great and affordable way to organize your photos and customize your photo gallery. Also, check out the BetterPhoto Quick Keyworder Game: Look for the Win Big Points graphic in your Member Center (note: for BetterPholio owners or student alumni). Top score in the Keyworder Game wins 50% off a photography course or BetterPholio! ... In this issue of SnapShot, don't miss another fine Photo Tip by Jim Zuckerman, plus the "What's New" update and a good collection of questions and answers. ... That's it for now. Have a fantastic and safe holiday week! And whatever your plans, don't forget to have your camera handy :-)

Jim Miotke
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Updates From BetterPhoto

Did you receive a new digital camera? Do you want to learn how to use it to make great digital photos? Then consider one of BetterPhoto's CameraCourses: on Nikon, Canon, and Olympus D-SLRs. We also have dozens of other online courses to from which to choose - classes designed for any camera make or model. Check out our course categories... Keep up with all the latest happenings in the BetterPhoto.com community! See our What's New page.

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