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Monday, January 23, 2012
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"Jim White is a great instructor, and his comments and critiques were ever so helpful. A highly recommendable course for beginners and people shooting only in auto mode!!" -Birgit Adams, student in Learning Your Canon Digital SLR

The reason photographers often feel stress on a trip is the self-imposed pressure to capture the definitive images. Celebrated tourist spots, world-class cities, and popular national parks all feature justifiably famous views that have been photographed over and over again. But at the same time, there’s also the desire to come up with innovative photographs. This "shoot the classics vs. strive for originality" disparity is always a challenge.
The best advice: Attack the top spots as soon as possible. That way, you get them out of your system. After recording these definitive images, you’ll be surprised how that reduces the anxiety, lifts the spirit, and makes you mentally prepared to be imaginative.
NOTE: This tip is from the new book co-authored by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager: The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography

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Over The Hill
© - Debra R. Harder

Welcome to the 561st issue of SnapShot!

The new year has kicked off with some exciting new online adventures at BetterPhoto! First off was the recent launch of our amazing Master Photographer Training Program. And now instructor Doug Steakley offers an outstanding 8-week course - Landscape Photography - which will kick off in March. ... In this issue of SnapShot, take a look at instructor Deb Sandidge's featured article ("Creative Photo Technique: Zoom During Exposure"), and also This Week's Tip ("Creative Strategy: First Things First"). ... That's it for now. Have fun with your photography!    Kerry Drager   Newsletter Editor

Jim Miotke
Where Is Jim?

Updates From BetterPhoto An easy way to create an artistic look with your photography, says instructor Deborah Sandidge, is to use in-camera effects such as zooming the lens during exposure. No Photoshop needed! Don't miss Denise Miotke's awesome "Travel and Landscape Photography" online course. You'll learn techniques for developing an artistic eye and for finding eye-catching images - whether you are on a trip or shooting in your own backyard. What an exciting goal that Ansel Adams had: Create a masterpiece every month! BetterPhoto is paying homage to this legendary photographer with our Masterpiece of the Month Membership. As a Masterpiece member, you'll receive recognition and assignments, and enjoy great discussions.

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