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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
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'I really want to thank Neil and Susan Silverman for a tremendous 16 weeks (after taking the 8-week classes Understanding Digital Photography and Understanding Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics). You have been terrific and really helped me to vastly improve. Your classes were the best investment in my photography that I have made. Thank you again!' -Marcy B. Reman

See BetterPhoto's online camera courses and online classes on the fundamentals of photography. Classes starts on Jan. 9th!

If you've ever dreamed of mastering the craft of photography or starting your own photo business, then Master Photographer Training is the program for you.

Contest Advice ... From the Judges!
A photo entered into the wrong category (e.g. a portrait of a person entered into the 'flower' category) may get an Editor's Pick, but will probably never win. Read more on BetterPhoto's contest categories...

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Welcome to the 610th issue of SnapShot!

Happy New Year! Make 2013 a photographic year to remember by enrolling in BetterPhoto's online photography school. Heading up January's outstanding course schedule are two new classes on light - Low Light Photography and Long Exposure Creativity. Plus, we are offering our very first 2-week course: Snow Photography. Classes kick off on January 9th! ... In this issue of SnapShot, don't miss some great pro advice: 'Unique Lighting Tip: Bubble Wrap as Reflector!'. 'Composition Tip: Keep Horizons and Buildings Level'. 'Photoshop Tip: Apply an Artistic Touch with Flypaper Textures'. Plus, in This Week's Tip, there's contest feedback from the judges. ... That's it for now. Have fun with your photography, and best wishes for an outstanding 2013!    Kerry Drager    Newsletter Editor

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Updates From BetterPhoto

Instructor John Siskin is BetterPhoto's lighting master ... check out his short, but very insightful article. If you are photographing water, a street, or a building, make certain that your lines are truly perpendicular and straight across the image, if they are horizontal. Read the expert advice from BetterPhoto's instructor team of Susan and Neil Silverman! "Get in touch with your artistic side and try working with textures," advises instructor Deborah Sandidge. Read her expert tips and see her beautifully creative photo.

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