This photography site has been guiding online photographers since March 23, 1996. For the first few years, it was called Graphique
; then we changed our name to BetterPhoto.com.
BetterPhoto's Purpose, Mission and Values
Our mission is to help you say "YES!" to your creative dreams
. Read more about BetterPhoto's mission and purpose
BetterPhoto's Origin Story
Early in 1996, Jim Miotke, the Founder of BetterPhoto.com, got inspired to explore Web publishing, when a friend shared her experiences creating an online college thesis. Seeing the power of online publishing, Jim did a virtual backflip and dove whole-heartedly into Web development. He listened to the wisdom: "Write about what you love" and, since he had a passion for photography, Jim published his Top Ten Photography Tips
. The rest is history. This short article served to launch what was to become the premier educational Web site on photography.
- BetterPhoto offers the best in online photography courses.
- BetterPhoto helps photographers share photos with an easy-to-use system that's both affordable and powerful.
- BetterPhoto offers photography fun and inspiration through a strong member community.
- BetterPhoto's Deluxe or Pro BetterPholio™ Web site hosting services for photographers is easy-to-use and highly customizable.
- BetterPhoto's monthly photo contests are the most fun, objective, and prestigious photography contests on the Web.
- BetterPhoto offers exciting ways to get professional feedback on your photos.
Here's more about our high standards on privacy...
BetterPhoto.com does not sell our members email addresses or personal information. Never ever ever. All information submitted to BetterPhoto.com is not to be sold or used in any way that violates your right to privacy. Upon registration as a BetterPhoto member, email addresses are collected for the purpose of delivering an optimal experience at BetterPhoto.
Spam is never endorsed at BetterPhoto.com. Our email newsletters are sent only to those who subscribe on a volunteer, opt-in basis. We also provide numerous opportunities to unsubscribe from these emails, including opt-out links at the bottom of each newsletter.
BetterPhoto.com does not endorse or tolerate unsolicited sales emails through our automated contact forms. Individuals or companies may not email BetterPhoto members through our contact forms, Q&A, or any BetterPhoto Discussions. When BetterPhoto contacts our own BetterPhoto customer base, it will not be considered unsolicited email.
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If you choose, you can opt out by turning off cookies in the preferences settings in your web browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics
BetterPhoto may advertise anywhere on our site, but will not advertise on our member's Deluxe or Pro Web sites without their permission. BetterPhoto does not allow intrusive advertising. Advertising may be found to match specific images, titles, or descriptions. BetterPhoto reserves the right to change advertising on the site at any time.
Unless otherwise noted, photos, graphics, and text - Copyright © Jim Miotke, All Rights Reserved. Some articles are authored by guest contributors and other BetterPhoto staff members; for example, many articles are authored by Denise Miotke. No content or photos may be copied or used without written permission from the author or artist who holds copyright of their work. Do not copy other peoples pictures or text without their permission.
You Retain Copyright for Your Photos
BetterPhoto Members retain copyright to the photos they upload to BetterPhoto.com.
One More Disclaimer
All advice and information provided on this site is intended to help budding photographers find answers to their questions. However, this site and the persons behind it are not to be held accountable, liable, or responsible in any way for this information or how it is used by the individual.
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