Author Archive | Jim Harmer

Golden Hour Success

In October of last year Susan Flickinger traveled to the country of Myanmar. She hoped to experience their culture before it adapts to the inevitable changes that come with opening the doors to tourism… and, of course, she wanted to take some pictures. In a country filled with gorgeous photo ops, Inle Lake (where this […]

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Picture of a hummingbird hovering by a flower on a black background.

Hummingbirds: Student Success Story

Barbara Keusch, who recently completed the online beginning photography class, sent in her photos for review at the end of her class and really surprised her instructor, Jim Harmer, with a fantastic photo of a hummingbird.  Jim was so impressed with her shot that he asked her to share how she took the photo, and she was […]

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Photo Class Student Testimonial

Daniel T. is an Improve Photography alumnus of the Beginner Photography course and is currently enrolled in our Intermediate Photography course. After my first trip to Kenya, I fell in love with photography. Thankfully someone on the trip lent me their 70-200mm lens, which made all the difference. Once I got home, I tried my […]

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Sample certificate for a Beginner Class

6 Online Photography Classes that Give a Certificate offers 6 online photography classes that offer a certificate of completion to students who take the course.  You can view our selection of online photography classes that offer certificates here, or read the brief descriptions below. Certificates are awarded to all students who complete each of the 30 short lessons in a class. […]

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Falling in Love With My Camera Again (Guest Post)

The Rise, fall and rehabilitation of my love of photography and all things camera It was an overcast day when I bought my OM-10 but that didn’t matter. The world was bursting with images waiting to be put on film and I was young enough to think it was the first time anyone had been […]

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Simon the Tripod (Guest Post)

The following is a humorous, yet very instructive post from reader Malcolm Bennie on choosing a tripod.  Enjoy and try not to laugh too much I don’t do much writing but I like trying my hand, a lot like my photography. So when my mate challenged me to write about something trivial I jumped at […]

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