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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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Using a 5-in-1 Reflector

Brittany K. is a current student in the Portrait Lighting Photography class. She submitted some great photo examples of what a 5-in-1 reflector is good for, and has given permission for those photos to be shared here on the site. I just finished watching Lesson 3 of the Portrait Lighting Class, which was very helpful! […]

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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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What makes a “good” background?

Brian G. is an Improve Photography alumnus of the Portrait Lighting Photography class. He asked some great questions about portrait backgrounds, and has given permission for his questions and photos to be shared here on the site. I feel pretty solid with the composition lesson. The only thing that’s a bit confusing to me still […]

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Choosing a College for Photography

If you are thinking about taking some photography classes, you have a few options. There are online classes and there are in-person classes. (For a discussion of the pros and cons of each, read this article.) But if you’re thinking about getting a degree or certification in photography, your best bet is to attend a […]

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It Looks a Little Soft…

Tara G., in response to some photo feedback she received: “I don’t understand what you meant by ‘the baby’s eyes look slightly soft’. Second, you said the soft eyes can be caused by focusing too close to the lens in the shot. I don’t know what that means; how do you focus too close to […]

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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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How much do Online Photography Classes cost?

Choosing an online photography class depends on a number of different factors. Listed below are some aspects worth considering, and how a few different online photography classes measure up. Photoclasses.com(by Improve Photography) Kelby Training The Photography Institute BetterPhoto.com The Perfect Picture school of Photography Cost and Payment Options $98/classPayment in full due at time of […]

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