October 02, 2007 11:00 ET® Offers Three New Classes for October!

REDMOND, WA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) -, the worldwide leader in online photography education, today announced the addition of three outstanding new 4-Week photography courses to the October class schedule. Like all BetterPhoto courses, "Creative Nature/Outdoor Photos with Lensbabies," "Guaranteed Better Photographs" and "Drills for Creative Flash Photography" will be taught by veteran professional photographers. Photo assignments are personally critiqued by the instructor, giving students immediate feedback on their photography. Classes begin October 3rd.

"Lensbabies is an essential tool in Tony Sweet's nature photography arsenal -- making him the perfect instructor for 'Creative Nature/Outdoor Photos with Lensbabies.' Rob Sheppard's two new courses -- 'Guaranteed Better Photographs' and 'Drills for Creative Flash Photography' -- are full of both photography basics and unique creative techniques," said Jim Miotke, President and founder of "These three new classes are welcome additions to our fall school schedule."

BetterPhoto instructor Tony Sweet has authored three books on the art of photography. He's a columnist for Nikon World Magazine and was named Nikon Legend Behind the Lens. Rob Sheppard has over 20 photography books to his credit. As well as serving as editor-at-large of Photo and Outdoor Photographer magazines, his photography has been published in magazines such as National Geographic. Tony and Rob represent just a few of the accomplished photographers that serve as BetterPhoto instructors.

BetterPhoto brings together over 150,000 members from around the world for learning, fun, and community. The site offers over 100 courses on photography and Photoshop, taught by published, professional photographers including Tony Sweet, Brenda Tharp, Jim Zuckerman, Outdoor Photographer editor Rob Sheppard, and Shutterbug editor George Schaub. Courses are offered every month. The monthly contest, considered the best on the web, brings in over 25,000 entries monthly, and awards winners in 10 categories.

About is the worldwide leader in online photography education, offering an approachable resource for photographers who want to improve their skills, share their photos, and learn more about the art and technique of photography. Headquartered in Redmond, WA, is a fun, approachable community, offering online photography courses led by highly respected and published professional photographers, who act as mentors. BetterPhoto also offers a range of gallery and photo sharing options that are easy to use and powerfully customizable, and offers a rich community experience and the best photo contests on the web.

For more information, visit the BetterPhoto website at

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