BetterPhoto.com™ Welcomes Photojournalist David Bathgate to Instructor Roster

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Photojournalist David Bathgate has joined other world-class photographers as an instructor at BetterPhoto.com. David also conducts regular photography workshops near the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Government in Exile in the north of India, advises young Tibetan photographers and helps train future professional visual journalists in Afghanistan and Bangladesh, in addition to teaching online classes in photojournalism, from wherever he's located, on BetterPhoto.com.

BetterPhoto.com, the worldwide leader in online photography education, today announced that renowned photojournalist and former anthropology professor David Bathgate has joined BetterPhoto to teach a new course, "Photojournalism: Telling the Story in Pictures". This course, which begins July 6 and is targeted at the serious hobbyist to intermediate photographer, will teach students to look deeper to uncover the facts and then present them in an informative and creative way.

"We're excited to have David on board," said Jim Miotke, president of BetterPhoto.com. "His mix of knowledge and incredible experience with a friendly and laid-back style fits right in with our other instructors and the goals of our community."

David is based in Europe but spends most of his time in Asia and the Middle East as a prolific contributor for over 10 years for international news and photo agency Corbis (his work has appeared in Time Asia, The London Sunday Times Magazine, and Focus). He also conducts regular photography workshops near the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Government in Exile in the north of India, advises young Tibetan photographers and helps train future professional visual journalists in Afghanistan and Bangladesh, in addition to teaching online classes in photojournalism, from wherever he's located, on BetterPhoto.com.

The "Photojournalism: Telling the Story in Pictures" course will cover topics including selecting stories with viewer interest and visual potential, establishing trust to gain an insider view, the "grammar" of visual storytelling, and pitching to a publisher.

To see examples of David's photography, visit http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/gallery.asp?memberID=116332.

David joins 21 other seasoned and published professional photographers, including Bryan Peterson, Tony Sweet, and Brenda Tharp, who teach 56 different online courses for BetterPhoto.com. These affordable eight-week photography classes are designed to be accessed online and include helpful lessons, motivating photo assignments, insightful photo critiques and one-on-one mentoring. Summer quarter courses range from "Photographing Children" with Vik Orenstein to "Photoshop for Photographers" with Kathleen Carr and "Digital Workout #1: Beginning Digital Photography" with Susan and Neil Silverman.

About BetterPhoto.com

BetterPhoto.com™ 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, BetterPhoto.com 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 web hosting 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 http://www.betterphoto.com.

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