What's in the newsletter?

Each Tuesday I send out a full tutorial of how I created a photo.  But this isn't any regular old photo tutorial.  In the newsletter, I share ALL the details that most professional photographers won't.  I show you my camera settings, where I got the idea for the photo, and even the unedited photo and exactly how it's post-processed.

The newsletter has become EXTREMELY popular among readers!  I often get over 100 responses from each email with positive comments.

How often will the newsletter come?

Once a week–every Tuesday.

Can I get the past newsletters?

No, I'm sorry.  I'm saving them up to put together in a book which will be available in early 2015, but since you're on the newsletter, you get the insider scoop!

What about spam?

I actually like SPAM (the kind you put on a bagel to make a Spambled Egg and Cheese), but not email SPAM.  I don't allow advertisers to place messages in the newsletter.


  1. I clicked on the link for the new and improved news letter and it took me to the place to sign up. Well I am already signed up, I just wanted to read the new and improved news letter. Your intro teased me now I feel let down. Hmmm….. don’t tease, not nice.

    1. If you aren’t getting the new newsletter, it must be in your spam folder. Do a search for “Behind the Photos” in your email.

  2. i signed up for newsletters and didnt get an Email to confirm – i signed up again and it said i had already subscribed but not yet confirmed – i have nothing in my spam folder – can you please put me on the list ? thanks a lot,

  3. There is no picture in the email for behind the photo. Just the technical data.

  4. Hey Jim,
    I just signed up for your newsletter. Is there a way to look at your newsletter archive or do I just have to be patient and see what you send out going forward?


  5. Super site always informative and easy to understand. Thanks Jim

  6. i signed up for newsletters and didnt get an Email to confirm – i signed up again and it said i had already subscribed but not yet confirmed – i have nothing in my spam folder – can you please put me on the list ? thanks a lot,

  7. I enjoyed your write up very much . Found it very interesting. I have often wondered how you get some of those old pictures looking so perfect, Keep up the good work.

  8. I don’t recieve the confirmation mail. I also checked my spamfolder….

  9. Ahh! I tried subscribing a few weeks ago at work and didn’t get the confirmation email. I must’ve deleted it on accident and I missed out on receiving them!! Bummer!!

    Invaluable service though. Cannot wait to get the details!!

  10. Can’t wait to read the newsletter! Sorry about the loss of your camera but very much looking forward to reading about the photo!

  11. it keeps telling me I can’t use this email address and that’s the only one I have..

  12. Have tried to sign up several times and get an error saying that newsletter is not active

  13. The link is not working. Please add me to your list. Love your podcast!


  14. The signup link is not working – Please add me to your newsletter mailing list. Thank you

  15. Hi, your pop-up for signing up to the newsletter is giving me the following error: There was an error saving the data. AWeber returned the following message: Object: None, name: u’subscribers’


  16. Jim,

    Having trouble signing up for the Newsletter. I get the following error:

    Mailing List Not Active

    This mailing list is not currently active.

    Please notify the website owner.

  17. Hey I keep getting this over and over again,

    “Mailing List Not Active

    This mailing list is not currently active.

    Please notify the website owner.”

    Just thought I would “notify” you. Thanks for any help you might be able to give!

  18. I get the same message as Blakely…

    Mailing List Not Active
    This mailing list is not currently active.
    Please notify the website owner.

    We want your newsletter!! I want your newsletter!!

    Please let us know when it is active again.

    1. Dear Georgann,

      Have you perhaps received any answers why we can’t sign up for the newletter? Nothing seems to happen and I’m wondering if they are going to close the site.

  19. It’s the 28th of January and I still can’t sign up for the newsletter. Am seriously thinking of going back to film if this keeps up…

  20. I tried to sign up for your “Get the Behind the Photos Newsletter!”, but I got this: “Mailing List Not Active”. Can you help me getting the newsletter?

    Thank you in advance!

    Kind Regards,

    Lars Sveberg from Sweden

  21. Hello, I have tried to add myself to your newsletter, but I have not received a confirmation e-mail, so I don’t think my e-mail address has been activated on your list. Will you please add me? Thanks in advance!

  22. Hi, I’m not able to get the newsletter, I have tried several times. I have also checked my “junk” folder but nothing there. Please help, I am on a macbook with the latest OS. Thanks.

  23. Hi, please sign me up…somehow this page is not working for me. I checked my junk folder and it’s not in there. Thanks!

  24. Hi, just want to improve my photography skills and chanced upon your site. Looking forward to useful tips 🙂

  25. I have a B.A. in photojournalism from back in the day before digital photography. I used to shoot with a Pentax LX and Super Program.

    I’ve been away from the world of Photography since shortly after graduation (in 1991). I just bought a Nikon D3200 and I am now getting back into photography.

    It is interesting to listen to your podcast and catch up on the issues in the photography world.

  26. I am looking for to learning how to get the best out of my camera.
    Thank you.

  27. Curious about the Fuji XT-1 do you miss a FF. I use a canon 5D3 and agree about the weight but more about innovation, or lack of it. Which images on your web site are with the Nikon and with the Fuji?

  28. I am having a VERY HARD TIME looking up any e-mail related to this business. I made a purchase on 09/14/15 and NO WAY to get in hold of someone. PLEASE HELP! Thank you.

  29. Edcational content, forum for creative ideas, hence, a fine place to discuss photographic art.

  30. A fine newsletter with good content and informative pieces. I would recommend its content to artistsa s well as those who use potography in its various forms.

  31. i am excited to learn. thanks for this easy access tutorial. more power to you God Bless! 😀

  32. I am very new to photography and notice your web-site was a great sharing!

  33. Years of listening, back to the days of Dusty. I would like to receive your newsletter.

  34. Just signed up for your newsletter. Quick question … I’ve purchase lightroom. I can I just rent photoshop alone and have it interface with my lightroom?

  35. Hi, How might I create a time lapse photograph as opposed to a video. I have a Nikon d800. Everywhere I do online, it’s just about videos. Thanks, Greg

  36. I’ve been trying to find out where to sign up for your Glacier photo trip in September. Haven’t found it yet. I would love to go with you to the crown jewel of the national park system.

  37. I have been a practicing photography for about two years,however this year circumstances have been such that I hav8had the time to shoot much. I am looking for motivation to help me to the next level.

  38. Hi! Does the confirmation email take a while? What should I do if I don’t get a confirmation email? Thanks in advance for everything!

  39. Hi Improvephotography lbkeep clicking onto the email address above
    and have looked in my email box but still not been able to recive your Newsletter.

    Can you please tell me whats gone wrong.

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