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The goal of (‘I12E’) and our email newsletters is to provide helpful tips, tools and tutorials about photography.

The information you see on this site and in our email newsletters is free to readers & subscribers, but represents many hours of time and research for our team. As such, we feel compensation is appropriate. We have agreements with some companies who pay us. We work hard to make this process very unobtrusive to you, our visitors.

Occasionally, we also accept advertising. More often, we participate in affiliate programs. Both provide some income and allow us to devote time and energy to the growth and upkeep of I12E and our email newsletters.

You have our word that we will only promote products & services we personally use or can recommend without hesitation. Integrity is important to us. Gaining and keeping the trust of you, our readers, is paramount.

What we do & don’t promote

  1. We look at potential promoted products/services through the eyes of a customer.
  2. Sometimes we promote products we have used personally without paying for.
  3. We also promote products we haven’t paid for if they have valuable free information attached to them. Online webinars or summits are an example. They work like this: the free event takes place online and is available to anyone who tunes in. Additional, related products are often offered for a fee which we may be compensated for, but our goal is for the free information to stand on its own.
  4. Very rarely we will promote a product we have not paid for but comes highly recommended by people I trust.

What is an affiliate/referral link?

Sprinkled throughout this site and in our email newsletters you will see references to affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement as put forth by the FTC here in the U.S.

They are there to inform you that we have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via our affiliate link, we will get a small commission.

Of course, this is at no extra cost to you, but it does help keep our candle burning so we can keep bringing you great content!

We truly appreciate your support in this way. Thank you.

A word about Amazon

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

Additional Legal Statements

I12E accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made specifically for a defined purpose.
Such content, advertising space or post may not always be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content, but we strive to be as transparent as possible. We have a best practice to label such editorial content as “paid post”, “advertorial, “sponsored post”, “brand story”, or such.

I12E does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.Last Updated: November 01, 2021