How to Create Presets in Lightroom
December 22, 2014  Author:   (0)

A Lightroom Develop preset is a single setting or combination of settings that can be applied to a few or many images all at once. Think of it as one click to apply several settings. For example, when I download images from a portrait session, each image gets a -5 reduction in Clarity, has its […]

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Montana High School Photo Contest Winners
December 19, 2014  Author:   (0)

On November 25 we launched our 2014 Montana High School Photo Contest, and today we are tickled to be able to announce the winners. While we typically don’t host contests, after meeting and visiting with hundreds (thousands?) of Montana high school students at a series of career fairs we attended in September, we knew we […]

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Double Vision Part 2: Faking It!
December 16, 2014  Author:   (0)

Okay, so now you know all about using in-camera double exposures to get that ethereal quality in your macro shots. But maybe your camera doesn’t have that feature or maybe you’ve got a bunch of macro shots that you took before you knew about the double exposure technique. How can you create double exposures after […]

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Double Vision Part 1: Making Your Macro Shots Stand Out
December 15, 2014  Author:   (0)

Stop for a second and picture a good macro shot in your mind. What does it look like? More importantly, what does it feel like? Seriously, do it, I can wait…… Okay, so you need some inspiration? Here are a couple of images that might help you along. Now, the answers will be different for […]

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B and H Photo – Video – Pro Audio and Canon U.S.A. – Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers
December 12, 2014  Author:   (0)

Our friends at B&H and Canon U.S.A. are holding a fantastic photo contest for photography students and emerging photographers (less than 5 years in the industry.) They are calling it the Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers.  What makes it so fantastic? Well, take a look at the judges, for example: […]

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A Tale of a Stolen Photo
December 10, 2014  Author:   (0)

written by Beau Johnston. I made a conscious decision, when I started writing and photography, that if I wanted to make a name for myself I would need to have an online presence. Websites, blogs, and social media are great tools for getting your work out and in front of the masses. By leveraging these […]

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Help Portrait 2014 at RMSP
December 8, 2014  Author:  

As many photographers around the world know, December 6 marks the day of the international movement known as Help-Portrait. This last Saturday in Missoula, Rocky Mountain School of Photography played host to Missoula’s installment of Help Portrait. Thanks to the many volunteer photographers from the community, as well as hair stylists, make up artists and […]

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In the Spirit of Ansel Adams: Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in Black and White – Guest Article by Steve Russell
December 5, 2014  Author:   (2)

At the tail end of Fall I had a chance to join a small group of experienced photographers on a photo expedition to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Our goals were to “hunt” and “shoot” wild animals, photograph the Milky Way, and capture the grandeur of the Teton mountain range. Of course, this is […]

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Why I Love Weekends
December 4, 2014  Author:  

For most people, weekends are a time to relax and unwind from the workweek. For me it’s when I get to work … and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Every year between January and April I take to the road. Friends and family get my voicemail as I get to trek around the […]

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters
November 18, 2014  Author:   (2)

For landscape photographers the golden hours of light at the beginning and end of day are captivating. Long shadows and dynamic colors that illuminate the natural beauty at this time are certainly magical. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to capture what we see with one exposure because of the limitations in film and camera sensor […]

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Michelle Gustafson’s Eddie Adams Experience
November 11, 2014  Author:  

We absolutely love hearing from our graduates after they leave the confines of our classrooms. Whether making a big splash in their industry, or simply continuing to do what they love for themselves alone, we love knowing what they (you!) are up to. To us, the reward is simply knowing that they built their education […]

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False Color Infrared – Digital – Guest Article by Mel Mann
November 6, 2014  Author:  

In my previous article, Photography In the Red Zone, I discussed the interesting world of Infrared photography and my experimentation with it. The traditional look of Infrared photography is black and white, and while this can be very dramatic, it’s not the only way you can portray IR photography. There is a version known as […]

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HELP PORTRAIT 2014 in Missoula
November 3, 2014  Author:  

We’re pretty pleased to be playing a role in an upcoming event in Missoula. Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, HELP PORTRAIT is an international, non-profit movement of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers who use their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who may not otherwise have access to professional portraits. Rocky […]

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Photography in the Red Zone – Guest Article by Mel Mann
October 22, 2014  Author:   (1)

It was my good fortune to get a roll of Kodak infrared film recently, giving me a chance to play around with this very different photography medium. In my mind I kept planning to have one of my digital bodies converted to IR but just never got around to it. Film gave me a way […]

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In Living Color: My Summer of Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 6, 2014  Author:  

My summer began with a chance photographic encounter with the “birth” of a dragonfly (the topic of my last blog) and is winding down with a concerted effort to capture dragonflies in flight. In between I’ve taken thousands of shots of dragonflies doing what they do: hunting bugs, eating, mating, perching, laying eggs and when […]

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