Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 5 Recap
July 21, 2016  Author:   (0)

Week five? Already? No way. There is no way that Summer Intensive is almost halfway over. It just doesn’t seem possible. Fresh off a long weekend for the Fourth of July, our students returned to the classroom ready to get back after it. Instructor Tony Rizzuto was on hand to provide an introduction to portraiture […]

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13 Life Lessons I Learned at RMSP
July 13, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article and photos created and copyrighted by Forest Woodward. When I was twelve years old, our family friends Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge (founders of RMSP) came for a visit to our home in Washington State. Recognizing our interest in photography, they invited my older sister Autumn and I to attend a basic black and […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 4 Recap
July 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

You remember being in school, and how the week before a big break or holiday was filled with anticipation, and maybe a bit of “wandering mind syndrome?” Well, half of that is true the week before the Fourth of July break during Summer Intensive at RMSP. In case you’re wondering which half, it’s certainly the […]

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Eyes of a Damselfly – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 1, 2016  Author:   (0)

One thing that was drilled into me at RMSP’s Summer Intensive seven years ago was how supremely important the eyes are when photographing a subject. Of course, at the time this fundamental tenet was applied to portraiture and images of people, but the same rule applies to bugs in the macro world, and damselflies are […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 3 Recap
June 30, 2016  Author:   (0)

  Summer Intensive 2016 just keeps on keepin’ on! And as our students are continuing to learn every second, this experience gets better and better. We recently wrapped up week three of this 11-week photo extravaganza. After the first two weeks, which took everyone deep into the world of photo gear and the basic building […]

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Why I gave up Instagram for 6 months
June 22, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article and photos created by Hailey King. I’m going to admit two characteristics of myself that I’m not proud of. 1) I get distracted very easily. 2) I not only get distracted, but I look for distractions. I seek them out constantly. So naturally, Instagram is the perfect thing to both turn to and also […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 2 Recap
June 20, 2016  Author:   (1)

  And now, week two of Summer Intensive 2016 is in the books! From the RMSP staff point of view, it seems so crazy that we work all year, and look forward to the start of SI all year, and then when it arrives … it goes by too fast. But I’m sure that if […]

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Travel Photography 101
June 13, 2016  Author:   (0)

This article, written by 2006 RMSP graduate Liza Gershman, was originally published on Canon’s Photo Knowledge Base. Travel photography can provide some of the most inspiring and intriguing imagery. Photographs trigger our memories, help us to illustrate a story, and show us a sense of place. When we travel, those memories can often seem richer, […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 1 Recap
June 10, 2016  Author:   (0)

It’s a wrap! Week 1 of Summer Intensive kicked off beautifully, and we couldn’t be happier to meet and introduce our style of photography education to this year’s amazing group. Excited students from 23 different states took the leap with the usual broad range of ages – from 16 to 66! New in 2016, RMSP offered […]

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Photographing Baby Birds: It Takes Presence, Patience, Luck and Skill – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 13, 2016  Author:   (2)

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because this is when baby birds make their predictable appearance at parks and wildlife refuges. There is no guarantee that they’ll be around long, though, due to the speed at which they grow and the ever-present dangers they face from lurking predators. Just seeing the little […]

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Q&A: Adventure and Lifestyle Photographer David Bowers
May 10, 2016  Author:   (0)

In his contribution to a thread on our RMSP Facebook alumni page, 2014 Career Training graduate David Bowers mentioned that a recent highlight for him in his photo business was a 12-day assignment for an outdoor adventure company that took him through three states. Combined with his stories of photographing avalanche search dogs, flying in helicopters […]

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3 Simple Truths That Will Help Jumpstart Your Career
May 9, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: You may remember Mike Tittel from a January Q&A we did with him on the blog. If you don’t, hop on over and read that article next! Mike is a graduate of our 1999 Summer Intensive course, a talented professional sports, adventure, and lifestyle photographer, and the instructor of our Adventure & Lifestyle […]

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New Co-Directors at RMSP!
May 3, 2016  Author:   (3)

We’ve got some big news for you today, friends! It’s Sarah Chaput de Saintonge, here. Today marks the first day of new leadership at RMSP. Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge began our school in 1989 (the first Summer Intensive had eight students in it). RMSP grew and grew. We are happy to say that […]

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Call for Entries! : The Documentary Project Fund
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Foreword by RMSP: We’re excited to share a great opportunity for documentary photographers! The Documentary Project Fund (a non-profit run by one of our instructors, Lynn Hoffman-Brouse, is calling for entries to win monetary awards for documentary projects. See below.       TheDocumentaryProjectFund, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving communities through photography, would like to […]

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5 Tips: How to Minimize Stress As a Wedding Photographer
May 2, 2016  Author:   (2)

Get Rid of Wedding Stress, Once and For All Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned a lot about the best practices for helping create an enjoyable wedding day for everyone involved. In this article, he gives five suggestions for getting rid of wedding stress! All photos in this article were […]

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