Welcome to Paper Airplanes, our RMSP blog.
You may know Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) as one of the most respected photography schools in the country—or not. If not, we hope our 20+-year history teaching thousands of students who have enhanced their photography and enriched their lives with us is enough to convince you to join us sometime. Nothing can beat spending time with us in the classroom or out in the field.
When the Weekends, Workshops or Career Training sessions are over, we find that we miss that connection we make with others who share our passion for photography. We want to create, inspire, and share with an even wider community on a more frequent basis. How do we do this? We’d like to introduce you to our new RMSP blog, Paper Airplanes.
We think there’s something magical about how we continuously attract the most wonderful people on earth. On this blog, we invite you to be part of this growing community of people who love photography. As for us, we simply can’t help ourselves. The only thing we love more than photography is educating people about it. Our hope is that Paper Airplanes will inspire, inform and create a community you will love to be a part of.
Why Paper Airplanes??
We hoped you’d ask! As anyone who has been through our Summer Intensive program might have already guessed, we snagged the name from the last assignment our students complete during graduation every summer. The brainchild of Marie Osborne, our Career Training Program Director, it goes something like this:
- Each student receives a blank piece of colored paper.
- He or she writes a single word or phrase on the paper that captures their aspirations, visions for their future, hopes for success in photography—you get the idea.
- Step by step, Forest Chaput de Saintonge (son of RMSP owners Neil and Jeanne) walks them through the process of folding the paper into an airplane.
- The results are as varied, unique and personal as the students themselves.
- On Marie’s call, the group launches their planes– dreams, hopes, aspirations– into flight.
For us, the process mimics the overall RMSP experience. When you decide it’s time to take flight, we help you build your aircraft and prepare you to launch your dreams. The sky’s the limit.
And then we clean up a room full of paper airplanes.