Poll: What’s Your Dream Workshop?
April 16, 2011  Author:   (7)

You research the latest lenses and cameras. You browse online photo galleries for inspiration. You are constantly seeking more education about photography on the web or in classes. Hobbiest, amateur, enthusiast, professional; call yourself what you will. But if you have the photography bug, you probably daydream about the places you could photograph.   We […]

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Alumni Friday: Ashleigh Ide
April 15, 2011  Author:   (1)

The photography industry is gigantic and there are so many more opportunities for people interested in photography than simply being a photographer. No one knows this better than Ashleigh Ide who attended our Career Training program in 2004. Shortly after completing the program she moved to New York City to work as an assistant and photo retoucher. […]

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Ten Places to Photograph in Springfield, Missouri
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Our last Photo Weekend in 2011 kicks off tomorrow at 8 a.m. It’s been a great Photo Weekend season and we’ve traveled to some incredible cities. This also means that Springfield, Missouri will be the last city highlighted in our Ten Places to Photograph list this year. Spring is here and it is a great […]

INSPIRATION, PHOTO WEEKEND
Purchasing an External Hard Drive
April 13, 2011  Author:   (12)

Because we are currently living in an age in which our photographs are simply stored as code that our cameras and computers can read, we need to ensure that we don’t loose our artwork due to a hardware failure or accident. I tell people (not to scare you) that EVERY computer hard drive WILL fail […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 43
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Another image from Marcy James using the dxp app for basic compositing on an iphone.

DAILY IMAGE
The Dockyard Derby Dames: Photographing Roller Derby
April 11, 2011  Author:   (1)

(Note: I decided to forego my scheduled installment of the Nicaragua series in lieu of the latest and greatest opportunity that has come my way.) Rrrrrrrrroller derby! The words evoke names of stars like Joannnnnnn Weston of the Bay City Bombers when I was a kid. Now the names have morphed into monikers like Farrah […]

TIPS & TECHNIQUES
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 42
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  This photograph was taken by Marcy James.

DAILY IMAGE
Alumni Friday: Ryan Mastro
April 8, 2011  Author:   (2)

Ryan Mastro is the kind of alumni that makes me want to quit my day job and follow my dreams, even the crazy ones. After completing the Career Training program in 2005, Ryan combined his love of music with his newly refined skills of photography. His sense of composition and ability to capture the essence […]

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Paper Airplanes – April Assignment
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We launched the Paper Airplanes blog last May. For the one year anniversary of the blog we want to see your paper airplanes. You can photograph paper airplanes you made as a still life, capture them as they fly through the air, photograph the blue prints (for those over achieving paper airplane artisanes), show people […]

ASSIGNMENTS
Cell Phone Photography – March Assignment Gallery
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Wow! There was an amazing response to this assignment. This was about as free form as assignments get. There were very few guidelines, no subject theme, no set dimensions. I didn’t even set a limit on the number of images that could be submitted. The only requirement was that each photo be taken with a […]

ASSIGNMENTS
Ten Places to Photograph in Fort Collins, Colorado
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Our second to last Photo Weekend of 2011 will be taking place in Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend. Fort Collins is a city that loves recreating, history and beer. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and only a short drive from Estes Park or Rocky Mountain National Park, the access to nature is […]

INSPIRATION, PHOTO WEEKEND
What Elements of Composition Do You See?
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In any well-composed photograph there is visual movement. Elements in the image move the viewers’ eyes around the frame, engaging them.  In many cases, movement is created by lines and/or shapes, either real or implied. In my time being involved in critique sessions at RMSP I have found that when people look at images they […]

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