Alumni Friday: Rita Pignato
July 29, 2011  Author:   (2)

Rita Pignato is a fine art photographer with an emphasis on landscape, travel, architecture, street photography and printing. Rita spent thirty years in the print production business before fully pursuing her passion for photography. She always loved photography, but life and her career put her love of the art on the back burner. Rita took […]

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Photography Destination: The San Juan Islands
July 27, 2011  Author:  

National Geographic Traveler recently named the San Juan Islands one of the best summer destinations for 2011.  Well, Nati Geo, we are way ahead of you on this one … or at least our instructor Eileen Rafferty is. Eileen will be leading a photography workshop in the San Juans at the end of August.  This […]

INSPIRATION, WORKSHOPS
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 76
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This image was taken by Melanie Wright.

DAILY IMAGE
The Joys of Using Canon’s Macro Twin Lite (MT-24EX) Flash
July 25, 2011  Author:  

Following my adventure with bees, I put away the Speedlite, screwed on Canon’s dual macro flash (with diffusers), and haven’t looked back. The versatility of being able to so easily adjust the intensity (exposure compensation) and direction of light along an arc has opened up new possibilities for lighting and clarity in my macro images. […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 75
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This image was taken by Melanie Wright.

DAILY IMAGE
60 Second Exposure-June’s Assignment Gallery
July 20, 2011  Author:   (2)

In June’s assignment, participants were asked to photograph something, anything, for 60 seconds. As easy as it sounds, people found this assignment to be challenging. How do you adjust your camera settings to keep your shutter speed at 60 seconds without overexposing the image? Some of the things people did were to use a neutral […]

ASSIGNMENTS
Sunny 16 – July Assignment
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The summer is a perfect time to practice using the “Sunny 16″ method of exposure. Sunny 16 is a way to determine the exposure of a scene without a meter. Seem difficult? It’s really not. Neil Chaput de Saintonge’s recent articles on Sunny 16 are chock full of great information that simplifies this technique and […]

ASSIGNMENTS
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 74
July 19, 2011  Author:  

This photograph was taken by Marcy James.

DAILY IMAGE
Alumni Friday: Tom Robertson
July 15, 2011  Author:  

This past Sunday was the Missoula Marathon and RMSP alum Tom Robertson has thousands of images to prove it. Tom attended the Career Training Program in 2008. Since starting his own photography business, Tom has very successfully combined “his impulse to document with a love of sport and adventure.” When he’s not traveling to places […]

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Sunny 16 Exposure Without a Meter: Part III
July 13, 2011  Author:   (1)

There is a good chance that if you are using Sunny 16 and shooting in bright sunlight there will be a lot of shadows. As I discuss in Part I & Part II of my Sunny 16 article, this requires a little bit of exposure adjustment to maintain details in those shadows. This set of […]

TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Sunny 16 Exposure Without a Meter: Part II
July 12, 2011  Author:  

For those of you who missed Part I of my explanation of Sunny 16, be sure to read it. Once you have, please join the rest of us as we continue looking at when and how to use the rule of Sunny 16 to manually expose your images. This article will focus on exposing without a […]

TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Alumni Friday: Mike Tittel
July 8, 2011  Author:  

Mike Tittel attended Summer Intensive in 2003 and is an amazing adventure/sports/fitness/lifestyle photographer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Whether shooting on location with lights, models and stylists or on the side of a mountain while ice climbing, Mike’s photographs show a clear love of adventure.  You don’t get the quality of images that […]

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 73
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This photograph was taken with an iphone by Sue LaRose.

DAILY IMAGE
Sunny 16 Exposure Without a Meter: Part I
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I use the Sunny 16 technique as the surest and quickest way to take the mental wrangling (or at least some of it) out of shooting when my scene is in the bright sun. For those unfamiliar with the term, Sunny 16 refers to a manual exposure technique in which you set your camera to use an […]

TIPS & TECHNIQUES