Digital Camera Shopping? Go to an Expert: Digital Photography Review
August 30, 2011  Author:  

For any of us who make it our business to keep up with the constantly changing tsunami of information regarding digital imaging, credible resources on the topic become essential for research and advisement purposes. The question quickly becomes who to trust amongst the din of fact, opinion and rumor. One such trustworthy voice “out there” […]

RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 82
August 29, 2011  Author:   (2)

This composited image was created by Melanie Wright.

Reflections – August/September Assignment
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This month’s assignment is to photograph reflections. Many photographers are drawn to the sight of clouds and blue sky floating on the surface of a puddle, the balanced symmetry of a landscape reflected in a lake or even street lights reflected in a store window. Time and time again artists have explored the concept of reflections. Perhaps […]

Sunny 16-July Assignment Gallery

I’m not going to lie, this was a tough assignment. I asked people to ignore the light meter built into their cameras and evaluate an exposure based on the Sunny 16 method. This assignment was intended to push people to truly understand light and exposure. I applaud Barry and Genevieve for going out and giving […]

Nancy Rotenberg
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Monday mornings are hard enough but it’s even more difficult to come to work and find out that a amazing colleague has passed away. Nancy Rotenberg, a photographer, an amazing instructor, and an inspiring woman lost her battle with cancer August 27th. We will miss Nancy’s unbelievable creativity, her vibrant personality and her amazing ability to inspire […]

Alumni Friday: Lesley Kerr
August 26, 2011  Author:   (3)

Lesley Kerr attended the Career Training program in 2007. She was one of those students that instructors remember for her amazing creativity, vision and photographic style. She is currently living and working in Atlanta, Georgia photographing children, weddings and portraits. Her images have a dream like quality and are absolutely gorgeous. Lesley is also the […]

Exhibition Mentorship: Lisa M. Kurtzhals’ Passport to Adventure
August 25, 2011  Author:  

Lisa M. Kurtzhals will be exhibiting Passport to Adventure at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography Gallery in Missoula, MT September 2nd through November 28th, 2011. After graduating from RMSP’s Summer Intensive Program in 2010, Lisa began working with RMSP’s newly-formed Exhibition Mentorship Program. The 6-month, one-on-one course is facilitated by former RMSP Gallery director and instructor, Kerri Rosenstein  and […]

Congratulations Summer Intensive Class of 2011
August 24, 2011  Author:   (1)

Last Friday was the graduation of our 2011 Summer Intensive class. I can personally attest to the amazing amount of growth as both a photographer and person that happens during the eleven weeks. There is something about the people, the intensity of the program and process of learning to better understand photography that also helps […]

Twitter: An Inspiration Gold Mine
August 17, 2011  Author:   (2)

The whole vernacular of Twitter – tweet, tweeting, tweeted, etc. – denotes some kind of bird language gone suddenly viral. What the heck is Twitter? Why use it? What has it contributed to society at large? How can it help with connecting, inspiring or even doing business? As a primer, here is a great introduction […]

RMSP 365 Day Project: Day 81
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This image was taken by Melanie Wright.

It is a Privilege: Photographing For an International NGO
August 15, 2011  Author:   (3)

In June we highlighted Deborah Espinosa in an Alumni Friday post. Her photography with an international NGO touched us and we asked her to write more about her experiences for the blog. Enjoy. Always the same answer to the question, “What is it like to photograph for an international NGO (non-governmental organization)?”  It is a […]

Alumni Friday: Neil Corman
August 12, 2011  Author:   (1)

Neil Corman was a software implementation consultant before deciding to follow his passion for photography and attend RMSP’s Career Training program in 2007. When he returned to Denver, Colorado, Neil started his business as a editorial, commercial and travel photographer. What I love most about Neil is that he has immersed himself into the photography […]

To Pose or Not to Pose People: Part II
August 11, 2011  Author:  

There are times when posing people offers distinct advantages. In To Pose or Not to Pose People: Part 1, we wrote that pictures of people give our travel photos personality and that “nothing captures the spirit of a trip like captivating candid shots.” But there are times when posing people offers distinct advantages. After all, when […]

Photography Destination: Sedona, Arizona
August 10, 2011  Author:   (1)

What sets Sedona apart from the rest of the southwest? For one thing you’ve never seen red rock the same brilliant color anywhere else. Instructor Tim Cooper, leads a workshop in Sedona every fall and has spent a good deal of time photographing around the four corners region. With the amount of time he’s spent […]