Q&A: The life of a freelance photographer and assistant, Dan Doran
March 4, 2016  Author:   (1)

We asked Dan Doran a few questions about his freelance career, and want to share them with you! Dan is a 2008 graduate of our Summer Intensive course. He returned to RMSP a couple of years later to work as an assistant throughout the program for two years in a row. Dan has been working in the freelance […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing the Natural Light You’re In
February 26, 2016  Author:  

Article written and all photos created by Crystal Rose Smith. All Rights Reserved. The most important part of a photograph, for me, is light. Every element of a photo plays its role–the subject, the location, even the editing–but I passionately believe that lighting controls the mood of the photo. Light accentuates the subject, and we, […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 … Revisited!
November 13, 2015  Author:  

Since it’s nearly winter in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth, what better timing could it be to cast a forward glimpse to next summer by looking backward; Back to the Future, anyone?! In our own unique way of doing so, we’ve compiled all of our week-by-week recaps of Summer Intensive 2015 into this one […]

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Start Brushing the Sharks Teeth: Get More Clients with the Pilot Fish Strategy
September 23, 2015  Author:  

To bring another fresh perspective to our blog, and to be able to offer great revenue-generating advice for all photographers out there, we have teamed up with Lisa Edwards of Lisa Wareham Photography. A graduate of our Career Training program, Lisa lives and works in Butte, Montana. She runs the Photo Bacon blog, where she […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 11
August 13, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is it. The last week of Summer Intensive, and as expected, the students poured their hearts, souls and cameras into their final projects and presentations. The week began on Monday with a comprehensive review by Tim and Forest of all the Photoshop techniques they’ve been taught in Editing classes with open lab time thrown […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 10
August 7, 2015  Author:  

It’s the end of Week 10 for Summer Intensive 2015, and there’s a feeling of bittersweet amongst the students. With the rapidly approaching finale of an intensive and fulfilling summer experience, thoughts of returning home to loved-ones soon are welcomed by most, while opposing feelings about leaving newly-made friends – and Missoula – begin to […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 9
July 31, 2015  Author:  

The last long break of Summer Intensive occurs this upcoming weekend and the students will hopefully take full advantage by taking care of personal business and/or by getting in some good ol’ “R & R.” In Week 9, their Lighting classes involved a fantastic experience shooting on location at an abandoned former lumber mill site in the […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8
July 24, 2015  Author:  

With a fast and furious yet fulfilling experience so far, the students this week – number 8 to be exact – were back in the thick of things. As usual, it involved brand new material and technique to add to their exponentially-growing arsenal of skills. The week began with a sunset field help session at […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7
July 17, 2015  Author:  

Since the course is past the midpoint, it should be all down hill from here, right? Well, not exactly for the Summer Intensive students in Week 7. Starting on Monday, they dove right into their regular curricular rotations. Output labs this week had the students practicing and producing all of the techniques that have been […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 6
July 10, 2015  Author:  

Here in Week 6, it’s been a busy post-holiday-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time individually with their Photo Studies instructor, Tony Rizzuto, for a comprehensive critique of their project. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 5
July 2, 2015  Author:  

The shortest week during the whole of SI began with an optional excursion for many of the students. Montana’s largest such event, the annual Augusta Rodeo, took place on Sunday. As usual, card-carrying and highly-trained (at this point) RMSP student photographers were in abundance lining the rodeo ring fences, roaming the behind-the-scenes environs, and capturing […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 4
June 26, 2015  Author:   (1)

Week 4 is underway, and is as full of photography goodness as is every other week of SI. The experience started out on Sunday with an optional lecture by Neil on shooting at rodeos, mainly offered in preparation for an annual all-group trip to shoot the historic Augusta Rodeo this coming weekend. Additionally, Neil gave […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 3
June 19, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive keeps rolling right along. In Week 3, the three groups of A, B and C are beginning to gel into individual tribes as will happen in such an immersive experience. By now, they all have been challenged in class with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 2
June 12, 2015  Author:  

Whew! With Week 1 behind all of our students, instructors, assistants and staff, it’s time to look forward to Week 2 of Summer Intensive 2015. As one might expect, the first week of a program like ours is full of “firsts” and orientation-type activities. As we inch our way through the program however, a routine […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 1
June 5, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive Has Begun! The first week of Summer Intensive 2015 is in the books! What an incredible rush it was to finally welcome this year’s class of students. Budding photographers from 25 states and one foreign country (New Zealand, via Thailand) packed our lobby area on Monday morning as we kicked off orientation day. […]

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