Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 4
June 28, 2013  Author:   (1)

I’ll start off this summary with a correction! As mentioned in last week’s post (Week 3), the Augusta Rodeo did not take place this past weekend, and IS taking place this weekend. The students will be road-tripping away very soon. Week 4 introduced whole new realms of digital technology and image-making to the Summer Intensive […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 3
June 21, 2013  Author:   (1)

SI is rolling right along. By now, the groups A through D are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. Their formative thoughts are being pursued and captured in these next few weeks. This week, the experience started out with an optional lecture on […]

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Anatomy of an Interior Photo Shoot
June 18, 2013  Author:   (1)

As the 79 new students who are in Missoula for Summer Intensive will soon learn, lighting is what can make or break a photograph. This may seem obvious when looking at an image of a spectacular sunset or harsh light on a models face. In these situations, lighting is dramatic, impressive, and “in-your-face.”  It can […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 2
June 14, 2013  Author:   (1)

If  week 1 of Summer Intensive 2013 was enough to teach students why we call the course “Intensive,” week 2 only reinforced that lesson. Our mini-expo continued throughout the weekend and wrapped up on Sunday June 9. Enrolled students were exposed to lots of gear, got to converse with our vendors and even take part […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 1
June 11, 2013  Author:   (3)

Every year the beginning of Summer Intensive rings in a rather busy time of year for everyone at RMSP. Our students are in town, classes have begun, many of our vendors arrive to support us and our students, and being the beginning of June, the nicer weather brings Missoulians out on the town. While this […]

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The Importance of Words
May 31, 2013  Author:  

I confess, although I am a visual artist, I am a lover of words. Often I find inspiration, revelations, or even consolation in reading and writing. The spoken word can have great impact as well. So inevitably, every time I ask my students to write an artist statement or statement of intent, the response is […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Chad Matson
May 20, 2013  Author:   (1)

Last Friday I introduced you to 2013 CT assistant Carol Marshall on the blog. And I must admit I made a mistake. In the opening sentence to Carol’s intro, I wrote, “Last but not least in our ongoing series of introductions of our 2013…”   Well Carol is not the last assistant to be introduced. […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Carol Marshall
May 17, 2013  Author:  

Last but not least in our ongoing series of introductions of our 2013 Career Training assistants is Carol Marshall. Throughout the years, Carol has earned the distinction of being an RMSP “frequent flyer.” Going back to 2008, she attended a Photo Weekend of ours in Denver, CO. In 2011 she returned for the full Career […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Carly Reichert
May 15, 2013  Author:  

Next up in our stream of introductions of our incoming group of 2013 Career Training Assistants is Carly Reichert. A graduate of the 2011 class of Career Training, this will be Carly’s second year assisting in our program. She came to Missoula for photography school from Kansas City, Missouri and decided to stick around. We’re […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Sarah Van Nortwick
May 13, 2013  Author:  

If you are a frequent follower of our blog, you may remember when we posted about a recent gallery show called SELF. This show was brought to you by two of our recent Career Training graduates, Sarah Van Nortwick and Wyatt McCollum. Half of that duo – the Sarah VanNortwick half – will be returning […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Sarah Ehlen
May 8, 2013  Author:  

Next up in our ongoing series of introductions of our incoming crew of assistants for the 2013 season of Career Training is Sarah Ehlen. Sarah is a 2012 graduate of the program who came to RMSP from Washington state.   Looking back, it seems hard to believe that it’s already been one year since I […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Robert Allison
May 6, 2013  Author:  

Last week we introduced you to Career Training assistant Michelle Gustafson here on the blog. Today it’s Robert Allison’s turn to step into the spotlight. Robert is a graduate of the 2012 Career Training class. This will be his first year working as an assistant. In his own words, here is what he has to […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Michelle Gustafson
May 2, 2013  Author:   (1)

In the run up to the beginning of our Career Training program every year, the activity level usually gets cranked to 11 around the halls of RMSP. We get busy making sure our facilities are prepared, curriculum is dialed in, and everything is in order. Part of this process is welcoming our incoming assisting staff […]

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Become a Better Photographer by Putting Your Camera Down!
March 22, 2013  Author:   (1)

One of the most common dilemmas I hear about from my students is that they just don’t have the time to photograph. Sound familiar? I know it’s true for me and it seems that all too often, photography takes a back seat to some of the more mundane facets of every day life. So how […]

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Google+ Alumni Panel on YouTube
March 11, 2013  Author:  

We held our annual Open House & Career Training Information Day on Saturday. It was great to meet many people who are either already enrolled in Summer Intensive or interested in enrolling. One of the best parts of the day had to be the Alumni Panel discussion in which several grads attended in person, as […]

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