Guest Post – My Journey From RMSP Student to Professional Wedding Photographer
February 14, 2014  Author:   (1)

After investing years of time, money, patience and dedication, you begin to see the reward of hard work – and reward is an understatement. I’ve dreamed of becoming a wedding photographer. It’s what I love. Funny thing is, I didn’t know it was wedding photography until I attended Summer Intensive. RMSP has this strong creative […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 11
August 16, 2013  Author:  

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

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 10
August 9, 2013  Author:  

What a full and colorful week! This week began with an optional flash location shoot in downtown Missoula in the morning and a sunset landscape field shoot at the National Bison Range north of Missoula in the beautiful Mission Valley on Sunday evening. A truly unique landscape with plenty of flora, fauna and majestic mountains […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 9
August 2, 2013  Author:  

The last long break of Summer Intensive occurred last weekend and the students hopefully took full advantage of it with taking care of personal chores or taking part in some plain ol’ “R & R.” In Week 10, their Lighting classes introduced product lighting and mixed lighting technique,  and a great deal of open lab […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 8
July 26, 2013  Author:   (2)

After a couple of very busy weeks, the students this week –  number 8 to be exact – are the beneficiary of a short one with their second long weekend break starting today. As usual, this week involved brand new material and technique in nearly all of the courses. Photo Studies broached the subject of […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE
Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 7
July 19, 2013  Author:  

Last Friday night the students were given the opportunity to share their significant mid-term  projects in the all-group slideshow mixer. The results bore out individual creativity, skill and vision unique to each student. It was excellent celebratory way to share their ideas and work with everyone involved in the program. Since the course is past […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 6
July 12, 2013  Author:  

Another busy, post-long-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, their mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time with their instructor presenting them individually for a comprehensive critique. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all have the opportunity to revise and share their project […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 5
July 5, 2013  Author:  

This week is a very short one for the students. The Fourth of July weekend provides a much welcome four-day break for everyone involved. Last weekend many of them made a road trip to Augusta, Montana for the annual historic rodeo that takes place there. Always an exciting and fun event to document, no doubt […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE
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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE
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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSTRUCTORS
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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE
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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, INSTRUCTORS
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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