How To Upgrade To Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4
March 21, 2013  Author:  

The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 upgrade process often frustrates existing Lightroom users. Sadly, the official Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 installer disk that you purchased at the store or downloaded from Adobe online provides minimal instruction about the entire upgrade process. This lack of guidance often creates confusion because there are multiple steps involved in the […]

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The RAW File Format
March 6, 2013  Author:  

If you are seeking the ultimate in image quality, then your photograph’s long journey from the camera to a polished gallery print must begin with the right starting point. Beginning with the best starting point means shooting with a high-quality digital camera and top-quality lenses. It means paying attention to concepts like aperture, shutter speed […]

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Can Equipment Improve Your Photography?
February 23, 2013  Author:   (1)

I’ll be the first to admit that I love gear and I know that I’m not alone in that.  While I am certain that equipment is not always the way to better photography I do believe that there is one piece of equipment that will make you a better to photographer. Most equipment tends to […]

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Choosing a Photo Inkjet Printer
February 15, 2013  Author:   (1)

You’ve decided to take the plunge and begin printing your own digital pictures using a photo inkjet printer. But how do you decide which model to buy? What are the important features to check out? In this article, I provide you with some guidelines to help you choose. First, I want to make a distinction […]

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My Backup Plan: Building a Reliable System That Protects My Digital Photography From The Inevitable
January 9, 2013  Author:   (3)

Nothing electronic lasts forever. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a wonderful image management tool, but it is not a backup system. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is amazing but it is not an image protection tool either. The thought of losing all of my digital images terrifies me yet I know that accidents happen and I know that […]

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B&H Photo/Video/Pro Audio Rated Tops in Consumer Reports Survey!
October 19, 2012  Author:  

It’s not every day that one of RMSP’s valued Educational Partners is presented with overwhelming confirmation from their own customers – en masse – about the unparalleled quality of their business.  And especially when it’s published in a national magazine!  So when something like this happens, you can bet that we’re gonna help spread the […]

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Vegas Photo Walkin’ with Gabe and Tim
September 14, 2012  Author:  

RMSP owners and founders Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge, along with Curriculum Director Marcy James, attended Photoshop World in Las Vegas last week. While the scenery in Vegas is just a wee bit different than in Missoula, MT all three managed to enjoy themselves and revel in the sparkle that Vegas provides. Along with […]

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Introducing Joe Massa with Manfrotto
June 25, 2012  Author:   (1)

If you are even a little bit familiar with Rocky Mountain School of Photography, you probably know by now that we kicked off our 24th session of Summer Intensive (SI) on June 4. The first week of SI is always a flurry of activity with students getting situated in town and our staff running around […]

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Underwater Camera Gear. A Primer
June 11, 2012  Author:   (3)

If you follow our blog, and specifically our monthly assignments, this post will make you recognize that sometimes there really is a method to our madness! As you might recall, the assignment we gave for June 2012 is titled “Gettin All Wet.” With summer right around the corner, we are looking forward to floating rivers, […]

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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Tutorial Videos by Instructor David Marx
June 8, 2012  Author:  

Photographer and instructor, David Marx likes to teach. You might even say he was born to do so. One of his favorite subjects to teach is the functionality of the brilliant image editing software for photographers, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (commonly abbreviated to just Lightroom). If you’ve ever taken instruction from him, then you’ll know how […]

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Bugs and Plants: Each One Enhances the Other: Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 5, 2012  Author:  

Macro photography of flowers and plants can be beautiful all by itself through the lens of a Tony Rizzuto or an Elizabeth Stone. But to me, the presence of a living creature like a bug or spider adds interest, enhances the aesthetics of the images (okay, maybe that’s just me), provokes a reaction (good or […]

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Shooting Super Close with the Canon MP-E 1-5x Macro 65mm Lens: Guest Article by Steve Russell
April 20, 2012  Author:   (1)

First off, I love my Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens. I’ve shot thousands of quality macro images with it, but I began hungering to get closer still and discovered the Canon MP-E lens, which delivers extreme close-up images of up to five times (“5x”) the magnification of the standard macro 1:1 […]

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Experimenting with HDR to Improve Definition of Detail in Your Images
February 15, 2012  Author:   (5)

High dynamic range (HDR) photography has been around through film and digital technologies and whether you are attracted or repelled by the outcome of its application, it’s definitely here to stay.  Some newer digital cameras are even starting to have HDR built right in to let you see what multiple images will look like before […]

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Returning to Nicaragua with Only One Lens (Well…Okay, Two)
February 4, 2012  Author:  

Career Training 2009 Graduate Steve Russell is back at it. If you immediately associate Steve’s name with his fabulous macro images of spiders, bees and dragonflies, it is for good reason. Steve has been a contributor to this blog for quite a while now, and we’re lucky to have him! Today’s post by Steve is […]

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David Marx releases tutorials for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta!
January 10, 2012  Author:  

As an Adobe certified expert, and not one to be caught off guard, instructor David Marx has been hard at work putting together video tutorials and a blog article to describe the latest changes Adobe has made to their fantastic Lightroom© software which was just released in beta version. He was kind enough to share […]

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