Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 18, 2013  Author:  

It’s easy to miss them – as I did for years riding my bike fast around the local lake – and easy to dismiss them as they whiz by at breakneck speed. But up close, dragonflies have an amazing array of colors, and set against nature’s greens and yellows and oranges and blues they make […]

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Sweet and Easy Flash Exposure
July 9, 2013  Author:  

Balancing ambient and flash exposure in photography has perplexed humankind since its beginnings when flash powder (yikes!) was used to light things up in the early 1800s. These early pioneers had to rely on intimate knowledge of manual flash exposure to get things right.            – ©BlitzlichPulverPhotography With recent advances in […]

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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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Extending Your Depth of Field
June 5, 2013  Author:  

Sometimes it is just impossible to get everything completely sharp within a photo, even if you stop down to the smallest aperture (such as f22 or f32). This may be due to using longer focal length lenses (which inherently give us less depth of field), or it could be that you are trying to get […]

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Sketching With Your Smart Phone
May 10, 2013  Author:  

The smart phone – specifically the iPhone – has certainly caused a bit of a revolution and excitement when it comes to photography and as a professional I’ve embraced the craze, too. Some of my favorite images have been captured with this clever little device. Nowadays, we have the ability to shoot, process and share […]

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Two Elements to Better Macro Photography
April 22, 2013  Author:   (1)

I thought that title might suck you in and now that I’ve got your attention I want to tell you about my favorite accessory for macro photography.  It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to macro and want to buy some gear or if you’ve been shooting for years and already own a macro […]

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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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