A Second Season of Shooting Dragonflies in Natural Light: Three New Lessons Learned – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 20, 2015  Author:   (0)

Dragonflies have survived since prehistoric times with their extraordinary hunting prowess and prolific procreation (I highly recommend the excellent You Tube video, “Sky Hunters,” to drive home just how remarkable they are). But as a macro photographer I am drawn to them because of their vast array of colors, their always-surprising behaviors, and the fact […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: LinkedIn FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
June 22, 2015  Author:   (1)

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Dana Ratliff contributed this article on using […]

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From Larva to Lunch: The Brief Life of a Dragonfly Caught on Camera – Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 9, 2015  Author:  

  Nature can be cruel. After living three years in the muck of a marsh and finally crawling out and miraculously exploding out of its larval exoskeleton in the course of an hour, the life of the brown-eyed dragonfly I had been photographing up close was cut short by the beak of a bird. From […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE
May 22, 2015  Author:  

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine.  Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. To kick things off with this newfound partnership, Alex Rudinski contributed this […]

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RMSP Graduate Profile: Ben Reed
April 6, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is a post by contributing author and RMSP Career Training graduate Charlie Bulla.  It’s always exciting to chat and visit with RMSP folks, whether that means staff, instructors, your classmates or other alum. So, does that make hanging out with multiple RMSP’ers in Hawaii extra special? It sure did for me! The RMSP family […]

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Introducing … Lee Silliman
March 26, 2015  Author:  

For our last evening lecture of the 2014-15 Free Evening Lecture Series, we are pleased to introduce Lee Silliman. Lee has been involved with photography in Montana in a variety of different ways throughout the years – from creating to curating to preserving photographic works for a museum. His approach to photography is a thoughtful […]

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Canon, CES and Pixma Pro Printers … Vegas Style
February 11, 2015  Author:   (1)

Guest article written by 2012 Career Training graduate Heather Gill.   The call from Canon came at the end of a tough year. I had packed up and moved my business to a new location, and just wasn’t sure if it was going to be revivable in a new city. I had just started reaching out to […]

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For the Love of Shooting – Guest Article by Steve Russell
February 3, 2015  Author:   (3)

My second annual January trek to San Diego to shoot birds and wildlife gives me the perfect opportunity to share three reasons why I love doing this so much. The thrill of surprises. Not only do animals appear out of nowhere for shot opportunities, but sometimes astonishing and unexpected shots show up on the computer […]

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A Tale of a Stolen Photo
December 10, 2014  Author:  

written by Beau Johnston. I made a conscious decision, when I started writing and photography, that if I wanted to make a name for myself I would need to have an online presence. Websites, blogs, and social media are great tools for getting your work out and in front of the masses. By leveraging these […]

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In the Spirit of Ansel Adams: Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in Black and White – Guest Article by Steve Russell
December 5, 2014  Author:   (2)

At the tail end of Fall I had a chance to join a small group of experienced photographers on a photo expedition to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Our goals were to “hunt” and “shoot” wild animals, photograph the Milky Way, and capture the grandeur of the Teton mountain range. Of course, this is […]

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False Color Infrared – Digital – Guest Article by Mel Mann
November 6, 2014  Author:  

In my previous article, Photography In the Red Zone, I discussed the interesting world of Infrared photography and my experimentation with it. The traditional look of Infrared photography is black and white, and while this can be very dramatic, it’s not the only way you can portray IR photography. There is a version known as […]

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Photography in the Red Zone – Guest Article by Mel Mann
October 22, 2014  Author:   (1)

It was my good fortune to get a roll of Kodak infrared film recently, giving me a chance to play around with this very different photography medium. In my mind I kept planning to have one of my digital bodies converted to IR but just never got around to it. Film gave me a way […]

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Metamorphosis of a Dragonfly Caught on Camera – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 23, 2014  Author:  

It was an amazing sight – the transformation of a beetle-like larva into a fully functioning flying dragonfly right before my very eyes – and camera. I’d been shooting dragonflies this summer at my favorite marshy spot on the edge of nearby Waughop Lake. I happened to look down and spot an ugly little larva […]

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Shadowlands: Five Tips for Capturing the Beauty of Back-Light Macro – Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 27, 2014  Author:  

How is it that one can walk by, even photograph, the same thing thousands of times year in and year out – and not really see it? It’s happened to me. I shot small subjects for years in soft front-light and side-light or with flash and have had great results, but it wasn’t until I […]

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So You Want To Be A Photographer? Then Be An Assistant First.
May 16, 2014  Author:  

I think the best way to learn what you need to know to be an editorial or commercial photographer is by assisting for one. Or better yet, 50. There are so many moving parts and details to a photo shoot it is hard to imagine running one until you have worked on one. Or 50. […]

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