Montana High School Photo Contest Winners
December 19, 2014  Author:   (0)

On November 25 we launched our 2014 Montana High School Photo Contest, and today we are tickled to be able to announce the winners. While we typically don’t host contests, after meeting and visiting with hundreds (thousands?) of Montana high school students at a series of career fairs we attended in September, we knew we […]

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B and H Photo – Video – Pro Audio and Canon U.S.A. – Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers
December 12, 2014  Author:   (0)

Our friends at B&H and Canon U.S.A. are holding a fantastic photo contest for photography students and emerging photographers (less than 5 years in the industry.) They are calling it the Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers.  What makes it so fantastic? Well, take a look at the judges, for example: […]

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Help Portrait 2014 at RMSP
December 8, 2014  Author:   (0)

As many photographers around the world know, December 6 marks the day of the international movement known as Help-Portrait. This last Saturday in Missoula, Rocky Mountain School of Photography played host to Missoula’s installment of Help Portrait. Thanks to the many volunteer photographers from the community, as well as hair stylists, make up artists and […]

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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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Michelle Gustafson’s Eddie Adams Experience
November 11, 2014  Author:  

We absolutely love hearing from our graduates after they leave the confines of our classrooms. Whether making a big splash in their industry, or simply continuing to do what they love for themselves alone, we love knowing what they (you!) are up to. To us, the reward is simply knowing that they built their education […]

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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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HELP PORTRAIT 2014 in Missoula
November 3, 2014  Author:  

We’re pretty pleased to be playing a role in an upcoming event in Missoula. Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, HELP PORTRAIT is an international, non-profit movement of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers who use their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who may not otherwise have access to professional portraits. Rocky […]

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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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In Living Color: My Summer of Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 6, 2014  Author:  

My summer began with a chance photographic encounter with the “birth” of a dragonfly (the topic of my last blog) and is winding down with a concerted effort to capture dragonflies in flight. In between I’ve taken thousands of shots of dragonflies doing what they do: hunting bugs, eating, mating, perching, laying eggs and when […]

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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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Using Photoshop CC to Create a Poster for Photo Lab Printing
June 16, 2014  Author:   (3)

In this fourth post on preparing images for printing at a photo lab, I describe using Photoshop CC to lay out a poster that includes one of your photographs plus some text that acts as a title. Note that most of the steps can also be accomplished with older versions of Photoshop as well as […]

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Clouds
June 6, 2014  Author:  

In the late sixties Joni Mitchell wrote the lyrics: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow its cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all” Joni may not have known about clouds back then, but we should as outdoor photographers today. They are so […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
May 5, 2014  Author:   (1)

What is Light Painting? The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be an absolute truth. I have also found that light painting is […]

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Elizabeth Stone Wins PhotoNOLA Review Prize
April 8, 2014  Author:  

Great bit of inspiring news here from RMSP headquarters. We just found out that earlier this year RMSP Co-Owner and Former Instructor Elizabeth Stone won the PhotoNOLA Review Prize. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. According to Elizabeth, “Being part […]

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Always Expect the Unexpected
April 7, 2014  Author:  

When first getting into photography, no one ever predicts what exactly it entails. Sure there are cameras, some lights, models, computers, hard drives, etc., etc. But no one ever plans on all the other calamities that can – and will – enter into daily life as a photographer. Sure duct tape is amazing and can […]

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