September’s Assignment Gallery – Landscape Your Life
October 11, 2013  Author:  

Last month, we encouraged photographers to capture landscapes in their world using any subject matter available to provide a reasonable facsimile. Enjoy the work of this month’s creative group! “The actual landscapes in Texas looking pretty barren by the end of summer, I started with an obvious and favorite landscape, the one I see every day out […]

ASSIGNMENTS, INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS
October’s Assignment – Make It Count
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If there is such thing as “obvious” in an image, this is your month to portray it. It’s going to be a numbers game with this month of October’s assignment  – Make It Count. This challenge asks the photographer to capture in very literal fashion any number from one t0 ten.  A single baby lying […]

ASSIGNMENTS, INSPIRATION
Mark S. Johnson on Scott Kelby’s Blog
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The photography industry giant and NAPP founder, Scott Kelby, knows a thing or two about inspiration. In fact, he’s made a cottage industry of inspiring photographers and artists worldwide to reach new heights, use new technology and become the artist one was born to be. So you have to believe that he knows a kindred […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS
The Tamron 90mm Macro VC Lens: Handheld Heaven – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 3, 2013  Author:   (1)

My Tamron 90mm 2.8 1:1 Macro Lens has been very, very good to me. I would have been content to use it as my primary macro lens for life because of its sharpness, versatility, lightness and shooting distance. But Tamron upgraded the lens this year and added vibration control (VC) and I took a chance, […]

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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 […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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 […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
2013 Career Training Assistant Sarah Ehlen
May 8, 2013  Author:  

Next up in our ongoing series of introductions of our incoming crew of assistants for the 2013 season of Career Training is Sarah Ehlen. Sarah is a 2012 graduate of the program who came to RMSP from Washington state.   Looking back, it seems hard to believe that it’s already been one year since I […]

CAREER TRAINING, INSPIRATION
A Matter of Perspective: Shooting Butterflies from All Angles – Guest Article by Steve Russell
April 25, 2013  Author:  

Starving for small, living creatures to shoot during the winter months, I visited the Butterfly House in the Seattle Science Center hoping to get a shot or two up close. Butterflies from all over the world live their brief lives in an 85-degree glass greenhouse filled with tropical plants and it’s open to the public. […]

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Ariya Martin’s One Bird project
April 22, 2013  Author:  

Nothing delights us more than when our alumni get back in touch to let us know what they are up to. It’s a pretty cool feeling knowing so many people are “out there” in the world pursuing projects and using their skills to get the most out of their own lives as well as working […]

INSPIRATION
Arctic Snowy Owls in Washington – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 25, 2013  Author:   (2)

I have long admired Paul Bannick’s photographs of Arctic Snowy Owls and, living in the Pacific Northwest, it never occurred to me that I would ever get the chance to shoot them myself without heading north. But the opportunity came my way when I discovered that the owls were making one of their “irregular” winter […]

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Become a Better Photographer by Putting Your Camera Down!
March 22, 2013  Author:   (1)

One of the most common dilemmas I hear about from my students is that they just don’t have the time to photograph. Sound familiar? I know it’s true for me and it seems that all too often, photography takes a back seat to some of the more mundane facets of every day life. So how […]

CAREER TRAINING, INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS
Botanical Dreaming Now Available As An E-book
March 15, 2013  Author:   (1)

Longtime Rocky Mountain School of Photography instructor, photographer (and all around great guy), Mark S. Johnson has recently released his internationally recognized coffee-table book, Botanical Dreaming, as a downloadable E-book. If you are familiar with Mark’s images you already know that they speak volumes by themselves. With the re-release of this collection of work in a […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS, WORKSHOPS
Experimentation.
March 12, 2013  Author:   (2)

“The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of ‘how to do’. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.” Moholy-Nagy “Our duty is to experiment.” These words were declared by photographer, sculptor and graphic designer, Alexander Rodchenko. Rodchenko was an artist who experimented greatly with the medium, finding obscure angles, dizzying compositions […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS
Educator/Artist Eileen Rafferty – A B&H Interview
February 8, 2013  Author:   (1)

For those folks fortunate enough to have been enlightened and impacted by Eileen Rafferty over the years, as many RMSP Career Training, Workshops and Photo Weekends alumni can attest, you’ll know just what an inspiring figure she has become in the field of artistic expression and photography education. Her background and life’s work speaks of […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS
Mark S. Johnson – Texture Lab Collections
November 20, 2012  Author:  

If you are familiar with RMSP’s line-up of workshops, the name Mark S. Johnson is most likely very familiar to you. Based in Boulder, Colorado Mark has been teaching workshops for RMSP for over 10 years, in which time he has helped countless students learn to use Adobe® Photoshop® to add creativity and depth to […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES