Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 1) – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 13, 2012  Author:   (1)

Dragonflies are remarkable subjects to shoot. They come in brilliant arrays and combinations of colors from cherry red to sky blue to emerald and olive greens. Each huge compound eye has up to 30,000 lenses and they see better than any other insect. Their four independently controlled wings flap at 30-80 times per second, which […]

SI ’08 Graduate Hannah Hardaway
August 13, 2012  Author:   (1)

There is something so rewarding about seeing our graduates “out there” in the world making a splash, and accomplishing their goals. Truly, every time a graduate achieves one of his or her goals, we achieve one of ours. We are delighted to see 2008 Career Training graduate, Hannah Hardaway‘s name appear in The Huffington Post […]

Macro Mating Revisited: Guest article by Steve Russell
August 6, 2012  Author:   (2)

It’s been almost two years since I last wrote about shooting bugs in the act of procreation, and you know what? They’re STILL doing it! Right out in the open in public parks and backyards. This time around, though, I have more macro experience behind me and I’m better equipped to shoot them when I […]

Upcoming Gallery Exhibit: Jeremy Lurgio
July 27, 2012  Author:   (1)

If you are anywhere near a map of Montana, or any state for that matter, take a look at it. What do you see? Probably the usual roads, lakes, rivers and towns. Now consider what you don’t see. Consider the places that never make it on the map, or as photojournalist Jeremy Lurgio did, look […]

Raindrops, Dew, and Bubbles – Macro Heaven: Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 6, 2012  Author:   (1)

Raindrops, Dew, and Bubbles: Macro Heaven Climate change has hit hard in most of the nation, but the Pacific Northwest continues to experience even cooler and rainier weather than usual. With the sun behind the clouds much of the time, I took a chance one early damp morning a month ago and ventured out to […]

Albany Assignment Results
April 6, 2012  Author:  

We’ve heard nothing but good things coming from Albany after our Photo Weekend there last weekend. It’s a bit out of our usual Montana neighborhood, so we appreciate the warm welcome you provided to Tim Cooper and Doug Johnson. And a big thank you to everyone who submitted images for our assignment. Here they are […]

Vegas to Zion Student Slideshow
April 4, 2012  Author:   (4)

The folks who participated in our recent workshop Vegas to Zion: Dusk to Dawn with photographers/instructors extraordinaire, Gabriel Biderman and Tim Cooper, must have been feeling Lady Luck on their side. How else could they have captured some of the coolest and most unique images we’ve seen from a workshop lately?! Of course, great skill, […]

Wearin’ o’ the Green – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 17, 2012  Author:  

If green isn’t your particular color, then wearing it on St. Patrick’s Day is good enough excuse as any to break out of a rut…at least for a little while.  This festive day of celebration of the Emerald Isle and the Irish heritage optimistly announces the coming of Spring splendidly with greener pastures – literally […]

Yellowstone in Winter Workshop Student Slide Show
February 29, 2012  Author:   (4)

Have the wilds of Yellowstone National Park in the winter been calling you and your camera? Do you crave to capture nature in its full glory in one of the planet’s most unique landscapes and ecosystems? Well, here’s a chance to experience it vicariously through the eyes and lenses of the participants in our recent […]

Sharing the Love – Happy Valentine’s Day!
February 14, 2012  Author:  

Wherever you are, perhaps your cultural heritage includes the celebration of Valentine’s Day as we have here in the States. On this occasion, we collectively celebrate the love we have for one another. In the case of RMSP, it’s an opportunity to express this emotion to you, our creative and all around awesome community. In […]

The Career Training Experience. A Video.
February 10, 2012  Author:  

If you have spent any amount of time on our blog, our website or following us on any one of our social media outlets, you are undoubtedly familiar with our Career Training (CT) program. The five month program – made up of Summer Intensive, Professional Studies and Advanced Intensive – is like no other offering […]

Interest in Pinterest?
January 14, 2012  Author:  

I know. I know. The last thing any of you (or myself for that matter) want to hear about is another social media-type site. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., etc. are all truly wonderful methods of talking to people, sharing ideas and knowledge and are generally fun to be involved with, but can sometimes feel overwhelming. […]

In Art Shows, No Doesn’t Always Mean No
January 12, 2012  Author:  

OK, this is for all of you I’m-too-busy/scared/intimidated/lazy to enter a photo contest-type folks out there (you know who you are)! Here is, I hope, some encouragement for you to get out there and, as Nike says, Just Do It! A few weeks ago a friend emailed to say that there was going to be […]

New year, new ideas – the RMSP Daily Image
January 11, 2012  Author:  

As some of our regular followers have known for some time (yes, I mean you, Barry!), for several months now we’ve been attempting to post daily images taken by the RMSP staff and share them with you on the blog. We called this the “RMSP 365 Day Project.” It has become apparent that to keep […]

Happy Holidays!
December 20, 2011  Author:  

Regardless of whether your holiday plans are large (exhibit A) or small (exhibit B), your friends here at Rocky Mountain School of Photography hope they are full of family, friends and fun. As we prepare to bring the year to a close, our hope is that you spend a few moments thinking about the good […]