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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Documentary Project Fund
October 17, 2012  Author:   (1)

An educator and documentary photographer herself, Lynn Hoffman-Brouse is no stranger to the challenges photographers face when tackling a project. Often times generating an idea, or recognizing an issue that should be in the spotlight is the easy part. Finding the time, money and support necessary to put the rubber to the road is what […]

Landscapes & Lightroom in Big Sky, MT and Yellowstone in Autumn Workshops Student Slideshows
October 10, 2012  Author:  

In September, two of RMSP’s outstanding and intrepid instructors, David Marx and Doug Johnson, led two separate workshops experiences back-to-back in southwestern Montana and northwestern Wyoming. Some of the participants in these joined us for both, and all had a spectacular time in this beautiful part of the country. See the results of their photographic […]

Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 2) – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 4, 2012  Author:  

See Shooting Dragonflies: Show Up, Watch Stuff Happen, Shoot it When it Does (Part 1) here. Shooting Roosters Some roosters startle easily so shooting with a longer lens helps. I use a 70-200mm lens with a 1.4 extender and can fill a frame with a dragonfly from about 4-5 feet away or stand further back […]

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, […]