Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8
July 24, 2015  Author:   (0)

With a fast and furious yet fulfilling experience so far, the students this week – number 8 to be exact – were back in the thick of things. As usual, it involved brand new material and technique to add to their exponentially-growing arsenal of skills. The week began with a sunset field help session at […]

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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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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7
July 17, 2015  Author:   (0)

Since the course is past the midpoint, it should be all down hill from here, right? Well, not exactly for the Summer Intensive students in Week 7. Starting on Monday, they dove right into their regular curricular rotations. Output labs this week had the students practicing and producing all of the techniques that have been […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 6
July 10, 2015  Author:  

Here in Week 6, it’s been a busy post-holiday-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time individually with their Photo Studies instructor, Tony Rizzuto, for a comprehensive critique of their project. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 5
July 2, 2015  Author:  

The shortest week during the whole of SI began with an optional excursion for many of the students. Montana’s largest such event, the annual Augusta Rodeo, took place on Sunday. As usual, card-carrying and highly-trained (at this point) RMSP student photographers were in abundance lining the rodeo ring fences, roaming the behind-the-scenes environs, and capturing […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 3
June 19, 2015  Author:  

SI is rolling right along. By now in Week 3, the groups A, B and C are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their first major project that will incorporate all of the learning and experience they’ve gained thus far in […]

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Lens Pro To Go Serial Numbers … Be on the lookout!
June 17, 2015  Author:  

Lens Pro To Go, one of our Educational Partners (… and a group of downright fantastic people) had a severe case of the Mondays this week when they came to work and noticed that their facilities in Concord, MA were broken into and they were robbed of nearly $600,000 worth of gear. (Gulp!) They have now […]

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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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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 1
June 5, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive Has Begun! The first week of Summer Intensive 2015 is in the books! What an incredible rush it was to finally welcome this year’s class of students. Budding photographers from 25 states and one foreign country (New Zealand, via Thailand) packed our lobby area on Monday morning as we kicked off orientation day. […]

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Peter Read Miller Returning to RMSP
June 3, 2015  Author:  

What’s it like to have spent your entire career not just working as a photographer, but a sports photographer who has covered almost four decades of Super Bowls, NBA Finals, college playoff games, the Stanley Cup, several Olympic Games and countless World Series’? Find out for yourself on June 24, 2015 when career sports photographer […]

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From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 19, 2015  Author:  

Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. […]

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Colin Ruggiero Wins Audience Award
May 4, 2015  Author:  

We are pleased beyond belief to share some cool news today. Colin Ruggiero, who teaches in the Advanced Intensive course in our Career Training program, recently won the Audience Awards’ Real Montana competition. His winning video, simply titled Montana, is a one-minute long timelapse showcase of some of the beauty and “epicness” of the state […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Birmingham, AL This Weekend
April 28, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Birmingham on May 9th and 10th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to […]

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Taking The Magic Out of Moments
April 27, 2015  Author:  

I’ve always been drawn to photographs that capture moments. When I was first starting out I assumed that creating those photographs consisted either of luck or a high degree of skill. While there might be a tiny amount of luck involved and skill is always nice to have, I think that capturing moments is more […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Billings, MT this Weekend
April 23, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Billings on April 25th and 26th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. Unfortunately I know very little about this state that […]

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