Q&A: Joe Lavine, Food Photographer, Lover of Light, Educator
March 8, 2016  Author:   (3)

We asked Joe Lavine, a commercial photographer and the Manager of Educational Services for Profoto US, a few questions about his career as an excellent food and product photographer and an RMSP-proclaimed master of light. Joe has worked with RMSP as an instructor and great friend for years, and his expertise in his field is evident. Some of Joe’s client’s […]

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Q&A: James Kao’s Career Training Experience
March 4, 2016  Author:   (0)

Los Angeles photographer James Richard Kao (pronounced like ‘toe’ with a K) is a 2012 graduate of our Career Training program. Prior to joining us in Missoula, his professional career was in landscape architecture, urban and city planning. After nearly two decades in the field, James followed his heart to pursue a new career in […]

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Expert Advice: Website Dos and Don’ts
February 12, 2016  Author:   (0)

Written by: Samantha McCafferty/Wonderful Machine Here at Wonderful Machine we tend to spend a lot of time looking at photographers’ portfolio websites. The web is constantly changing and what was standard a few years ago is now ancient history. As such, we’ve gone ahead and revamped our old Website Dos and Don’ts article. So here […]

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The Birds of the Bosque – Guest Article by Steve Russell
January 25, 2016  Author:  

According to Wikipedia a bosque (“boss-key”) is an area of green vegetation near water sources in arid or semi-arid climates (think “oasis”). The most notable bosque in North America is a 200-mile stretch along the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. Not coincidentally, it is a common stop-over for sandhill cranes and snow geese in […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Nashville, TN!
January 22, 2016  Author:   (1)

RMSP will be in Nashville on February 20th and 21st as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive 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 do a […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 8 Ideas To Get Us Started!
December 31, 2015  Author:   (3)

Are you ready to set some new goals for your photography this year? Here are 8 tips to get you inspired and ready to shoot!

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Personalized Cards and Gifts – Guest Post by Steve Russell
December 15, 2015  Author:  

‘Tis the season in my part of the world, weather wise, to do less shooting and more with the images I’ve already shot this year. It’s become a tradition for me to create a holiday e-card that I can send out to friends and family (and now, to everyone who reads this blog). Despite all […]

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Help-Portrait Missoula is almost here!
November 23, 2015  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 Mountain School […]

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Expert Advice: Business Cards That Work For You
November 16, 2015  Author:   (1)

One of the most vital parts of your brand, that is very easy to overlook, is your business card. When you give someone a business card you are handing them a piece of your brand. You want that piece of paper to represent you and what you shoot. Content  Content is a very important element […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 … Revisited!
November 13, 2015  Author:  

Since it’s nearly winter in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth, what better timing could it be to cast a forward glimpse to next summer by looking backward; Back to the Future, anyone?! In our own unique way of doing so, we’ve compiled all of our week-by-week recaps of Summer Intensive 2015 into this one […]

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Keywording and Searching for Images in Lightroom
October 19, 2015  Author:  

Many people struggle with sorting and organizing their images on the computers. Using keywords can make this process quick and easy. In this video, Forest Chaput de Saintonge walks through the keywording process and shows you how to add searchable keywords to your images. He then shows how you can use these keywords to search […]

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How To Import Images in Lightroom 6.2
October 13, 2015  Author:   (1)

Did the recent upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6.2 throw you a curve ball when you went to import your images? Don’t panic. You’re not alone. While things do look a bit different and might cause you to scratch your head for a second or two, the import functionality is largely the same. In this Lightroom […]

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Start Brushing the Sharks Teeth: Get More Clients with the Pilot Fish Strategy
September 23, 2015  Author:  

To bring another fresh perspective to our blog, and to be able to offer great revenue-generating advice for all photographers out there, we have teamed up with Lisa Edwards of Lisa Wareham Photography. A graduate of our Career Training program, Lisa lives and works in Butte, Montana. She runs the Photo Bacon blog, where she […]

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Tips for Capturing Ultra-Close-Ups of Live Subjects – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 14, 2015  Author:  

It almost goes without saying that, aside from artistically blurred shots, close-up detail is fundamental to compelling macro photography. Getting sharp focus up close is dependent upon light, a steady subject and camera, ample magnification, and the size of the subject. There are many ways to tackle each of these factors and I’d like to […]

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2016 Catalog is Out!
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That’s right! The 2016 RMSP Course Catalog is printed, bound and on its way to mailboxes around North America! If you are on our list (and request mail from us), your copy should be showing up in the very near future. If you simply can’t wait to hold this treasure in your hands, you can get […]

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