Double Vision Part 1: Making Your Macro Shots Stand Out
December 15, 2014  Author:   (0)

Stop for a second and picture a good macro shot in your mind. What does it look like? More importantly, what does it feel like? Seriously, do it, I can wait…… Okay, so you need some inspiration? Here are a couple of images that might help you along. Now, the answers will be different for […]

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Help Portrait 2014 at RMSP
December 8, 2014  Author:   (0)

As many photographers around the world know, December 6 marks the day of the international movement known as Help-Portrait. This last Saturday in Missoula, Rocky Mountain School of Photography played host to Missoula’s installment of Help Portrait. Thanks to the many volunteer photographers from the community, as well as hair stylists, make up artists and […]

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Summer Intensive 2014 – Weeks 1 – 3
June 24, 2014  Author:  

We’re a little behind the 8-ball with our weekly recap of our 26th season of this year’s Summer Intensive course, but as they say, “better late than never!” To play catch up a little, we can say that the first few weeks of Summer Intensive – as always – have started off at 1,000 miles-per-hour. […]

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Exploring Your Subject, Part II
September 25, 2013  Author:  

Going Beyond One Picture Last week In Part I of Exploring Your Subject, I introduced the concepts of environmental, intimate and abstract portraits. These approaches are means of exploring your subject so that “no stone is left unturned” in the process of searching for that one expression that communicates how we feel about the subject. […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Carly Reichert
May 15, 2013  Author:  

Next up in our stream of introductions of our incoming group of 2013 Career Training Assistants is Carly Reichert. A graduate of the 2011 class of Career Training, this will be Carly’s second year assisting in our program. She came to Missoula for photography school from Kansas City, Missouri and decided to stick around. We’re […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Sarah Van Nortwick
May 13, 2013  Author:  

If you are a frequent follower of our blog, you may remember when we posted about a recent gallery show called SELF. This show was brought to you by two of our recent Career Training graduates, Sarah Van Nortwick and Wyatt McCollum. Half of that duo – the Sarah VanNortwick half – will be returning […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Michelle Gustafson
May 2, 2013  Author:   (1)

In the run up to the beginning of our Career Training program every year, the activity level usually gets cranked to 11 around the halls of RMSP. We get busy making sure our facilities are prepared, curriculum is dialed in, and everything is in order. Part of this process is welcoming our incoming assisting staff […]

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Introducing … The 2012 CT Assistants!!
May 30, 2012  Author:  

Well, it’s just about that time again!! The time of year when we kick off our Summer Intensive course. This year marks the 23rd consecutive year we have run this course, and we are as excited as ever about welcoming a new crop of eager, dedicated photographers to Missoula to give them the best photographic […]

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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 […]

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Alumni Friday – Maribeth Brunst
November 4, 2011  Author:   (2)

It has been a little over a year since the Career Training class of 2010 completed their studies, graduated and have moved on with their lives and endeavors in photography. As outstanding a class as it was, Maribeth Brunst stands out among them as one of the most motivated, productive and inspiring of her fellow […]

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Ansel Adams: A Legacy – Calling all 5th Graders!
October 6, 2011  Author:  

Ever since I heard that an exhibit of 130 signed Ansel Adams photographs were going to be shown at the Missoula Art Museum (MAM), I wanted to be part of the experience. As it turns out, I get to be part of two cool experiences. I am beyond excited at the upcoming opportunity to be a […]

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“Ansel Adams: A Legacy” Week
October 3, 2011  Author:   (1)

If you’re in the Missoula area anytime during the next few months, you may want to check out an exciting new exhibit opening this week at the Missoula Art Museum.  “Ansel Adams: A Legacy” is a selection of over 130 prints from a private collection that will be publicly displayed for the first time ever.  […]

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Alumni Friday – Jimmy White
September 30, 2011  Author:   (4)

From the onset of his life, Jimmy White has been destined to be near water…and ever since graduating from the Career Training program in 2009, he’s been taking his camera IN the water.  Here’s his biography – as is – from his website: “Jimmy White is a professional photographer and writer based in Bradenton, Florida.  […]

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A Baker’s Dozen Worth of Questions with Weekends Director, Michelle Lousen
September 22, 2011  Author:   (1)

With RMSP’s popular Photo Weekends program being the most attended of anything we offer, and with the Weekends season coming up this January through April, we thought it would be good timing to introduce you to the brain trust behind the program and provide a glimpse into who she is.  For the past six years, […]

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One Last Interview
September 9, 2011  Author:   (14)

Today is the end of an era for me…or at least a decade. I will be hanging up my RMSP hat after today and turning the blog over to Bob McGowan and Andy Kemmis. In my ten years here, I’ve learned a lot about photography, photography education, people, and myself. I’ve practically grown up here. […]

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