Photographing Baby Birds: It Takes Presence, Patience, Luck and Skill – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 13, 2016  Author:   (2)

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because this is when baby birds make their predictable appearance at parks and wildlife refuges. There is no guarantee that they’ll be around long, though, due to the speed at which they grow and the ever-present dangers they face from lurking predators. Just seeing the little […]

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3 Simple Truths That Will Help Jumpstart Your Career
May 9, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: You may remember Mike Tittel from a January Q&A we did with him on the blog. If you don’t, hop on over and read that article next! Mike is a graduate of our 1999 Summer Intensive course, a talented professional sports, adventure, and lifestyle photographer, and the instructor of our Adventure & Lifestyle […]

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5 Tips: How to Minimize Stress As a Wedding Photographer
May 2, 2016  Author:   (2)

Get Rid of Wedding Stress, Once and For All Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned a lot about the best practices for helping create an enjoyable wedding day for everyone involved. In this article, he gives five suggestions for getting rid of wedding stress! All photos in this article were […]

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Finding Great Light
April 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article created and photos copyrighted to Sarah Ehlen. Website: www.sarahehlen.com Instagram: @sarah.ehlen Light. It’s something that’s with us every day, yet science is still trying to fully understand it. It’s obvious, yet also mysterious. Is it a particle or a wave? Is the speed of light truly constant? Can matter be made from colliding photons? […]

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Photographing Florida Wildlife: Three Can’t-miss Locations to Hone Your Skills – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 31, 2016  Author:   (0)

Okay, so you are a nature/wildlife sort of person and you took an RMSP workshop and/or thrived in Summer Intensive. You have a pretty good handle on the manual adjustments of your camera but are looking for a place other than a zoo to practice your skills and creativity when shooting wildlife. Boy, do I […]

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Great Light at Weddings – No Matter What
March 25, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned the lighting challenges a wedding presents, and in this article he tells you how to achieve great light, regardless, at all the major wedding moments. All photos in this article were created and are copyrighted to Jesse Boone (and his wife, Nelli). Our study of […]

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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: The life of a freelance photographer and assistant, Dan Doran
March 4, 2016  Author:   (0)

We asked Dan Doran a few questions about his freelance career, and want to share them with you! Dan is a 2008 graduate of our Summer Intensive course. He returned to RMSP a couple of years later to work as an assistant throughout the program for two years in a row. Dan has been working in the freelance […]

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California Dreamin’ with a Canon 100-400mm II Lens – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 3, 2016  Author:   (1)

This is neither a paid product endorsement nor a comparison between Canon’s 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens and other telephoto lenses with similar focal ranges, such as Tamron’s and Sigma’s 150-600mm and Nikon’s 80-400mm lenses. This is, however, a firsthand testament as to the versatility of Canon’s version, which I happen to own. And […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing the Natural Light You’re In
February 26, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article written and all photos created by Crystal Rose Smith. All Rights Reserved. The most important part of a photograph, for me, is light. Every element of a photo plays its role–the subject, the location, even the editing–but I passionately believe that lighting controls the mood of the photo. Light accentuates the subject, and we, […]

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Three Tips for Photographic Storytelling
February 8, 2016  Author:   (5)

I’m a visual person. I would rather see something than be told about it. Storytelling with my images seems only natural at this point in my life. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Forget the business side of photography, the post processing, and all the rules. When I am standing in […]

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The Birds of the Bosque – Guest Article by Steve Russell
January 25, 2016  Author:   (0)

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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Expert Advice: How to Build Your Web Presence
January 18, 2016  Author:   (0)

By: Alex Rudinski Years ago, simply having a good website was enough for a photographer. Updating your site once every year was okay, and it basically existed as a digital version of your print portfolio. It was not the primary way that potential clients evaluated you. Today, it’s a vastly different landscape. You’re no longer […]

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Q&A with Mike Tittel: Sports, Fitness, Lifestyle Photography
January 15, 2016  Author:   (0)

We asked Mike Tittel a few questions about his career, and want to share them with you! Mike is a good friend, a 1999 graduate of our Summer Intensive program, and a sports, fitness, and lifestyle photographer who teaches an Adventure and Lifestyle Photography Professional Studies course for our Career Training students in the fall. He has […]

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Winter’s Color Palette: Getting Great Shots in the Snow
January 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

Winter is, by far, my favorite season to photograph. Even with shorter days, the light and colors that wintertime brings are uniquely beautiful. For photographers, this opens up the chance to create images that aren’t possible during any other part of the year. The trick is to learn to use winter’s fleeting moments of light […]

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