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 […]

Introducing Joe Massa with Manfrotto
June 25, 2012  Author:   (1)

If you are even a little bit familiar with Rocky Mountain School of Photography, you probably know by now that we kicked off our 24th session of Summer Intensive (SI) on June 4. The first week of SI is always a flurry of activity with students getting situated in town and our staff running around […]

Wedding Week: Day 5
June 22, 2012  Author:  

Welcome to the 5th and final day of WEDDING WEEK on the ‘ol blog. We hope you’ve enjoyed the posts and perhaps picked up a nugget of wedding knowledge or two. Want to read all the posts from the week? Here are links to Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4. Since we […]

Wedding Week: Day 4
June 21, 2012  Author:  

We are assuming that you aren’t returning to Paper Airplanes on a regular basis to receive … of all things … relationship advise. Or maybe, just maybe, you are? Perhaps you look to our blog as your own personal Dear Abby column (or in my case, a Dear Andy column … ha!). While we do […]

Wedding Week: Day 3
June 20, 2012  Author:   (1)

Welcome to day 3 of WEDDING WEEK here on Paper Airplanes! If you are just catching wind of this week’s theme, you can catch up by reviewing the posts for Day 1 and Day 2. Like yesterday, the goal of today’s post is to get the wheels turning on ways you can create fun, engaging […]

Wedding Week: Day 2
June 19, 2012  Author:   (5)

Today I’m going to talk about a trend in the wedding photography world that is so obvious and so awesome, it makes me wonder why any bride or groom wouldn’t want one at their wedding. No, I am not referring to a mechanical bull or a mariachi band, although both sound fantastic to me. I’m […]

Wedding Week: Day 1
June 18, 2012  Author:   (2)

It’s June. The rain is fading. The sun is beginning to stick around. Engaged people all over the world are getting nervous. These indicators can only mean one thing: It’s Wedding Season!! As a photography school that educates and trains individuals who strive to become wedding photographers, we thought it would be appropriate to usher […]

The Summer Intensive Experience: Week 2
June 15, 2012  Author:   (4)

We’ll probably say this every week from now until the end of Summer Intensive, but we’ll say it today anyway: “We can’t believe that week 2 of SI is already over!” And if it seems like a lot has happened in the last two weeks from our perspective, we can only imagine how all of […]

Underwater Camera Gear. A Primer
June 11, 2012  Author:   (3)

If you follow our blog, and specifically our monthly assignments, this post will make you recognize that sometimes there really is a method to our madness! As you might recall, the assignment we gave for June 2012 is titled “Gettin All Wet.” With summer right around the corner, we are looking forward to floating rivers, […]

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 […]

Going Coastal … in less than 90 seconds!
May 19, 2012  Author:  

If you follow our blog even a little bit, you will remember that just a few short weeks ago, photographer Andrew Nixon culminated his 26-week Exhibition Mentorship program experience with an exhibit in our gallery. If you don’t live in Missoula, or do and missed the opening, you’re still in luck! Check out this time […]

Spring Shooting Ideas … For You!
May 18, 2012  Author:  

According to the calendar hanging on the wall above my desk, spring officially began on March 20 this year. However, according to the number of days I have comfortably worn shorts, flip-flops and have forgotten to wear sunscreen, (which of course is a more accurate calendar), spring has only been around for a few days. […]

Overland Park, Kansas Assignment Results
May 4, 2012  Author:  

…And that’s a wrap folks!!  Our 2012 Photo Weekends season is in the books! Instructors Doug Johnson and Tim Cooper knocked it outta the park with a fun-filled couple of days in Overland Park, Kansas last weekend. We’d like to take this opportunity to extend a gigantic thank you to everyone in Overland Park, and […]

Andrew Nixon Gallery Exhibit
May 2, 2012  Author:  

You might remember, from this post here, photographer Andrew Nixon is finishing his experience in our Exhibition Mentorship program. This extensive, 26-week professional development course is geared towards emerging artists working in the realm of photography who are dedicated to innovative work in contemporary visual arts. The culmination of Andrew’s efforts, Going Coastal, opens this […]

Is Basic Too Basic?
April 28, 2012  Author:  

“I’ve been photographing for a while now. Do you think I should skip Basic and register for the Intermediate Photography workshop?” This is a question we have fielded many times over the years, and although it is a question that requires a photographer-specific answer, we thought it would be helpful to put up a post […]