Digital Imaging Workflow
February 29, 2012  Author:   (3)

Back in the film days, people would shoot through a roll of film, bring it to the lab and get their slides developed. Then, if they wanted a print, they would bring the slide back to the lab to have a print made. This process was repeated over and over again, until digital came along. […]

CAREER TRAINING, WORKSHOPS
New Lightroom Instructor in Career Training This Season
February 20, 2012  Author:  

Hello everyone! My name is Forest Chaput de Saintonge and I have been working as an assistant at the school for the past five years. Throughout that time (and my entire life) I have seen hundreds of students grow from complete beginners in photography, to knowledgeable, confident and experienced photographers. It has always been amazing […]

CAREER TRAINING, INSTRUCTORS
Video Review: Kata Pro-Light Bug-203 PL
June 6, 2011  Author:   (3)

Forest Chaput de Saintonge does his latest bag reviews in a video. Forest walks through all the features, pros, and cons of Kata’s new photography backpack, the Pro-Light  Bug-203 PL. Its a great way to see how he uses the bag and the features first hand. Enjoy!  

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Image Editing Software
May 4, 2011  Author:  

For those of you who don’t know, a couple of weeks ago RMSP had an open house. We invited the general public into our facilities, gave them a look around and invited them to experience our educational style for a few hours.  I gave a lecture on how to choose image editing software. Everyone in […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Purchasing an External Hard Drive
April 13, 2011  Author:   (12)

Because we are currently living in an age in which our photographs are simply stored as code that our cameras and computers can read, we need to ensure that we don’t loose our artwork due to a hardware failure or accident. I tell people (not to scare you) that EVERY computer hard drive WILL fail […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Creating Star Trail Images (Part II)
March 16, 2011  Author:   (5)

It’s time for the second installment on shooting star trails. In Part II I explain how to take the group of images you captured in your camera (from Part I) and put them together into one complete image. Before we start, I would like to point out that while  this is the way I like […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Creating Star Trail Images (Part I)
February 16, 2011  Author:   (8)

I believe that those who photograph at night provide us “day dwellers” with a totally different perspective on the world. Star trail photography is a technique that many people may never attempt but is not as difficult as it may seem. This topic will be presented in two parts. In this article, I will discuss the […]

RMSP NEWS
Review: Kirk Enterprises BH-3
February 3, 2011  Author:   (5)

You all know that I like gear; I got this addiction from my dad. I change my photography gear all the time, constantly trying to get the new sharpest lens, or more megapixels in my camera. Through the years, my cameras, lenses, and tripod legs have been sold, traded and swapped for new or different […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Backpacking With Your Camera
December 14, 2010  Author:   (13)

I have gone on many backpacking trips in the past few years.  One thing that I always have to consider when I’m preparing is, what camera equipment should I take along? The following information doesn’t apply only to backpacking; it also really applies to any instance when you’re doing some sort of outside adventure and […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Tilt-Shift Lenses (Part II)
November 16, 2010  Author:   (12)

Welcome to Part II of my two-part post on tilt-shift lenses.  Part I addressed the tilt function of these unique tools. This week, I will be talking about the other control that is available – the shift. To put it VERY simply, shifting the lens (either up, down, left or right) gives the photographer the […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Tilt-Shift Lenses (Part I)
November 9, 2010  Author:   (6)

Few things are more iconic of the older style of photography than that of the photographer using a view camera with a black cloth over their head. I know that when I was a kid, I viewed a serious photographer as one of those people. Needless to say, things have changed quite a bit since […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Kata Bumblebee Pack Series Review
August 13, 2010  Author:   (4)

These Kata Bumblebee reviews were written collaboratively by Neil and Forest Chaput de Saintonge. In past few years, camera bags have evolved faster than ever. First it was the move from the older “over the shoulder” style bags that were the standard for many years for most professional photographers. More recently the move has been […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
What’s New in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.0
June 30, 2010  Author:   (1)

For the past few years, the photographic community has been moving from the older, more powerful, and regrettably more confusing, Photoshop®, to the streamlined and beautifully designed Lightroom®. Initially, this switch to Lightroom was fairly slow-paced. Recently, however it has gained great momentum. In fact, it would be safe to say that these days Lightroom […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE