Help-Portrait Missoula is almost here!
November 23, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 […]

RMSP NEWS
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 […]

GUEST POST, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Summer Intensive 2015 … Revisited!
November 13, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS
The Crop Factor Explained
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Teaching in the Career Training, Workshops and Photo Weekends programs for RMSP I get a lot of questions. (Bring ‘em on, I love questions!)  One equipment-related topic seems to be more of a stumbling block for new photographers than any other.  At some point we’re all told that our lenses are going to perform differently […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSTRUCTORS
Winter Photography Tips
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  Undisturbed, peaceful and beautifully white, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, winter’s cold is the visual architect for an endlessly evolving storyline. For photographers, it is a pure white canvas for contemplation and creativity. Winter is a wonderland! It can […]

INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The Magic of Light Painting
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What is Light Painting? The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be an absolute truth. I have also found that light painting is […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
5 Tips For Great Holiday Family Photos!
November 9, 2015  Author:   (0)

‘Tis the season for holiday family photos.  As with wedding photography and senior photography, there is typically a season where a photographer will do most of their family portraits.  That season usually starts when the leaves on the trees go all-out beautiful, especially in the northern seasonal climates we’re accustomed to.  The end of this […]

GUEST POST, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Keywording and Searching for Images in Lightroom
October 19, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 […]

INSTRUCTORS, LIGHTROOM TUTORIALS, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Just in Time for Halloween: Spider Art – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 16, 2015  Author:   (0)

This is that creepy time of year when spiders take center stage in the live subject macro world – they’re everywhere, displacing more palatable and photography-friendly bugs like cute little butterflies and lady bugs. But aside from the considerable creep-factor – which virtually precludes their images from ever winning photography contests – spiders make pretty […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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 […]

INSTRUCTORS, LIGHTROOM TUTORIALS, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Missing Images in Lightroom? Here’s the Fix.
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Have you ever opened your Lightroom catalog only to see a bunch of question marks or exclamation points next to each of your files? At first glance, everything else looks normal, but why the random punctuation marks all of a sudden? Is this Adobe’s way of telling you it has a question for you? Or […]

INSTRUCTORS, LIGHTROOM TUTORIALS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Start Brushing the Sharks Teeth: Get More Clients with the Pilot Fish Strategy
September 23, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Tips for Capturing Ultra-Close-Ups of Live Subjects – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 14, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 […]

INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS
Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 11
August 13, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is it. The last week of Summer Intensive, and as expected, the students poured their hearts, souls and cameras into their final projects and presentations. The week began on Monday with a comprehensive review by Tim and Forest of all the Photoshop techniques they’ve been taught in Editing classes with open lab time thrown […]

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