From Larva to Lunch: The Brief Life of a Dragonfly Caught on Camera – Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 9, 2015  Author:  

  Nature can be cruel. After living three years in the muck of a marsh and finally crawling out and miraculously exploding out of its larval exoskeleton in the course of an hour, the life of the brown-eyed dragonfly I had been photographing up close was cut short by the beak of a bird. From […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 1
June 5, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive Has Begun! The first week of Summer Intensive 2015 is in the books! What an incredible rush it was to finally welcome this year’s class of students. Budding photographers from 25 states and one foreign country (New Zealand, via Thailand) packed our lobby area on Monday morning as we kicked off orientation day. […]

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Peter Read Miller Returning to RMSP
June 3, 2015  Author:  

What’s it like to have spent your entire career not just working as a photographer, but a sports photographer who has covered almost four decades of Super Bowls, NBA Finals, college playoff games, the Stanley Cup, several Olympic Games and countless World Series’? Find out for yourself on June 24, 2015 when career sports photographer […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE
May 22, 2015  Author:  

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine.  Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. To kick things off with this newfound partnership, Alex Rudinski contributed this […]

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From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 19, 2015  Author:  

Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. […]

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Using Lightrooms New Photo Merge to HDR
May 12, 2015  Author:   (1)

Like many photographers, I am super excited to find about the news of the new Photo Merge>HDR capability in the latest release of Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® CC. Adobe has designed an especially simple and effective HDR process that takes advantage of Lightroom’s ability to tone map HDR files. In the past we selected our images […]

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Colin Ruggiero Wins Audience Award
May 4, 2015  Author:  

We are pleased beyond belief to share some cool news today. Colin Ruggiero, who teaches in the Advanced Intensive course in our Career Training program, recently won the Audience Awards’ Real Montana competition. His winning video, simply titled Montana, is a one-minute long timelapse showcase of some of the beauty and “epicness” of the state […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Birmingham, AL This Weekend
April 28, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Birmingham on May 9th and 10th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to […]

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Taking The Magic Out of Moments
April 27, 2015  Author:  

I’ve always been drawn to photographs that capture moments. When I was first starting out I assumed that creating those photographs consisted either of luck or a high degree of skill. While there might be a tiny amount of luck involved and skill is always nice to have, I think that capturing moments is more […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Billings, MT this Weekend
April 23, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Billings on April 25th and 26th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. Unfortunately I know very little about this state that […]

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Let’s Get Close Up Part 2: Stability
April 22, 2015  Author:   (1)

In Part 1 of Let’s Get Close Up, I introduced the extension tube as an easy and inexpensive way to focus closer on your subject with any lens you own. The post discussed how to achieve a 1:1 ratio or life size magnification (that’s close up!) using the appropriate extension tube and focal length combination. […]

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Want to Win a 2015 RMSP Workshop?
April 20, 2015  Author:  

Of course you do! That’s why you’re reading this! We are proud to have teamed up with the fine folks at PDN to sponsor their latest Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The deadline is April 29 – which is coming right up – so now is the time to get your soon-to-be-winning image submitted. If your […]

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Spirit of the Honu
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Life lessons are not new. In fact, they’ve been around as long as mankind. You know the type of lesson I’m talking about. That occasional jolt of wisdom that strikes like a lightening bolt causing instant and supreme understanding of your own foibles, misunderstandings and shortcomings. When we’re really lucky, along with the understanding we […]

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Printing On Acrylic Is A Gorgeous Way To Present Your Images: Here’s A Great Resource!
April 15, 2015  Author:   (3)

We have so many options for ways to present our photographs to the world. Many of us share our images via the web (email, social media sites, personal websites). Sometimes, though, we forget how wonderful it is to see our images printed and hung on the walls of our home or in homes of people […]

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Sallie Mae – Career Training Smart Option Student Loan
April 14, 2015  Author:  

Do you want to become a professional photographer? Have you have been “dreaming” about our Career Training Program for years and have never been able to make it work.   Sallie Mae is here to help you make your dreams come true! RMSP is not a federally accredited school, therefore our students do not qualify for Federal […]

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