Summer Intensive 2014 – Week 4
June 27, 2014  Author:  

As I type this, it’s hard to believe its already Week 4 of Summer Intensive 2014. The deluge of information that came in weeks 1 – 3 has let up a tiny bit, but this week still packed quite the punch. We welcomed three visitors this week, and each added incredible value to the SI […]

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Summer Intensive 2014 – Weeks 1 – 3
June 24, 2014  Author:  

We’re a little behind the 8-ball with our weekly recap of our 26th season of this year’s Summer Intensive course, but as they say, “better late than never!” To play catch up a little, we can say that the first few weeks of Summer Intensive – as always – have started off at 1,000 miles-per-hour. […]

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Using Photoshop CC to Create a Poster for Photo Lab Printing
June 16, 2014  Author:   (3)

In this fourth post on preparing images for printing at a photo lab, I describe using Photoshop CC to lay out a poster that includes one of your photographs plus some text that acts as a title. Note that most of the steps can also be accomplished with older versions of Photoshop as well as […]

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Clouds
June 6, 2014  Author:  

In the late sixties Joni Mitchell wrote the lyrics: “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down, and still somehow its cloud illusions I recall. I really don’t know clouds at all” Joni may not have known about clouds back then, but we should as outdoor photographers today. They are so […]

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So You Want To Be A Photographer? Then Be An Assistant First.
May 16, 2014  Author:  

I think the best way to learn what you need to know to be an editorial or commercial photographer is by assisting for one. Or better yet, 50. There are so many moving parts and details to a photo shoot it is hard to imagine running one until you have worked on one. Or 50. […]

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The Bugs are Back! Guest Article By Steve Russell
May 9, 2014  Author:  

The Bugs are Back After my usual winter hiatus from bug-art photography, I dusted off my 65mm (Canon MP-E 65mm macro) and 90mm (Tamron macro VC) lenses and headed back to the park. What’s new this year is that I upgraded to a 5D Mark III camera, got a Hoodman Loupe (and elastic band to […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
May 5, 2014  Author:   (1)

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 […]

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Using Lightroom 5 to Create a Poster for Photo Lab Printing
April 16, 2014  Author:  

In my previous posts, I’ve outlined how to prepare a single photo for printing by your favorite photo lab (called “outsource printing” by some). In this article, I describe how to use Lightroom 5 to create a poster layout featuring one of your best photos and get it ready to send to a photo lab. Lightroom includes many […]

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What’s That NOISE? Part 2
April 11, 2014  Author:   (1)

In the last post I covered the most widely recognized cause of digital noise in your photographs and solutions for removing and minimizing this problem. Now I want to cover two other causes and how to combat the different noise that results Cause #2: Exposure Didn’t see that one coming did you? We love digital […]

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What’s that NOISE? Part 1
April 9, 2014  Author:   (1)

It’s pretty likely that you’ve at least heard about noise in digital photos. I’d also be willing to bet that you’ve got a few images in your archive that are great examples of this artifact, but do you really know what causes it? I would imagine that most of you answered “yes” but how about […]

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Elizabeth Stone Wins PhotoNOLA Review Prize
April 8, 2014  Author:  

Great bit of inspiring news here from RMSP headquarters. We just found out that earlier this year RMSP Co-Owner and Former Instructor Elizabeth Stone won the PhotoNOLA Review Prize. PhotoNOLA is an annual festival of photography in New Orleans, coordinated by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with galleries, museums and photographers citywide. According to Elizabeth, “Being part […]

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Always Expect the Unexpected
April 7, 2014  Author:  

When first getting into photography, no one ever predicts what exactly it entails. Sure there are cameras, some lights, models, computers, hard drives, etc., etc. But no one ever plans on all the other calamities that can – and will – enter into daily life as a photographer. Sure duct tape is amazing and can […]

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Planning For Outdoor Art Shows
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Outdoor Art Shows are a popular summer activity for many people; artists and visitors alike.  Not only are they a great way to “put your work out there,” they are a great way to network with other artists, get ideas and inspiration and hopefully sell something. Here are some things to consider before applying: Which […]

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Shooting a Realistic HDR Image
March 19, 2014  Author:  

The High Dynamic Range Image HDR imagery can be considered a recent fad or a well-worn technique, depending on how you look at it. In the early days, film failed to produce visible detail in the highlight and shadow values of high-contrast scenes. Because of this, photographers resorted to difficult and tedious darkroom techniques to […]

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