Using Lightroom 5 to Prepare an Image for Photo Lab Printing
February 10, 2014  Author:   (4)

Lightroom 5 makes it easy to get your favorite photos ready for printing by a photo lab. In this post, I lead you through the correct choices in the Print module to produce a JPEG file you can upload to your favorite printing service. Start by selecting and processing your photo to look its best […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP EXPERIENCE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Why I Love Weekends
February 5, 2014  Author:  

For most people, weekends are a time to relax and unwind from the workweek. For me it’s when I get to work … and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Every year between January and April I take to the road. Friends and family get my voicemail as I get to trek around the […]

INSTRUCTORS, PHOTO WEEKEND, RMSP EXPERIENCE
Gain access: Just about the Best Photography Assignment ever!
February 4, 2014  Author:  

I had a fearless and passionate teacher named Marty Fromm who used to give a brilliant photo assignment to his students called “Gain Access.” Marty thought that this was a good assignment because he said that “cameras have gotten me into so many cool places and they have kept me out of places too.” He […]

INSPIRATION
Creating More Depth in Your Photographs
January 28, 2014  Author:  

One thing that confronts a lot of photographers is the inability to capture the kind of depth they see when looking at the scene. You may have heard others proclaim or even thought to yourself, “this image just looks flat and uninteresting.” There are many variables that might influence this disappointment, like the way our […]

INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Random Acts of Photography – Guest Article by Steve Russell
January 15, 2014  Author:  

In the lowlands of the Pacific Northwest’s late fall and winter it is usually light-starved, wet and 50 shades of gray. Occasionally, though, the sun peeks out and it stops raining long enough for some shooting opportunities of the outdoor nature kind. For example, I found salmon leaping out of the water trying to get […]

INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The 411 on Basic Photography in Texas
January 13, 2014  Author:  

RMSP will be returning to the Texas Hill Country in 2014 for a week long session of our popular Basic Photography workshop. We’ve been returning to this area for several years due to its natural beauty and the undeniably striking aesthetic that exists in every direction. Participants are treated to the best photo education available […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP EXPERIENCE
Handholding Techniques
January 9, 2014  Author:   (1)

“To hand hold or not to hand hold,” that is the question. Throughout the history of photography the tripod has been a blessing and a curse, a love and hate relationship for sure. Most well-traveled photographers know how important the tripod is when you need to maximize depth of field with small apertures or shoot […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP EXPERIENCE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Night Photography: A Novel.
December 2, 2013  Author:  

Every once in a while the clouds part, stars align and something wonderful happens. Many moons ago, I first found out that RMSP workshop instructor, and our main man at B&H Photo, Gabe Biderman was putting pen to paper and writing a book about night photography. Then I got word that longtime RMSP instructor Tim […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS
FOLLOWING A LEAD.
November 21, 2013  Author:   (2)

Have you ever had an image fully formed in your head, appear to you and call out to be made? Sometimes it may be fairly easy to execute, but other times it might seem like an impossibility. Moments like this are gifts from the creative muses, therefore we owe it to the muses to follow […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS
Arachnophobobes, Avert Thy Eyes: The Annual Spider Issue – Guest Article by Steve Russell
November 13, 2013  Author:  

They’re creepy and they’re crawly; they cause more screams and heart palpitations per millimeter of length than just about any other creature; and they make great models for photo shoots as long as they don’t jump onto the photographer (i.e., ME) or crawl into the camera bag. Spiders. Arachnids. Orb weavers. Stalkers. Jumpers. Trappers. Lightning […]

INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Polarize It!
November 7, 2013  Author:  

In the dawn of the new age when photography evolved from film to digital capture, some tools we were familiar with were left behind. One of the most important was film choice, as it provided a direct reflection of what we wanted to communicate in color, contrast and sharpness. Photographers now accomplish this either in […]

INSPIRATION, INSTRUCTORS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Should I Take Basic or Intermediate?
November 1, 2013  Author:  

Hooray, the new RMSP catalog is out! But now it’s time to make some important decisions. This time of year we get emails from people wanting to know which workshop they should take. Tough choice, I know; so many workshops…so few vacation days. When someone asks about my favorite workshops, I always mention our Foundation […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP EXPERIENCE
Lightroom Shortcuts I Can’t Live Without
October 30, 2013  Author:  

Like most photographers I prefer my time shooting to that spent behind the computer.  Downloading and editing images sucks up precious energy and time so I’m eager to streamline my workflow and shave time wherever possible. One of the best ways to do this is by using keyboard shortcuts.  Whenever you find yourself continually repeating […]

INSTRUCTORS, RMSP NEWS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
2014 RMSP Catalog Cover
October 28, 2013  Author:  

If you are at all tapped into the Facebook, Google+, Twitter or Instagram worlds, you will already know that our latest course catalog has landed in mailboxes from coast to coast. The feedback we have been hearing and seeing is all thumbs up, which of course makes us pretty darn happy! You know what else […]

RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS
The Crop Factor Explained
October 21, 2013  Author:  

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