7 Quick Tips for Shooting Birds – Guest article by Steve Russell
March 4, 2014  Author:   (1)

Desperate for sun, warmth and shooting opportunities I recently joined a group of experienced wildlife photographers in the San Diego area to shoot birds. What I learned from them and from my own trials and errors over five days has opened up a whole new, exciting world of nature photography for me and I’d like […]

GUEST POST, RMSP EXPERIENCE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Gain Access: Tom Robertson documents the journey of North Face ultrarunners on the John Muir Trail
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Post written by Tom Robertson. In the summer of 2013, North Face ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail (JMT) in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. The trail begins on the top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48, at […]

INSPIRATION
Copyright: To Register or Not To Register?
February 25, 2014  Author:   (3)

Photographers create intellectual property on a daily basis. For some it is done purely for enjoyment and for others it is the means by which we feed our families. Wherever you fall on the creative spectrum, you are the owner of the images you create and you have the exclusive right to decide how those […]

GUEST POST, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Strong Primary Subjects with Lightroom’s New Radial Tool
February 20, 2014  Author:  

A good photograph usually exhibits a strong, recognizable main subject that is supported by less noticeable, secondary subject matter. The goal of the initial composition is to use subject placement, lenses and camera positioning to obtain this relationship. Sometimes, however, no matter how hard we try, our backgrounds or secondary subjects can tend to overpower […]

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Gain Access: Linda Thompson explores identity and place in the villages of Northern Sweden
February 18, 2014  Author:   (4)

Hi everyone. It has been an exciting couple of weeks as a few of you have written to me about interesting short term photo shoots and long term projects you are working on that embrace the idea of ‘Gaining Access.’ Today I want to share a guest post from photographer Linda Thompson who is working […]

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Guest Post – My Journey From RMSP Student to Professional Wedding Photographer
February 14, 2014  Author:   (1)

After investing years of time, money, patience and dedication, you begin to see the reward of hard work – and reward is an understatement. I’ve dreamed of becoming a wedding photographer. It’s what I love. Funny thing is, I didn’t know it was wedding photography until I attended Summer Intensive. RMSP has this strong creative […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Olympic National Park Workshop – A Top 10 List!
February 12, 2014  Author:  

All of us here at Rocky Mountain School of Photography agree that our hometown of Missoula, MT is darn near perfect. We think it has something to do with rivers, lakes, mountains, local ice cream, and a generally a fun “vibe.” But even with all of Missoula’s good traits, we sometimes can’t help but look […]

INSTRUCTORS, WORKSHOPS
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 2015 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 […]

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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 […]

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