Should I Print From Lightroom or Photoshop?
October 14, 2013  Author:  

With Adobe’s announcement of a “Photographer’s Bundle” for the Creative Cloud subscription, many shutterbugs now have access to both Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC for printing their images. So a fair question is, which one to use? Let’s see how they compare. How They’re Alike Lightroom and Photoshop share many printing features and capabilities. The […]

September’s Assignment Gallery – Landscape Your Life
October 11, 2013  Author:  

Last month, we encouraged photographers to capture landscapes in their world using any subject matter available to provide a reasonable facsimile. Enjoy the work of this month’s creative group! “The actual landscapes in Texas looking pretty barren by the end of summer, I started with an obvious and favorite landscape, the one I see every day out […]

October’s Assignment – Make It Count

If there is such thing as “obvious” in an image, this is your month to portray it. It’s going to be a numbers game with this month of October’s assignment  – Make It Count. This challenge asks the photographer to capture in very literal fashion any number from one t0 ten.  A single baby lying […]

Mark S. Johnson on Scott Kelby’s Blog

The photography industry giant and NAPP founder, Scott Kelby, knows a thing or two about inspiration. In fact, he’s made a cottage industry of inspiring photographers and artists worldwide to reach new heights, use new technology and become the artist one was born to be. So you have to believe that he knows a kindred […]

Day In The Life of Missoula Photo Essay
October 1, 2013  Author:  

Rocky Mountain School of Photography is teaming up with the Missoula Independent to co-sponsor a community wide photo essay. The subject? That would be our lovely little ‘burg of Missoula. What do you have to do? It’s simple. All you have to do is photograph Missoula this Saturday, October 5 between midnight and midnight and […]

The Power of Critique
September 26, 2013  Author:  

For most of us, photography is enjoyed on many different levels.  First and foremost is the act of taking the picture.  This might mean walking around finding interesting subjects or creating scenes from the ground up and photographing them.  It can also include the act of touching up your images on the computer.  Making them […]

Exploring Your Subject, Part II
September 25, 2013  Author:  

Going Beyond One Picture Last week In Part I of Exploring Your Subject, I introduced the concepts of environmental, intimate and abstract portraits. These approaches are means of exploring your subject so that “no stone is left unturned” in the process of searching for that one expression that communicates how we feel about the subject. […]

Exploring Your Subject, Part I
September 11, 2013  Author:  

I imagine this has happened to you. You see something really exciting, frame it up in the viewfinder, snap the shutter, quickly glance at the back of the camera and then begin to look for other subjects nearby that may evoke the same kind of excitement. When you get back home and review the work […]

The Tamron 90mm Macro VC Lens: Handheld Heaven – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 3, 2013  Author:   (1)

My Tamron 90mm 2.8 1:1 Macro Lens has been very, very good to me. I would have been content to use it as my primary macro lens for life because of its sharpness, versatility, lightness and shooting distance. But Tamron upgraded the lens this year and added vibration control (VC) and I took a chance, […]

August’s Assignment Gallery – Fire in the Belly
August 30, 2013  Author:  

In August we asked our readers/photographer friends to dig deep into their viscera and explore that eternal flame of theirs that keeps the creative self cookin’ with the Fire in the Belly assignment. As expected, they’ve taken the theme and expressed it in unique fashion individually and collectively. Below are some of their words that […]

September’s Assignment – Landscape Your Life

Many a photographer has been hooked by the shutterbug by way of nature. On a family camping trip with a classic Kodak Brownie film camera in hand, maybe you yourself were captured by capturing a placid lake reflecting mountainous terrain and fir-tree-filled scene as a child. So common is the affliction, that really most photographers […]

ASMP Best of 2013 Choices – Something to Brag About, Jeremy Lurgio and Inti St. Clair!
August 29, 2013  Author:  

When it comes to recognition, there is no better trade organization in the realm of professionals than the American Society of Media Photographers  to receive it from. ASMP is the gold standard of professional organizations that help support members of an ever-evolving, highly competitive industry. Needless to say, when ASMP leadership honors their own members, it’s […]

Preparing Images for Printing
August 28, 2013  Author:   (8)

Once you’ve decided to print your image using either a photo inkjet printer or a printing service, you still have to prepare the file correctly to ensure you get quality results. This involves three steps: Set the resolution. Size the picture. Sharpen the image. If you are sending the picture out to a photo lab […]

RMSP featured in The Missoulian. Twice.
August 26, 2013  Author:  

Sometimes there’s nothing better than waking up and enjoying your morning coffee while reading the paper – whether online or the good ‘ol fashioned way. Yesterday was one of those days for all of at RMSP, and truly, for anyone ever connected to our school. Missoula’s local newspaper, The Missoulian ran a pair of excellent […]

Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 11
August 16, 2013  Author:  

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