Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Instructors http://www.rmsp.com Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:48:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Ami Vitale http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/ami-vitale/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/ami-vitale/#comments Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:44 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=36482 Ami Vitale is a Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. 
Her journey as a photographer and filmmaker has taken her to 90 countries and her photographs have been commissioned by nearly every important international publication and been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries. She is a Nikon Ambassador, has judged the most prestigious photo contests and is a contract photographer with National Geographic Magazine. 
Recently, she has been the subject of the ten part TV series for National Geographic Channel and another documentary series “Over the Islands of Africa.” She is a founding member of Ripple Effect Images, a collective of scientists, writers, photographers and filmmakers with a mission of creating powerful stories illustrating the very specific issues women in developing countries face. She is also a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Alexia Foundation’s Photojournalism Advisory Board.
Now based in Montana, she continues to make films and stories of the planet’s most important issues and frequently gives lectures and workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia.
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Sarah Chaput de Saintonge http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/sarah-chaput-de-saintonge/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/sarah-chaput-de-saintonge/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:52:35 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=35586 Sarah Chaput de Saintonge has been photographing seriously for about six years and has experimented with many types of photography. She attended the Career Training program in 2011 and has worked as a Summer Intensive teaching assistant and a teacher-in-training for the past two years. She successfully completed one 365 project (take a photo a day for a year) and once made it to 155 consecutive days of making self-portraits. She is mostly known for her self-portrait work, for which she co-hosted an art show with another self-portrait artist at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography gallery in December of 2012. She prefers to take photos of people and strives to make all of her photographs evoke personal themes that echo universal feelings. She thinks in concepts and drools over good compositions. She is well-versed in Adobe® Lightroom® and Adobe® Photoshop® and enjoys image editing. She also loves to make photographs look and feel tangible, which is why she enjoys film photography. She grew up in a small town in Alaska, but now lives in Missoula with her husband, Forest and their cats Apollo and Pepé. Sarah graduated with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Montana in May of 2015.

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Sarah Ehlen http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/sarah-ehlen/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/sarah-ehlen/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:51:32 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=34784 Photography has been a lifelong passion of Sarah’s, with a focus on landscape, nature, and travel imagery. She is a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography’s Summer Intensive Program, where she currently works as an instructor. She is an Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom, and loves helping people learn the skills needed to take their photography further, both in the field and behind the computer. She enjoys the process of creating and marketing her images as fine art prints, and her work has also been published in Portland Magazine. Prior to her time at RMSP, she spent a decade working as a Park Ranger at North Cascades National Park in Washington. With an extensive knowledge of the natural world, Sarah is able to bring a unique perspective to her teaching of landscape and nature photography.

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Doug Ness http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/doug-ness/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/doug-ness/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:12:30 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=34612 Doug Ness spent 15 years working as a bond salesman in New York City and Chicago before being laid off in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. He decided to take a break from working in the financial markets and pursue his interest in photography.  He told himself that he would follow that path as long as it felt right. Now, nearly six years later, he’s still on that path.

Doug has studied photography in Chicago, Europe, and Montana, and now teaches it, part-time. He has dedicated himself to the art of photography and the making of fine art prints. His work has won numerous awards, both in the US and abroad, has been exhibited throughout the US, and is part of numerous private collections. He is represented in Chicago by Schneider Gallery. 

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Matt Hill http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/matt-hill/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/matt-hill/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:39:52 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=34390 Matt Hill is a visual artist, marketing professional, and educator in passionate pursuit of living in the present. His fascination with time dilation and photography began over 20 years ago (in a cemetery) and he has been patiently exploring the art of the long exposure ever since. Using all formats and media, Matt is a fine artist with strong commercial photography training and experience. Combining the ineffable with the technical is one of his greatest strengths. His latest project, NIGHT PAPER, synthesizes cut paper fashions with long exposure portraiture at night.
Matt has taught Night Photography, SEO/Web Marketing and more for 6+ years at WPPI, Photo Plus Expo, the Apple Store at Grand Central and some regional PPA gatherings. With his co-teaching partner, Gabe Biderman, Matt teaches Night Photography workshops in the Hudson Valley of New York and the surrounding area, including Bannerman Island, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, NYC and more.
See Matt’s work at MattHillArt.com
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Marcy James http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/marcy-james/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/marcy-james/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:30:23 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=34598 Marcy James is a fine art documentary photographer who began teaching for RMSP during the old wet processing days when her passion was building pinhole cameras and working with antiquarian photo processes. Today, she has merged antiquarian methods with digital technology and has a special love for exploring the importance and potential with how our images live in the world regardless of whether we are presenting our work through the web or with exhibitions.

Marcy received her MFA from the University of Montana in 2005 and has taught for both the University of Montana’s School of Art as well as Rocky Mountain School of Photography where her focus has involved working with wet processes, visual studies, working in long projects and portfolio development. Marcy developed her photography through a myriad of jobs including working for CBS News and Television in London and Los Angeles, freelancing as an architectural photographer and photojournalist and owning a successful portrait studio.

In addition to teaching for RMSP, Marcy served the school as their Director of Education for seven years where she designed curriculum and coordinated classes for both our Career Training Program as well as our Workshops. As an artist, Marcy has exhibited nationally and her work has been featured in several publications over the years. Today, if she’s not out walking the hills of Missoula with her family, you will find her photographing in her favorite fictional landscape, No Mans Land.

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Mike Albans http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/mike-albans/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/mike-albans/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:02:03 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=34240 Michael Albans is a professional photographer and photojournalist. He has spent most of his professional career in the New York City area, where he won numerous national awards for his photography, including the Harry Chapin Media Award for his work with homeless children. While in New York City, Mr. Albans spent 13 years as a Staff Photographer for the New York Daily News, covering news, sports, and the aftermath of 9/11. He now resides in Missoula, Montana with his wife and his two children. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Time, Life, US News and World Report, New York, Newsweek, and Sports Illustrated,  as well as various newspapers including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Missoulian, and the Associated Press wire service. He spends his days photographing people, writing fiction, loving his family, teaching, playing cello, and sitting by beautiful rivers.

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Jimmy White http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/jimmy-white/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/jimmy-white/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:59:27 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31834
Jimmy White was born and raised on Florida’s Gulf Coast, which lead to his lifelong fascination with all things “ocean.” In 2009 he resigned from a 13-year journey in the practice of law to attend RMSP. That summer he developed a special interest in the power of photography to support environmental conservation initiatives. He is now a professional freelance photographer specializing in underwater and architectural imagery. Jimmy also serves as chairman of the board of directors of Sea to Shore Alliance, Inc., a marine conservation organization working globally to reduce threats to manatees, northern right whales and sea turtles – www.sea2shore.org. Jimmy enjoys surfing, scuba diving, fishing, snowboarding and traveling in pursuit of these activities. You can see his work at www.jimmywhitephoto.com
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TBD http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/tbd/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/tbd/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:38:17 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31841 The instructor for this course is to be determined. Information will be posted as soon as possible.

Feel free to call us toll-free at 800-394-7677 if you have any questions.

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Richard Kelly http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/richard-kelly/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/richard-kelly/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:50:03 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31492 Richard Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer, producer, and consultant at Indigo Factory Inc. Richard received the 2011 United Nations’ International Photographic Council’s Leadership Award, and in 2009 a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Currently he is associate professor of photography at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and a visual media consultant at publicsource.org. A past president of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Richard remains an educator and moderator at photography and publishing industry conferences. Richard has exhibited at the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library. He continues to focus his lens on documentary projects of creative and innovative subjects.

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Judy Herrmann http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/judy-herrmann/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/judy-herrmann/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:48:45 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31490 Judy Herrmann of Herrmann + Starke, creates imagery for advertising, editorial, and corporate clients. A past president of ASMP, an Olympus Visionary, and recipient of the United Nations IPC Leadership Award, Judy was named one of eleven “photographers you should know” by Rangefinder Magazine. Her inspiring seminars on photography and business have helped thousands of photographers. Through one-on-one consultations and her blog, www.2goodthings.com, she helps people grow creative and financially rewarding businesses.

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Colin Ruggiero http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/colin-ruggiero/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/colin-ruggiero/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:45:41 +0000 http://www.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31488 Colin Ruggiero is a filmmaker and photographer in Missoula, Montana. He has produced a variety of award-winning independent films and shorts and has worked as a cameraman for clients such as National Geographic, Discovery, ESPN, and PBS among others. He loves the ocean and has spent many hours working as an underwater cinematographer. He received an M.F.A. in Documentary Filmmaking from the Discovery Networks Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program and has taught a variety of filmmaking and photography classes for The International Wildlife Media Center and Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Although much of his work focuses on the natural world, he enjoys turning his lens on anything that inspires him. In addition to being a filmmaker, Colin is a musician who has traveled throughout Latin America studying music.

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Forest Woodward http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/forest-woodward/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/forest-woodward/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:14:06 +0000 http://beta.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31408 Forest Woodward lives under the influence of a man who walked into the wild. Haunted by the allure of point breaks and powder days, steep creeks and tall peaks he is a hunter-gatherer of natural light and candid moments. With an appetite whet with a taste of the unknown and the smell of home, he wanders a path paved by open minds and trusting eyes, guided by willing feet … and a desire to bring you with him. From his early days drinking fixer in the dark room, learning zone system and processing 4×5 negatives, to recent trips photographing fashion in Tokyo, surf voluntourism in Peru, a moped odyssey through Spain, rock climbing in Patagonia, or a music festival in California, his pursuit of new experiences pushes him to continually evolve his vision, while reminding him of the importance of carrying his camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.

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Steve Gettle http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/steve-gettle/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/steve-gettle/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:39:14 +0000 http://beta.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31372 Steve Gettle’s images communicate his love for the wildlife and wild places of our world. For nearly thirty years, Steve has spent countless hours creating hundreds of thousands of photographs of the beauty around us. Steve’s images have been exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Museum of Natural History in London and The American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 2008, Steve was honored to have a one man show at The National Center for Nature Photography in Ohio. His work has been featured in many books, magazines, calendars, and publications by The National Geographic Society, Canadian Geographic, Audubon, Sierra Club, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, The National Wildlife Federation, and many others. He finds inspiration in the natural areas surrounding his home in Brighton, Michigan.

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Don Mammoser http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/don-mammoser/ http://www.rmsp.com/instructors/don-mammoser/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:56:45 +0000 http://beta.rmsp.com/?post_type=rmsp_instructor&p=31080 Don Mammoser has been a professional nature photographer and writer for 12 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of South Florida, which led to extensive field experience as a U.S. Fish and Wildlife ranger and endangered species researcher. Don’s work has been published in national magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Photography and Imaging, Successful Photography, Nature’s Best, Audubon, Birder’s World, Shutterbug and Ranger Rick. In 2007 Don’s first two books were published Wildflowers of Colorado: A Field Guide and The Photographer’s Guide to the Colorado Rockies. His work has also been published in numerous calendars, books, postcards and brochures. Don lives in Parker, Colorado. Don enjoys sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge of photography with students of all levels.

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