John Miller Alaska
Summer Intensive - 2010
Before Rocky Mountain School of Photography, I used to dream that I could change my life and become a professional wildlife photographer. I encountered many naysayers amongst my friends and co-workers, but I was determined that one day I would become the “Master-of-My-Own-Ship” so to speak. Finally, in 2010, that day arrived when I quit my job and drove to Missoula. I took as many courses as I possibly could while attending RMSP, from Summer Intensive through Advanced Intensive. My only regret was that I couldn’t have taken even more – I absolutely loved it. I experienced such a tremendous feeling of accomplishment and pride when I graduated from Advanced Intensive. Looking back, I consider RMSP to be one of my most fulfilling life achievements.
It’s now been two years since I attended RMSP. I’ve spent most of that time living in Africa and honing my skills as a professional wildlife photographer. In regards to the quality of my photography, these have been the best, most productive years that I’ve ever experienced. I don’t know if my photography will eventually make me rich and famous; of course I hope it does, but more importantly, I am now living my dream…and it’s even better than I thought it would be. I have RMSP to thank for that.
So do you also dream of becoming a professional photographer? If you do, then RMSP is for you. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not stress-free and the days are long (which is why they call it “intensive”), but RMSP is right there waiting for you, if you really want to turn your dream into reality. My suggestion would be for you to take as many RMSP courses as you can, and just realize that it’s up to you, and you alone, to make the most from this experience.