Rizzuto-Intermediate

Intermediate Photography

07/20/2014 - 07/25/2014
$1395
$300

Tuition Discounts

$50 off
$50 off if deposit received by 04/21/2014
This workshop is past its starting date.
Please Note: If you are registering more than one participant, please call us at 1-800-394-7677 to process it for you.

Why? Basic Photography taught you the building blocks of photography and gave you the confidence that comes with knowledge. Now it’s time for Intermediate Photography with Tony Rizzuto to take you even further. While exploring more advanced photographic topics, you also explore more of the beauty of Western Montana. Jagged mountain views from Ninepipes Wildlife Refuge, the cascading waters of Kootenai Creek, and the historic western town of Philipsburg (the kaleidoscopic candy store will blow your mind!) provide a rich palette for your burgeoning artistry.

What? This weeklong course encourages and teaches you to see more creatively. In a wide spectrum of shooting scenarios, Rizzuto teaches you low-light and night photography, techniques and equipment for macro photography, and how to work within the limitations of your camera’s sensor. As he challenges you to seek out creative compositions, you’ll learn the difference between simply taking a picture and actually designing a great image. His humorous, easygoing nature makes for a comfortable learning environment. Rizzuto leads group critiques that further your growth by offering a window into the thought process and keen eye of a professional photographer.

Who? You have an understanding of the basic principles of photography and are able to operate your DSLR on manual mode, or have taken RMSP’s Basic Photography.

Student Testimonials

Charlie Bulla North Carolina

I learned something new everyday. I became a better photographer. I became more creative. I can highly recommend Rocky Mountain School Of Photography to anyone that wants to work hard at their photography whether that means you want to become a professional or whether you want to improve a hobby.

Locations

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Meeting Space

This workshop begins Sunday at 1 p.m. and ends Friday in the evening. Your class will meet at the following location for the workshop:

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
216 N. Higgins Ave
Missoula, MT 59802
406-543-0171
800-394-7677

Hotels

Missoula has numerous hotels from which to choose with varying accommodations at different price ranges and locations. There are many other hotels in Missoula to choose from; however, the two hotels listed below extend a special discounted rate to Rocky Mountain School of Photography students.

  1. Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown
    200 S Pattee St.
    Missoula, MT 59802
    (406) 721-8550
    (888) HOLIDAY

    Additional Information

    The Holiday Inn at the Park is a full-service hotel located just 2 blocks from RMSP and has extended a special discounted rate to RMSP students.  To receive the discounted rate, contact the hotel directly and let them know you are with Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

  2. Staybridge Suites
    120 Expressway
    Missoula, MT 59808
    (406) 830-3900
    (877) 238-8889

    Additional Information

    The Staybridge Suites Missoula is located approximately 5 miles from RMSP. The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast and suites with fully equipped kitchens.  Reservations made online will not receive the special rate so please call the phone number above and let them know you are a student of Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

Parking

Parking downtown is metered Monday-Friday. There is a convenient parking garage, Central Park, located less than one block west of the school at 128 West Main Street (www.ci.missoula.mt.us/parking).  Parking downtown on Saturdays and Sundays is free.

Free parking is available at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park for participants staying at the hotel.

Air Transportation

Missoula International Airport
5225 Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808
(406) 728-4381

Car Rental

Most major car rental companies are available in Missoula and have counters at Missoula International Airport. Please visit the airport website for more details: www.flymissoula.com/Ground_Transportation.

Missoula’s locally-owned Dollar Rent A Car franchise offers a special discounted rate to Rocky Mountain School of Photography students. To take advantage of this rate, contact them directly and mention that you are an RMSP student.

Dollar Rent-A-Car
1905 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59808
www.dollar.com
(406) 542-2311

 

Travel During Workshop

You are responsible for your own transportation during the workshop. For transportation to and from field shoots, we suggest that students carpool to get to know fellow students. Your final email will include a car share list of interested participants.

Meals

You are responsible for your own meals during the workshop. Your instructor will allow plenty of breaks in the schedule. There are many convenient and affordable options for breakfast, lunch and dinner within walking distance of RMSP.

Resources

Missoula Chamber of Commerce
(406) 543-6623
www.missoulachamber.com

Missoula Downtown Association
(406) 543-4238
www.missouladowntown.com

Maps
maps.google.com

Weather
www.weather.com

 

Tony Rizzuto

Tony Rizzuto has been a photographer for 14 years. Although his interests and photographic subjects are diverse, teaching is his primary passion. Tony is a 2001 Summer Intensive graduate and has spent the last nine years as the owner and head photographer at Sandbox Studios in Missoula, Montana, where he caters to both corporate and private clients. Prior to focusing exclusively on his portrait studio and teaching, Tony served as the Curriculum Director at Rocky Mountain School of Photography. His work has been featured on the cover of Rocky Mountain Child and in the pages of Three Rivers Lifestyle magazine and the Missoulian. He brings the same relaxed and humorous approach to both the classroom and the studio.

Intermediate Photography Schedule & Equipment List
(This is also downloadable by clicking here.)

Schedule

Morning Afternoon Evening
 
Sunday 1 p.m. Introduction
Lecture
Dinner Break
Monday Lecture Critique
Field Shoot
Sunset Field Shoot
Tuesday Field Shoot LectureCritique
Wednesday Field Shoot Lecture
Critique
Group DinnerField Shoot
Thursday Field Shoot Critique
Friday Field Shoot Critique
Final Slideshow
Ends at 5 p.m.

Equipment & Supply List

Note:  The following is meant to be a packing aid, not a shopping list.  Please call 800-394-7677 if you have questions.

Equipment Checklist

Cameras

Digital SLR camera

RMSP welcomes other camera formats as well, but only digital images can be critiqued.

Lenses

A variety of focal lengths is always helpful.  The most common focal lengths are:
Wide angle lens 17-35mm  (fixed or zoom)
Normal lens 35-70mm  (fixed or zoom)
Telephoto lens 70-200mm  (fixed or zoom)

Macro Equipment and Filters

Please consider bringing one of the following:
Macro lens
Extension tubes
Close-up filters/diopters

Filters

Optional:
Circular Polarizer

Location/Field Equipment

Camera bag or backpack
Lens shades for all lenses
Spare camera batteries
Equipment manuals
Tripod
Cable release/remote
Camera & lens cleaning supplies
Rain cover for camera
Diffusion Disk

Flash

Optional:
Dedicated flash

Computer and Accessories

Required:
Laptop (refer to Laptop Information below)
Card Reader
Jump Drive

Laptop Information

Digital SLR users must be able to:

  • Download and store your images on your laptop
  • View your images after downloading them
  • Select and transfer specific images for daily critiques using one of the following:
    • Empty Compact Flash/SD card
    • Jump Drive
    • Portable Hard Drive

All students must supply their own laptop computer with the following specifications:

  • RAM (Memory) – Minimum of 4 GBs.
  • Free Hard Drive Space - We recommend that you have at least 60-70 GBs of free space on your laptop’s built-in hard drive if you plan to store photos on your computer.
  • External Hard Drive - Bring 1 or 2 external hard drives dedicated to your photography.
  • Virus Protection - Please update your virus protection prior to the workshop.
  • Operating System CDs, Passwords and Cables/Cords - As needed

Clothing and Personal Items

We suggest you bring the following with you on this workshop:
Weatherproof clothing that can be layered for warmth
Sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots
Light to medium jacket
Sun protection – hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, lip balm
Water bottle
Snack bars, Power Bars, or dried fruit/nuts for snacks between meals in the field.

 

FAQ

What is the 2015 workshops schedule?
Please see our Event Calendar.
Which workshop is right for me?
Foundation Workshops require varying levels of previous photographic experience. Beginners should start with Basic Photography. Travel workshops require that you are familiar with the manual operation of your camera. If you are uncertain about where you should begin, please call and we will be happy to help you decide what class is right for you.
What is the cutoff date for registration?
We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a workshop is full. Register early! If your favorite workshop is full ask to be put on a wait list.
How do I register?
  1. Register online
  2. Call the RMSP offices at (800) 394-7677
How many participants are in a workshop?
Depending on the workshop there can be a maximum of 14, 16 or 20 students. Generally we add an assistant when registration exceeds 8 students.
What is a "Friend of RMSP"?
Once you’ve taken an RMSP course you become a "Friend" and are able to deduct $50.00 off workshop tuition.
Explain Foundation and Travel workshops?
Foundation Workshops are designed with a stair-step approach that teaches you to think, see and create with your camera. Travel workshops take you to a beautiful location with an instructor who knows the area and the light and how to get you to the perfect shooting spot.
What is included in the tuition?
Most workshop tuitions include the instruction only. Hotel stays generally are not included. Selected hotels, most of which have special RMSP rates, are noted in the accommodations section of each workshop. Transportation is included on selected workshops. Additional charges such as entrance fees/admissions to national parks and select shooting venues are extra.
How do we pay for a workshop?
Most workshops require a $300.00 deposit and the balance paid 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Payment options include personal checks, cash and Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.
What is RMSP’s cancellation policy?
Please read our cancellation policy. Note: Workshop content may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes. RMSP reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded. RMSP is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.
Travel Insurance
RMSP recommends that you purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from circumstances that may prevent you from attending a workshop. Please check with your insurance agent about this low-cost service. RMSP is not responsible for cancellations due to medical emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets in the event of a workshop cancellation.

Other Logisitics

Hotels
Blocks of rooms are reserved on most workshops. Unless otherwise specified workshop participants make their own reservations for accommodations.
Travel
On most workshops travel is the responsibility of the workshop participant. RMSP provides a car-share list as part of the workshop e-correspondence. Participants usually get together on the first day and make arrangements to share car rides for field shoots. We encourage carpooling for the sake of camaraderie and also to reduce the impact on our environment.
Meals
You will be given breaks during the workshop to purchase and enjoy meals, however in some locations meals take a second place to shooting at the right light. It’s always a good idea to include snacks for those moments when a regular meal is not available.
Free Time
RMSP wants to make sure you get what you want, need and expect from a workshop. Expect to be busy from morning until evening every day. If you’re coming to an outdoor workshop remember that sunrises and sunsets will be part of the shooting schedule!
Spouse / Partners
On most RMSP workshops non-photographing spouses/partners are welcome to come to shooting locations and some critiques. Lectures and any other learning sessions are not open to guests. Please call our office for the guidelines for your specific workshop.

Equipment

What should I bring?
Each workshop has a list of suggested equipment which will be sent in an email approximately 90 days before the workshop begins. If you have questions about a specific workshop please give our office a call.
Computers
All participants should bring a laptop computer for downloading, sorting, viewing and selecting images for daily critiques. Computer specifics are included in the equipment lists for each workshop. Digital lab workshops held in Missoula may have a limited number of desktop computers available for use. Please call our office if you need to reserve a computer. Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Workshop!

Cancellation Policy

Note: Workshop content may change from that advertised based on weather, access to shooting locations, and other unforeseen situations. Whenever possible, registered students will be notified ahead of time of any changes. RMSP reserves the right to cancel any program that does not meet minimum participant requirements, in which case participants will be informed as soon as possible and all money will be refunded. RMSP is not responsible for any losses incurred as a result of a course cancellation. We encourage participants to purchase refundable airline tickets and consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance.

Cancellation Policy for Workshops

  1. For cancellations received at least 60 days prior to the workshop start date: RMSP refunds any tuition paid, less a $50 processing fee.
  2. For cancellations received 30 to 60 days prior to the start of the workshop: RMSP refunds any tuition paid less the tuition deposit.
  3. For cancellations received within 30 days prior to the start of the workshop: RMSP retains full tuition.
  4. For cancellations after the workshop is in progress: RMSP retains full tuition.
  5. For no-shows: RMSP retains full tuition.
  6. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

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