We're Officially Closed.

Here's to 35 years!

Thanks for all of your support. ❤


After 35 years of operating RMSP, we have made the difficult decision to close our school.

We want to express our gratitude for all of you who have been a part of RMSP, whether you found us decades ago or yesterday … It has been an honor for you to trust us with your education. We have known so many wonderful, talented, and successful students throughout our 35 years of teaching and we sincerely wish the best for each one of you.

There are also a few things we want you to know:

We will be selling off a lot of photo gear, lighting gear, RMSP merchandise, office furniture, and more during an in-person sale at our building on Saturday, July 27th from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. More info will be provided in a future post. We hope that these things may help meet the needs of some of you awesome photographers!

If you are a current subscriber of one of our Online Courses, keep an eye out on community.rmsp.com in the next few days for information about how we will continue your live sessions and ensure you get the content you paid for. The RMSP Alumni Community space will also be maintained for the foreseeable future.

We also want you to know that Forest and Sarah are starting their own small media education business that centers on YouTube videos, online courses, and personal tutoring. They will share more information about this to the RMSP mailing list in the coming weeks. (Subscribe below!)

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for a phenomenal 35 years. ❤️


Forest, Sarah, Jeanne, and Neil Chaput de Saintonge,
Rocky Mountain School of Photography

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And some reminiscing...

Here's to the memories

We love you all!
A photo student sharing her work with a classmate.An instructor with 2 photo students  in winter at a farm.A photographer taking pictures of a woman sitting at a table by a window.A photography student setting up for a studio food shoot.6 students huddled together looking at a smart photo.3 photography students in a studio looking at a laptop screen.Photography college students learning commercial photography in Missoula, Montana.Students working together to set up studio lights.2 students working together to photograph a portrait outdoors by a river.A student photoshoot on location of a man wearing a hat in a brewery.A photo college student taking a picture with her camera on a tripod.A photo college student looking at the back of a video camera setup.
Two photography students taking a break on a wooden bench in a Montana ghost town.A photography college student taking a photo at the Garden of 1000 Buddhas in Arlee, Montana.RMSP photography student photographing the Clark Fork River in downtown Missoula, Montana.A photography teacher leading a group of students in downtown Missoula, Montana.A group of photography students taking photos with their cameras on tripods.a photography student laying on the ground taking a picture with his camera.3 students in a park looking at the back of a camera on a tripod.An instructor teaching a student how to use an outdoor light modifier in bright sunlight.