Vegas Photo Walkin’ with Gabe and Tim
September 14, 2012  Author:  

RMSP owners and founders Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge, along with Curriculum Director Marcy James, attended Photoshop World in Las Vegas last week. While the scenery in Vegas is just a wee bit different than in Missoula, MT all three managed to enjoy themselves and revel in the sparkle that Vegas provides. Along with […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Introducing Joe Massa with Manfrotto
June 25, 2012  Author:   (1)

If you are even a little bit familiar with Rocky Mountain School of Photography, you probably know by now that we kicked off our 24th session of Summer Intensive (SI) on June 4. The first week of SI is always a flurry of activity with students getting situated in town and our staff running around […]

CAREER TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Underwater Camera Gear. A Primer
June 11, 2012  Author:   (3)

If you follow our blog, and specifically our monthly assignments, this post will make you recognize that sometimes there really is a method to our madness! As you might recall, the assignment we gave for June 2012 is titled “Gettin All Wet.” With summer right around the corner, we are looking forward to floating rivers, […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Tutorial Videos by Instructor David Marx
June 8, 2012  Author:  

Photographer and instructor, David Marx likes to teach. You might even say he was born to do so. One of his favorite subjects to teach is the functionality of the brilliant image editing software for photographers, Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® (commonly abbreviated to just Lightroom). If you’ve ever taken instruction from him, then you’ll know how […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSTRUCTORS
Bugs and Plants: Each One Enhances the Other: Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 5, 2012  Author:  

Macro photography of flowers and plants can be beautiful all by itself through the lens of a Tony Rizzuto or an Elizabeth Stone. But to me, the presence of a living creature like a bug or spider adds interest, enhances the aesthetics of the images (okay, maybe that’s just me), provokes a reaction (good or […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Shooting Super Close with the Canon MP-E 1-5x Macro 65mm Lens: Guest Article by Steve Russell
April 20, 2012  Author:   (1)

First off, I love my Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 lens. I’ve shot thousands of quality macro images with it, but I began hungering to get closer still and discovered the Canon MP-E lens, which delivers extreme close-up images of up to five times (“5x”) the magnification of the standard macro 1:1 […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Experimenting with HDR to Improve Definition of Detail in Your Images
February 15, 2012  Author:   (5)

High dynamic range (HDR) photography has been around through film and digital technologies and whether you are attracted or repelled by the outcome of its application, it’s definitely here to stay.  Some newer digital cameras are even starting to have HDR built right in to let you see what multiple images will look like before […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Returning to Nicaragua with Only One Lens (Well…Okay, Two)
February 4, 2012  Author:  

Career Training 2009 Graduate Steve Russell is back at it. If you immediately associate Steve’s name with his fabulous macro images of spiders, bees and dragonflies, it is for good reason. Steve has been a contributor to this blog for quite a while now, and we’re lucky to have him! Today’s post by Steve is […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
David Marx releases tutorials for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Beta!
January 10, 2012  Author:  

As an Adobe certified expert, and not one to be caught off guard, instructor David Marx has been hard at work putting together video tutorials and a blog article to describe the latest changes Adobe has made to their fantastic Lightroom© software which was just released in beta version. He was kind enough to share […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSTRUCTORS
What is a Mirrorless DSLR anyway?
December 20, 2011  Author:   (8)

As many of our Career Training graduates can attest, if there is one thing that RMSP Founder and Owner Neil Chaput de Saintonge loves to do, it’s talk about photo equipment. He has been helping rookies and pros alike for well over 20 years with their equipment questions. So today’s post should come as no […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Need Holiday Gift Ideas? Start here!
December 16, 2011  Author:  

If you’re find yourself among the 99% of people who haven’t finished (or…um…even started) their holiday shopping, we can proudly say you are in good company! But are we panicking? Are we freaking out? Not even close! As we say out here in the west…this aint my first rodeo! As experienced last-minute shoppers, we know […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSPIRATION
Ansel Adams. Gearhead?
October 6, 2011  Author:  

As we mentioned in our post on Monday, this entire week Paper Airplanes is dedicated to Ansel Adams.  Not only did our very own Neil Chaput de Saintonge study with Ansel back in the day, but RMSP is now a proud (ahem, a VERY proud) sponsor of a show at the Missoula Art Museum titled “Ansel […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE
Shooting Damsels and Dragons – Flies, That Is
September 20, 2011  Author:  

  Damselflies and Dragonflies are some of the most curious, colorful, and strangest looking creatures I’ve run across in my quest for macro subjects, and also some of the most challenging and rewarding to shoot. I stumbled upon a popular roost for Damselflies in the park earlier this summer and shot them for at least […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Digital Camera Shopping? Go to an Expert: Digital Photography Review
August 30, 2011  Author:  

For any of us who make it our business to keep up with the constantly changing tsunami of information regarding digital imaging, credible resources on the topic become essential for research and advisement purposes. The question quickly becomes who to trust amongst the din of fact, opinion and rumor. One such trustworthy voice “out there” […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
The Joys of Using Canon’s Macro Twin Lite (MT-24EX) Flash
July 25, 2011  Author:  

Following my adventure with bees, I put away the Speedlite, screwed on Canon’s dual macro flash (with diffusers), and haven’t looked back. The versatility of being able to so easily adjust the intensity (exposure compensation) and direction of light along an arc has opened up new possibilities for lighting and clarity in my macro images. […]

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES