13 Life Lessons I Learned at RMSP
July 13, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article and photos created and copyrighted by Forest Woodward. When I was twelve years old, our family friends Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge (founders of RMSP) came for a visit to our home in Washington State. Recognizing our interest in photography, they invited my older sister Autumn and I to attend a basic black and […]

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Eyes of a Damselfly – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 1, 2016  Author:   (0)

One thing that was drilled into me at RMSP’s Summer Intensive seven years ago was how supremely important the eyes are when photographing a subject. Of course, at the time this fundamental tenet was applied to portraiture and images of people, but the same rule applies to bugs in the macro world, and damselflies are […]

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Why I gave up Instagram for 6 months
June 22, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article and photos created by Hailey King. I’m going to admit two characteristics of myself that I’m not proud of. 1) I get distracted very easily. 2) I not only get distracted, but I look for distractions. I seek them out constantly. So naturally, Instagram is the perfect thing to both turn to and also […]

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Travel Photography 101
June 13, 2016  Author:   (0)

This article, written by 2006 RMSP graduate Liza Gershman, was originally published on Canon’s Photo Knowledge Base. Travel photography can provide some of the most inspiring and intriguing imagery. Photographs trigger our memories, help us to illustrate a story, and show us a sense of place. When we travel, those memories can often seem richer, […]

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Photographing Baby Birds: It Takes Presence, Patience, Luck and Skill – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 13, 2016  Author:   (2)

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because this is when baby birds make their predictable appearance at parks and wildlife refuges. There is no guarantee that they’ll be around long, though, due to the speed at which they grow and the ever-present dangers they face from lurking predators. Just seeing the little […]

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Q&A: Adventure and Lifestyle Photographer David Bowers
May 10, 2016  Author:   (0)

In his contribution to a thread on our RMSP Facebook alumni page, 2014 Career Training graduate David Bowers mentioned that a recent highlight for him in his photo business was a 12-day assignment for an outdoor adventure company that took him through three states. Combined with his stories of photographing avalanche search dogs, flying in helicopters […]

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3 Simple Truths That Will Help Jumpstart Your Career
May 9, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: You may remember Mike Tittel from a January Q&A we did with him on the blog. If you don’t, hop on over and read that article next! Mike is a graduate of our 1999 Summer Intensive course, a talented professional sports, adventure, and lifestyle photographer, and the instructor of our Adventure & Lifestyle […]

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April Assignment Results – In-Spiral
April 26, 2016  Author:   (1)

The assignment we challenged you all with last month and was due in April had a minimal response … and we blame ourselves. We should have done a better job at spreading the word in order to invite a vaster audience to participate, so we will plan to do so with next quarter’s assignment to […]

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Q&A: Wyoming Wedding Photographer Hannah Hardaway
April 12, 2016  Author:   (0)

There’s something really interesting about Hannah Hardaway, and that is her passion. She is passionate about everything from her wedding photography business in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to her love of skiing (she was an Olympic skier!), traveling, and living a great life. We asked her a few questions about her life, her business, the transition […]

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Finding Great Light
April 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

Article created and photos copyrighted to Sarah Ehlen. Website: www.sarahehlen.com Instagram: @sarah.ehlen Light. It’s something that’s with us every day, yet science is still trying to fully understand it. It’s obvious, yet also mysterious. Is it a particle or a wave? Is the speed of light truly constant? Can matter be made from colliding photons? […]

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Photographing Florida Wildlife: Three Can’t-miss Locations to Hone Your Skills – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 31, 2016  Author:   (0)

Okay, so you are a nature/wildlife sort of person and you took an RMSP workshop and/or thrived in Summer Intensive. You have a pretty good handle on the manual adjustments of your camera but are looking for a place other than a zoo to practice your skills and creativity when shooting wildlife. Boy, do I […]

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Great Light at Weddings – No Matter What
March 25, 2016  Author:   (0)

Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned the lighting challenges a wedding presents, and in this article he tells you how to achieve great light, regardless, at all the major wedding moments. All photos in this article were created and are copyrighted to Jesse Boone (and his wife, Nelli). Our study of […]

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Q&A: Seattle Wedding Photographer Krista Welch
March 23, 2016  Author:   (0)

A 2010 graduate of our Career Training program, Krista Welch never stopped progressing since graduation day. Today, she is the sole proprietor of Love Song Photo, a wedding photography business in Seattle, WA. In addition, she is one of the creatives that makes up the team at C’mon Team! and Get Your Travel On.   […]

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RMSP Photo Assignments are Making a Comeback!
March 16, 2016  Author:   (0)

Welcome back to RMSP’s blog photo assignments! After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, we’ve decided to rev up the creative juices of our amazing audience once again and engage you in some challenging and fun exercises that get you out there shooting with intention and then sharing it with the world! We’ll be posting a new […]

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Expert Advice: Prospect List Services
March 15, 2016  Author:   (0)

By: Bill Cramer When I first launched my photography business, of all the challenges I faced, the idea of finding clients was the thing that most intimidated me. What types of companies hire photographers? Which people do I approach at those companies? How do I get their contact information? Boy, was I relieved to discover that […]

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