Q&A: Joe Lavine, Food Photographer, Lover of Light, Educator
March 8, 2016  Author:   (3)

We asked Joe Lavine, a commercial photographer and the Manager of Educational Services for Profoto US, a few questions about his career as an excellent food and product photographer and an RMSP-proclaimed master of light. Joe has worked with RMSP as an instructor and great friend for years, and his expertise in his field is evident. Some of Joe’s client’s […]

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Q&A: James Kao’s Career Training Experience
March 4, 2016  Author:   (0)

Los Angeles photographer James Richard Kao (pronounced like ‘toe’ with a K) is a 2012 graduate of our Career Training program. Prior to joining us in Missoula, his professional career was in landscape architecture, urban and city planning. After nearly two decades in the field, James followed his heart to pursue a new career in […]

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Q&A: The life of a freelance photographer and assistant, Dan Doran
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We asked Dan Doran a few questions about his freelance career, and want to share them with you! Dan is a 2008 graduate of our Summer Intensive course. He returned to RMSP a couple of years later to work as an assistant throughout the program for two years in a row. Dan has been working in the freelance […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing the Natural Light You’re In
February 26, 2016  Author:  

Article written and all photos created by Crystal Rose Smith. All Rights Reserved. The most important part of a photograph, for me, is light. Every element of a photo plays its role–the subject, the location, even the editing–but I passionately believe that lighting controls the mood of the photo. Light accentuates the subject, and we, […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Bozeman, MT
February 22, 2016  Author:  

RMSP will be in Bozeman on March 5th and 6th as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be helpful to share some of […]

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Three Tips for Photographic Storytelling
February 8, 2016  Author:   (5)

I’m a visual person. I would rather see something than be told about it. Storytelling with my images seems only natural at this point in my life. It is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Forget the business side of photography, the post processing, and all the rules. When I am standing in […]

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Q&A with Mike Tittel: Sports, Fitness, Lifestyle Photography
January 15, 2016  Author:  

We asked Mike Tittel a few questions about his career, and want to share them with you! Mike is a good friend, a 1999 graduate of our Summer Intensive program, and a sports, fitness, and lifestyle photographer who teaches an Adventure and Lifestyle Photography Professional Studies course for our Career Training students in the fall. He has […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Houston, TX!
January 5, 2016  Author:  

RMSP will be in Houston on January 30th and 31st as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting from Montana […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: 8 Ideas To Get Us Started!
December 31, 2015  Author:   (3)

Are you ready to set some new goals for your photography this year? Here are 8 tips to get you inspired and ready to shoot!

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Personalized Cards and Gifts – Guest Post by Steve Russell
December 15, 2015  Author:  

‘Tis the season in my part of the world, weather wise, to do less shooting and more with the images I’ve already shot this year. It’s become a tradition for me to create a holiday e-card that I can send out to friends and family (and now, to everyone who reads this blog). Despite all […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Sacramento!
November 30, 2015  Author:   (2)

RMSP will be in Sacramento on January 16th and 17th as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
November 13, 2015  Author:   (2)

What is Light Painting? The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be an absolute truth. I have also found that light painting is […]

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Just in Time for Halloween: Spider Art – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 16, 2015  Author:  

This is that creepy time of year when spiders take center stage in the live subject macro world – they’re everywhere, displacing more palatable and photography-friendly bugs like cute little butterflies and lady bugs. But aside from the considerable creep-factor – which virtually precludes their images from ever winning photography contests – spiders make pretty […]

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2016 Catalog is Out!
September 14, 2015  Author:   (2)

That’s right! The 2016 RMSP Course Catalog is printed, bound and on its way to mailboxes around North America! If you are on our list (and request mail from us), your copy should be showing up in the very near future. If you simply can’t wait to hold this treasure in your hands, you can get […]

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A Second Season of Shooting Dragonflies in Natural Light: Three New Lessons Learned – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 20, 2015  Author:  

Dragonflies have survived since prehistoric times with their extraordinary hunting prowess and prolific procreation (I highly recommend the excellent You Tube video, “Sky Hunters,” to drive home just how remarkable they are). But as a macro photographer I am drawn to them because of their vast array of colors, their always-surprising behaviors, and the fact […]

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