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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Q&A with Mike Tittel: Sports, Fitness, Lifestyle Photography
January 15, 2016  Author:   (0)

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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Winter’s Color Palette: Getting Great Shots in the Snow
January 8, 2016  Author:   (0)

Winter is, by far, my favorite season to photograph. Even with shorter days, the light and colors that wintertime brings are uniquely beautiful. For photographers, this opens up the chance to create images that aren’t possible during any other part of the year. The trick is to learn to use winter’s fleeting moments of light […]

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The Crop Factor Explained
November 13, 2015  Author:   (8)

Teaching in the Career Training, Workshops and Photo Weekends programs for RMSP I get a lot of questions. (Bring ‘em on, I love questions!)  One equipment-related topic seems to be more of a stumbling block for new photographers than any other.  At some point we’re all told that our lenses are going to perform differently […]

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Winter Photography Tips
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  Undisturbed, peaceful and beautifully white, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, winter’s cold is the visual architect for an endlessly evolving storyline. For photographers, it is a pure white canvas for contemplation and creativity. Winter is a wonderland! It can […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
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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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Keywording and Searching for Images in Lightroom
October 19, 2015  Author:  

Many people struggle with sorting and organizing their images on the computers. Using keywords can make this process quick and easy. In this video, Forest Chaput de Saintonge walks through the keywording process and shows you how to add searchable keywords to your images. He then shows how you can use these keywords to search […]

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How To Import Images in Lightroom 6.2
October 13, 2015  Author:   (1)

Did the recent upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 6.2 throw you a curve ball when you went to import your images? Don’t panic. You’re not alone. While things do look a bit different and might cause you to scratch your head for a second or two, the import functionality is largely the same. In this Lightroom […]

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Missing Images in Lightroom? Here’s the Fix.
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Have you ever opened your Lightroom catalog only to see a bunch of question marks or exclamation points next to each of your files? At first glance, everything else looks normal, but why the random punctuation marks all of a sudden? Is this Adobe’s way of telling you it has a question for you? Or […]

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Using Lightrooms New Photo Merge to HDR
May 12, 2015  Author:   (1)

Like many photographers, I am super excited to find about the news of the new Photo Merge>HDR capability in the latest release of Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® CC. Adobe has designed an especially simple and effective HDR process that takes advantage of Lightroom’s ability to tone map HDR files. In the past we selected our images […]

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Colin Ruggiero Wins Audience Award
May 4, 2015  Author:  

We are pleased beyond belief to share some cool news today. Colin Ruggiero, who teaches in the Advanced Intensive course in our Career Training program, recently won the Audience Awards’ Real Montana competition. His winning video, simply titled Montana, is a one-minute long timelapse showcase of some of the beauty and “epicness” of the state […]

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Taking The Magic Out of Moments
April 27, 2015  Author:  

I’ve always been drawn to photographs that capture moments. When I was first starting out I assumed that creating those photographs consisted either of luck or a high degree of skill. While there might be a tiny amount of luck involved and skill is always nice to have, I think that capturing moments is more […]

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Let’s Get Close Up Part 2: Stability
April 22, 2015  Author:   (1)

In Part 1 of Let’s Get Close Up, I introduced the extension tube as an easy and inexpensive way to focus closer on your subject with any lens you own. The post discussed how to achieve a 1:1 ratio or life size magnification (that’s close up!) using the appropriate extension tube and focal length combination. […]

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Spirit of the Honu
April 20, 2015  Author:   (3)

Life lessons are not new. In fact, they’ve been around as long as mankind. You know the type of lesson I’m talking about. That occasional jolt of wisdom that strikes like a lightening bolt causing instant and supreme understanding of your own foibles, misunderstandings and shortcomings. When we’re really lucky, along with the understanding we […]

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Flash Photography Made Simple
March 11, 2015  Author:  

Most photographers tend to shy away from using their on-camera flash and external speedlights. This is understandable given the fact that an uncontrolled flash often causes fake looking pictures with overexposed subjects and harsh shadows. The truth of the matter though, is that flash is easy! Understanding a few simple concepts will allow you take […]

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