Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 8
July 26, 2013  Author:   (2)

After a couple of very busy weeks, the students this week –  number 8 to be exact – are the beneficiary of a short one with their second long weekend break starting today. As usual, this week involved brand new material and technique in nearly all of the courses. Photo Studies broached the subject of […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 7
July 19, 2013  Author:  

Last Friday night the students were given the opportunity to share their significant mid-term  projects in the all-group slideshow mixer. The results bore out individual creativity, skill and vision unique to each student. It was excellent celebratory way to share their ideas and work with everyone involved in the program. Since the course is past […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 6
July 12, 2013  Author:  

Another busy, post-long-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, their mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time with their instructor presenting them individually for a comprehensive critique. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all have the opportunity to revise and share their project […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 5
July 5, 2013  Author:  

This week is a very short one for the students. The Fourth of July weekend provides a much welcome four-day break for everyone involved. Last weekend many of them made a road trip to Augusta, Montana for the annual historic rodeo that takes place there. Always an exciting and fun event to document, no doubt […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 4
June 28, 2013  Author:   (1)

I’ll start off this summary with a correction! As mentioned in last week’s post (Week 3), the Augusta Rodeo did not take place this past weekend, and IS taking place this weekend. The students will be road-tripping away very soon. Week 4 introduced whole new realms of digital technology and image-making to the Summer Intensive […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 3
June 21, 2013  Author:   (1)

SI is rolling right along. By now, the groups A through D are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. Their formative thoughts are being pursued and captured in these next few weeks. This week, the experience started out with an optional lecture on […]

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Shooting Into the Sun: Back-light + Flash = Cool Effects
June 20, 2013  Author:  

I have long shot macro mostly with side- or front-light, although using a macro twin flash gives me the flexibility to shoot in most any direction. However, it wasn’t until recently that I discovered shooting directly into the sun can create some very cool effects – under the right circumstances. I came upon a butterfly […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 2
June 14, 2013  Author:   (1)

If  week 1 of Summer Intensive 2013 was enough to teach students why we call the course “Intensive,” week 2 only reinforced that lesson. Our mini-expo continued throughout the weekend and wrapped up on Sunday June 9. Enrolled students were exposed to lots of gear, got to converse with our vendors and even take part […]

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Summer Intensive 2013 – Week 1
June 11, 2013  Author:   (3)

Every year the beginning of Summer Intensive rings in a rather busy time of year for everyone at RMSP. Our students are in town, classes have begun, many of our vendors arrive to support us and our students, and being the beginning of June, the nicer weather brings Missoulians out on the town. While this […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Chad Matson
May 20, 2013  Author:   (1)

Last Friday I introduced you to 2013 CT assistant Carol Marshall on the blog. And I must admit I made a mistake. In the opening sentence to Carol’s intro, I wrote, “Last but not least in our ongoing series of introductions of our 2013…”   Well Carol is not the last assistant to be introduced. […]

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2013 Career Training Assistant Carol Marshall
May 17, 2013  Author:  

Last but not least in our ongoing series of introductions of our 2013 Career Training assistants is Carol Marshall. Throughout the years, Carol has earned the distinction of being an RMSP “frequent flyer.” Going back to 2008, she attended a Photo Weekend of ours in Denver, CO. In 2011 she returned for the full Career […]

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Google+ Alumni Panel on YouTube
March 11, 2013  Author:  

We held our annual Open House & Career Training Information Day on Saturday. It was great to meet many people who are either already enrolled in Summer Intensive or interested in enrolling. One of the best parts of the day had to be the Alumni Panel discussion in which several grads attended in person, as […]

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Tear Down These Walls!!
March 7, 2013  Author:  

2013 is definitely shaping up to be a milestone in the history of our school. What began in the basement of a local church with three students in 1989, has grown into one of the best photography schools in the world (at least we think it is!). In our 25 years, we have partnered with […]

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Free Evening Lecture – Jeremy Lurgio
November 9, 2012  Author:  

For the past several months (or longer!), chances are you have been fed a steady diet of political TV ads as you sat down to unwind in the evening. Maybe you love ’em – maybe you don’t. Either way, now that the election has come and gone, there will be a hole in your nightly […]

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Q&A with Steve Gettle – Nature Photographer Extraordinaire
October 4, 2012  Author:   (2)

For the past several years, we have organized a lecture series for the local Missoula crowd … or anyone able to make the journey to Missoula. Typically it begins in October and runs through the spring. These lectures happen once a month – usually the third Tuesday of each month – and are presented by […]

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