From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 19, 2015  Author:   (0)

Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. […]

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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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10 Places to Photograph in Birmingham, AL This Weekend
April 28, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Birmingham on May 9th and 10th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events 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 […]

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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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10 Places to Photograph in Billings, MT this Weekend
April 23, 2015  Author:  

RMSP will be in Billings on April 25th and 26th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events 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. Unfortunately I know very little about this state that […]

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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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Want to Win a 2015 RMSP Workshop?
April 20, 2015  Author:  

Of course you do! That’s why you’re reading this! We are proud to have teamed up with the fine folks at PDN to sponsor their latest Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The deadline is April 29 – which is coming right up – so now is the time to get your soon-to-be-winning image submitted. If your […]

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Spirit of the Honu
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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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Printing On Acrylic Is A Gorgeous Way To Present Your Images: Here’s A Great Resource!
April 15, 2015  Author:   (3)

We have so many options for ways to present our photographs to the world. Many of us share our images via the web (email, social media sites, personal websites). Sometimes, though, we forget how wonderful it is to see our images printed and hung on the walls of our home or in homes of people […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Baltimore this Weekend
April 13, 2015  Author:   (1)

RMSP will be in Baltimore on April 18th and 19th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events 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 […]

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Subject, Light, Background: When it All Comes Together – Guest Article by Steve Russell
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National Geographic photographer, Adam Jones, simplified the elements of a good wildlife photograph for me in a presentation last year: subject, light and background. Light that is soft, warm, low (as in the sun low to the horizon), front- or side-light; a subject that is compelling, crisply focused, well-exposed, with catch-light in the eye(s), and […]

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RMSP Graduate Profile: Ben Reed
April 6, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is a post by contributing author and RMSP Career Training graduate Charlie Bulla.  It’s always exciting to chat and visit with RMSP folks, whether that means staff, instructors, your classmates or other alum. So, does that make hanging out with multiple RMSP’ers in Hawaii extra special? It sure did for me! The RMSP family […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Raleigh/Durham This Weekend
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RMSP will be in Raleigh/Durham on April 11th and 12th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events 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 […]

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Let’s Get Close Up Part 1: Equipment
April 1, 2015  Author:  

In the past, RMSP has published blogs from Steve Russell and Tony Rizzuto on creative ways to shoot close-up, from insects to using achromatic filters and double exposures. In this post I’ll discuss an easy and cost effective way to get closer to your subject using one of the most versatile pieces of close up […]

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Introducing … Lee Silliman
March 26, 2015  Author:  

For our last evening lecture of the 2014-15 Free Evening Lecture Series, we are pleased to introduce Lee Silliman. Lee has been involved with photography in Montana in a variety of different ways throughout the years – from creating to curating to preserving photographic works for a museum. His approach to photography is a thoughtful […]

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