Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 11
August 13, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is it. The last week of Summer Intensive, and as expected, the students poured their hearts, souls and cameras into their final projects and presentations. The week began on Monday with a comprehensive review by Tim and Forest of all the Photoshop techniques they’ve been taught in Editing classes with open lab time thrown […]

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EXPERT ADVICE: Prospect Guidelines
August 12, 2015  Author:  

To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Suzy Reynolds contributed this article on prospect […]

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The Dragonflies of Las Vegas – Guest Article by Steve Russell
August 11, 2015  Author:  

It’s dragonflies – NOT gambling, NOT Penn and Teller or Celine Dion, NOT the mega-casinos – that put on the best show in Las Vegas. That’s right, dragonflies. A little online research before heading to a conference recently turned up the City of Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve just southeast of Sin City and it’s full […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 10
August 7, 2015  Author:  

It’s the end of Week 10 for Summer Intensive 2015, and there’s a feeling of bittersweet amongst the students. With the rapidly approaching finale of an intensive and fulfilling summer experience, thoughts of returning home to loved-ones soon are welcomed by most, while opposing feelings about leaving newly-made friends – and Missoula – begin to […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 9
July 31, 2015  Author:  

The last long break of Summer Intensive occurs this upcoming weekend and the students will hopefully take full advantage by taking care of personal business and/or by getting in some good ol’ “R & R.” In Week 9, their Lighting classes involved a fantastic experience shooting on location at an abandoned former lumber mill site in the […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8
July 24, 2015  Author:  

With a fast and furious yet fulfilling experience so far, the students this week – number 8 to be exact – were back in the thick of things. As usual, it involved brand new material and technique to add to their exponentially-growing arsenal of skills. The week began with a sunset field help session at […]

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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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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7
July 17, 2015  Author:  

Since the course is past the midpoint, it should be all down hill from here, right? Well, not exactly for the Summer Intensive students in Week 7. Starting on Monday, they dove right into their regular curricular rotations. Output labs this week had the students practicing and producing all of the techniques that have been […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 6
July 10, 2015  Author:  

Here in Week 6, it’s been a busy post-holiday-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time individually with their Photo Studies instructor, Tony Rizzuto, for a comprehensive critique of their project. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 5
July 2, 2015  Author:  

The shortest week during the whole of SI began with an optional excursion for many of the students. Montana’s largest such event, the annual Augusta Rodeo, took place on Sunday. As usual, card-carrying and highly-trained (at this point) RMSP student photographers were in abundance lining the rodeo ring fences, roaming the behind-the-scenes environs, and capturing […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 3
June 19, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive keeps rolling right along. In Week 3, the three groups of A, B and C are beginning to gel into individual tribes as will happen in such an immersive experience. By now, they all have been challenged in class with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their […]

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Lens Pro To Go Serial Numbers … Be on the lookout!
June 17, 2015  Author:  

Lens Pro To Go, one of our Educational Partners (… and a group of downright fantastic people) had a severe case of the Mondays this week when they came to work and noticed that their facilities in Concord, MA were broken into and they were robbed of nearly $600,000 worth of gear. (Gulp!) They have now […]

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From Larva to Lunch: The Brief Life of a Dragonfly Caught on Camera – Guest Article by Steve Russell
June 9, 2015  Author:  

  Nature can be cruel. After living three years in the muck of a marsh and finally crawling out and miraculously exploding out of its larval exoskeleton in the course of an hour, the life of the brown-eyed dragonfly I had been photographing up close was cut short by the beak of a bird. From […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 1
June 5, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive Has Begun! The first week of Summer Intensive 2015 is in the books! What an incredible rush it was to finally welcome this year’s class of students. Budding photographers from 25 states and one foreign country (New Zealand, via Thailand) packed our lobby area on Monday morning as we kicked off orientation day. […]

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Peter Read Miller Returning to RMSP
June 3, 2015  Author:  

What’s it like to have spent your entire career not just working as a photographer, but a sports photographer who has covered almost four decades of Super Bowls, NBA Finals, college playoff games, the Stanley Cup, several Olympic Games and countless World Series’? Find out for yourself on June 24, 2015 when career sports photographer […]

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