Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8
July 24, 2015  Author:   (0)

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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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7
July 17, 2015  Author:   (0)

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 4
June 26, 2015  Author:   (1)

Week 4 is underway now and is as full of photo goodness as is every other week of SI. This week, the experience started out with an optional lecture by Neil on shooting at rodeos, mainly offered in preparation for an annual group trip to shoot the historic Augusta Rodeo this coming weekend. Additionally, Neil […]

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

SI is rolling right along. By now in Week 3, the groups A, B and C are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their first major project that will incorporate all of the learning and experience they’ve gained thus far in […]

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

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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10 Places to Photograph in Seattle This Weekend
February 16, 2015  Author:   (1)

RMSP will be in Seattle, Washington on February 21 and 22 for the third of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events. 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 […]

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B and H Photo – Video – Pro Audio and Canon U.S.A. – Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers
December 12, 2014  Author:  

Our friends at B&H and Canon U.S.A. are holding a fantastic photo contest for photography students and emerging photographers (less than 5 years in the industry.) They are calling it the Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers.  What makes it so fantastic? Well, take a look at the judges, for example: […]

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In Living Color: My Summer of Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 6, 2014  Author:  

My summer began with a chance photographic encounter with the “birth” of a dragonfly (the topic of my last blog) and is winding down with a concerted effort to capture dragonflies in flight. In between I’ve taken thousands of shots of dragonflies doing what they do: hunting bugs, eating, mating, perching, laying eggs and when […]

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Summer Intensive 2014 Graduation Day
August 5, 2014  Author:  

On the final day of our annual Summer Intensive (SI) course on Friday, August 15th, we will be celebrating our students’ achievements with Graduation Day activities…and you’re invited! This is always a special day for us here as well as a bittersweet culmination of 75 professionally and intensively trained photographers being launched on their individual creative paths. […]

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Summer Intensive 2014 – Week 5
July 3, 2014  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 there in abundance lining the rodeo ring fences, roaming the behind-the-scenes environs, […]

CAREER TRAINING, RMSP EXPERIENCE
So You Want To Be A Photographer? Then Be An Assistant First.
May 16, 2014  Author:  

I think the best way to learn what you need to know to be an editorial or commercial photographer is by assisting for one. Or better yet, 50. There are so many moving parts and details to a photo shoot it is hard to imagine running one until you have worked on one. Or 50. […]

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September’s Assignment Gallery – Landscape Your Life
October 11, 2013  Author:  

Last month, we encouraged photographers to capture landscapes in their world using any subject matter available to provide a reasonable facsimile. Enjoy the work of this month’s creative group! “The actual landscapes in Texas looking pretty barren by the end of summer, I started with an obvious and favorite landscape, the one I see every day out […]

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October’s Assignment – Make It Count
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If there is such thing as “obvious” in an image, this is your month to portray it. It’s going to be a numbers game with this month of October’s assignment  – Make It Count. This challenge asks the photographer to capture in very literal fashion any number from one t0 ten.  A single baby lying […]

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