Disclaimer: This is not an instructional post. This is merely a freeform rantathon about the creative process (by the way, all grammar rules have been thrown out the window in support of stream of consciousness and if you haven’t tried it, by all means do because it’s really fun!). Any views or opinions presented in […]
Winter is almost over in Missoula which means that many of us are about to come out of our cocoons and caves to see the light. What I love about winter, though, is that the cold weather is a great excuse to watch movies! So before the season is over, I would like to squeeze […]
Post written by Tom Robertson. In the summer of 2013, North Face ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail (JMT) in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. The trail begins on the top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48, at […]
Hi everyone. It has been an exciting couple of weeks as a few of you have written to me about interesting short term photo shoots and long term projects you are working on that embrace the idea of ‘Gaining Access.’ Today I want to share a guest post from photographer Linda Thompson who is working […]
I had a fearless and passionate teacher named Marty Fromm who used to give a brilliant photo assignment to his students called “Gain Access.” Marty thought that this was a good assignment because he said that “cameras have gotten me into so many cool places and they have kept me out of places too.” He […]
Anne Medley, a photojournalist, videographer and educator based in the United States is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to fund a project called “Speak Out Tunisia: A Citizen Journalism Training Project.” She is hoping to secure enough funding by January 25th of this year so that she can train recently liberated Tunisian citizens […]
How exciting… Now you are hopefully inspired to begin exploring the world of black and white. Not only can you capture images in black and white in your camera, but you can also convert your images to black and white in Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture,..and the list goes on. Now, where does one […]
Learning how to see in black and white can take time. We all instinctively see either in color or in black and white. One thing that can help you in developing your photographic eye is to look at images made by other photographers. This post will introduce you to some amazing black and white photographers. […]
Well the summer has finally arrived here in Missoula and I think that I can safely say that our Summer Intensive students are grateful to not have to interpret rain photographically any more. With summer comes one of my favorite activities… The tried and true Road Trip. I love driving without a destination. Coming across […]
Times are changing faster than we can imagine or grasp. We don’t need to hold our ground or make a choice. What we need to do is begin to realize that technology is providing us with more tools than we have ever had before to express ourselves as we see fit.
“Be the change you want to see in the World” Mahatma Gandhi How can we as individuals with our cameras embrace the quote above? We can start by photographing things that matter to us. One of the ways to nurture this is to take notice of what inspires us each week. What causes you to […]
This is an important time around our school. Our Career Training students have just started their five-month long journey into their photographic immersion with us. They are all bright-eyed and ready to be motivated and challenged. The halls are full of learning and I am so excited to have our instructors filling our classrooms with […]
Thank goodness for RMSP students. Jimmy White, one of our Career Training graduates, just sent me this fascinating blog post about a photographic study that he made of a fly species called Ornidia obesa. I recommend that you take a look at his post if you are a curious person. Heck, I suggest you take […]
While some of you may be sitting at your kitchen table in the morning reading sections like Front page, Sports, Local, Real Estate, Living and Business, I arrive to my office every morning (coffee in hand) to read sections like, Photo Industry, Technology, Visual Studies, Student Blogs, Curriculum, Business and Marketing, and one of my favorites…The Future.