Outdoor Photography II
Outdoor Photography II
Dates: 08/31/2015 - 09/04/2015
Held near Glacier National Park, three hours north of RMSP’s campus, this course focuses on producing well-thought-out images and streamlining the process of getting them in front of image buyers, and thus into the commercial and editorial photography marketplace. Under the tutelage of professional photographer Michael DeYoung, you begin to build a portfolio, which will work to separate you from the crowd of nature and wildlife shooters by learning to see and photograph conceptually.
Comprised of classroom lectures, on-location shoots including time at Triple D Game Farm, and constructive critique sessions, Michael mentors you and helps you develop an action plan to begin working on after the week is over. Classroom topics will focus on how to build, manage and distribute a stock image library, find compatible agencies to work with and how to license images directly to clients. You will discuss ways to break into commercial markets and learn best practices for negotiating licensing terms, making submissions, creating delivery memos, invoicing clients and maintaining relationships with editors. Gear discussions focus on which piece of equipment is right for the job, and go beyond simply having a big lens.
Photographing inside of Glacier National Park helps maximize your time as you pick up tips for photographing habituated park wildlife, pinpointing shooting locations, and learning the ropes of working with park rangers. While at Triple D, you are afforded the opportunity to hone your technique photographing animals which may include grizzly bears, mountain lions, snow leopards, badgers and wolves. This experience helps you realize the value, and sales potential of working in a controlled environment. Michael critiques your work through the eyes of a photo buyer and leaves you with ideas to consider before the next outing.
Your workshop will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Kalispell, Montana. Your class will meet regularly in a meeting room at the hotel. This class begins on Monday at 9 a.m. and ends Friday at 5 p.m.
We suggest that you stay at the Holiday Inn Express for the dates of August 30-September 3, departing September 4. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at the phone number below. Be sure to identify yourself as a student of Rocky Mountain School of Photography.
Rates: Rooms have been blocked at the rate of $99 per night plus tax.
Cutoff date: Be sure to make your reservations no later than July 30, 2015. After this date, reservations will be based on availability.
Cancellation Policy: Please check with the hotel regarding their cancellation policy.
Complimentary parking is available at the hotel.
RMSP is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other emergencies or reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets/hotel rooms in the event of a course cancellation. Please consider the purchase of trip/travel insurance.
The nearest international airport for this class is Glacier Park International Airport, located approximately 8 miles from the hotel. For information about carrier and flight schedules visit the airport website.
Major car rental companies are available at Glacier Park National Airport. Contact information and links can be found on the airport website.
Travel During Workshop
You are responsible for your own transportation during the workshop. For transportation to and from field shoots, we suggest that you carpool to get to know fellow students. Your welcome letter will include questions about how you prefer to travel during the workshop. Be sure to send back your information on time. Your final letter will include a list of people who plan on driving and are interested in carpooling.
You are responsible for your own meals during the workshop. The instructor will allow plenty of breaks in the schedule.
Tuition includes shooting fees at Triple D Game Farm. Any additional fees and/or supplies will be the responsibility of the participant.
Who should attend Professional Studies courses?These courses are designed for skilled photographers who want a concentrated education in a particular field of photography, and an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized professional photographers in that area of interest.
What are the entrance requirements for Professional Studies?Professional Studies courses are taught on an advanced level and will not cover basic photographic techniques. For this reason, you must be able to confidently operate your camera in manual mode. You must be competent in the areas of digital capture, image processing and management, and working with artificial lighting. SI graduates are accepted into any Professional Studies course upon submission of an application.
Should I take more than one Professional Studies course?Any Professional Studies course can stand alone, but most students take multiple Pro Studies courses. We’ve structured the courses to allow students to design his or her own individual curriculum from a variety of offerings. Four weeks of Professional Studies courses give students flexibility in setting up a personalized line-up. Please keep in mind that enrollment in all classes is strictly limited. Classes are filled on a first come, first served basis and typically fill early.
Do I need to be a Summer Intensive graduate to attend Professional Studies?Most Professional Studies students have graduated from Summer Intensive, while others have photographic training and experience that allows them to meet our entrance requirements. For applicants wanting to take Pro Studies courses without having completed SI, it is necessary to go through an additional application process. This process begins by an interested student applying for classes on our website. Please contact our office for more information.
How does Professional Studies differ from your workshops?Professional Studies courses are a totally different animal than our workshops. The course content, student population, and expectations differ tremendously from one to the other. The Professional Studies classes are designed for the professional level photography student who wants to make at least a part time income photographing. The content is directed toward giving the student as much information as possible in a short amount of time about how to operate professionally in a particular field. Students are on a more advanced level and they come with the expectation of strengthening their professional style and techniques. Critiques are more directed and focused on marketability.
What is the cutoff date for enrollment?We accept applications on a first come, first served basis until a course is full. We recommend that students enroll early due to the enrollment limit. Although classes typically fill very quickly, we will accept enrollment up to the start of class if space is available.
How many students are in the Professional Studies courses?In order to provide an excellent educational experience, we limit our enrollment to 16 students in each class.
Cancellation PolicyAll courses have a limited number of seats available. Enrollment, along with payment of appropriate deposit(s), reserves a seat in a course. Demand for course placement is high, due to limited enrollment. Withdrawal from a Career Training course is a serious matter. When a student accepts a position in a course, other students are denied that position. If a student withdraws after a course begins, another person cannot take his or her place. Payment of the deposit(s) for Pro Studies courses is due at the time of enrollment. Tuition balances are due 60 days before the course start date. Applications occurring after this date require full payment at the time of enrollment. If payment has not been paid by the deadline, the student will be dropped from that course for non-payment and the first student on the waitlist will be offered the spot. A student who has been dropped due to non-payment may apply again for the course if there is an available seat or he/she may ask to be placed on the waitlist. A student on a waitlist will be contacted via email or phone when an available seat opens up. The student will have until the close of the next business day to inform the RMSP office if he/she would like to take the spot. If the student does not respond in that timeframe, the spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.
- A full refund of all money paid will be made to any applicant that cancels the Enrollment Agreement within 72 hours (until midnight of the third day, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) after the Enrollment Agreement is accepted by the applicant.
- A full refund of all money paid will be made to any applicant who is not accepted by the school.
- A full refund of all money paid will be made to any applicant in the event that educational services are discontinued by RMSP.
- For cancellations received in our office at least 60 days prior to the start of the course, RMSP refunds any tuition paid, less a $50 processing fee.
- For cancellations received in our office 30 to 60 days prior to the start of the course, RMSP refunds any tuition paid, less the $300 tuition deposit.
- For cancellations received in our office within 30 days prior to the start of the course, no tuition refund is due to the student.