Barnyard Safari: How to Become a Better Animal Photographer
March 16, 2017  Author:   (0)

This is a guest blog post from award-winning photographer and RMSP educator Pam Voth who shares her inspiration for creating the Barnyard Safari class and how it can make you a better animal photographer.  Each Spring and Fall, she shares her passion for photographing animals in this adult education class she developed. This class offers […]

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Five Ways Summer Intensive Transformed Me. And My Life.
March 6, 2017  Author:   (2)

It took me 56 years and a forced layoff from my job to jump into photography with both feet and sign up for RMSP’s Summer Intensive (SI) back in 2009 – and it changed my life. No, I did not become a pro. I did not become famous or make a lot of money from […]

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Shifting the Landscape: Landscape Photography with a Tilt-Shift Lens
March 3, 2017  Author:   (0)

This is a guest post written and photographed by 2015 RMSP Alum Rob Gappert. Check out Rob’s site here and see what he is up to by following him on Instagram.         There are a lot of important elements that go into having a successful landscape photograph. Of course, you have to […]

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Livestream Photo Shoot with Jeff McLain
March 2, 2017  Author:   (0)

Join photographer, videographer and Professional Intensive lighting instructor Jeff McLain tonight (3/2/17) at 7:00 pm MST for another one of our new favorite things … a Livestream Photo Shoot*! Follow along on our Facebook page as Jeff demonstrates how to pull off a silky smooth, seamless, and (mostly) stainless “wine pour” photo shoot. You will get […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Leesburg
February 9, 2017  Author:   (0)

You might be thinking to yourself … “How is it that a photography school in Missoula, MT has an event coming up in Leesburg, VA? Say whaaaaatt?” It’s true, our fourth Weekend Intensive of 2017 will be taking place in Leesburg, VA at the Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center. Sure, it’s 2,296 miles away […]

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Chasing Time: One Room Schools in Montana
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Neil Chaput de Saintonge – RMSP founder, former student of Ansel Adams, and photo instructor for over 45 years – will be in Billings, MT on March 23 – 24, 2017 to support a traveling photo show he created with fellow photographer and University of Montana Photojournalism Instructor Keith Graham. The show, titled Chasing Time: […]

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Photographing the Presidential Inauguration
February 3, 2017  Author:   (0)

This is a guest post written by 2011 RMSP Career Training graduate Michelle Gustafson about her experience covering the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. for the Wall Street Journal. To check out more of Michelle’s work, visit her website at michellegustafsonphoto.com and follow her on Instagram here. Since graduating, Michelle has been steadily gaining experience as a […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Pasadena
February 1, 2017  Author:   (0)

So, check THIS out: “A severe Indiana winter during 1872-73 prompted a group of friends from Indianapolis to form an investment group with the purpose of moving to the warmer climate of Southern California. Sent to scout the area, D. M. Berry recommended purchasing a portion of the Rancho San Pasqual, which later became Pasadena.” […]

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The Wolves of West Yellowstone
January 30, 2017  Author:   (2)

This is a guest post written and photographed by 2015 RMSP Alum Rob Gappert. Check out Rob’s site here and see what he is up to by following him on Instagram.       I’ve seen wild wolves in places like Alaska, Glacier National Park, and Yellowstone.  Unfortunately, getting a good photograph, or what I […]

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Meet 2016 Graduate Jonah Besel
January 24, 2017  Author:   (0)

” … The contest made me realize what I could do if I took the unpopular decision and moved to Missoula instead of going to college.” It’s true. Traditional four-year colleges aren’t for everyone. Each and every person has different interests, passions, and goals for how they want to shape their lives. And no one […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Denver, CO
January 23, 2017  Author:   (0)

On May 6 – 7, our traveling Weekend Intensive program will be making its last stop of the season in The Mile-High City. Despite the fact that it is about 900 miles away from our hometown of Missoula, MT we always look forward to visiting Denver, CO because every time it feels like we are right at […]

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Shooting Birds and Bugs … Texas Style
January 13, 2017  Author:   (0)

I spent the week following Christmas shooting wildlife at and around South Padre Island (SPI) at the southern tip of Texas. The draw for me was the anticipated warmth (70-85 degrees), the SPI Birding and Nature Center on the island and Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge about 45 minutes away on the mainland. Last year […]

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Five things you’ll learn at a Weekend Intensive
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Our Weekend Intensive program has been running strong for years, and this year we are bringing these two-day events to Missoula, Austin, Los Angeles, Leesburg, Seattle, and Denver. These events really are FULL days packed with a ton of photography knowledge, but since you might not know exactly what this weekend could give you, School […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Seattle
January 11, 2017  Author:   (1)

Our fifth Weekend Intensive coming up in 2017 happens to be taking place in a little town that we here in Missoula refer to as West Missoula. Sure it’s about 500 miles to the west, but that still counts, right? Of course we’re talking about Seattle! And no, I am not going to make any references […]

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Come learn about lenses!
January 10, 2017  Author:   (0)

As we approach the first our six 2017 Weekend Intensives, we are delighted to be in front of our hometown crowd. Missoulians are always so much fun to teach to, and always prove to be hungry to learn more about their cameras. So it’s rather perfect that RMSP owner, founder and instructor Neil Chaput de […]

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