The Beauty of Alpenglow
December 13, 2016  Author:  

As landscape photographers we certainly relish in the time of day known as the magic hour. This is a time in which the transitions from twilight into sunrise or sunset provide us such beautiful drama to our scenes. During this daily ritual, the characteristics of light change drastically between two distinct phases. This dramatic transformation […]

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Help Portrait is Happening at RMSP Again
November 23, 2016  Author:  

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting and taking part in the international movement called Help Portrait again this year. Founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart, HELP-PORTRAIT is an international, non-profit movement of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers who use their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who may not […]

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Life Amongst the Leaves
November 21, 2016  Author:  

Fall clouds and record rainfall don’t usually bode well for bug photography, but this year was an exception. Amidst the turning leaves and decaying vines there was life still eking out its survival. I took some chances between (and sometimes in) the rain showers and was rewarded with a few of my best opportunities of […]

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4 Tips For Photographing Families with Young Kids
November 15, 2016  Author:  

Everyone who has ever tried to get that “perfect family photo” for their holiday card can tell you first hand just how challenging it can be to photograph kids. So how can you get that photo that seems to perfectly capture the personality of your family? That freezes the essence of who they are? And […]

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The Best Photo is the Next Photo
September 19, 2016  Author:  

Ever produced a perfect image? Not me. By that measure I’ve failed miserably. But I’ve had a great time pursuing one knowing full well that I will never get there, that there is always something to reach for, something else to learn no matter how gratifying an image is at the time. A couple of […]

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Wonderful Machine: Print Portfolios
September 8, 2016  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.  On occasion a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. In this latest installment, Stacy Swiderski writes about print portfolios.     I’ve been in this […]

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When One Door Closes, Another Opens
August 1, 2016  Author:  

When One Door Closes, Another Opens (or substitute your own cliché here) Have you ever planned a shoot only to have things go wrong or fall apart? It happened to me – twice – on what has become my own annual two-day dragonfly fest near Las Vegas. Funny thing, though, the turn of events stretched […]

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Expert Advice: Email Service Providers
July 26, 2016  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.  On occassion a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. In this latest installment, Anna Donnella writes about email service providers.     […]

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13 Life Lessons I Learned at RMSP
July 13, 2016  Author:  

Article and photos created and copyrighted by Forest Woodward. When I was twelve years old, our family friends Neil and Jeanne Chaput de Saintonge (founders of RMSP) came for a visit to our home in Washington State. Recognizing our interest in photography, they invited my older sister Autumn and I to attend a basic black and […]

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Eyes of a Damselfly – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 1, 2016  Author:  

One thing that was drilled into me at RMSP’s Summer Intensive seven years ago was how supremely important the eyes are when photographing a subject. Of course, at the time this fundamental tenet was applied to portraiture and images of people, but the same rule applies to bugs in the macro world, and damselflies are […]

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Why I gave up Instagram for 6 months
June 22, 2016  Author:  

Article and photos created by Hailey King. I’m going to admit two characteristics of myself that I’m not proud of. 1) I get distracted very easily. 2) I not only get distracted, but I look for distractions. I seek them out constantly. So naturally, Instagram is the perfect thing to both turn to and also […]

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Travel Photography 101
June 13, 2016  Author:  

This article, written by 2006 RMSP graduate Liza Gershman, was originally published on Canon’s Photo Knowledge Base. Travel photography can provide some of the most inspiring and intriguing imagery. Photographs trigger our memories, help us to illustrate a story, and show us a sense of place. When we travel, those memories can often seem richer, […]

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Photographing Baby Birds: It Takes Presence, Patience, Luck and Skill – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 13, 2016  Author:   (2)

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because this is when baby birds make their predictable appearance at parks and wildlife refuges. There is no guarantee that they’ll be around long, though, due to the speed at which they grow and the ever-present dangers they face from lurking predators. Just seeing the little […]

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5 Tips: How to Minimize Stress As a Wedding Photographer
May 2, 2016  Author:   (4)

Get Rid of Wedding Stress, Once and For All Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned a lot about the best practices for helping create an enjoyable wedding day for everyone involved. In this article, he gives five suggestions for getting rid of wedding stress! All photos in this article were […]

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Finding Great Light
April 8, 2016  Author:   (2)

Article created and photos copyrighted to Sarah Ehlen. Website: www.sarahehlen.com Instagram: @sarah.ehlen Light. It’s something that’s with us every day, yet science is still trying to fully understand it. It’s obvious, yet also mysterious. Is it a particle or a wave? Is the speed of light truly constant? Can matter be made from colliding photons? […]

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