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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Chasing Time: One Room Schools in Montana
February 9, 2017  Author:   (0)

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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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 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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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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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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Q&A: Adventure and Lifestyle Photographer David Bowers
May 10, 2016  Author:  

In his contribution to a thread on our RMSP Facebook alumni page, 2014 Career Training graduate David Bowers mentioned that a recent highlight for him in his photo business was a 12-day assignment for an outdoor adventure company that took him through three states. Combined with his stories of photographing avalanche search dogs, flying in helicopters […]

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3 Simple Truths That Will Help Jumpstart Your Career
May 9, 2016  Author:  

Foreword by RMSP: You may remember Mike Tittel from a January Q&A we did with him on the blog. If you don’t, hop on over and read that article next! Mike is a graduate of our 1999 Summer Intensive course, a talented professional sports, adventure, and lifestyle photographer, and the instructor of our Adventure & Lifestyle […]

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April Assignment Results – In-Spiral
April 26, 2016  Author:   (1)

The assignment we challenged you all with last month and was due in April had a minimal response … and we blame ourselves. We should have done a better job at spreading the word in order to invite a vaster audience to participate, so we will plan to do so with next quarter’s assignment to […]

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Q&A: Wyoming Wedding Photographer Hannah Hardaway
April 12, 2016  Author:  

There’s something really interesting about Hannah Hardaway, and that is her passion. She is passionate about everything from her wedding photography business in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to her love of skiing (she was an Olympic skier!), traveling, and living a great life. We asked her a few questions about her life, her business, the transition […]

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