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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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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Photographing Florida Wildlife: Three Can’t-miss Locations to Hone Your Skills – Guest Article by Steve Russell
March 31, 2016  Author:  

Okay, so you are a nature/wildlife sort of person and you took an RMSP workshop and/or thrived in Summer Intensive. You have a pretty good handle on the manual adjustments of your camera but are looking for a place other than a zoo to practice your skills and creativity when shooting wildlife. Boy, do I […]

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Great Light at Weddings – No Matter What
March 25, 2016  Author:  

Foreword by RMSP: After ten years as a wedding photographer, Jesse Boone has learned the lighting challenges a wedding presents, and in this article he tells you how to achieve great light, regardless, at all the major wedding moments. All photos in this article were created and are copyrighted to Jesse Boone (and his wife, Nelli). Our study of […]

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Expert Advice: Prospect List Services
March 15, 2016  Author:  

By: Bill Cramer When I first launched my photography business, of all the challenges I faced, the idea of finding clients was the thing that most intimidated me. What types of companies hire photographers? Which people do I approach at those companies? How do I get their contact information? Boy, was I relieved to discover that […]

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5 Tips for Maximizing the Natural Light You’re In
February 26, 2016  Author:  

Article written and all photos created by Crystal Rose Smith. All Rights Reserved. The most important part of a photograph, for me, is light. Every element of a photo plays its role–the subject, the location, even the editing–but I passionately believe that lighting controls the mood of the photo. Light accentuates the subject, and we, […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Bozeman, MT
February 22, 2016  Author:  

RMSP will be in Bozeman on March 5th and 6th as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be helpful to share some of […]

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Q&A with Mike Tittel: Sports, Fitness, Lifestyle Photography
January 15, 2016  Author:  

We asked Mike Tittel a few questions about his career, and want to share them with you! Mike is a good friend, a 1999 graduate of our Summer Intensive program, and a sports, fitness, and lifestyle photographer who teaches an Adventure and Lifestyle Photography Professional Studies course for our Career Training students in the fall. He has […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Houston, TX!
January 5, 2016  Author:  

RMSP will be in Houston on January 30th and 31st as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting from Montana […]

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Personalized Cards and Gifts – Guest Post by Steve Russell
December 15, 2015  Author:  

‘Tis the season in my part of the world, weather wise, to do less shooting and more with the images I’ve already shot this year. It’s become a tradition for me to create a holiday e-card that I can send out to friends and family (and now, to everyone who reads this blog). Despite all […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Sacramento!
November 30, 2015  Author:   (2)

RMSP will be in Sacramento on January 16th and 17th as part of our 2016 Weekend Intensive program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
November 13, 2015  Author:   (2)

What is Light Painting? The word photography means to draw or paint with light. When I first began studying photography, I was told that along with composition, the study of light would be a lifelong endeavor. Over the years, I’ve found this to be an absolute truth. I have also found that light painting is […]

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Just in Time for Halloween: Spider Art – Guest Article by Steve Russell
October 16, 2015  Author:  

This is that creepy time of year when spiders take center stage in the live subject macro world – they’re everywhere, displacing more palatable and photography-friendly bugs like cute little butterflies and lady bugs. But aside from the considerable creep-factor – which virtually precludes their images from ever winning photography contests – spiders make pretty […]

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A Second Season of Shooting Dragonflies in Natural Light: Three New Lessons Learned – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 20, 2015  Author:  

Dragonflies have survived since prehistoric times with their extraordinary hunting prowess and prolific procreation (I highly recommend the excellent You Tube video, “Sky Hunters,” to drive home just how remarkable they are). But as a macro photographer I am drawn to them because of their vast array of colors, their always-surprising behaviors, and the fact […]

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