10 Tips for Taking Better Thanksgiving Photos
November 22, 2017  Author:   (0)

In between touchdown cheers and the timing of the turkey and green bean casserole, photos will be taken. And invariably, there will be photos of your family members as well as the Thanksgiving Day feast. In light of this, RMSP extends our 10 Tips for Better Thanksgiving Day Photography. 1. Use Natural Light Nothing will […]

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Lindsay Adler’s 5 Tips for Becoming a Professional Photographer
April 26, 2017  Author:  

Fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. Based in New York City, her fashion editorials have appeared in numerous fashion and photography publications including Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Rangefinder, Professional Photographer and dozens more. As a photographic educator and having been named one of […]

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

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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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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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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10 Tips for Working in Adobe Lightroom
November 7, 2016  Author:  

Remember back in the days before Adobe Lightroom, or Bridge, or whatever sort of software photographers used to organize and manage their images? Compared to today’s functionality, it seems crazy that any of us put up with whatever archaic process we were using! But alas, we are living in the future and get to reap […]

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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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Winter’s Color Palette: Getting Great Shots in the Snow
January 8, 2016  Author:  

Winter is, by far, my favorite season to photograph. Even with shorter days, the light and colors that wintertime brings are uniquely beautiful. For photographers, this opens up the chance to create images that aren’t possible during any other part of the year. The trick is to learn to use winter’s fleeting moments of light […]

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The Crop Factor Explained
November 13, 2015  Author:   (8)

Teaching in the Career Training, Workshops and Photo Weekends programs for RMSP I get a lot of questions. (Bring ‘em on, I love questions!)  One equipment-related topic seems to be more of a stumbling block for new photographers than any other.  At some point we’re all told that our lenses are going to perform differently […]

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Winter Photography Tips
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  Undisturbed, peaceful and beautifully white, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, winter’s cold is the visual architect for an endlessly evolving storyline. For photographers, it is a pure white canvas for contemplation and creativity. Winter is a wonderland! It can […]

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The Magic of Light Painting
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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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Let’s Get Close Up Part 2: Stability
April 22, 2015  Author:   (1)

In Part 1 of Let’s Get Close Up, I introduced the extension tube as an easy and inexpensive way to focus closer on your subject with any lens you own. The post discussed how to achieve a 1:1 ratio or life size magnification (that’s close up!) using the appropriate extension tube and focal length combination. […]

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Flash Photography Made Simple
March 11, 2015  Author:  

Most photographers tend to shy away from using their on-camera flash and external speedlights. This is understandable given the fact that an uncontrolled flash often causes fake looking pictures with overexposed subjects and harsh shadows. The truth of the matter though, is that flash is easy! Understanding a few simple concepts will allow you take […]

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Graduated Neutral Density Filters
November 18, 2014  Author:   (2)

For landscape photographers the golden hours of light at the beginning and end of day are captivating. Long shadows and dynamic colors that illuminate the natural beauty at this time are certainly magical. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to capture what we see with one exposure because of the limitations in film and camera sensor […]

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