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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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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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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Checking In With Photo Contest Winner Jeffrey Huang
November 29, 2016  Author:   (1)

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of making the phone call to the grand prize winner of our 2016 High School Photo Contest, Jeffery Huang of San Diego, CA. After months of viewing and downloading thousands of images from high school-aged students from ALL around the world, I was pretty stoked to finally be […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 9 Recap
August 17, 2016  Author:   (1)

Week 9 was an incredible time to be in our Summer Intensive course. A location shoot at the insanely photogenic Bonner Mill with Profoto rep Joe Lavine, additional lab time to print final projects, and plenty o’ time for everyone to push their photo skills (and friendships) to the next level. As we have come […]

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Guest Lecture with Ami Vitale this Wednesday
August 8, 2016  Author:  

Well-known National Geographic documentary photographer Ami Vitale will be presenting a special lecture this Wednesday, August 10, 2016, at 9:00 am at the Roxy Theater as part of our 2016 Summer Intensive photography course. While this presentation is geared toward all of our current students, it is also free and open to the public. Ami has photographed a […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 8 Recap
August 1, 2016  Author:  

  Week 8 / 11. Summer Intensive 2016 is 72.7% complete. We are speeding toward the end of Summer Intensive 2016, both on the calendar and in the classroom. There is no such thing as taking the foot off the gas in this course. Not with this much to learn! This week our students dug […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 7 Recap
July 28, 2016  Author:  

  Week 7. There is definitely a light at the end of the tunnel at this point in the program. Although to our students, the workload and overwhelming nature of it all, it might make them feel like the tunnel will go on forever! But day by day and with one foot in front of […]

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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 5 Recap
July 21, 2016  Author:  

Week five? Already? No way. There is no way that Summer Intensive is almost halfway over. It just doesn’t seem possible. Fresh off a long weekend for the Fourth of July, our students returned to the classroom ready to get back after it. Instructor Tony Rizzuto was on hand to provide an introduction to portraiture […]

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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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Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 4 Recap
July 8, 2016  Author:  

You remember being in school, and how the week before a big break or holiday was filled with anticipation, and maybe a bit of “wandering mind syndrome?” Well, half of that is true the week before the Fourth of July break during Summer Intensive at RMSP. In case you’re wondering which half, it’s certainly the […]

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