Professional Intensive Q&A … Live!
July 6, 2017  Author:   (0)

By now you’ve probably heard about our upcoming, brand new, heavy-hitting Professional Intensive (PI) program. For anyone out there who is embarking on a first career or considering a career change, there is currently no better option in the photo industry to receive the training and education needed to dive into a photography career with both […]

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Photographing Bonnaroo with Ryan Mastro
June 1, 2017  Author:   (1)

Over the years, we have seen our fair share of people who enroll in our programs because they are eager to hone their photo skills so they can apply them to their passion of photographing music. And who can blame them??!! Between the ever-changing and oftentimes dramatic lighting, raw energy, unscripted moments, and the obvious […]

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Q&A With NPPA Editor Tom Burton
May 23, 2017  Author:   (0)

I did a lot of researching and investigating as I was looking around for who could be a judge in our first-ever U.S. Armed Services Photo Contest. I targeted my approach toward military-related photographers. This was definitely fruitful as the path led me to this guy. But in the process, I noticed that the vast majority […]

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Five Reasons Why I Bagged My Best Wildlife Photos Ever
May 16, 2017  Author:   (1)

A friend of mine and I just spent eight days in Florida for the express purpose of photographing wildlife – birds mostly, but some bugs, a few alligators and even an unexpected SpaceX rocket launch. The quality of photos this trip surpassed anything I’ve produced before … and there are five good reasons why. Here […]

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Meet Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston
April 25, 2017  Author:   (0)

In the run up to our first-ever U.S. Armed Services Photo Contest (which is currently happening through May 31, 2017), I scoured the internet trying to find a few great, qualified people who could act as judges for us. While my hunt resulted in many, many accomplished individuals, all roads kept on leading back to one […]

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Barnyard Safari: How to Become a Better Animal Photographer
March 16, 2017  Author:   (0)

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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Five Ways Summer Intensive Transformed Me. And My Life.
March 6, 2017  Author:   (3)

It took me 56 years and a forced layoff from my job to jump into photography with both feet and sign up for RMSP’s Summer Intensive (SI) back in 2009 – and it changed my life. No, I did not become a pro. I did not become famous or make a lot of money from […]

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

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:  

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:  

” … 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:  

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:  

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:  

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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