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:   (2)

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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Shifting the Landscape: Landscape Photography with a Tilt-Shift Lens
March 3, 2017  Author:   (0)

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.         There are a lot of important elements that go into having a successful landscape photograph. Of course, you have to […]

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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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10 Places to Photograph in Leesburg
February 9, 2017  Author:   (0)

You might be thinking to yourself … “How is it that a photography school in Missoula, MT has an event coming up in Leesburg, VA? Say whaaaaatt?” It’s true, our fourth Weekend Intensive of 2017 will be taking place in Leesburg, VA at the Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center. Sure, it’s 2,296 miles away […]

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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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Five things you’ll learn at a Weekend Intensive
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Our Weekend Intensive program has been running strong for years, and this year we are bringing these two-day events to Missoula, Austin, Los Angeles, Leesburg, Seattle, and Denver. These events really are FULL days packed with a ton of photography knowledge, but since you might not know exactly what this weekend could give you, School […]

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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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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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The Beauty of Alpenglow
December 13, 2016  Author:   (0)

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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Livestream Photo Shoot? Oh yeah!
December 12, 2016  Author:   (0)

As a general statement, I think most people like to see a good behind-the-scenes photo, regardless of what the subject matter is. But when it comes to photographers getting a sneak peek into how other photographers create their images … well, let’s just say that we might possibly be a little obsessed. OK, maybe A LOT […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Austin, TX
November 28, 2016  Author:   (1)

The second Weekend Intensive we have coming up in 2017 happens to be taking place in the funky, fun-loving town of Austin, TX. I was going to load up the RMSP motorhome to take an epic road trip to the ATX, but then I realized Missoula, MT is a little more than 1800 miles from […]

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Life Amongst the Leaves
November 21, 2016  Author:   (0)

Fall clouds and record rainfall don’t usually bode well for bug photography, but this year was an exception. Amidst the turning leaves and decaying vines there was life still eking out its survival. I took some chances between (and sometimes in) the rain showers and was rewarded with a few of my best opportunities of […]

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