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 […]

GUEST POST, RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
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 […]

GUEST POST, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
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 […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, RMSP EXPERIENCE, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
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 […]

INSPIRATION, RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
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 […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, THE PHOTO BUSINESS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Why I gave up Instagram for 6 months
June 22, 2016  Author:  

Article and photos created by Hailey King. I’m going to admit two characteristics of myself that I’m not proud of. 1) I get distracted very easily. 2) I not only get distracted, but I look for distractions. I seek them out constantly. So naturally, Instagram is the perfect thing to both turn to and also […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, THE PHOTO BUSINESS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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 […]

CAREER TRAINING, INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
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? […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
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, […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
RMSP Graduate Profile: Ben Reed
April 6, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is a post by contributing author and RMSP Career Training graduate Charlie Bulla.  It’s always exciting to chat and visit with RMSP folks, whether that means staff, instructors, your classmates or other alum. So, does that make hanging out with multiple RMSP’ers in Hawaii extra special? It sure did for me! The RMSP family […]

GUEST POST, INSPIRATION, RMSP EXPERIENCE, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Montana High School Photo Contest Winners
December 19, 2014  Author:  

On November 25 we launched our 2014 Montana High School Photo Contest, and today we are tickled to be able to announce the winners. While we typically don’t host contests, after meeting and visiting with hundreds (thousands?) of Montana high school students at a series of career fairs we attended in September, we knew we […]

INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
A Tale of a Stolen Photo
December 10, 2014  Author:  

written by Beau Johnston. I made a conscious decision, when I started writing and photography, that if I wanted to make a name for myself I would need to have an online presence. Websites, blogs, and social media are great tools for getting your work out and in front of the masses. By leveraging these […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Michelle Gustafson’s Eddie Adams Experience
November 11, 2014  Author:  

We absolutely love hearing from our graduates after they leave the confines of our classrooms. Whether making a big splash in their industry, or simply continuing to do what they love for themselves alone, we love knowing what they (you!) are up to. To us, the reward is simply knowing that they built their education […]

INSPIRATION, RMSP NEWS, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS
Copyright: To Register or Not To Register?
February 25, 2014  Author:   (3)

Photographers create intellectual property on a daily basis. For some it is done purely for enjoyment and for others it is the means by which we feed our families. Wherever you fall on the creative spectrum, you are the owner of the images you create and you have the exclusive right to decide how those […]

GUEST POST, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES
Guest Post – My Journey From RMSP Student to Professional Wedding Photographer
February 14, 2014  Author:   (1)

After investing years of time, money, patience and dedication, you begin to see the reward of hard work – and reward is an understatement. I’ve dreamed of becoming a wedding photographer. It’s what I love. Funny thing is, I didn’t know it was wedding photography until I attended Summer Intensive. RMSP has this strong creative […]

CAREER TRAINING, GUEST POST, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS