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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Q&A: Photographer Carol Lynn Shoaff
April 25, 2016  Author:  

When I heard that 2014 Career Training graduate Carol Shoaff had become a “preferred vendor” for Yelp! my interest was piqued. Not only did it have a cool ring to it, it seemed like the kind of gig that many photographers would love to have and could benefit from. Not necessarily because the images get […]

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Q&A: Documentary Photographer Nicole Bohl
April 13, 2016  Author:  

Nicole Bohl is a 2013 graduate of our Career Training program. As you will read in this post, she has spent a considerable amount of time and effort combining her passion for humanitarian work with her passion for photography. As I was communicating with her via email to gather info for this post, she was […]

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Q&A: Wyoming Wedding Photographer Hannah Hardaway
April 12, 2016  Author:  

There’s something really interesting about Hannah Hardaway, and that is her passion. She is passionate about everything from her wedding photography business in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to her love of skiing (she was an Olympic skier!), traveling, and living a great life. We asked her a few questions about her life, her business, the transition […]

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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? […]

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Q&A: Seattle Wedding Photographer Krista Welch
March 23, 2016  Author:  

A 2010 graduate of our Career Training program, Krista Welch never stopped progressing since graduation day. Today, she is the sole proprietor of Love Song Photo, a wedding photography business in Seattle, WA. In addition, she is one of the creatives that makes up the team at C’mon Team! and Get Your Travel On.   […]

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Q&A: Adventure Photographer Alum Tom Robertson
March 21, 2016  Author:  

RMSP has the unique pleasure of meeting and engaging with hundreds of incredible people year after year, and we absolutely love it. In 2008, we got to meet Tom Robertson, an energetic, passionate photographer with a love for adventure. Today, he is an accomplished professional adventure/lifestyle/sports photographer who answered a few questions of ours recently, […]

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Q&A: James Kao’s Career Training Experience
March 4, 2016  Author:  

Los Angeles photographer James Richard Kao (pronounced like ‘toe’ with a K) is a 2012 graduate of our Career Training program. Prior to joining us in Missoula, his professional career was in landscape architecture, urban and city planning. After nearly two decades in the field, James followed his heart to pursue a new career in […]

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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, […]

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