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 Pasadena
February 1, 2017  Author:   (0)

So, check THIS out: “A severe Indiana winter during 1872-73 prompted a group of friends from Indianapolis to form an investment group with the purpose of moving to the warmer climate of Southern California. Sent to scout the area, D. M. Berry recommended purchasing a portion of the Rancho San Pasqual, which later became Pasadena.” […]

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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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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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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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What camera should I buy?
November 23, 2016  Author:   (2)

It’s that time of year when many people start thinking about what they want to buy their friends and loved ones for the holidays. A camera can make a great gift and can offer the receiver years of fun, artistic expression, and (with the right education), a career! When it comes to choosing a camera, […]

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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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4 Tips For Photographing Families with Young Kids
November 15, 2016  Author:   (0)

Everyone who has ever tried to get that “perfect family photo” for their holiday card can tell you first hand just how challenging it can be to photograph kids. So how can you get that photo that seems to perfectly capture the personality of your family? That freezes the essence of who they are? And […]

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10 Places to Photograph in Missoula, MT
November 14, 2016  Author:   (0)

Every year, in the run up to our Weekend Intensive season, we like to dig into the internet to find some of the best places for photographers to shoot in each city we plan on visiting. Our hope is that after having their notebooks (and brains) stuffed full of information on how to use their […]

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10 Tips for Working in Adobe Lightroom
November 7, 2016  Author:   (0)

Remember back in the days before Adobe Lightroom, or Bridge, or whatever sort of software photographers used to organize and manage their images? Compared to today’s functionality, it seems crazy that any of us put up with whatever archaic process we were using! But alas, we are living in the future and get to reap […]

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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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Eyes of a Damselfly – Guest Article by Steve Russell
July 1, 2016  Author:  

One thing that was drilled into me at RMSP’s Summer Intensive seven years ago was how supremely important the eyes are when photographing a subject. Of course, at the time this fundamental tenet was applied to portraiture and images of people, but the same rule applies to bugs in the macro world, and damselflies are […]

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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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Photographing Baby Birds: It Takes Presence, Patience, Luck and Skill – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 13, 2016  Author:   (2)

Spring is one of my favorite times of year because this is when baby birds make their predictable appearance at parks and wildlife refuges. There is no guarantee that they’ll be around long, though, due to the speed at which they grow and the ever-present dangers they face from lurking predators. Just seeing the little […]

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3 Simple Truths That Will Help Jumpstart Your Career
May 9, 2016  Author:  

Foreword by RMSP: You may remember Mike Tittel from a January Q&A we did with him on the blog. If you don’t, hop on over and read that article next! Mike is a graduate of our 1999 Summer Intensive course, a talented professional sports, adventure, and lifestyle photographer, and the instructor of our Adventure & Lifestyle […]

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