Summer Intensive 2016 – Week 1 Recap
June 10, 2016  Author:  

It’s a wrap! Week 1 of Summer Intensive kicked off beautifully, and we couldn’t be happier to meet and introduce our style of photography education to this year’s amazing group. Excited students from 23 different states took the leap with the usual broad range of ages – from 16 to 66! New in 2016, RMSP offered […]

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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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April Assignment Results – In-Spiral
April 26, 2016  Author:   (1)

The assignment we challenged you all with last month and was due in April had a minimal response … and we blame ourselves. We should have done a better job at spreading the word in order to invite a vaster audience to participate, so we will plan to do so with next quarter’s assignment to […]

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits for Photography School
April 4, 2016  Author:  

Are you a veteran (or spouse or dependent of a veteran) who qualifies for the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill? Are you interested in receiving professional training in photography? Did you know that our Career Training program is approved for GI Bill benefits? Curious? Read on! Rocky Mountain School of Photography has been working with the Veterans […]

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RMSP Photo Assignments are Making a Comeback!
March 16, 2016  Author:  

Welcome back to RMSP’s blog photo assignments! After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, we’ve decided to rev up the creative juices of our amazing audience once again and engage you in some challenging and fun exercises that get you out there shooting with intention and then sharing it with the world! We’ll be posting a new […]

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Tips for Capturing Ultra-Close-Ups of Live Subjects – Guest Article by Steve Russell
September 14, 2015  Author:  

It almost goes without saying that, aside from artistically blurred shots, close-up detail is fundamental to compelling macro photography. Getting sharp focus up close is dependent upon light, a steady subject and camera, ample magnification, and the size of the subject. There are many ways to tackle each of these factors and I’d like to […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 11
August 13, 2015  Author:   (3)

This is it. The last week of Summer Intensive, and as expected, the students poured their hearts, souls and cameras into their final projects and presentations. The week began on Monday with a comprehensive review by Tim and Forest of all the Photoshop techniques they’ve been taught in Editing classes with open lab time thrown […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 10
August 7, 2015  Author:  

It’s the end of Week 10 for Summer Intensive 2015, and there’s a feeling of bittersweet amongst the students. With the rapidly approaching finale of an intensive and fulfilling summer experience, thoughts of returning home to loved-ones soon are welcomed by most, while opposing feelings about leaving newly-made friends – and Missoula – begin to […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 9
July 31, 2015  Author:  

The last long break of Summer Intensive occurs this upcoming weekend and the students will hopefully take full advantage by taking care of personal business and/or by getting in some good ol’ “R & R.” In Week 9, their Lighting classes involved a fantastic experience shooting on location at an abandoned former lumber mill site in the […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 8
July 24, 2015  Author:  

With a fast and furious yet fulfilling experience so far, the students this week – number 8 to be exact – were back in the thick of things. As usual, it involved brand new material and technique to add to their exponentially-growing arsenal of skills. The week began with a sunset field help session at […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 7
July 17, 2015  Author:  

Since the course is past the midpoint, it should be all down hill from here, right? Well, not exactly for the Summer Intensive students in Week 7. Starting on Monday, they dove right into their regular curricular rotations. Output labs this week had the students practicing and producing all of the techniques that have been […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 6
July 10, 2015  Author:  

Here in Week 6, it’s been a busy post-holiday-weekend week for the Summer Intensive students. Talk about hitting the ground running! First off, mid-term slideshows were due and each of the students spent time individually with their Photo Studies instructor, Tony Rizzuto, for a comprehensive critique of their project. After receiving this constructive review, they’ll all […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 3
June 19, 2015  Author:  

Summer Intensive keeps rolling right along. In Week 3, the three groups of A, B and C are beginning to gel into individual tribes as will happen in such an immersive experience. By now, they all have been challenged in class with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their […]

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Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 2
June 12, 2015  Author:  

Whew! With Week 1 behind all of our students, instructors, assistants and staff, it’s time to look forward to Week 2 of Summer Intensive 2015. As one might expect, the first week of a program like ours is full of “firsts” and orientation-type activities. As we inch our way through the program however, a routine […]

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From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell
May 19, 2015  Author:  

Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. […]

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