For nearly thirty years, we've offered world-class photography education to enthusiasts and aspiring professionals. We are a supportive community that encourages you to take risks and try something new. We're not about competition here. We're about pushing one another to grow, collaborate and succeed.



At RMSP, we've always taken a people-first approach to education. The intensive, supportive, non-competitive nature of our programs and workshops means our students develop the confidence and skills to become accomplished photographers and professionals.


Our love for photography and education is the bedrock our program was built upon. Everyone in the RMSP community is a photographer, including our entire office staff. Our mission is to offer the best photography education in the industry. Together, we help students pursue their dreams and fall in love with light.


Our classes are practical and hands-on; there's no dabbling in abstract theory or irrelevant course work. Unlike trying to teach yourself from books or online videos, our talented instructors will teach you, meet you where you are, and help you achieve your personal, creative vision.

Our programs are divided into two categories: for the enthusiast and for the aspiring pro. To learn more about which photography course might best fit your goals, give us a call!


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Makayla Crist – Career Training 2015

"Starting SI, I was skeptical of what was to come. But after about the first week, I realized this place was my home. I had never met such beautiful, inspirational, and extraordinary people until SI… The love I gained for everybody in the program was (and is!) so strong and so unbelievably real."

Walter White – Summer Intensive 2011

"What I experienced was so far beyond my expectations that even years later I am still in awe at what occurred during the Summer of 2011... There is something about working in an environment with so many people who are passionate about photography in the magic bubble of Missoula, Montana."

Steffani Grande – Career Training 2015

"I had wanted to attend RMSP for many years. The catalogs piled up year after year, as did my longing to attend school and chase my passion for photography… Attending RMSP changed my life. Not just the superior education I received from the most amazing teachers and assistants, but also from my classmates who have become lifelong friends."