Web Design Basics for Photographers
When my younger brother applied to college, I wanted to support his search for the right school. But as I scrolled through college websites — whether Ivy league or state school, through computer or ph...
Best Places to Shoot Portraits in Salt Lake City
As photographers in Utah, we are completely spoiled with beautiful locations to shoot. Here are five of my favorite spots that I find myself suggesting to clients over and over again. They’re all free...
5 Posing Tips
1. Angle of the Nose Pay attention to how the nose intersects with the side of the face in an image. If the nose “crosses over” the edge of the cheek, it tends to elongate a person’s nose so that it l...
Should You Start Your Own Photo Business?
Running your own small business can be rewarding and exciting. You can be in control of your own life and make decisions for yourself. You can have the flexibility with your schedule to set your own...
Top 5 Reasons to Become a Photo Assistant
One of the most common things I hear students say when they embark on the journey to become a full-time professional photographer is that they can’t decide on a photographic specialty. Another is that...
ULTIMATE Lightroom Exporting Guide
Ahhhh, exporting. From my experience with hundreds of students, exporting is the one thing people struggle with the most in Lightroom. Let's fix that. I've made an awesome guide to exporting that real...
Q&A with Professional Intensive Graduate Jill Graniero
Hey folks! Sarah here. I had the pleasure of getting to know Jill Graniero last year when she attended our Professional Intensive program. Since graduating the program, she has been practicing fitness...
4 Ways to BLUR the Backgrounds in Your Images!
Are you looking to create super blurry backgrounds in your images? We can help you out. You need to start controlling the depth of field! "Depth of field" is the term we use to describe how much of an...
7 Reasons NOT to Go to Photography School at RMSP
1. You’ll meet way too many cool, creative people… Answer me this question:What’s worse than going to a traditional college, not knowing what you want to do for your major, talking to people who shar...
5 Common Photoshop Mistakes!
We all make mistakes in Photoshop! Here are five common mistakes people make and how to correct them. If you are a Photoshop user, these things are important to remember next time something isn't work...
9 Unexpected Reasons Why Photography School Beats Traditional College
Do you love photography? Below are 9 reasons why a dedicated photography school might make you want to drop out of college. I know, I know… typically, the “traditional” way of doing things was like th...
Review: Canon EOS M50 Mirrorless Camera
Sometimes I don’t feel like lugging my monster DSLR out in the woods for a hike. At those times, I’d prefer to take a high-resolution camera that is small and lightweight. The Canon M50 may be just th...
How to Calibrate Your Monitor
Monitor Calibration is the process of creating a new monitor “profile” for your laptopor desktop. A profile is, essentially, a set of instructions for how your monitorshould display colors. The end go...
5 Ways to Improve Your Audio!
For those of you who are interested in videography, you will find that the hardest new skill to learn will probably be audio. Capturing clean audio is easier said than done, and that's why I want to h...
Cutting Out an Image in Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop is not a program that is just for ‘fixing’ problems in a photo. It can also be used as a vital component to achieving your vision of an image. Once you begin to possess some mastery ov...
Using Channels to Create Masks!
One of the most powerful uses of Adobe Photoshop is the ability to composite multiple images into one. This is something that you aren't able to do in Lightroom and it allows photographers to have com...
Studio Photoshoot and Editing Tutorial
There are many reasons to love photographing in the studio. One of these reasons is having complete control of the lighting. Last week, RMSP instructors Sarah Chaput de Saintonge and Quinn Ryan demons...
Using the Vanishing Point Filter in Photoshop
Many features exist in Adobe Photoshop that most photographers never know exist, Vanishing Point is one of those tools. Many of us have had those moments when we are doing a little retouching on a bri...
The Basics of Flash Photography
It seems many people (even well-trained photographers) have a fear of flash photography.With the proper training, flashes offer photographers the ability to control their lighting in almost all situat...
Top 10 Things to Bring on Your Next Photo Adventure
There's always something exciting about planning your next photo adventure. Whether it's that weekend getaway to your favorite location or a once in a lifetime trip on the other side of the world, hav...
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