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 really is the ULTIMATE guide to exporting. It's super thoro...
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 photography and building her connections and portfolio...
4 Ways to BLUR the Backgrounds in Your Images!
Often, we want to create a super blurry background in our images, but might not understand how to do it. We can help you out. You need to start controlling the depth of field in your images. "Depth of field" is the term we use to describe how much of an i...
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 share nothing in common with you, while you’re all stuck in...
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 working right in Photoshop!1. A Sneaky Selection Often i...
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 this: graduate high school get into a good college get a...
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 the choice, with some considerations. Hosting a 24.1 mega...
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 goal is for the monitor to display the most accuratecolor...
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 help. We all know to avoid using our internal DSLR mics,...
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 over the program, you begin to see where you can use it i...
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 complete control over their images to a creative or practi...
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 demonstrated two different ways of utilizing studio lighting....
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 brick wall and soon realize that if we sample some brick w...
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 situations and they provide almost as much versatility as stu...
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, having all of the gear we need is the key to happy photogr...
How to Clean Your Camera Sensor
We’ve all had sensor dust. It’s something that we must deal with on a yearly (weekly?) basis. Luckily, it’s very easy to clean our sensors ourselves, saving us the cost of mailing our cameras away for the service to be performed. In the video below, we ex...
Basics of Astrophotography
Night photography is something that most photographers are somewhat interested in. I think it’s because there is something so amazing about photographing things that we can’t normally see with our eyes. By using a long exposure, we are able to bring out d...
Using Color Range Masks in Adobe Lightroom
Many of us have been using Lightroom for years and have slowly seen Adobe take moreand more features from Photoshop and move them into Lightroom. With the latest LightroomClassic CC update, Adobe introduced two new ways to refine local selections: coloran...
How to Upgrade to Lightroom Classic CC
I get many questions from students regarding the process of upgrading versions of Lightroom. While initially daunting, the process is super simple.Before we start, it should be said that this video particularly relates to the process of upgrading to Light...
Expert Advice: DDreps
DDreps is a full-service creative agency that serves the needs of high-end real estate agents looking to sell homes, and other properties, and gives emerging photographers the chance to fill out their schedules. Managed by Donna’s husband, Brian Podnos, D...