Astrophotography II: Milky Way Images
Let’s turn our attention to the Milky Way and how to capture it. First, make sure you’ve read the first article, because much of that information is a prerequisite for understanding the following thin...
Photographer's Survival Guide: What To Do When the Market Dips
More than once I have heard photographers note how the wedding photography industry is somewhat insulated from economic dips because “people will still get married.” The couple has ostensibly already ...
Best Filters for Landscape Photography
When you start getting into landscape photography you quickly find out that there is no shortage of gizmos and gadgets marketed to photographers in this field. For the most part, these things are not ...
Why I Went to Photography School
Instructor Jeff McLain talks about why photography school was the right choice for him and why it might be the right choice for you, too.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic vs. Adobe Lightroom (cloud-based)
Adobe, Inc. first introduced a professional-grade program specifically for photographers called Adobe Lightroom way back in the winter of 2007. A decade later, in the fall of 2017, Adobe chose to brea...
Winter Photography Techniques
Undisturbed, quiet and beautiful, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, the cold of winter is the visual architect for an endles...
Astrophotography I - Star Trail Images
So, you’re interested in Astrophotography and you’re wondering how to get started. You’re in the right place. This will be the first of a many-part series on the RMSP Photo Tips blog discussing astro...
Tips for Photographing the Holidays
No matter which holidays you celebrate, this time of year is a great opportunity for families and friends to gather together and make some treasured memories. Here are some tips for creating beautifu...
5 Holiday Gear Buying Tips
Ahhh, the holidays. Such a wonderful time of year.It’s one of those times that you just want to sit down with a hot cup of coffeeand order some new photo and video gear from B&H.In this guide I want t...
5 Good Reasons to Join the RMSP Community
RMSP has a new online community that encourages friendships, sharing and learning. It's free and easy to join - and features lots of benefits for anyone who loves photography! Check it out, and if you...
10 Steps to Mastering Your Camera
Use Sunny 16 to guesstimate a proper exposure.One of the most useful tricks in guesstimating an exposure is the Sunny F-16 Rule. Step outside on a bright sunny day around noon and your exposure can be...
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...
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