Image Critique

November 25, 2019 - December 09, 2019

This course meets the evenings of November 25, December 2, and December 9.

You've been photographing for a while now, and generally feel like you know what you are doing. You feel confident with your camera's controls and can create images with intention .... usually. But what you really lack, and desperately need, is real feedback on your work. You know firsthand that it's nearly impossible to make progress when you are living in your own photographic bubble.

The good news here is that you are not alone. Most photographers don't have supportive groups of other photographers available to offer constructive criticism of their work. Yes, Facebook and other online sharing platforms are helpful to a point, but will never match up to the benefits of receiving person-to-person feedback. This course strives to pop all the photo bubbles out there, and bring together photographers of all stripes in an environment where they can learn from, and be inspired by, each other's successes and failures.

Instructor feedback and assignments will challenge and motivate you to push your boundaries. There will be no dedicated shooting time or lectures involved in these sessions, rather 100% of the class time will be dedicated to the instructors providing and guiding feedback on participants' images.

Meeting Space

Meeting Space

This course will be held in Room #204 at RMSP. To get to Room #204, enter through the double doors at the address below. Take the stairs to the second floor, turn right and the classroom will be directly in front of you. There will be signs posted in the building directing you to your classroom.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
210 N Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59802
(800) 394-7677


Schedule

This class will meet on November 25, December 2 and December 9, from 6:00-7:30pm.

What to Bring

No equipment is needed for this class. You do however need to be able to transfer your images to us for critique. We recommend students use a flash drive for this process.

If you don't have a flash drive, we recommend this one: SanDisk 64GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive

For the first class, please bring 10 images that best represent what you like to shoot (these don't need to be your best 10 images). To make things easy, please turn in JPEG images. If you aren't sure how to do that, raw images are totally fine too!

If you want to learn more about raw and JPEG and how to convert images from one to the other, check out our Lightroom Classic class!

What is RMSP's complete course schedule?
What is the cutoff date for registration?

We accept registrations on a first-come first-served basis until a course is full. Register early!

How do I register?
  1. Register online
  2. Call the RMSP offices at (406) 543-0171 or 1-800-394-7677.
How many participants are in Adult Education courses?

Depending on the course there can be a maximum of 14, 16 or 20 students.

What is RMSP s Adult Education cancellation policy?

Tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

What equipment do I need?

Please check under the individual Adult Education class equipment tabs for more information about equipment.

Please feel free to contact us either by phone or email with any further questions you may have. We look forward to welcoming you to an RMSP Evening Course!

Cancellation Policy

Tuition is refunded in full minus a $25 processing fee (per course) if you notify RMSP at least five business days before the course start date. If your cancellation is received fewer than five days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP. No refunds are given for cancellations or no-shows after the course is in progress. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after our office receives notice of cancellation.

Tuition
$55
This course is past its starting date.

Instructors

INSTRUCTOR
Neil Chaput de Saintonge
Neil Chaput de Saintonge, a former junior high science teacher, has taught photography for almost 50 years, to over 20,000 students. In that time, he has taught classes and workshops in the United States, Canada and New Zealand. He is well-known for his enthusiasm, technical knowledge and love of teaching. In 1973, Neil studied under Ansel Adams. In Professional Intensive, Summer Intensive and Workshops, Neil lectures, critiques student work, and meets one-on-one with students to talk about cameras and lenses, and - most importantly - he helps them find their own path in photography. Neil’s photography interests include ballet, documentary, people, landscape and fine art. In 1979, Neil founded the Southeastern Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, a two-year school that trained students for careers in graphic arts and photography. After vacationing in Montana in 1988, Neil and his wife Jeanne moved to Missoula and started Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Neil has also been a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, is a Reiki Master and teaches healing work.
INSTRUCTOR
Scott Rafferty

Montana-based artist, Scott ‘Raff’ Rafferty has been honing his skills as a photographer and image maker since the late '90s when he was first trained as a professional photo finisher in high-end traditional labs. His path has since taken a windy road throughout many different creative disciplines beyond photography, including product design, brand development, graphic design, and interior space curation. Raff’s melting pot of experiences all share a common thread, which is his passion for strong composition in creative expression. Whether it’s taking a photo of a still life or styling the furniture in a client’s living room, the fundamentals are the same (and they are to be honored). Most recently Raff has fallen in love with a new discipline- Aerial Photography. As a licensed and trained drone pilot he now takes his photography ‘to new heights’ by exploring shape, color, movement, and composition from the skies.

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Perks of Registering

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.