These live videos will be streamed (and available afterward) through YouTube LIVE. Be sure to subscribe to our channel on YouTube and tune in during (or after) each event!

DSLR Astrophotography Stacking with Deep Sky Stacker

Forest Chaput de Saintonge
January 15, 2019 at 6:30PM MST

In Astrophotography, noise is the enemy. One of the many tools we have at our disposal to minimize noise is to stack many images together. Because noise is random, we can reduce the noise by taking many exposures and averaging them to get a higher signal to noise ratio.

How to Become a Photo Assistant!

Jeff McLain
February 19, 2019 at 6:30PM MST

Jeff McLain, RMSP’s Instructor of Photoshop, Studio Strobe Lighting, and Video, will present his real-world perspective on breaking into the photography industry by starting out as a freelance photo assistant. Drawing from his years as a freelance assistant and digital technician in San Francisco, he will present his viewpoint on the career path, some tips on breaking in, coupled with behind-the-scenes images.

Basic MACRO Photography

Doug Johnson
March 19, 2019 at 6:30PM MDT

There's big photographic potential to be found in the smallest of objects. From flowers to rusty nails, shooting up close can reveal a whole new world. RMSP instructor, Doug Johnson, uses his trademark blend of knowledge and humor to introduce you to creative macro techniques and the specialized equipment used for getting in close.

Finding Inspiration with a Photo Project

Quinn Hegwood and Neil Chaput de Saintonge
April 16, 2019 at 6:30PM MST

Ever thought about embarking on an actual photo “project?!” In this lecture, RMSP instructors Quinn Hegwood and Neil Chaput de Saintonge will give suggestions and strategies for generating ideas, setting parameters and goals, shooting, and staying inspired throughout the process until project completion.

Hyperfocal Focusing

Rob Gappert
May 21, 2019 at 6:30PM MDT

Learn how to maximize your depth of field using the hyperlocal focusing technique. RMSP instructor, Rob Gappert, will cover what hyperfocal focusing is, why you should use it, when you should use it, and of course HOW to use it! All presented in an easy to understand way.

Live: Keeping a Consistent Instagram Feed

Sarah Chaput de Saintonge and Quinn Hegwood
June 18, 2019 at 6:30PM MDT

In this live lecture, Quinn Hegwood and Sarah Chaput de Saintonge will walk you through some helpful ways to generate consistency on your Instagram feed with some easy tips to make it look even more appealing for potential followers. Because we often receive questions about how to get more followers on Instagram, we will touch on that, too.