Student Testimonials

Professional Intensive

Attending RMSP was the best decision of our lives. When we met, Jamie had been shooting for a while and had an associates degree in photography. She was trying to figure out what direction to take wit...
I had known about RMSP for years, and in fact it had been on my list to attend for at least four years before I made the decision to go for it. I knew I wanted to make it happen, but I also had this l...
So, against all odds and logic, I made the bullheaded decision to move to Missoula, Montana to SOMEHOW attend Summer Intensive! With only a fraction of a year to figure it all out, I saved as much mon...

Anna Riedel

Career Training - 2014
Leaving RMSP, I felt confident in my photography skills and I knew what to do with them. I was able to immediately put my business plan into action by building a new website, launching my marketing st...

Kim Langley

Summer Intensive
When I retired from the Air Force in 2013, I knew I wanted to use my GI Bill benefits to pursue my love of photography, but never knew the road would lead me to RMSP. With a working husband and two yo...

Summer Intensive

Leanne Tippett Mosby

Summer Intensive
Often when you wait many years for an adventure, the anticipation creates out-sized expectations and you end up disappointed when these expectations are not met. I first heard about the Rocky Mountai...

Candace Merlino

Summer Intensive
When I think about how many summers have come and gone without making the scary jump of moving to Montana and attending Summer Intensive, it is more than I want to think about.  I am excited to know t...
I had never heard of The Rocky Mountain School of Photography until two and a half months before arriving for Summer Intensive. I received a photo of the school’s lobby from a friend and a message ask...

Jonah Besel

Summer Intensive
The thought of college never really excited me. I did months of research and visits but no matter what, the thought of four to five more years of school wasn’t what I was looking for. Then I heard abo...

Lorissa Renfro

Summer Intensive
With the completion of high school I felt this huge rush of accomplishment and terror. I had crazy ambitions of traveling and taking photos but I had no clue how I could take those ideas and turn them...
Imagine spending the summer in the midst of mountains and bison and rivers and rodeos doing nothing but taking photographs. While attending a school where you receive the very best instruction with cl...

Charlie Bulla

Summer Intensive
WOW.... Superb, Amazing, Gratifying, Intense, Brilliant, Impressive, Colorful, Challenging, Fulfilling, Stunning, Loving, Encouraging, Free, Honest, Supportive, Creative, Astonishing, Life Changing, C...

Kimberly Minter

Summer Intensive
I was so excited for Summer Intensive that I signed up in October and couldn’t stop dreaming about it until I got to Missoula in May. I had very high expectations about what I was going to get out of ...
Like many people I have been thinking about the Rocky Mountain School of Photography for some time; hoping at some point to attend a class or workshop to assist in my progression as a photographer. Li...

Kelsie Throop

Summer Intensive
I had dreamed about attending Rocky Mountain School of Photography for years, but was convinced that it was just a pipe dream that would never really happen. Then I realized that the only thing stoppi...

Andrea Harrell

Summer Intensive
I have always loved images and photography. I have been known to say, “I wish I could just blink and take a picture of exactly what I see with my eyes.”I received my first camera – a Polaroid – for my...

Workshops

Taylor Burgess

Wildlife Photography Field Shoot
Such a great school and great staff! You are guaranteed friends for life and great learning!

Richard Sande

The Coast of Maine
The RMSP workshops are the finest I have ever attended. The instructor's depth of knowledge and ease with which they impart it is remarkable. The critiques have fundamentally changed my post-processin...

Sue Bakkila

Drone Photography
Taking any course at RMSP is a way to grow, gain a fresh perspective, hone skills, and interact with people who are also willing to get up early or stay up late to chase that amazing light.

Russell Pfeiffer

Drone Photography
RMSP does a very thorough and professional job at providing the best education for your photography interests whether they be for hobbyist or professional reasons. If you are interested in photography...

Ron Bath

Glacier National Park
I can't recommend RMSP workshops highly enough. The instruction I received, even after shooting professionally for decades, was amazing. Wonderful experience.

Joan McCracken

Relics of the West
All of the workshops I have taken through RMSP have just the right blend of hands on work, and lab processing time. It is so valuable to have instructors by your side who take the time to work you thr...

M. Brian Hartz

Colorado's Mountains and Wildflowers
This was an amazing workshop experience. Tim and Lynn are extremely knowledgeable about the area, as they have been doing this workshop together for close to 20 years. The locations we went were prime...

Barbara Garten

Yellowstone in the Fall
Rocky Mountain School of Photography always delivers exceptional learning opportunities with top notch instructors teaching in exceptionally gorgeous locations.

Rick Currie

Yellowstone in Autumn
The workshop was delightful. Excellent leaders - knowledgeable, attentive to students needs and desires, and fun. Great compatible group and excellent location.

Deb Alexander

Yellowstone in Autumn
Doug was fantastic, as always. The guy has boundless energy and is always interested in helping, both in the field and through his interactive teaching style in the classroom. Lectures felt more like ...

Mike Carraher

Photoshop for Photographers
The Photoshop for Photographers workshop is the perfect introductory course for anyone struggling with the basics of how to use Photoshop. It gave me the foundation to go on and understand more comple...

Colette Cannataro

Yellowstone in Autumn
I took photography in college and I have taken many, many certification courses over the years, but the Rocky Mountain School of Photography has been, by far, the most educational experience! Our inst...

Lynnette Wolff

Basic Photography
RMSP helped me build a solid foundation in Basic photography. They encouraged my dream of becoming a photographer and supported my passion for capturing life's beautiful moments. Can't wait for my nex...
This was my 10th RMSP workshop. The instruction and choice of destinations are top-rate.

John Coppes

Palouse Country
This was my fourth opportunity to go on a RMSP workshop, and as with my past experiences, I was not disappointed. Doug Johnson and Sarah Ehlen were excellent hosts for the photo workshop in the Pal...
Since the darkroom days in high school, photography has always been a passion of mine. I have read multiple books on photography, taken online classes, worked with mentors, and tried many different ty...

Linda Webster

Glacier National Park
I have finally found my true passion in photography and it only grew more intense after taking the RMSP workshop in Glacier National Park. I loved the hands-on focus of this workshop and having access...

Margaret Haugen

Basic Photography
Before RMSP’s Basic Photography workshop, I was strictly a point and shoot photographer. After studying the RMSP website I decided to enroll, but I was concerned. I wasn’t sure if I had it in me. The ...