Are you curious to dip your toes into RMSP and get a taste of what we have to offer? Join us for two days chock-full of instruction, demos and critique with outstanding instructors.

A Weekend Intensive includes:

  • Pre-weekend instructional videos
  • A comprehensive 70-page PDF handout
  • Live demos during the event
  • A professional critique of your work
  • Post-weekend assignments
  • More content packed into two days than you thought possible!

Schedule

Saturday

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Orientation
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session 1: Camera Techniques & Exposure (Choose which track is right for you)

BASIC

  • Getting Comfortable with your Camera Controls
  • ISO, Shutter Speeds, F-stops
  • Understanding Depth of Field
  • Outsmarting Your Meter
  • Capturing Portraits with Soft Backgrounds
  • Focusing Options
  • Reading your Histogram

OR

INTERMEDIATE

  • Getting Consistently Good Exposures
  • Zone System for Color
  • Metering Modes
  • Bracketing
  • Low Light and Night Photography
  • Lightroom Tips and Tricks
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Session 2: Composition (large group lecture)
4:45 - 6:00 p.m. Session 3: Creating a Lightroom Workflow (large group lecture)

Sunday

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. RMSP Workshops, Summer Intensive and Professional Intensive Info Session
8:45 - 10:45 a.m. Session 4: Understanding Light (Large group lecture)
11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Session 5: Genres (Landscape Track or People Track)
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Session 6: Critique
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Session (Wrap up and giveaways)

Missoula, MT

1/21/2017 - 1/22/2017

Description


Join us in Missoula and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.

 

 

 

Austin, Texas

2/25/2017 - 2/26/2017

Description


Join us in Austin and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.

 

 

Leesburg, Virginia

3/25/2017 - 3/26/2017

Description


Join us in Leesburg and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.

 

 

Seattle, Washington

4/1/2017 - 4/2/2017

Description


Join us in Seattle and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.

Denver, Colorado

5/6/2017 - 5/7/2017

Description


Join us in Denver and you will learn more than you ever thought possible … in just two days!

This Weekend Intensive is designed to strip away all the fluff, and get down to what actually matters when you enroll in a photo course: Becoming a better photographer!

To ensure that you return home on Sunday with skills you can begin to use immediately, your Weekend Intensive learning experience will teach you how to achieve perfect exposure in a variety of situations, how to read and understand your histogram, how to create effective compositions, which lenses are right for different subjects, how to use negative space when composing an image … just to name a few!

Here’s how it works:

After an all-group introduction session on Saturday morning, you decide which track is right for you – Basic or Intermediate – for the first small group session of the weekend. Based on your level of experience and current knowledge base, you will either learn the building blocks of photography or more advanced concepts.

From there, the large group reunites with both instructors to expand upon the morning session with two afternoon sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday morning, covering topics that are applicable to all photographers regardless of skill level.

Breaking into small groups once again, session 5 on Sunday morning allows you to delve deeper into a genre of photography that interests you the most: People or Landscape photography. To cap things off, the group critique session ties together all the topics learned throughout the weekend by giving you the opportunity to see and hear what two professional photographers have to say about one of your images, and offer suggestions on how you might improve.