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The passage of April into May is exciting for many reasons. Among the foremost is that the summer photo workshop season will soon be upon us.

For the fourth summer in a row, I will be teaching an introductory class on flash photography at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, Montana. I love heading to Missoula and completely understand why they say that “Montana is Big Sky Country.”

If you’ve been frustrated trying to learn flash techniques on your own, consider joining us. The week-long workshop starts with the fundamentals and then gently moves on to a variety of creative techniques. We use models as our primary subjects, but the techniques apply equally well to other types of photography (nature, food, product, etc.) As you can see in the photos below, we shoot every day on a range of locations — both indoors and outside.

This is the only flash workshop that I’ll be teaching this summer. Beyond the workshop, Missoula is a treasure-trove of great restaurants and a center for outdoor activities like whitewater rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc. Glacier National Park is a couple of hours to the north. If you’re on the east coast, don’t worry about getting to Missoula. There are several major airlines (including Alaska, Delta, and United) that fly in.

Have a question about the workshop? Just ask via the comment form.

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5 Responses to Summer Flash Photography Workshop in Montana

  1. Donald Boys says:

    Glad to see you are well again!

  2. Michael says:

    Congrats on the recovery!
    I was wondering if you could give me a time frame as to when The Speedliters Handbook might be available again. I can’t seem to find it anywhere (looking for the paperback 2nd edition). Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Best wishes and good sppedliting !

    • Syl Arena says:

      The current publisher has decided to not keep the Speedliter’s Handbook, 2nd-edition in print. So, I’m working on a separate publishing deal to bring out a third-edition next fall.

  3. Joe Sharp says:

    I have good memories of my Flash Photography workshop at RMSP in 2015. You are not only a skilled photographer, but also a great educator. Good luck with your MFA.

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