Glenn Randall Photography

Extraordinary landscape photography from Colorado and the West


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Glenn Randall's Digital Landscape Photography Workshops

"Master the craft, and the art will follow."



Here's what my students have had to say about my workshops


"Thanks for the outstanding workshop. Your knowledge of all aspects of landscape photography and your ability to teach are impressive. I can tell you strive to hear where a student is coming from and coach them to evolve to the next level."


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See some of the great images my students shot during their workshop or afterwards using techniques learned during their workshop

Portrait of photographer Glenn RandallMy approach to teaching landscape photography can be summed up in eight words: master the craft, and the art will follow. Watch this video to learn how taking one of my workshops can help you take your landscape photographs from so-so to spectacular! (3:17 -- opens in new window).


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For a longer sample of my teaching style, please check out my webinar Essential Skills for Night Photography. This webinar is based on my new book, Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night, published by Rocky Nook. The webinar is 55 minutes long. Please allow 10 seconds for the webinar to begin after you hit play.

New workshop! The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography on Madeline Island

Parry primrose above Thunder Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoUnlock your creative potential! This workshop will help you gain the in-depth knowledge of the craft of landscape photography that you need to grow and thrive as an artist. Students will learn new ways to plan, shoot, and edit photos, then apply their skills while photographing the stunning scenery of Madeline Island, in Lake Superior, Wisconsin. In addition to providing helpful feedback in the field and the classroom, I will offer each student a one-on-one portfolio review. The workshop will include a boat cruise to photograph the spectacular sea caves in nearby Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.


The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography on Madeline Island will be held from August 20-24, 2018


The cost of this workshop is $795. All registration for this workshop is handled by Madeline Island School of the Arts. Register online or call (715) 747-2054.


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The San Juans in Autumn

Sneffels Range at sunset in the falll, Mount Sneffels Wilderness, San Juan Mountains, ColoradoCome master the art and science of landscape photography in Colorado’s spectacular San Juan Mountains. Your workshop will be based in Ridgway, in the heart of the San Juans, the best place in the state to shoot expansive aspen groves and snow-capped 14,000-foot peaks. This workshop will combine ample field time during the peak of the fall color season with intensive classroom instruction. This workshop is appropriate for low-intermediate to advanced-intermediate photographers. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.


The 2018 session of this workshop will be held from September 28-30. The cost is $795.


Learn more, read the syllabus, and register for the 2018 workshop Sold out! Please contact me to be put on the waiting list.

Shooting the Stars: Night Workshops in Rocky Mountain National Park

Come to Rocky Mountain National Park to learn how to make spectacular photographs of the Milky Way. Recent advances in digital-camera technology have made it possible to capture the magnificent night sky as we see it, with no apparent movement of the stars. This course will focus on techniques for planning, shooting, and processing photos of the glowing heart of our galaxy. Enrollment is limited to eight students per session. The workshop fee is $465.


Shooting the Stars


June 9-10, 2018 (This workshop has concluded)


July 7-8, 2018 Sold out! Please contact me to be put on the waiting list.


August 4-5, 2018 Sold out! Please contact me to be put on the waiting list.


(These three sessions will have identical content and are not sequential.)


Learn more, read the syllabuses, and register for these workshops


Save the dates! The 2019 sessions of Shooting the Stars will be held on June 29-30, July 27-28, and August 24-25. Online registration will be available in September, but you can pre-register now by contacting me.

Sunsets and Stars at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Capture to Print

Sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Star Dune at sunset, Great Sand Dunes National Park, ColoradoCome to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park in October 2018 to learn how to shoot, edit, and print spectacular images of the 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre de Cristo Range rising above the tallest sand dunes in North America. We’ll begin each field session by shooting the dunes lit by the late afternoon and sunset light streaming in over the San Luis Valley. Field sessions will continue after dark, when we’ll shoot the seemingly infinite stars of the Milky Way soaring over a surreal landscape in one of the best dark-sky locations in Colorado. We’ll spend mornings in the classroom, where I will cover essential information for both day and night photography, such as how to shoot in high-contrast light and how to use the Photographer’s Ephemeris and Sun Surveyor to plan shoots to be in the right place at the right time.


I will also dive deeply into the best procedures for planning, shooting, and processing both single-frame and panoramic images of the Milky Way. After three days of work in Great Sand Dunes National Park, we’ll travel to Santa Fe (about three hours’ drive away) and spend the final two days editing and printing the best images in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ state-of-the-art digital lab. I will provide continual feedback on students’ images both in the field and in the digital darkroom. Join me for a thorough introduction to creating stunning daytime and nighttime photographs in one of the West's most beautiful national parks. Enrollment is limited to 11 students. Instructor will have an assistant.


Physical fitness considerations

Please note that one of the locations where students will shoot the Milky Way is 0.6 miles from the parking lot. This hike is largely flat, but the route is sandy, the hike will take place at night, and the hike does involve a few short climbs up and down small sand dunes. A basic level of fitness and willingness to hike in the dark by headlamp is required. In addition, students will have the opportunity to hike in daylight to the summit of High Dune. This optional hike is about 1 ½ miles one-way and involves 700 feet of elevation gain in deep sand. There is no obligation to complete the hike, and there are many excellent photographic opportunities along the way.


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Sunsets and Stars at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Capture to Print will be held from October 1-6, 2018.


The cost for this workshop is $1,575. All registration for this workshop is handled by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Sold out! Please call Santa Fe Photographic Workshops at 505 983-1400 to be put on the waiting list.

The Art & Science of Landscape Photography

Sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Chimney Rock, Ghost Ranch, near Abiquiu, New MexicoFrom April 22-26, 2019, I will teach a five-day workshop called The Art and Science of Landscape Photography for Santa Fe Photographic Workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


This is the most comprehensive, in-depth landscape photography workshop I teach all year. Students will shoot at four great locations with my help, then have access to a fully-equipped digital darkroom where they will learn to perfect their images in Lightroom and Photoshop. Topics will include:


• Scouting: how to use the Photographer’s Ephemeris to help locate promising subjects and plan photo shoots.

• Composition: how to convert your initial emotional reaction to the scene into a carefully crafted composition that will evoke the emotion you are feeling in the mind of your viewer.

• Exposure: how to use exposure meters, recognize exposure danger zones, implement the four basic exposure strategies for landscape photography, and photograph successfully in any lighting condition.

• Atmospheric optics: how to seek out gap light and glow light, the rarest, most beautiful light of all.

• Panoramas: how to set up, shoot, and stitch together single- and multi-row panoramas in all kinds of light.

• Tilt-shift lenses: how to use these complex tools to control image shape and depth-of-field in ways conventional lenses can't match.

• How mastering the craft of landscape photography will lead to creating art.


In the morning, students will listen to lectures and edit their images in the school's top-flight computer laboratory. During the afternoon and evening, students will practice what they have learned while shooting at the many scenic locations near Santa Fe. Students will also be offered an opportunity for 20 minutes of one-on-one time with the instructor. This time can be used for a portfolio review or to discuss any aspect of landscape photography that interests the student. For more information about this workshop, please call me at 303 499-3009 or email me. This workshop requires hikes of up to three miles round-trip, with 600 feet of elevation gain. Enrollment is limited to 13 students.


The cost for the 2019 session of this workshop will be announced in fall, 2018 (the April 2018 session cost $1,495 plus a $75 location fee). All registration for this workshop is handled by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Please call 505 983-1400 to pre-register. Online registration will become available in fall 2018.


Read the syllabus for the 2019 session

Private Photography Workshops

Backlit aspen grove at sunrise in the fall, Rocky Mountain National Park, ColoradoGet the personal attention you deserve! I offer private photography workshops on all aspects of landscape photography. These sessions can include guided photography sessions in Rocky Mountain National Park, portfolio reviews both in-person and online, and advice on turning pro. I also offer instruction on using Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, and the full version of Photoshop to optimize landscape photographs and prepare them for printing on your inkjet printer or at a service bureau. I customize the length and content of each workshop to be as helpful as possible to each student. Only you and the people you invite will attend your workshop. Private workshops are appropriate for all skill levels, from complete beginner to emerging professional.




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Glenn Randall Photography  |  2945 Colby Dr.  |  Boulder CO 80305-6303 | Office 303 499-3009  |  Mobile 720 320-7126

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