Glenn Randall Photography

Extraordinary landscape photography from Colorado and the West

 

Glenn Randall's Digital Landscape Photography Workshops

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

My 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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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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The San Juans in Autumn

Come 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.

 

The next session of this workshop will be held from September 23-25, 2016. The cost is $695.

 

Learn more, read the syllabus, and register for this workshop (Sold out! Please call 303 499-3009 or email 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, star trails, lunar eclipses, and the aurora. 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. Even older cameras, however, can capture the graceful arcs made by stars as they appear to move across the heavens. These courses will focus primarily on techniques for finding and shooting the glowing heart of the Milky Way.

 

Shooting the Stars

June 25-26, 2016 (The June 2016 session of this workshop has concluded)

 

August 27-28, 2016 (Sold out! Please call 303 499-3009 or email me to be put on the waiting list)

 

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

 

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Moab in Spring

(The 2016 session of this workshop has concluded)

Come master the art and science of landscape photography in southeast Utah’s spectacular Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Your workshop will be based in Moab, in the heart of redrock country. This workshop will combine ample field time with intensive classroom instruction. The class will enjoy two sunrise and two sunset shoots at prime locations near Moab, during which you will be able to put your new knowledge to immediate use.

 

This workshop will be held from April 15-17, 2016. The cost is $695.

 

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Master Adobe Lightroom in Rocky Mountain National Park

(The 2016 session of this workshop has concluded)

Come to Rocky Mountain National Park in August 2016 to learn the essentials of Lightroom, then put your new knowledge to immediate use as I help you organize and edit your images from a guided sunset shoot at one of the park’s most spectacular locations.

 

Adobe Lightroom has become an essential tool for many professional and serious amateur photographers. It is the tool they use to organize, edit, and print their work. For many images, it is the only image-editor they need to achieve high-quality results. Now with the introduction of Lightroom CC, Lightroom can even handle high-dynamic-range images with results that rival or exceed results from dedicated HDR programs. Today Photoshop is necessary only for the most challenging images: ones that require sophisticated selections, layers, compositing, retouching, or the addition of type or special effects. In this class, I’ll cover the fundamentals of Lightroom and help you get off to a great start using this powerful, sophisticated tool.

 

This workshop will be held from August 13-14, 2016. The cost is $395.

 

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

Sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Come to Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park in September 2016 to learn how to shoot, edit, and print spectacular images of 14,000-foot peaks rising above the tallest sand dunes in North America. For the first three days of this five-day workshop, we’ll spend mornings in the classroom at our hotel in Alamosa learning how to shoot both nighttime and daytime landscape images. Classroom sessions will cover all aspects of night photography, including the best ways to shoot star trails, lunar eclipses, meteor showers, the aurora, and the Milky Way. In addition, the instructor will discuss topics relevant to both nighttime and daytime photography, such as how to shoot in high-contrast light and how to use the Photographer’s Ephemeris, Heavenly Opportunity, and Skygazer to plan how to be in the right place at the right time. In the afternoon we’ll go into the field to shoot sunset, then work on images of the Milky Way glowing in a moonless sky far from any city lights. On our fourth morning, we’ll travel to Santa Fe, then spend the last day and a half of the workshop editing and printing the best images in Santa Fe Photographic Workshops’ well-equipped digital lab. The instructor will provide continual feedback on students’ images both in the field and in the digital darkroom. This workshop will include hikes of up to three miles round-trip, with 500 feet of elevation gain.

 

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Sunsets and Stars at Great Sand Dunes National Park: Capture to Print will be held from September 26th to October 1st, 2016. (Sold out! Please call Santa Fe Photographic Workshops at 505 983-1400 to be put on the waiting list)

 

The cost for this workshop is $1,395. All registration for this workshop is handled by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.

Register online or call SFPW at 505 983-1400.

Boulder Photo Festival Landscape Photography Workshop

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best places in the state to improve your skills at a landscape photography workshop. The park contains both sunrise and sunset locations that are spectacular, readily accessible, and intriguing, with many possible foregrounds. Choosing the perfect foreground and creating an expressive image will hone your compositional skills. Students will shoot two sunrises and two sunsets at some of the park's most dramatic scenic climaxes. Classroom sessions will cover information every landscape photographer should know:

• How to find great locations using the Photographer's Ephemeris and Heavenly Opportunity;

• 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;

• How to photograph successfully in any kind of light, from the soft light of a cloudy day to the high-contrast light of a backlit sunset;

• How to compose, shoot, and stitch together single-row and multi-row panoramas;

• And much more.

All students will receive extensive handouts on the key information covered during the workshop, including Mastering Dramatic Light, a 50-page PDF on how to shoot great images in high-contrast light.

 

Dates: August 31st to September 2, 2016

All registration for this workshop is handled by the Boulder Photo Festival. You can register online. If you have questions about registration, please email the conference organizer, Eric Moore, at eric@boulderphotofestival.com or call 970 729-8454. For more information about the workshop, please contact me.

 

Don't miss the early-bird special! The first five students to register will pay only $695 for this workshop. The sixth to 10th students to register will pay $745. Students who have previously taken a full-day or longer workshop with Glenn Randall (group or private) will be entitled to the discounted price of $695 regardless of the date of registration. Contact me for a discount code.

 

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This workshop is part of the Boulder Photo Festival, an eight-day celebration of photography that runs from August 29th through September 5th. For complete details on all the other festival events, including workshops, seminars, portfolio reviews, and guest speakers, please visit the Boulder Photo Festival website.

The Art & Science of Landscape Photography

Sponsored by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

From May 1-5, 2017, 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 and the only workshop I teach where students 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.

• 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 conditions.

• 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 this workshop is $1,195 (tentative) plus a $70 location fee. All registration for this workshop is handled by Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Online registration will begin in mid-September 2016. You can also register by calling SFPW at 505 983-1400.

 

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Private Photography Workshops

Get 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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