Randy is currently an architectural, fine art photographer and photography instructor located in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been a professional photographer for over 25 years and his photography is in hundreds of brochures for builders, architects and interior designers from around the country. His art photography is in the permanent collection of the Grand Rapids Art Museum and is in many corporate and private collections.
Randy is an award-winning photographer, both nationally and internationally. He was named the “2012 Photographer of the Year” by the Florida Professional Photographers association. With over 50,000 images submitted, Randy placed second place in the commercial category at the 2013 Grand Imaging Awards, which is PPA’s International print competition. The Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA) has named him one of top ten photographers the past three years.
Randy has been published in many local and national magazines, including Interiors, Builder, Professional Builder, USA Today and Tampa Bay Illustrated. He has spoken at national photography events, and is a featured speaker at the Florida Professional Photographers Convention. Randy is one of the lead instructors for “The Digital Photo Workshops” which holds photography workshops around the country. Randy is also an instructor of photography at The Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg, FL, teaching Photoshop, Lightroom, Landscape, Architectural and HDR photography.
He is an active member in the Professional Photography Association (PPA), Florida Professional Photographers (FPP) and the National Association of Photoshop Professional (NAPP), Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA). Randy also works with Kelby Training one-day live seminars across the country and with NAPP at Photoshop World. Randy has earned his Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) status from PPA. He is also a very active allied member of AIA Tampa Bay and regularly photographs events for them.
This image was taken with one really big flashlight, and took over 22 exposers to capture it. I then had to straiten up the building and replace a lot of windows and adjustment layers. I think it came out great and the architect loved it.