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. Randy won the Silver Medal in the World Photographic Cup’s Commercial category, he placed first place in the commercial category at the 2014 Grand Imaging Awards and second place in 2013, which is PPA’s International Print Competition. The Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA) named Randy “Photographer of the Year” in 2013 and he has been one of top ten photographers the past five 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 has been a featured speaker at the Florida Professional Photographers Convention numerous years. Randy is one of the lead instructors for “The Digital Photo Workshops” which holds photography workshops around the country. He is also an instructor of photography at The Morean Art Center in St. Petersburg, FL, teaching Photoshop, Lightroom, Landscape, Architectural and HDR photography.
Randy 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 KelbyOne one-day live seminars across the country and with KelbyOne (NAPP) at Photoshop World. Randy has earned his Master of Photography (M.Photog.), Photographic Craftsman Degree (Cr.Photog.), Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence (FDAE) and is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) status from PPA. He is also a very active allied member of AIA Tampa Bay.
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.