Bio

Glenn Randall is a wilderness landscape photographer whose primary subject is Colorado. He has been photographing every corner of the state since 1993 and recently completed a seven-year project to shoot sunrise from the summit of all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Farcountry Press published those images in Sunrise from the Summit: First Light on Colorado’s Fourteeners. Rocky Nook published his book Dusk to Dawn: A Guide to Landscape Photography at Night in spring 2018. The second edition of his bookThe Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography, was published by Rocky Nook in spring, 2020.

Articles by Glenn Randall

Image of Longs Peak
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Avoid Common Photo Mistakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Use SAFE-D-WINS as a checklist each time you shoot to avoid simple errors.

Photograph of Mears Peak.
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Adobe Super Resolution

Thursday, March 31, 2022 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Adobe’s new tool for increasing image resolution is far superior to Photoshop’s previous option—and competitive, with dedicated software alternatives.

Image created by planning and previsualization.
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Visualize, Plan, Shoot!

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

How to use maps and apps to plan the images you imagine.

night landscape photography of a meteor shower
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5 Steps For Stunning Night Landscape Photography

Monday, May 4, 2020 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Use these techniques and tips to master the art of astrophotography, from star trails and meteors to the Milky Way.

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How To Plan A Milky Way Photo Shoot

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Tips for choosing locations, timing and creative approaches to photographing the Milky Way above the landscape for incredible nighttime photos.

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Processing Night Photography

Friday, February 2, 2018 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

How to process night photography to meet our color expectations while preserving the natural hues of the stars and Milky Way.

Yellowstone In Winter © Glenn Randall
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Photographing Yellowstone In Winter

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Discover the unique photo opportunities when snow blankets this iconic national park.

Photographing Meteor Showers - Perseids
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Photographing Meteor Showers

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Techniques to create a single image that captures the experience of this celestial phenomenon.

Colorado Fall Color - San Juan Mountains
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Colorado Fall Color Pilgrimage

Thursday, December 8, 2016 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

A turn-by-turn guide to experiencing Colorado’s spectacular fall color displays.

Creative Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques
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Creative Landscape Photography Tips & Techniques

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Can a realistic landscape photograph be creative?

HDR The Easy Way
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HDR The Easy Way

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

We’ve all heard the sales pitch: High-dynamic-range imaging has solved photography’s last great problem, creating beautiful, realistic photographs of high-contrast scenes.

Psych 101
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Psych 101

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

One of the insights of modern psychology is how much our preferences and decisions are driven by unconscious processes.

Photographing The Milky Way
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Photographing The Milky Way

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Of all the wonders of the night sky, the most spectacular subject for photographers who lack a telescope is surely the Milky Way.

Keeping It Real With HDR
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Keeping It Real With HDR

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, “How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?”

The Universal Exposure Strategy
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The Universal Exposure Strategy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Menacing gray clouds filled the sky when I arrived before dawn on the crest of Black Face in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado.

A View From The Top
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A View From The Top

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Summits are magical places. Reaching the summit of a high peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world.

The Rarest Light
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The Rarest Light

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

For 18 years now, I’ve been specializing in wilderness landscape photography.

HDR Software Roundup And Review
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HDR Software Roundup And Review

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Interest in high-dynamic-range (HDR) imaging has exploded over the last few years.

Max Out Your DSLR Sensor
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Max Out Your DSLR Sensor

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Sometimes your first capture is your only capture. Blow the exposure, and you’ve blown a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can’t bracket high-action wildlife or outdoor sports—you’re all but guaranteed to get the wrong exposure at the decisive moment.

The Rembrandt Solution
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The Rembrandt Solution

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Landscape photographers face a fundamental challenge: how to compress the broad range of light intensities typically found in the real world into the much narrower range of tones that can be reproduced in a print.

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