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. His most recent book, The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography, was published by Rocky Nook.

Articles by Glenn Randall

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
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Creative Landscape Photography

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.

Rocky Mountain High
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Rocky Mountain High

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | Text & Photography By Glenn Randall

Okay, I admit it: I get tears in my eyes when I hear John Denver’s song “Rocky Mountain High.” My incurable romanticism, however, is balanced by my analytical approach to every image I photograph. The former urges me out of bed at 1 a.m. and up a 14,000-foot peak in the dark to shoot sunrise from the summit; the latter gives me the knowledge of map-reading, atmospheric optics, sunrise angles and digital capture necessary to pick the right fourteener, navigate in the dark and make compelling images once I get there. From the tallest fourteener to the tiniest wildflower, that combination of passion and analysis defines my approach to photographing Colorado.

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