Our workshops offer you the best in travel, landscape, and architectural photography workshops, helping you improve your photography and make great images in a fun and relaxed setting. Randy provides in-field, hands-on photo instruction coupled with classroom sessions and image critiques, tailoring their instruction to meet the needs of each photographer, regardless of skill level or camera equipment. Our focus is on helping you improve your photography skills and expanding your creativity while providing you opportunities to photograph unique and exciting locations and subjects.
Simply put, Randy Van Duinen Photo Workshops offer hands-on one-on-one training to photographers and hobbyists who want to become better digital photographers.
Randy Van Duinen
Randy has been in love with photography from the first time he and his brother picked up his grandfather’s old Argus rangefinder camera. He has also combined his two other passions of architecture and travel, along with sharing that knowledge with others no his workshops, speaking, and training classes.
His home base in St. Petersburg, Florida, but he grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and lived in California for over 12 years. Randy was planning to become an architect until he picks up his grandfather’s camera, but he soon discovered he liked photographing architecture. Shortly after buying his first Olympus OM-1, he took his Old VW Bus camper and headed out west, where he found his affinity for landscape and travel photography.
Randy’s photography has been on the covers and inside national magazines ranging from “Interiors” and “Professional Builder” to the covers of “Professional Photographer” and “Photoshop User.” Randy has received the Silver Medal in the 2014 World Photographic Cup for his commercial photography and was on the USA Team both 2014 and 2016.
The Moab workshop was 3 days of fun with the best bunch of people you could dream of. I learned light painting with THE Dave Black, learned Lightroom set-up and had my sensor cleaned.“Phenomenal weekend!
Jack Upchurch Jr.
This was a great hands-on workshop! You will get individualized instruction on shooting, composition and post processing, “These guys will take great care of you!
Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, this workshop was one of the best experiences of my life. Just beautiful and was so grateful for all the help in capturing it.
What can I expect from the workshop?
You can expect patient, personal instruction, and encouragement, with small group sizes, averaging one instructor to every six or seven guests. The first question we ask our attendees is, “What do you want or your expectations from this workshop?” By knowing what you want, we can work to help make that a reality.
You can expect to learn to improve your composition and how to photograph in different light conditions.
You will be encouraged to push yourself to develop your own style and come home with a collection of images worthy of a gallery show or a book project.
There will be one to two hours a day devoted to classroom time. This is where you will learn post-processing your images using Lightroom, Photoshop, and some plug-ins to advance your photography skills and improve your photographs.
We will spend time each day reviewing or critiquing a few of your favorite images. Critiques may sound a bit intimidating, but the lessons learned from viewing your and others' images from similar subject matters will help you improve much faster.
Between learning new processing techniques, composition, and class critiques, you will be ready with fresh ideas and inspiration as we head out on the next shoot.
Classroom discussions include:
Proper exposure techniques in a wide variety of situations
Blending images together in order to create one seamless image
Photographs that get you noticed on social media
Techniques for travel, landscape, and architectural photography
Photographic Elements: color balance, composition, scale, and lighting
Content – or the absence of it – and how to create a powerful effect on viewers