Randy Hanna is an enthusiastic outdoor photographer whose passion for nature and its beauty has taken him to the four corners of the globe. He has traveled extensively to photograph wildlife and culture in remote locations such as Indonesia, Jordan, and the Marshall Islands. During the past several years Randy has been drawn to the many sights, sounds and aromas of Africa, a place that he says “stirs his soul and warms his heart,” and compels him to share the beauty and adventure of Africa with anyone who will listen.
An accomplished and published photographer, Randy readily shares his craft with others who are interested in learning. He has a knack for translating the most complex technical aspects of photography into simple language and concepts that are easy to understand. Randy uses his engineering background and skills, coupled with an artistic eye and years of teaching and lecturing, to help both experienced and novice photographers improve their skills. In his photography, Randy tries to draw the viewer into the image in an attempt to share with them the excitement of being on location and taking the photograph.
Randy has mentored students from the Seattle Art Institute, frequently hosts studio and outdoor lighting classes in the greater Seattle area, and has lectured at a variety of photography workshops. He is an expert in high dynamic range photography and in staging panorama scenes using multiple images to complete a single scene. He also is very adept and a skilled artist in Photoshop and an expert in Nikon camera systems.
In 2009 Randy was a semi-finalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year. His photographs have appeared in Northwest Magazine and other northwest area publications. He was selected as Editor’s Choice for Outdoor Photography – Colors of the World in 2008, and his photographs can be found gracing the walls of corporate boardrooms.