Randall J. Hodges has been capturing images of the Western United States and Canada as a full-time professional photographer for over 20 years. Most of his work comes from time spent hiking and backpacking the wilderness areas of the West where he has hiked and photographed over 34,500 trail miles. Randall’s work has been Published over 4,950 times worldwide in books, magazines, calendars, greeting cards, post cards, newspapers and much, much more. His work appears in publications like National Geographic, Nature Photographer Magazine, Northwest Travel Magazine, Oregon Coast Magazine, Hawaii Magazine, Photo Monthly Magazine, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Photo Professionals Magazine, Seattle Magazine, 1859 Oregon Magazine, Washington Trails Magazine, In the Pacific Northwest Magazine, Seattle Met Magazine just to name a few. Randall has won countless awards for his photography. Randall does not alter his work in any way and considers himself an “All in Camera Shooter” as he spends the time to wait for the right light and color and uses “Old School Techniques” rather than post-processing to capture his remarkable images. Only the smallest adjustments are made to ensure the finished print matches the back of the camera as closely as possible.
Randall’s work has been featured in countless galleries and art shows around the West. He speaks at photography conventions and seminars. Randall teaches his “Out in the Field” Lessons and Adventures around the West where he shares his old-school techniques on digital cameras with his students. His new book “Images of the West” is a 208-page full color landscape photography book, featuring 20 years of his amazing and unforgettable photography of the West.
I wanted to take a moment to explain why I am All-In-Camera Shooter. Because it's fun!! It is what sets me apart from all the other photographers that do post-processing and Photoshop. I started my career as a photographer in film days and I shot on Kodak Slide Films. I was a late bloomer to digital and by the time I switched I was already known as "the not digitally altered guy". When I did have to switch to digital, I did not want to lose this title. I figured out how to setup and run a digital camera as if it was my old slide film camera right down to programming the color pallets of my film right into my digital camera. Being an All-In-Camera Old School Style Shooter, is a style that makes me one of the last true All-In-Camera Teachers in the United States. Publishers also love my work, and my style has helped me become one of the most published photographers in the country. You can read more about why I chose to be an All-in-Camera shooter in my blog post, "Why All-In Camera". Out in the field, seeing my work finished right in the camera is such a big thrill for me, I do not have to wait until later on the computer to know if I have "Nailed It" and "Put it in the Bank!"
“Take only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints.”