Vancouver Island Photographer Randy Hall
Randy Hall is a Vancouver Island photographer specializing in nature photography, whether it is capturing natural settings such as seascapes or forest landscapes or the plants and animals that inhabit this part of British Columbia. He considers himself a landscape photographer first, but also an opportunistic wildlife photographer. “My photos are my interpretation of works by a true master… Mother Nature”.
Randy has developed a style that shows enhanced colours and contrast. When many people think of contrast, they think colours and tones. There can also be contrast in content. An example of this can be seen in some of Randy’s early morning images of Parksville Bay. Towering or threatening clouds can instill the feeling of unrest, while the calm waters of the bay say serenity. “It’s this type of scene, and the incorporation of weather, that interests me the most”.
Randy attributes much of his success to his friendship with local professional, Craig Carmichael and to the support of his wife, Cindy. It’s one thing to take photos and produce works of art, but it’s difficult to take that next step and get it out there for all to see. This is where your support team plays a critical role.
Current equipment: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, 18-55mm lens, 55-250mm lens
Galleries: Oceanside Village Artists’ Gallery (Parksville)
Island Exposures Art Gallery (Parksville)
Clock Tower Gallery (Port Alberni)
Markets: Qualicum Beach Artisans Market (juried) - 2013
Milner Gardens Art and Photography in the Garden (juried) - 2013
P-ART-Y on the Drive – 2012, 13
Village Christmas Artisans Faire (juried) – 2013
Occasional Shows: The Old School House Arts Centre (Qualicum Beach)
McMillan Art Centre (Parksville)
Teach monthly workshops (beginner and intermediate level) at Island Exposures Art Gallery
Past President of Oceanside Photographers Club Member of The Old School House Arts Centre