About Randall R Bresee Photography


I experimented with photography at a young age and obtained formal photographic training while attending college. My first photography course involved a 4inch x 5inch view camera and black & white film. I was greatly impressed with the control and exceptional image quality that could be achieved with these tools and I have continued to make creative black & white images with a 4x5 camera. I strive to move people emotionally with fine black and white photographs which have extremely high technical quality. 

Technique Summary

Images are captured directly in black & white using film of medium speed while the camera is secured on a tripod for virtually every image. Swing and tilt camera adjustments are used to optimize focus and perspective. Zone system controls are used to optimize film exposure & development to obtain high quality negatives. High quality 1 GB digital files are obtained from each 4x5 film by drum-scanning at high resolution (5,000ppi and 16-bit pixel depth) when wet mounted after scanner aperture and other hardware adjustments are optimized. Image files are edited with a color-managed workflow for consistent and predictable printing at high resolution. A 12-pigment inkjet printer is used to obtain archival prints (estimated life is >100years) using three or four black inks and split toning to create depth in prints. 

Recent Accomplishments

Landscape Photography Magazine, Issue 70, Dec 2016 - "Dalton Highway in the Brooks Range" photo published

The Daily Times
(Maryville, TN), 6-part feature of 2016 photo trip to Alaska: April 19, April 29, May 17, June 6, June 27 and July 18, 2016

2013 Spider Award
, two nominees from 10,000 entries from 75 countries. "Womanly Curves" celebrated women's hour glass shape and 
"Johnson Lake" celebrated symmetry in nature 

Colorado's Highway of Legends,
May 2012, by Vision-Finder Productions. See me at 1:06 and 7:25min in video: 
http://youtu.be.9ZLHNmuK4b0 

LensWork
, No. 97, Dec 2011 - several images published  

The Daily Times
(Maryville, Tenn), "The Great Wide Open" photography feature, page 7A, Dec 2, 2010 

PhotoFidelity - The Art and Science of Photography
, Sept 18, 2010, photos in "The Inspirational B&W Work of Seven Photographers": http://www.photofidelity.com/blog/the-inspirational-bw-work-of-seven- photographers.html

Arts Council of Henderson County,
North Carolina, June 2010, "Waves of New Mexico" won 1st Place Award