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About Me

Randy Van Duinen

I am a nationally and internationally award-winning photographer, speaker, and trainer that specializes in architectural photography. I also have a fascination with travel photography and digital imaging. 


I am the oldest of seven boys growing up in the inter-city in Grand Rapids, Michigan where we lived in a 100-year-old house. This probably is where I developed my interest in photographing old and historic buildings. My interest in photography started when my brother brought home our grandfather's old Argus camera and we built our first darkroom. After driving to California in an old VW Bus and living in Southern California for a few years I move back to Grand Rapids and finished my bachelor’s degree in communication and photography.


A reunion of working with my brother at a commercial photography studio also happened at this time and lasted for two years before my wife and I moved to California. I become the studio manager for an architectural photographer and then moved to San Francisco to start my own architectural photography business. Being in the heart of the digital revolution at the time I started using Adobe Photoshop and pushed my photography further before most other photographers had any idea what was coming to our industry.


I relocated to St. Petersburg in 2000 and worked for KelbyOne, and a company that created brochures for builders, and also started my own photography company, RVD Photography.


Architectural + Design clients:

Gresham Smith


Daroff Design

CMK Design

CI Group

Global Furniture



Awards & Degrees


2021: Silver Photographer of the Year

2020: Diamond Photographer of the Year

2016: Master Artist (M.Artist)

2016: World Photographic Cup USA Team

2016: Gold Photographer of the Year

2015: Master of Photography (M.Photog.)​

2016: Gold Photographer of the Year (Photography)

2016: Gold Photographer of the Year (Artist)

2015: Platinum Photographer of the Year (Photography)

2015: Gold Photographer of the Year (Artist)

2015: Top 10 Commercial photographer

2014: World Photographic Cup - Silver Medal

2014: Grand Imaging Awards - 1st place in the commercial category

2014: Photographic Craftsman Degree (Cr.Photog.)

2014: Top 10 Commercial photographer​

2013: Grand Imaging Awards - 2nd place in the commercial category

2013: Platinum Photographer of the Year

2013: Top 10 Commercial photographer

2012: Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)



2018: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2017: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2016: Florida Professional Photographer Artist of the year

2016: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2015: Florida Professional Photographer Artist of the year

2015: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2014: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2013: Top 10 Florida Photographer

2012: Florida Professional Photographer of the year

2012: Top 10 Florida Photographer

Florida Degree of Artistic Excellence (FDAE)

Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence (FDAE)

Florida Service Degree (FSD)



President 2018

2020: Photographer of the Year

2019: Photographer of the Year

2015: Photographer of the Year

2013: Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020, 2019, 2015, 2013

Top 10 Photographers past seven years



Professional Photographer (Cover)

Photoshop User (Cover)

Professional Photographer Magazine Profile Article



Professional Builder

USA Today

Tampa Bay Illustrated

Light It

Sarasota Magazine

And many more...


Active memberships 

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

American Society of Photographers (ASP)

Florida Professional Photographers (FPP)

Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association (TAPPA)

AIA Tampa Bay, 2013 Allied Member of the Year

Below are links to audio and video interviews.

Creative Live

Lightroom and Photoshop for Architectural Photographers

Lightroom and Photoshop for Landscape Photographers

WFLA Tampa Bay Channel 8 News - Daytime TV Show:

TV Interview

PPA Red Chair:

Value of Entering Print Competition

Aurora HDR 2018 Webinar with Skylum:

Architectural HDR

The Picturing Success Podcast:

Fun interview with Larry Becker

PhotoBomb Podcast:

55 - Riding on a Unicorn

56 - Adulting

57 - Metal Bikinis and Wings

The List TV Show

I am in the second part of the video.

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