• Who’s This Randy Dude?

    Well, that's me! I'm from East TN, married to the lovely Laura, have way too many kids (two of which are Active Military), and we live in Knoxville.

    On the photography side I have the coolest photography studio in Knoxville (ok, maybe I am a bit biased), have won several awards, teach a variety of photography classes & workshops, love working with kids, high school seniors, and families, and shoot a lot of sports (bad habit #3). My images have been published worldwide, including on two Sports Illustrated covers and many other national and international magazines and newspapers. I have photographed everything from newborns to underground mines to some very awesome images of kids and high school seniors, and yeah it's a blast!

    My goal is to produce stunning images of my subjects using creative backgrounds, a great relationship with my subjects, dramatic lighting, and awesome posing. Thanks for stopping by!

    Click here for my sports photography site.

Knoxville’s Cutest Baby Contest Voting

It’s almost here! Tomorrow (Friday 3-12-10) at midnight you will be able to go to Vote Here and make your pick for Knoxville’s cutest baby. The winner receives a $500 Photo Session with us, and second and third get $100 towards a session (or prints).

The poll will be open for 72 hours (ends at midnight on Monday 3-15-10) and the image myself and the parents chose will be displayed next to the child’s name. Voting is restricted to one vote per IP number every 6 hours and the results automatically update as percentages.

I wish everyone could win, this contest has been a blast and I want to thank everyone who participated! If anyone has any problems or questions just send an email to randy@sartinphoto.com

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UT Photography Class

As a lot of you may know, I’m a big fan of UT’s Photography Certificate Program, so here’s what I’ve been doing with the program. Here is a complete list of courses.

I’m really excited about the class I’m taking this spring, Adam Brimer’s Introduction to Photojournalism class. Adam is a staff photographer with the Knoxville News Sentinel and this should be a very interesting class.

Last week I spoke at Tom Geisler’s Fundamentals II class and today I tagged along on his Fundamentals I class on their downtown field trip. I always come away from these a little energized, it does one good to be around people so eager to learn. I got a few good images on the trip, but I wanted to share this Flip Video I put together…enjoy!:)

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Anderson County High School Football

Just returned from the Anderson County High School Football Banquet (had a GREAT time!) and just wanted to post a link to all of the images from last year, I’ll add some more info here later tonight. Here’s the link, Anderson County Football Images on MaxPreps


Images from the Banquet are now online at AC Football Banquet. I tried to capture everyone getting an award, enjoy!

Oh yeah, here is the plaque that was awarded to the players. I’m very happy to have provided the images for it! (and plaques are hard to photograph!)

eric lintz - Enjoyed the presentations at the Banquet. The photos are great. I ordered a package of my son’s pictures. Excellent job!

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Knoxville Baby Contest Update

We’ve had a rash of rescheduling today due to some sick babies :(  and have several appointments open this week. Just click on this Online Schedule to set an appointment (once there, you will have to click on the “sign up” tab to actually make the appointment) and Thanks for the great response so far, this contest is a BLAST! To see all of the wonderful contestants go to our FaceBook Fan Page.

More information on the contest (the grand prize is valued at $500) go to the Baby Contest Page.

Band Photographer James Zedd - I hope your participants feel better soon! Have fun with the contest.

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SportsShooter

This is a bit off topic with all of the Baby Stuff going on right now, but I recently applied for and was accepted into the www.sportsshooter.com group. Sports Shooter is an online community of working sport photographers, photojournalists and student photographers. Unless you’re actively shooting sports or news, this is probably not much interest to you, but I’m pretty pleased by it:)You can check out my page at www.sportsshooter.com/randysartin

Band Photographer James Zedd - Congratulations on getting your acceptance. I’m sure the realm of sports photography will help you grow as a photographer. Take care.

Los Angeles Photographer - Randy, good work on getting accepted. I’ve known several photographers who applied and were turned away. This speaks well of your portfolio and skills.

Tammy - Proud of you Randy! Great job!

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