Randy De La Pena
A little about me...
Embarking on a journey into photography in November 2019, I discovered a newfound passion. Beginning as a mere hobby, it quickly evolved into a pursuit of capturing compelling stories through my lens. My dedication caught the eye of Len Wood at the Santa Maria Times, leading to my first foray into professional photography in February 2020. This experience has not only honed my skills in digital photography and journalism but also enriched my interpersonal connections. My unique approach lies in consistently surpassing my previous work and seeking unconventional perspectives, a trait that resonates with the dynamic spirit of the Francia Team. Engaging with the community, especially through my involvement in the photo committee at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, reflects my commitment to showcasing local impact. My journey in photography and videography is more than a career; it's a path to inspire my children and others that with passion, anything is achievable. As I continue to explore this art form, I look forward to capturing the diverse beauty of our world, reflecting the Francia Team's dedication to excellence and community connection.