About - Michael Ryan Photography

From my favorite tree in Petaluma, California

Hello and welcome!

I am a landscape photographer based in Sonoma County, California. Throughout my life spending time in nature has always brought me peace. Some of my earliest memories were born in the big skies of Montana, in the rivers and creeks of the Sierras, and the beaches of the California coast. Exploring these ever changing and almost never ending landscapes has evolved into a lifelong pursuit.

The goal of my images is to not only evoke a sense of wonder, but also a sense of urgency. I want to inspire the viewer to connect or even re-connect with the natural world around them. Nature misses us, nature need us, and we need nature now more than ever. Wild lands are falling prey to development and the public lands meant to preserve our amazing natural treasures are grossly underfunded and in need of our help. My imagery is an attempt to spotlight these amazing places not only for their unsurpassed beauty, but also advocate for their preservation so that we may all enjoy their gifts for many years to come.

When viewing my image galleries you will quickly learn that my quest to uncover nature's beauty has taken me to some fascinating places.  However, I find my most personally satisfying work originates from my own "backyard" of Sonoma, Marin, and Mendocino counties here in California. Many of my local images feature lesser photographed areas as I believe they have a unique beauty that is all their own.  I hope these scenes bring you, the viewer, as much joy and comfort as they have for me.  Thank you!

What I Use
Nikon D810
Nikkor and Tamron Lenses
Hoya Circular Filters
Lee Graduated Filters
Really Right Stuff TFC-33 Tripod
Really Right Stuff Ball Head and L-Plate
MindShift Gear Backlight 26L Backpack

Hoya Filter USA Ambassador
I am a Brand Ambassador for Hoya Filter USA.  Are you interested in learning more about the Hoya filters I use?  Don't hesitate to ask. 

Hoya Filter Discount Code
Want to purchase a Hoya Filter and save a little money?  Use the code Ryan15 at checkout for 15% off your entire purchase of regularly priced filters.  You can order directly from Hoya HERE.

Published Work
My work has appeared in Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, Digital Photo Pro Magazine, Digital SLR Photography Magazine, Landscape Photography Magazine, Western Living Magazine, Marin magazine, as well as Napa Sonoma magazine.  In addition, my work has been featured by the U.S. Department of the Interior, California State Parks Foundation, San Francisco Chronicle, Sonoma Valley Sun, as well as several digital outlets.

Follow Me Here: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr | 500px

Special Note: I am not, nor have I ever been a wedding photographer in Illinois.  If you are looking for a photographer that fits that description I am not that person.

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