Services - Michael Ryan Photography


Image Licensing

Commercial Use Licensing
All of the images on this site, as well as others in my archived image libraries (please contact me for access), are available for licensing.  If your are interested in licensing an image, please contact me with specific details (intended usage, resolution requirements, etc) and I can provide a quote.

Free Licensing
In limited cases, I will consider free image usage by non-profit nature advocacy groups for causes that I support.  If you are a non-profit and would like to use my images to support your advocacy campaigns, please contact me with specific details.

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Personal Photography Tours (Northern Marin and Sonoma Counties)

I offer photography tours of some of my favorite local areas for individuals and small groups (up to 4 people).  The tours are intended to be informal, fun, and with the sole purpose of maximizing the photographer's success in the field.  Hiring me as your photo guide offers the following benefits:

Itineraries that include optimal locations based on time of year and current conditions in the field
The ability to shoot lesser known locations. Many of which are not covered in popular photography guide books
First hand knowledge from an experienced, local landscape photographer
Camera technique and lens suggestion
Composition instruction
Image feedback

Note: Transportation, food, and drink are not included

Most tours can be developed within the following time frames to best suit your availability and image goals (subject to my availability, of course):

Two Hours (Sunrise or Sunset)
Four Hours (Morning, Afternoon, or Evening)
Full Day (up to 8 hours with breaks)

Tours can combine the suggested itineraries detailed below (e.g. Marin/Sonoma Back Roads and Sonoma Coast). 

Northern Marin/ Western Sonoma Back Roads and Sonoma Coast tours are detailed below. Sample images from many of the possible locations are shown for inspiration.

If you are interested in scheduling a photography tour please contact me for availability and pricing.  Tours of two or more people receive discounted pricing on the per person tour rate, so bring a friend!

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The back roads of Marin and Sonoma county are an abundance of riches for the landscape photographer.  The tour focuses heavily on open space subjects that dominate this very rural area. You will have the opportunity to photograph rolling hills, layered valleys, farmlands, livestock, majestic oak trees, reflective lakes, and even the pacific ocean.  These areas, in my opinion, excel at sunrise and in early morning light (especially when morning fog is present), but are also extremely beautiful at sunset.

This tour is offered year round but is optimal between the months of September through May when low morning fog is more likely.
Recommended tour length: 2-4 hours

Sonoma County is known for its amazing wines, but it also boasts stunning coastline that delivers both phenomenal beauty and diverse geology.  The tour begins near the coastal village of Bodega Bay and can stretch as far north as the secluded county beaches of the Sea Ranch.  Side trips to a gorgeous redwood grove, a rhododendron reserve (April-June typically), or the Russian River are possible as well.

• This tour is offered year round
• Recommended tour length: 2-8 hours

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