Rich Ryan is a photographer and outdoor enthusiast from South Jersey.
My love for photography began at 9 years old when I received my first camera, a 110mm. I started taking pictures of nature, then of my brothers and friends in an attempt to make baseball cards for our backyard baseball league. My next camera was a point-and-shoot 35mm. In college, I purchased my first SLR, a 35mm Minolta HTSi+. This was my first experience with a SLR - I took pictures of everything from portraits to landscapes to action shots of my brothers surfing, snowboarding and playing hockey. Upon the birth of my daughter in 2010, I made the jump to a digital SLR and haven’t looked back. The possibilities seemed endless - it was nice to get instant results and not have to develop film. I purchased my second DSLR in 2014.
In addition to photography, I have an enthusiasm for video which began with a VHS-C and later a 8mm camcorder. I would video tape my brothers during sporting events and create short highlight reels for them. My very first fishing video was made well before GoPros using a Sony 8mm camcorder that I attached to my father-in-law’s center console to record our striper fishing.
I put a lot of time into my photography and videography - I hope you like what you see and contact me to capture your next portrait or fishing excursion.
I would like to thank Chris Galluccio (www.stellamaxphotography.com) for answering my questions on that initial jump to a DSLR and John Cobleigh (www.jcobsphotography.com) and Matt Hecht (www.matthechtphotography.com) for showing me the ropes in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.