About Ryan

Company Role:
Local Safari Leader

What I Enjoy Photographing:
Landscape, Nature, People

Equipment:
Nikon D300s

What I Enjoy About Photography:
Capturing and recording history

Ryan brings a breadth of photography and life experiences to his safaris. He graduated from Grand Valley State University and has been working as a photojournalist for the US Army Corps of Engineers while currently obtaining his MFA, focused on photography, from the Academy of Art University. Ryan has served as a captain, engineer, and platoon leader in the US Army and has received numerous awards including the Army Commendation Medal. In his free time, Ryan enjoys reading, cooking & watching movies.


Recent Comments from participants about Ryan:

Ryan was great! Very knowledgeable, friendly and generally a nice guy. I appreciated his patience and his ability to handle a big group (12 people) on bikes.

Ryan was a wonderful teacher, very personable and good at explaining everything and helping us individually.

Ryan was a great guide. He is very knowledgeable about all of the camera functions and also very personable

Ryan was very informative and was ready to help when you needed him. He really made the class fun and enjoyable.

Extremely knowledgeable and took time with each person in our group, showing them techniques with their own camera.

Great communicator, accomplished the task, accomodated our needs and varying camreras, we learned things

Ryan is an excellent teacher- personable, explained concepts very well, and showed a real interest in our learning experience.

He did the best he could considering his iIPad was not working well. He was patient and answered all my questions and tried to help me to understand my point & shoot camera, even though a person with a more sophisticated camera would benefit more.

Since not everyone had have best quality cameras, ryan also gave advice to the people with simple digital cameras.

The leader was friendly and his presentation was easy to understand.


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