My name is Ryan, I am a photographer and owner of Ryannigelphotography.com. I do Travel, Landscape, Street, Architecture, Food/Beverage, Nature and Event Coverage Photography. I don’t do wedding shoots, family shoots, cat and dog photos, etc. …. 🙂
I am not in the business to shoot the ‘best’ photos. What is the ‘best’ photo anyway ? For one its this for the other its that.
I stopped with all my social media. It is all bull shit anyway and really time consuming.
Travel and Landscape Photography is my favorite waste of time. 🙂 Street Photography is my second favorite waste of time.
I have a personal preference for highly saturated vibrant photos with loads of contrast, though Black and White is also one of my favorite styles.
I do a lot in post processing. I like to use Photoshop, Lightroom, C-One. I use filters (ND, VariND and CPL) and some digital tools like Aurora, Photomatix HDR, NIK Collection, EZ Panel and TOPAZ Labs.
I shoot only with natural light, I don’t use flash.
I love detailing in post processing.
I don’t like pixel peepers, gear heads, self proclaimed photo pro’s and brand fan boys.
To me: Travel Photography brings it all together. Portrait, Landscape, Food, People, Street, Black and White. ‘Travel’ is a small word but, for me, it got a big meaning. It is not only the photography it is also the culture, landscape, habits, social issues, of people and places. You see it all, you experience it, live it, feel it.
At the moment I use Fujifilm X mirrorless cameras and lenses. Why ? For me, the cameras are comfortable, they are light and small, easy to use and lots of direct manual controls. The image quality is very good and the RAW files are very flexible. Fuji service is great. Their gear and vision is worth investing in. For editing I use a self-build PC with AMD CPU and AMD Graphics with a BenQ Photovue color corrected 27″ monitor. For travel i use a Dell XPS15. Editing tools: I use Lightroom, Photoshop, C-One, NIK, TOPAZ, Skylum. Storage: Seagate and WD external hard drives. Samsung SSD’s. My cameras use SD cards, for me, Samsung SD cards (U3 Class 10) are very good and reliable.
Please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org