Ryan Longnecker

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I grew up in the Eastern Sierras and since I was a kid I loved being outdoors and art. I went to school for music and theology and think both of those weave their way into my photography. I have a passion to change people from being cynical about people and this planet to being hopeful and seeing the beauty in it. I have a wife and two daughters and they could care less how successful I am at taking pictures, and that's great, because it's a constant anchor to what is best.


  • Landscape
  • Commercial
  • Aerial
  • Photojournalism


  • Composite Photography
  • Digital Photography
  • Natural Light Photography
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Compositing/Manipulation
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier


  • Lead Shooting
  • Destination Photography


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How I Shot It | Laguna Beach Sunrise Drone Shot From Shoot To Post

The Devil is in the details and they're laid out here.

Instagram Stars Dish On The Platform | @itsbigben, @bensasso, @benjhaisch, @katchsilva & @jeremycowart

I joined the Instagram community about a month before I got married in late 2012. I didn’t have a direction for it,...

How To Be Better At Mobile Photography | A Sample Workflow & Breakdown

Did you know your phone has more technology in it than the Space Station? Ok, I didn’t even try to verify that but...

Editing From The Bottom Up | Discover Your Unique Style To Create Your Own Preset

So I realized something the other day. As I was editing I was for whatever reason scrolling to the bottom of the...

Can We Talk About Photography Workshops For A Freaking Second?

Ok, can we talk about Photo Workshops for a freaking second?? Ever thought, “I just wish there was a workshop for...

It Is About Gear & It’s Not | Is Your Gear Outperforming Your Vision?

As a kid, I would wake up early on Saturdays to watch Bob Ross, for his soothing grandfatherly voice to guide me...

Practical Review | DJI Phantom 4 Pro

I’m not the type of person that nerds out on gear that often. Most of the time when an “upgrade” is announced...

Lens Review | Sigma 12-24 F/4 Art

So lets get this on the table right away; it’s a great lens. It might be super-huge, maybe a little too wide, and a...

Chris Burkard Q & A And Advice | SLR Lounge Exclusive

As a landscape photographer Chris Burkard is an easy choice as someone to look up to not only in style but in overall...

A Canon Shooter’s Review of Nikon Lenses & A Sony Body | In The Enemy’s Camp

You should know some things about me before we begin. I’ve only ever shot Canon, except for once when my camera...

Why You Have No Followers & What It Truly Takes To Change That

With a title like that, chances are those of you who don’t know me might have visited my Instagram or Facebook page...

Drone Image Prep & Processing | A Guideline For Getting The Drone Shots You Really Want

How to prep, think about, and execute the drone images you want to make.