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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Inspiration DJI Inspire 2 & Zenmuse X7 Review | A Pro Cinema Tool That Makes A Studio Out Of A Single User
By Ryan Longnecker on December 16, 2017
The X7 finally realizes the potential every drone shooter really always wanted from a...
News & Insight 5 People The Creative Community Doesn’t Like or Need Anymore
By Ryan Longnecker on November 12, 2017
If you read that and thought, “One of the people we need less of is people who write...
Gear & Apps Why I Chose A Sony Camera For A Critical Trip Even As A Canon Shooter
By Ryan Longnecker on October 24, 2017
Choosing the right tool for the job.
Tips & Tricks A Guide To Color Processing In Lightroom Or Photoshop | Step Up Your Image Color
By Ryan Longnecker on October 4, 2017
Your color work will set you apart.
News & Insight Starting Out In Photography | The Tips To Succeed Typically Figured Out Only Once You’ve Succeeded
By Ryan Longnecker on September 27, 2017
You don't need to see 20/20 only in hindsight
News & Insight How I Shot It | Laguna Beach Sunrise Drone Shot From Shoot To Post
By Ryan Longnecker on September 2, 2017
The Devil is in the details and they're laid out here.
Gear & Apps Instagram Stars Dish On The Platform | @itsbigben, @bensasso, @benjhaisch, @katchsilva & @jeremycowart
By Ryan Longnecker on June 22, 2017
I joined the Instagram community about a month before I got married in late 2012. I...
Tips & Tricks How To Be Better At Mobile Photography | A Sample Workflow & Breakdown
By Ryan Longnecker on May 28, 2017
Did you know your phone has more technology in it than the Space Station? Ok, I...
Tips & Tricks Editing From The Bottom Up | Discover Your Unique Style To Create Your Own Preset
By Ryan Longnecker on March 31, 2017
So I realized something the other day. As I was editing I was for whatever reason...
News & Insight Can We Talk About Photography Workshops For A Freaking Second?
By Ryan Longnecker on March 23, 2017
Ok, can we talk about Photo Workshops for a freaking second?? Ever thought, “I just...
News & Insight It Is About Gear & It’s Not | Is Your Gear Outperforming Your Vision?
By Ryan Longnecker on February 22, 2017
As a kid, I would wake up early on Saturdays to watch Bob Ross, for his soothing...
News & Insight Practical Review | DJI Phantom 4 Pro
By Ryan Longnecker on February 14, 2017
I’m not the type of person that nerds out on gear that often. Most of the time when...