Lover’s Pass by RyanDyar

A simple shot from one of the happiest days I’ve had out shooting. This was taken about 5 minutes before I proposed to my bride-to-be Candace Bartlett last summer. Almost a year later and we have just a little over a month until the wedding. I’m one lucky dude to get to share my life with a good looking photographer chick!

Anyways, I just released a new post-processing instructional video a few days back. It’s packed with some unique techniques and theories about processing you may not find anywhere else. People seem to really be enjoying the videos and have had nothing but great things to say, so I *think* they are helping people… it’s been awesome to see the many before/after shots people have been emailing me. Be sure to check the videos out if you are into that sort of thing. It’s all on my website, as well as more photos, photo tour info, processing instruction via Skype like everyone else is doing, etc, etc.

2015 Tour Schedule
Lofoten Autumn Aurora – With Arild Heitmann
Northern Lights Finale – With Arild Heitmann
Processing Tutorial Videos
Processing Instruction via Skype

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Rattlesnake Canyon by RyanDyar

While on a trip with my good friends, Miles Morgan and David Thompson earlier this year, I had an area on the Palouse River on my mind that I wanted to check out. Not much real planning or research was done before hand, so after the hike down into this canyon, we were happily greeted by an awesome display of spring wildflower blooms in every direction. It was quite the pleasant surprise… but not as pleasant were the mosquitos and flies that swarmed David and I as we shot the sunset. All told, I had to clone out probably 50+ bugs from out of this image. Had a blast though shooting with David until twilight. On the walk back up out of the canyon however, we were alerted by a couple of fellow hikers to look out for the rattlesnake sitting on the side of the trail. This was my second close encounter with a rattlesnake in this area of Southeast Washington, though not as hair-raising as the first encounter. Just a friendly reminder to be on the lookout out in the desert… something tells me a snake bite would not be as fun as you think.

Anyways, I just released a new post-processing instructional video a few days back. It’s packed with some unique techniques and theories about processing you may not find anywhere else. People seem to really be enjoying the videos and have had nothing but great things to say, so I *think* they are helping people… it’s been awesome to see the many before/after shots people have been emailing me. Be sure to check the videos out if you are into that sort of thing. It’s all on my website, as well as more photos, photo tour info, processing instruction via Skype like everyone else is doing, etc, etc.

2015 Tour Schedule
Lofoten Autumn Aurora – With Arild Heitmann
Northern Lights Finale – With Arild Heitmann
Processing Tutorial Videos
Processing Instruction via Skype

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Drowning in Delirium by RyanDyar

One of the last nights of the tour I led with my main man Arild Heitmann brought us to some of the nicest accommodations of the trip (all accommodations were spectacular, but this place looked like a high end condo with insane mountain views) in which we could finally rest our weary bodies after a long drive across the islands… but then the Aurora forecast turned promising and sent us out into the night on no sleep in a foot of fresh snow on the off chance that the weather would break long enough for us to see the sky. One of the larger gambles we took on the trip, but it ended up paying off and we shot as long as we could until things socked in once more. Again, Arild’s knowledge of the local weather patterns and spot on Aurora predictions meant we had another successful shoot for everyone to be stoked on.

Arild Heitmann, Stian Klo and I are super stoked to announce two more of these tours, so if you are interested in having a freaking blast in the arctic you’ll want to check it out. Arild and Stian are the top guides in Norway, and a tour with them is the best way to ensure you are getting the most out of your trip abroad. Their local knowledge is far superior to any guide book or internet research you could get your hands on.

Anyways, I’m about ready to release a new post-processing instructional video. It’s packed with some unique techniques and theories about processing you may not find anywhere else. People seem to really be enjoying the videos and have had nothing but great things to say, so I *think* they are helping people… it’s been awesome to see the many before/after shots people have been emailing me. Be sure to check the videos out if you are into that sort of thing. It’s all on my website, as well as more photos, photo tour info, processing instruction via Skype like everyone else is doing, etc, etc.

2015 Tour Schedule
Lofoten Autumn Aurora – With Arild Heitmann
Northern Lights Finale – With Arild Heitmann
Processing Tutorial Videos
Processing Instruction via Skype

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Taken In Vein by RyanDyar

I recently spent some time traveling through the deserts of the northwest up here with my good friends Miles Morgan and David Thompson. I swear, there is more ball busting than actual shooting on these trips we take, but it would be hard to find two better dudes to travel with.



We arrived to our makeshift campsite in mid day after doing some off-roading to the top of a huge bluff overlooking the vast expanse of the Painted Hills area far below. We’d only slept a couple hours the night before, so a democratic vote decided it was nap time. Now, it was hot out there… and humid. The kind of humidity that is repulsive and causes you to sweat like a maniac. Good rest was hard to achieve, as sleeping while you’re that hot is a tall task. I managed to doze off for about an hour before Miles decided it was wake up time… and let us know by opening his Jeep doors and blasting his favorite Mariah Carey jam on the stereo as loud as any night club I’ve ever been to. After rubbing the sleep (and sweat and dust) out of our eyes, we all slowly walked back out into the warm afternoon sun to chat about the plans for the evening. We stood there looking down on the somewhat gnarly route we took to get our trucks up this bluff, feeling especially manly. Breaking the silence, Miles loudly proclaimed with a mouth full of blueberries “This is freaking RUGGED!” David and I couldn’t help but to burst into laughter. We found this to be the funniest statement ever coming from a man standing mostly naked in his pink underwear while Mariah Carey rang out of the speakers. I cried laughing, but didn’t rib him too hard as both David and I were in our underwear as well. It was scorching outside that day, don’t judge us. At least David and I weren’t wearing pink boxers though. 



As usual, Miles and David both came away with WAY better images than I did. Seriously, you’ll want to keep an eye out for their shots from the trip. Sick stuff. This image here was one of the two photos I got from the excursion. Nothing amazing overall, just a bit of a different take on a telephoto shot of the amazing lines and patterns of the Painted Hills. 



Anyways, I’m about ready to release a new post-processing instructional video. It’s packed with some unique techniques and theories about processing you may not find anywhere else. People seem to really be enjoying the videos and have had nothing but great things to say, so I *think* they are helping people… it’s been awesome to see the many before/after shots people have been emailing me. Be sure to check the videos out if you are into that sort of thing. It’s all on my website, as well as more photos, photo tour info, processing instruction via Skype like everyone else is doing, etc, etc.

2015 Tour Schedule
Lofoten Autumn Aurora – With Arild Heitmann
Northern Lights Finale – With Arild Heitmann
Processing Tutorial Videos
Processing Instruction via Skype

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