With a stoke for participating in and guiding action sports, Ryan can provide a unique approach to a project. Also, with a borderline obsession with coffee and craft beer, I'm always keen to chat over either. Ryan developed as a hockey goaltender in Canada, then moving to snowboarding, skiing and mountain biking again after his retirement from the game.
Ryan is meticulous in deciding on what gear to take on a shoot. Quality matters, Ryan uses top tier Sony mirror-less Cameras capable of 4K video and super slow motion high frame rate camera, creating Buttery B-roll. For photography, Ryan always shoot photos in RAW format to ensure the highest level of clarity and sharpness. I edit with Adobe Lightroom, After Effects, Final Cut Pro X and share with a dedicated website to make everything simple.
Growing up in Alberta, Ryan developed a respect for hockey and athletes' journey in the game. The NHL was not in the cards, but playing competitive hockey to a high level taught Ryan lessons and skills to improve to develop character like focus, patience and taking constructive criticism.
He still loves the game and enjoy the opportunity to support teams and training organizations in creating visuals that tell the story of these passionate athletes, dedicated parents, coaches and trainers. Ryan's been fortunate to be able to work with amazing organizations like ATC Goaltending School out of Edmonton who's clients include goaltenders from minor leagues to WHL and University goaltenders.
Traveling to Australia, Hawaii, Tofino and Mexico offered a unique opportunity for this prairie raised hockey player to learn and appreciate surfing and the culture surrounding it. Truly a passion, Ryan looks forward to any opportunity to get out and enjoy the serene environments this sport presents.
He understands the struggles of capturing these environments by yourself and am comfortable with bringing gear near the water including drones, GoPro Hero and Max 360, Mirror-less camera's and the required mounts so all you'll have to do is enjoy the trip.
Learned to ski at age 5 and snowboard at age 10. Focusing on hockey from age 10-21 put snow sports on the back burner but once the hockey career ended, Ryan began teaching snowboarding and skiing at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary during college, reigniting my stoke for the sports. Then traveling to Australia and New Zealand to work a resort town ski shop. From there Ryan always kept a foot, well more of a lower body, in the winter sport scene's including guiding trips on weekend to popular Alberta and British Columbia resorts from Edmonton and Calgary.
Ryan's partnered with resorts and ski operations to create ski photography and videography visuals to share the stoke of this amazing sport. Ryan's comfortable on most winter adventures including a day at the resort, cat or Heli Ski days and multi-day Backcountry Ski adventures. Ryan has completed training in CAA Avalanche operations Level 1 and Wilderness First Aid.
Ryan started cycling and participating in triathlons to keep fit during the summer but it quickly grew into something to look forward to every summer. He has partnered with incredible local organizations and businesses here on Vancouver Island including Mount Washington, United Riders of Cumberland and Swicked Cycle to develop media visuals.
Capturing these environments by yourself is difficult outside of GoPro's. Ryan can add other tools to capture the experience for thoroughly by using aerial shots, mirror-less cameras with gimbals, sound design, etc.
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