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Friday
Apr042014

hudson



Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Portrait Photographer

Friday
Nov292013

Thanksgiving Day Prep | Food Photography

My beautiful wife spent Thanksgiving killing it in our kitchen. She's so talented, and the light was so enticing, I couldn't help but shoot some of her process. The prep images were captured at ISO 3200+ using window light, and the table shots were lit with a single speed light on 1/64th power. No modifier was needed, and I positioned my light opposite the camera angle to provide some shape and rim lighting. Her first attempt at a full Thanksgiving dinner alone, I'll chalk it up as a huge success!

Cheers Love.

 

Friday
Oct112013

ryan meyers | apple stl

Ryan Meyers. He's like James Dean reincarnated. The cool this kid posseses is contagious.

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Tuesday
Oct082013

bridezilla

This is Tara. She was the furthest thing from a bridezilla, but we wanted to do something creative, so we staged this shot. Cheers to all three of you for portraying your character so believably!

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Saturday
Oct052013

ian christopher | happy 2nd birthday, son!

Two years. And every single day has been completely amazing. Son, you are teaching me why I'm here, and for that, I'll be forever grateful. Watching you discover new things has become my favorite past time, and I struggle to remember what was significant in life before you were born. I love you, man! Here's to the incredible two's; the messes, the shenanigans, the adventures! I can't wait!

Love Daddy.

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Thursday
Oct032013

derek webb | nashville, tn

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Tuesday
Sep102013

amisha

Amisha Bhatt. Business extraordinaire and sharp as a tack. She's focused, driven, and resilient. I had the privilege of calling her a colleague for several years while living in the city of St. Louis, MO. This image was about eighteen months in the making, as life moved me in a whirlwind of directions. Thanks for your patience, Amisha.

Cheers.

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Wednesday
Aug142013

bre

This is Bre. We met up for an impromptu shoot on the outskirts on Indianapolis while I was road tripping from St. Louis to upstate New York. My direction for the shoot was that of a bohemian vagabond from the 1970's, and I think Bre pulled it off very well! There's some Janis Joplin soul in her swag, and I like it! Thanks for being game on such short notice!

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Tuesday
Aug132013

steph

Ryan Walters  |  Central New York Photographer

Wednesday
Aug072013

Dave

 

Sunday
Jun232013

holly marie | ithaca farmer's market

On a recent location scout in Ithaca, NY, Holly and I discovered the Ithaca Farmer's Market. It was pouring down rain, so we were in search of a vacant, covered space to test some new gear and pull off a shoot in a pinch, if ever we were challenged to do so with a client. This space was inspiring! Constructed of old raw lumber, it must have been the length of a football fiield at least, and it provided endless possibilities. I was testing a new modifier with a speedlight for a lean and mean lighing kit in situations where I want to stay very light and mobile, but still have some lighting control over the environment. We were set up and shooting in a matter of minutes! Holly was gracious enough to endulge my expolration of the new kit, and we had a great time! It's been way too long since we did this sort of thing together, and I miss it. She was stellar, beautiful, and willing to let go and just have fun. The shoot yielded several memorable images, but this one is my favorite.

Ryan Walters | Central New York Photographer

Saturday
Jun222013

nashville | before the stage

On a recent road trip to Nashville, my brother and I spent some time on Music Row. The street musicians captured my interest and I hope to shoot a collection of their sub-culture in the near future. Subtle scenes of hopeful musicians littered every corner and alley. This one is a favorite.

Ryan Walters | Central New York Photographer

Wednesday
May152013

18 months

Ryan Walters | Central New York Photographer

 

Tuesday
Apr092013

fatherhood



Fatherhood.

Ryan Walters | Central New York Photographer

Tuesday
Mar122013

brother

This is my brother. He accompanied me on a recent portrait project and stood in for my test shot. I'm not able to publish the images we captured just yet, but I'm excited about this project! A book should result from it in the coming months. Thanks for your help, man!

Ryan Walters  |  St. Louis Photographer

Wednesday
Mar062013

depp?

This is not Johnny Depp...it's Shannon Rhodes, but his bone structure and wardrobe, coupled with the awkward crop, reads like Depp's character in Secret Window to me. Thanks for lending your face, man.

Ryan Walters | St. Louis Photographer

Tuesday
Feb192013

flying franco

Monday
Dec172012

fleeting look | julie wheat

Graceful. Fleeting. Julie was a figure model in St. Louis. She was a welcome subject of mine for several years, and always professional. These images are some of my earliest work in the studio, and represent a time of great experimentation and study. Lit with a single Profoto in a large softbox, Julie's skin appears porcelain. I shot her against black seamless paper, then added the subtle blue and texture in Photoshop. Sometimes one light is all it takes.

Ryan Walters  |  St. Louis Photographer

Thursday
Dec132012

place of legends | monument valley

Tim Kotthoff. You've seen him here before. I've written about his extraordinary gifts as a video editor, a mentor, and a teacher. In May of 2011, we took to the road on a quest to conquer The American West with cameras. Maybe it was the mountain air, or maybe the ghosts of legends like John Ford, Henry Fonda, and John Wayne who walked here before us, but in the midst of the desert, most notably in Monument Valley, I watched this man come of age as a photographer. And he has the work to prove it. His black and white prints hang gracefully throughout the halls and offices of a St. Louis marketing agency, and they bring an epic element to the space. This shot most successfully communicates the triumph and grandeur I witnessed out there. We're going back. Soon.

Ryan Walters  |  St. Louis Photographer + Cinematographer

Friday
Nov232012

blue eyes

Ryan Walters  |  St. Louis Photographer