I have recently finished the astrophotography course with Collins and I couldn’t be happier with how well it went. My astro skills were below beginner, but with his patience and wealth of experience he guided me step by step through my camera on manual settings, exposure, ISO, how to calculate the shutter speed etc, compositions, post processing and use of his astrophotography gear. Though it was a lot to take in (purely because of my lack of experience in astro), his working knowledge of our galaxy was well detailed in his printed guide, and was also discussed as a group. The outing was small which meant more one on one time in the field and he worked along side us offering advice and honest feedback whilst also respecting our work. There is so much to learn with astrophotography, though I am confident enough to be able to head out on my own moving forward. I would absolutely recommend this workshop to any beginner wanting to understand astrophotography more and be able to produce professional images - something I never thought I would be able to do
I recently went on a beginner's Astro- photography course with Collins Ryàn. It was tailored to those of us with kit sets and the small group made for a very intimate learning experience, plenty of practice and explanations of why shots were working or not working.
Having Ryan as our teacher has done wonders for my confidence in my own ability to actually capture a great astro shot and the follow up editing evening opened my eyes to the techniques available to further enhance the wonder of the universe.
The level of support offered onsite and as follow-up has been amazing. Ryàn is very supportive yet professionally critical and strives to make you achieve really great photos. Ryàn adds an artistic element, so his advice is not just technical but also about composition.
We had a detailed technical briefing which was hard as an absolute beginner in astro and an amateur but made sense throughout the evening as we were changing settings to cope with the changing skies.
I learnt a lot and am very excited to go and take more shots. Collins Ryan has given me a very solid foundation in this sphere and I would not hesitate to go on another course to further develop. I have definitely come out a better photographer all round.
My two girls and I have recently done a photo shoot with Ryan. While my girls were a little nervous to begin with Ryan quickly put them at ease and had them laughing and doing shots I never would have imagined. The photos are stunning, and really capture their personalities. The colours and the composition of the photos are beautiful and capture a moment of time to treasure.
I thought the photos were great and then I saw the canvases! Wow! The
high definition of the canvases exceeded all expectations. Thank you
Ryan! I highly recommend Ryan to anyone wanting a professional photo
shoot with high quality photos.
Ryan is an excellent photographer with a keen eye for details. Absolutely amazed by his immaculate work.
I had a one on one model shoot training with him about lighting. It was really good and his teaching style is very friendly and clear.
My partner and I recently did a photo shoot with Ryan. We had not met him previously and had also never done a photo shoot of that nature. Collins was super friendly, relaxed, chatty and a pleasure to have in our home. The photos came out extremely well with the most vibrant colours. We shared some stories of our lives, coffee and before we knew it the shoot was over, easy peezy!
Would recommend for anyone looking for high quality images for themselves, their business, family or any other reason.
Commercial and portrait photography with Collins Ryan
We had a fun time with Ryan when he came to take some action photos of us for our website and for social media. He was very encouraging and easy to deal with and he took some great photos which we are excited to use.
Excellent commercial, portrait and product photography for our business with Ryan
Ryan took pictures of our new business, Nitroshack a food truck and cart making liquid nitrogen ice-cream at events and markets. He worked very professionally and delivered excellent results. I recommend Ryan, he's a great photographer and artist.