Ryan Lips Photography Blog2018-11-13T20:17:14-05:00

Shooting the Milky Way

By |November 13th, 2018|

Shooting the Milky Way With dramatic improvements in digital camera technology over the last decade, astrophotography and the ability to capture light from the Milky Way has also exploded. It took me a little longer to hop on the bandwagon but now that I'm on, I'm here for the long haul. I

The Red Chair

By |May 9th, 2018|

Hey everyone. This is something I've been working on for a while and been thinking about for even longer - how to create a deeper connection with landscape photography. The most difficult things to convey in a landscape photograph are almost always scale and intimacy. Scale is difficult because a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional

Solitude and the Bisti Badlands

By |February 26th, 2018|

The Bisti Badlands are unlike any place I've ever visited. The erosion of layers of rock has left behind the singularly unique hoodoos that look more like something in a science fiction book than a real place. The Bisti Badlands remain somewhat below the radar in terms of being a tourist attraction of any note

The American West

By |January 20th, 2018|

The American West is not a place. It is a sense of calm - one that captivates you with its grandeur, and overwhelms you with its silence. It is expansive yet intimate. It brings you in gradually and imperceptibly. The American West stays with you long after you're gone and feeds the yearning to return.

What I shoot and why

By |January 7th, 2018|

One of the things I most often want to learn about prominent photographers is not necessarily why they shoot, but rather what they like in their own work. I always tell people that with my photography, I shoot and edit the way I personally like something to look and hope that others will too. With