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Jay Ryser

Jay Ryser

Lakewood, United States

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All images are copyrighted and may not be used without express written permission.

I’m primarily a nature photographer, usually wildlife, and I have lots of access to wildlife in Colorado. My main goal is to capture some of the individual personality of each of the animals I photograph – to document not just a fox, for instance, but to show something of that specific fox, something unique about that individual animal. Many of the species I photograph are threatened by climate change – pikas and marmots in particular – and may not be around much longer. All animals are wild and photographed in their natural environment unless otherwise specified.

This is a return to photography for me. I still have my old Canon T70 and some manual focus lenses, but as a poor undergraduate and then graduate student, the cost of film and processing was just too much, and photography took a backseat to other interests. Digital imaging is a welcome change.

I’m using Sony Alphas – a77 and a580, and most commonly shoot with either a:
Sony 70-400
Sony 16-50 f/2.8
Sigma 300mm f/2.8
Tamron 180mm f/3.5 Macro
Sony 50mm f/1.4

All images shot in RAW and processed in Adobe Lightroom and Nik software.

All wildlife photos represent wild animals in their natural habitat unless specified otherwise in the description.

Some images have a prefix of STOCK-photo name. These images are no longer available for sale as they are optioned by a stock agency with exclusive rights. If you are interested in those photos, please go to FIRSTLIGHT

  • Joined: December 2007

Journal

So, the dog woke me up at 0415 . . .

The dog start pestering me at about 0415 – mildly at first, but when he wakes me up it’s usually a sign that he has to go to the bathroom in a desperate way. After another round of pestering me, I decided to go ahead and take him out. On the way downstairs, he grabbed a toy and threw it around – unusual behavior if he has to go to the bathroom, but since I was already up and d…
Posted over 3 years – 3 comments

Africa by Air

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Posted over 3 years – 2 comments

Japanese Tsunami - Before & After Images

I was just awe struck by the videos of the Japanese Tsunami, but that doesn’t do it justice. Check out these before & after satellite images – drag the slider back & forth for the full extent.
Posted almost 4 years – 6 comments

Photo Marketing Seminar

Friend and wildlife photographer Weldon Lee is doing a seminar on Photo Marketing on March 19, 2011. / Call 303-747-2074 or email wlee@rockymountainphotoadventures.com for more information
Posted almost 4 years – Leave a comment