SSFP: "You Almost Sent Mine Into the Water"

The new year brings a renewed outlook and opportunities to jump into something new and exciting. We all have pet projects or ideas we'd love to start and January seems like a good time to begin.

My buddy Steven, whom I met a little over a year ago, is taking on quite a few new projects. One of which is podcasting. I'm a huge fan of podcasts and have anywhere between 5 and 10 subscriptions running at any given time. 

For the second episode of the Steven Scott Foster Podcast, Steven asked me to be a guest. We had a great time jumping on a call and catching up together. He recently moved to the Bay Area so we haven't had the chance to get out in the water or hit up some of our favorite local coffee shops - all of which we get into in Episode 2

Have a listen and be sure to subscribe to get more from Steven!

Holiday Bowl: Nebraska vs USC

Last Wednesday I posted a few of my favorite images from the Poinsettia Bowl. That game could've been a high school game compared to the intensity brought by Nebraska and USC. 

This was a high-scoring game with plenty of big plays. The Poinsettia Bowl made for a good introduction to sports photography and I came a little more prepared for the Holiday Bowl.

I'm pretty pleased and proud with how these images turned out. Hope you enjoy!

Poinsettia Bowl: Navy vs SDSU

I had the awesome opportunity to get onto the field for both the Poinsettia and Holiday Bowls last month. It's a perspective of the game TV crews have a difficult time mastering. 

The game between Navy and SDSU wasn't all that exciting. With the exception of SDSU's missed FG with time running out, most of the crowd stayed glue to their seats. 

Below are a few images I was able to grab from the game:

2015 Has Arrived

To say I got caught up in the excitement of life would be an understatement. It was October when this site was last updated. A lot was happening and my online home took a backseat (sorry!).

I want to return to RyanHoldenImagery.com in 2015 stronger than ever. Of course, finding time to get out and shoot is still going to be a challenge. "Not busy, productive" is what I like to say.

Since the last time I gave an update I've done a lot. Some photography/videography related. Others not so much.

  • Wedding planning
  • Real estate videography
  • Photos at the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowls
  • Spent time with family and friends
  • Enjoyed the holidays
  • Made goals and resolutions for 2015

I hope to be able to share some of these things with you over the next couple of weeks. Thanks for hanging in!


P.S. I've updated my site to some extent. Have a look around if you linked straight to this post.

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Maui: Big Beach, Makena

A trip to HI wouldn't be complete for me without finding the best beach with the biggest swells. Staying on the west side of Maui presented a challenge: no swells! Like none. The resort we stayed at was inside a little pocket north of Black Rock and east of Molokai and Lanai. This little pocket is perfect for families who may not be the most adventurous type, but I needed a little excitement.

About 45 minutes away is Wailea-Makena. This town sits to the south of the island but is known to develop a nice beach break with the right conditions at the right beaches. We chose to stop at Big Beach. This place had exactly what we were looking for - shore break! We ended up making a second trip to this beach since our first was so successful. Below are a few images I shot there. Thanks to Chad for being a good sport and letting me use his water housing while we were out there!