Ryan Donahue is experienced professional photographer. Who is currently attending the University of South Carolina and finishing up his Retail management and Small Business management. During the last four years since he left the United States Marine Corps he has spent his time building his photography business and expanding his client base. Ryan has had to opportunity to have been taught and trained by several well-known automotive and commercial photographers. He has a wealth of knowledge in automotive photography and has worked for several automotive companies and private collectors throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.
It's peaceful for me. It's the only thing since leaving the Marines where i've been able to find purpose and enjoyment in a career that started out as a hobby and has turned into so much more then I could have ever thought possible. My favorite part is seeing the clients face or hearing their reaction for the first time when they get to see the finished product that alone brings me so much joy.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done mainly automotive and product photography and few family and portrait sessions. To make the automotive shoot special its all about the location and lighting of the car. I make every shoot special for the client by sitting down with them and discussing what they have in mind and what they would like the final images to look like. But I also have to consider the subject I'm shooting and what would work best with the client. I have also done event photography for a number of automotive events throughout Charlotte and Atlanta.
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A fun fact about this photographer
I spent 10 years in the United States Marine Corps and was able to live in two different parts of Japan for 5 years.