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Partnership wtih USB Memory Direct

I was recently contacted by the amazing company USB Memory Direct about partnering with them. They were kind enough to send me 25 thumb drives with my logo printed on them for free! The quality of the drives is great and I look forward to working with them more in the future! I would highly […]

Ryan Watkins Photography clients can now receive free shipping and 40% off Christmas Cards from Basic Invite for the rest of 2018

In 2016 I first partnered with stationary company Basic Invite to bring my clients stunning greeting, thank you, save the date, and Christmas cards. Ryan Watkins Photography clients can now receive free shipping and 40% off Christmas Cards from Basic Invite for the rest of 2018. Simply download the image from your portrait session and […]

Headshot Day October 12th from 6-8pm at The Energize Workspace in Midland, Michigan

“Can you count the pixels of your current facebook photo on one hand? Are you in need of a new headshot for your startup or business profile? Does your whole staff need business headshots to update your look? We got you covered! We are thrilled to be hosting one of Michigan’s best portrait photographers to […]

Art Walk Central Piece on Display from August 6th-August 30th at MJ Murphy Beauty College

My work will be on display at the MJ Murphy Beauty College from August 6th-August 30th during this year’s Art Walk Central in Mt Pleasant. For more information about art walk central and its various events throughout the month of August visit https://www.artreachcenter.org/art-walk-central. 

The Photo Retouching and Workflow Workshop Rescheduled for Thursday, August 16th 6pm-9pm at Energize Workspace

  The Photo Retouching and Workflow Workshop focuses on the basics of organizing and editing photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.  Ryan Watkins from Ryan Watkins Photography and graduate of the Hallmark Instute of Photography will teach participants how to easily organize and edit photos using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Specific topics covered […]

515 Gallery Open Studio July 25th 6-8pm

Join me and several other talented local artists for the 515 Gallery’s next show Open Studio. This show is a behind the scenes look into what goes into making the pieces featured in this year’s Art Walk Central. More info can be found at https://515gallery.org/

New Print Up at The Four Leaf Brewing in Downtown Clare, Michigan

  A new print of mine is up and for sale at Four Leaf Brewing in downtown Clare, Michigan. Stop by take a look and have some great food and beer while you are there. This image was shot in early 2017 near Coleman, Michigan during a foggy morning. The image is printed on metal […]

Clare’s 515 Gallery presents “Wonderful Life” – Miniature Exhibit

  “The 515 Gallery of downtown Clare is excited to be exhibiting over 45 incredible artists in the upcoming “Wonderful Life”- Miniature Exhibit, with opening reception & silent auction sales on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. Inspired by the famous 1940’s movie, a small town gathers together to create Christmas magic by caring […]

My Vintage Camera Collection on Display at the Pere Marquette District Library

Stop by the Pere Marquette District Library in Clare, Michigan during the month of September 2017 to see my vintage camera collection on display.

Join Me and Other Local Artists at Art Reach Annual Auction August 30th, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall

  Join me and other local artists during the Art Reach Annual Auction Wednesday August 30th, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. I will have a never before scene piece on display that is almost four foot by six foot. More detail can be found at www.artreachcenter.org.

Vote For My Art Walk Central Piece at Art Reach of Mid Michigan between August 3rd and August 31st 2017

  The above image will be featured in Motorless Motion and the New Yorker Building during art walk central from August 3rd to August 31st. I would greatly appreciated if you voted for my piece at Art Reach of Mid Michigan using code AWC 14. Both Art Reach of Mid Michigan and Motorless Motion are […]

Work to Be Featured 515 Gallery Open Studio Exhibit

  The above image will be featured in the upcoming 515 Gallery show titled Open Studio. This show will feature a behind the scenes look into how several local artists created the pieces that will be on display during Art Walk Central in Mt Pleasant, Michigan in August 2017. The opening reception for this show […]

Photos Documenting Flooding used in Clare County Review

One of my images documenting the recent flooding was used in the Clare County Review. The above photo is of the aforementioned newspaper.  

2017 Mt Pleasant Craft Beer Festival

I had a great time being the official still photographer of the 2017 Mt Pleasant Craft Beer Festival! Below are some of my favorite images from the event.

Fine Art Prints on Display and For Sale at Four Leaf Brewing in Clare, Michigan

  Several fine art prints from my archive are on display at the Four Leaf Brewing in Clare, Michigan. Huge thanks to the owner Amy for letting me display and sell my work at her brewery. Customers of the Four Leaf Brewing also receive a discount on any purchase through the Ryan Watkins Photography online […]

Michigan Photography Network

I’ve created a Facebook group for local Michigan photographers and those connected to the photography industry (like models, hair stylists, videographers, second shooters, retouchers, etc) to network. If you’d be interested in joining here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/groups/782394368596719/ Feel free to add anyone you think would be interested in the group. Thanks!

Published on Cover of Phone Guide for Isabella and Gratiot County January 2017-2018

  Huge thanks to those at the PhoneGuide for using my image on the cover of the Isabella and Gratiot country phone guide for this year and for featuring a small bio about me in the phone guide as well.

Published on Cover of Phone Guide for Clare and Gladwin County December 2016-2017

  Huge thanks to those at the PhoneGuide for using my image on the cover of the Clare and Gladwin country phone guide for this year and for featuring a small bio about me in the phone guide as well.  

Ryan Watkins Photography Featured on Basic Invite Blog

  Back in September I partnered with the stationary company Basic Invite to bring you a wide variety of beautiful stationary for Save the Date, Graduation, Thank You, and other cards. Ryan Watkins Photography clients receive free shipping and a 20% discount on all Basic Invite products. Basic Invite has now featured me on their blog. Huge thanks to […]

The Best of Ryan Watkins Photography from 2009-2016 Slideshow

I end up showing people my work on my phone quiet frequently and had recently put together a folder of some of my best work over the years. I’ve compiled those images into an Animoto Slideshow. The images showcased here range from my early nature images shot before my formal education at Hallmark Institute of […]

Featured in 515 Gallery’s Art Pickers Show August 25-September 23, 2016

Some of my newest work with be featured in the 515 Gallery‘s latest show “Art Pickers” from August 25th-September 23rd 2016. The opening reception will be on Thursday August 25 from 6pm to 8pm. Exhibit hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am-4pm. The 515 Gallery is located in downtown Clare next to Cops and Doughnuts. Stop […]

Art Walk Central Piece Featured in Three Wishes Floral and Design Studio from August 20th to September 10th

  My piece for Art Walk Central will be featured in Three Wishes Floral and Design Studio in Mount Pleasant from August 20th to September 10th. You can vote for my piece at Art Reach in downtown Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The people at Art Reach will help you in the voting process; my voting number […]

Vote for my image in Hunt’s Photo and Video Light Up the Sky Photo Contest

Vote for my image in Hunt’s Photo and Video Light Up the Sky Photo Contest  Click on the blue text to open the link to my image on their Facebook page. Click vote at the top of the image when it appears. You must be logged into Facebook to vote. Thanks for your support!  

Featured in 515 Gallery Show Open Studio from July 15th to August 6th

My work will be featured at the 515 Gallery during their latest show Open Studio from July 15th to August 6th. The opening will be on July 15th from 6-7:30 p.m. I will be giving an artist talk on July 16th at 11am The 515 Gallery is located in downtown Clare next to Cops and […]