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Amateur photographer spotlight: Ryan McGibbeny, St. Petersburg, FL.

By Tim Rozgonyi, Times Staff Writer
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Here is another in an occasional series of posts shining a spotlight on local amateur photographers.

Today we’re featuring Ryan McGibbeny from St. Petersburg, FL. We invited Ryan to submit a sampling of his photography, along with a short write-up, both of which you will find below.

"I have a background in audio production and was in a local band with some touring experience. I never thought about picking up a camera, but when I joined the promo team at Cox Media Group I gravitated towards it. I volunteered to help out and was taught the basics from a knowledgeable employee. In no time, I was shooting events, concerts and marketing materials for fun and quickly found that I might just have an eye for this.

I decided to purchase my first camera, a Nikon d7200, about a year and a half ago. (I have since moved to a Sony a7rii.) My girlfriend, Taryn Daley, and I both learn and travel together, taking our shared hobby to new levels. My favorite shots are of landscapes and nature, or of run-down abandoned places! I love contrasty, dark tones and have since gotten deep into color science and grading of both photo and video. My goal is to become as versatile as possible while retaining my individual "style." I try to learn something new every day."

Ryan McGibbeny

Downtown Tampa

Ryan McGibbeny

Vinoy interior

Ryan McGibbeny

Long exposure #9

Ryan McGibbeny

Robyn

Ryan McGibbeny

Float on

Ryan McGibbeny

Awesome Ybor

Ryan McGibbeny

Chance

Ryan McGibbeny

Building through fence

Ryan McGibbeny

Northshore

Ryan McGibbeny

Walk the unstable

Ryan McGibbeny

Sunset

Ryan McGibbeny

Rocks

Ryan McGibbeny

Boats panorama

Ryan McGibbeny

Pickel Barrel

Ryan McGibbeny

Tampa Theatre

Ryan McGibbeny

In contrast

Ryan McGibbeny

Long exposure #12

Ryan McGibbeny

Kevin Lilly, The Attic

Ryan McGibbeny

Lights

Ryan McGibbeny

Trolly thing

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