Courses & Mentorships | with Kristen Ryan


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kristen ryan | mentor

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My name is Kristen Ryan. I am a wife, mother and family historian. I have been in love with photography as long as I can remember. My cameras and gear have just gotten more expensive the older I get. Photography has made me really slow down and appreciate/be thankful for every moment life has to offer.

I want the photographs I take to be the legacy I leave behind for my family, a vision into how I see my world and those around me. I am constantly learning and searching for new inspiration. I live in Oklahoma and am surrounded by wonderful family and friends. My family and I love to travel, camp, hike, fish, ride bicycles, pretty much anything to be outdoors. I try to take each day as it comes and thank God for everyday I’m given.


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Online learning


Watch Us Edit Collab | with Kristen Ryan and Others!

Do you want to feel confident when using Lightroom, not always feeling like you need to rely on a preset? Or would you like to have a better understanding of what the preset is ACTUALLY doing to your photos so that you can tweak it to get the look you desire when editing? Kristen walks you through the various tools Lightroom has to offer to help bring your photos to life, and gives you the confidence to create as YOU desire!

In Kristen’s chapter you’ll learn:

  • How to manipulate color tones and create beautifully pleasant greens and yellows;

  • How Kristen manages to capture dramatic skies, combining in-camera with post production to make sure you don’t lose any details;

  • How to allow your subject to stand out against a distracting background using the basic brushes and tools Lightroom has to offer; and

  • BONUS: Kristen takes you through her process of culling through her everyday images and how she chooses which photos to keep for her 365 project.

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Year in the Life

We’ve all be stuck in a “RUT” – experienced moments of frustration and lack of motivation when we aren’t creating our “best” art. Maybe it’s lack of skill, or motivation/inspiration, or life taking over. Kristen Ryan will help you dig deep into what is stopping you and help you push through those moments. She’ll help you rediscover why you started making your art & assist you in finding your voice. She’ll push you to follow your own path, making images that fill your heart with pure joy and confidence throughout the year. Her goal is to push you creatively & help you discover inspiration in your everyday.

This course will give you the spark you need to complete your 365-photo project! To create magic and to remind you this is your journey, your creative mind, and your master piece of life.

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Virtual Mentoring


Shooting & Editing Mentoring

• (2) 1-hour live Q+A mentoring chat

• 5-10 page PDF tutorial on 2 specific topics chosen by student

• (1) homework assignment submission on specific topic chosen by student with cc

• (2) editing videos (one student RAW image and one personal image of Kristen Ryan)

• portfolio review

Student Time Requirement: approximately 5-6 hours required



Editing Mentoring

• (1) 1-hour live Q+A mentoring chat

• (2) editing videos of Kristen’s personal images

• (1) BTS video – topic of students choice

• (2) edits of students RAW images

• portfolio review

Student Time Requirement: approximately 4-5 hours required


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