Hello, I am Ryan Tingle.
I am a photographer, story teller, educator and explorer at heart. The art of photography has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I have never thought of photography as a vocation, rather a way to express myself and show off the beauty of the world to my audience. I want my photography to give people something to admire and have a connection with. I have always embraced the power of photography as a way to preserve moments and cherish them forever. Wherever I go, my camera comes along for the ride.
The love for traveling was always there too, even from the time I was a kid, but I never really had the chance to explore much until I finished college. After graduating from Point Park University in 2014, I set foot on the ongoing adventure. Since then, I have traveled to over 40 countries, lived aboard a cruise ship for a year, as well as lived abroad in both Mexico and Poland as an English Teacher. Education has always been extremely important for me, but photography and travel are my two true passions in life.
In 2018, I created a travel blog and small business (Educational Globetrotters) as a way to educate and inspire others to embrace travel and culture as the best form of education. I have had the opportunity to meet and work with many people from different countries to help spread my message. My photography has given me the chance to travel more whilst experiencing new cultures as much as possible. I have been immersing myself in everything possible as a way to build my knowledge so that when I returned home, I could spread more cultural awareness. Photography became a way to educate and inspire others to experience and explore more. Traveling and adventure had become my life, at least until Covid spread its way across the globe.
In this current moment, Covid has given me an unexpected opportunity to work in my hometown. The ongoing pandemic brought me back home to Pittsburgh, and while I was confused at first and remaining patient as was everyone else, it ended up being one of the better things to happen to my love of photography. If Covid has done anything good for me, it has given me the possibility to work with old friends and family as well as expand my photographic style and skills. Since coming home, I have done photo shoots for ballet, weddings, family portraits, head shots, advertisements and promotions. Having this time to focus more on my art and personal projects has truly allowed me to express myself and share my experiences and skills with the people/area surrounding me. While I am extremely excited and optimistic about traveling again soon, I am taking advantage and enjoying every moment of working around my hometown.
If you want to work with me or just talk about photography, travel, cultures or even cooking, please feel free to reach out! Can't wait to work with you soon!