About Me

I've lived as a full time resident in Shanghai since 2005. I have a Shanghai wife and two wonderful daughters. These years of experience have given me a thorough understanding of Chinese culture and people enabling me to work closely and smoothly with everyone from CEOs to factory floor machinist to achieve great results for your photographs.

I like to bring creativity and artistry to my work while still answering the client's specific brief.

For me professional photography is about knowing how to take a great picture in any circumstances by being prepared as much as possible. Understanding the brief is as important as understanding all the aspects of photography and lighting as well as knowing how to interact with Chinese people and avoid pitfalls. 

Creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere is especially important when shooting with real people, especially Chinese people who have less exposure to professional photographers and are generally uncomfortable in front of the lens.

I also continuously invest in equipment and training to deliver the best images possible for clients. I currently use a full frame camera with 42 megapixels and the highest quality professional glass from makers like Zeiss.

As a full time resident I’ve learned a lot working closely with Chinese companies and their staff over the years. My background previously working in advertising gives me a clear and concise understanding of your company’s brand as well as your specific brief and allows me to deliver the results you expect.

I've been a member of the Royal Photographic Society in the UK since 2007.

Mick Ryan Photography, corporate photographer, Shanghai, China.