Photography Tour of Harmon Canyon Preserve

Join Ventura Land Trust Conservation Photographer Chris Ryan on a guided photography tour through Harmon Canyon Preserve as the sun sets. Bring your smartphone camera or a DSLR for professional instruction on light, composition, and nature photography while you explore the preserve and learn about the land.

The pace for the tour is easy, with no no steep climbs. Signs will guide participants along a planned trail and road route over just under 2.5 miles. Participants are encouraged to travel light - no tripod necessary. No drones, please.

About Chris Ryan

Chris began his journey into photography as an avid outdoor enthusiast. Often exploring local mountain and wilderness areas throughout Southern California. Including frequent visits to nearby San Bernardino Mountains, Yosemite, Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks.

Chris discovered a hidden passion for photography during his first ever road trip across the Great West. What he refers to as his “Awakening”. He drove over 5,000 miles across several states capturing photographs from sunrise until sunset. Staying at various National and State park campgrounds scattered along the way. He set out to get lost in the great outdoors but never expected to find himself.

When not traveling Chris lives in the vibrant coastal community of Ventura County, California. This beautiful area of Southern California is also home to Oxnard, Camarillo, Ojai and more. Many photographs feature the Channel Islands National Park, Ventura Pier, Surfer’s Point and other iconic locations across Ventura County. Including the Two Trees landmark and Ventura Land Trust conservation.

Chris’ close proximity to the shorelines allow him to capture coastal living at its best year-round. You can see examples of his photographs in the online art galleries.

See Chris Ryan's photography at

Not sure if you are a Ventura Land Trust member? Contact Development Coordinator Heather Burton at [email protected].

May 24, 2022 at 4:00pm - 7pm
Harmon Canyon Preserve
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$50.00 Non-Member Ticket
$40.00 Member Ticket

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