Ryan Cleek - Photographer and Filmmaker - Best Lake Tahoe Photographer and Filmmaker - Best Photographer in Reno & Lake Tahoe

Since 2000, Ryan has been a photographer, filmmaker, and writer in the outdoor lifestyle and action sports industries. Along the way, he's produced and directed award-winning, feature-length films; has been a staff writer, photographer, and video producer for international mountain bike and action sports media outlets; and produced commercial video and photography content for clients worldwide.

Los Angeles Sports

Film Festival


Lake Tahoe

Film Festival



Film Awards


First Glance

Film Festival


Best Feature Documentary
Excellence In
Best Feature Documentary
Feature Documentary
Official Selection

In The News


1. Ryan Cleek

It’s hard not to be impressed by Reno editorial like Ryan Cleek and his body of work. He has been photographing outdoor lifestyle and action sports for over 20 years and is an award-winning filmmaker. Expertly combining the making of adrenaline-fueled art with his love for the outdoors, Ryan’s photos have innate power and rawness.


Chris Ryan PhD Podcast

"Truly an incredible film," Dr. Chris Ryan PhD

Ryan was recently a guest on best-selling author Dr. Chris Ryan's podcast,  "Tangentially Speaking."  


“What’s unique about Reach for the Sky is the raw, real life emotion it conveys; the stress and the suspense is intense at times. Even if it’s already happened and you know the outcome, director Ryan Cleek brings you into the action on a very personal level. The passion that was put into this film by Ryan is refreshing to see.”


Ryan Cleek, MTB Filmmaker and Storyteller - The Inside Line Podcast -

One of our favorite MTB storytellers tells his story.

Ryan Cleek has been one of mountain biking's storytellers for over 20 years. He's played many roles in the industry as a photographer, writer, videographer and product tester for media outlets and bike brands. Along the way, he has made two feature-length films about mountain bikers and their journey in our sport. We had a chance to sit down and get the story of the storyteller, and it's pretty good, if we say so ourselves.

Mountain Bike Acton magazine cover

Mountain Bike Action


“...Reach For The Sky is his second feature-length film, and his expertise and understanding of this sport shines through.”

Photography & Video Production For 
Action Sports & Active Lifestyle Brands

Reno, Nevada-based photography and film production outfit, Ryan Cleek Studios, is a premiere outdoor sports, action sports, and active lifestyle media production company serving commercial clients worldwide.

If your goal is to showcase dynamic video or still imagery to tell your brand’s story or to bring a project to life, Ryan Cleek Studios has a custom production package to fit your needs. For a free consultation, submit a request via the contact page, and Ryan and his team will be in touch to learn how they can help bring your project to life.