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Matt Suess has been a full-time professional photographer since 1999. He is a fine art landscape & nature photographer and photo workshop instructor currently based in Bozeman, MT in the summer and Scottsdale, AZ in the winter.

During the course of the year you will find him exhibiting his fine art photography at select juried fine art venues, teaching group field & class photo workshops, creating online photo classes, and teaching private one-on-one instruction online & in-person, as well as taking new photos and creating new artwork while updating his progress on his photo journal / blog.

 


About Matt Suess

About Matt Suess

Matt has been a full-time professional photographer since 1999. Check out his bio and artist statement.

Photo Journal / Blog

Photo Journal / Blog

Check out Matt's photo journal / blog for posts on new artwork, behind-the-scenes stories, photo tips, photo workshop updates, writings, specials and more.

Photo Gallery and Print Store

Photo Gallery and Print Store

View hundreds of Matt's photos online. Save your favorites to your own personal lightbox for quick viewing. Purchase prints on numerous photo surfaces. License Matt's photos for your publication or advertising needs.

Photo Workshops and Online Classes

Photo Workshops and Online Classes

Thousands of students have learned photography from Matt's various photo workshops, online classes, private instruction, webinars, and more. See what is available here.


 

Photo Journal / Blog

 

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Watch My Newest Online Photo Class for FREE with Aurora HDR Pro

I am very excited to announce the availability of my newest online photo class – and this one is completely FREE!

Last month both a cameraman and a producer from Skillshare flew out from New York to Arizona to film me out in the field and behind the computer using Macphun’s Aurora HDR software. In the online class (there are 2 classes by the way, with the second one being released in a week or 2) I talk first about techniques for shooting HDR photos in the field, and second, processing those photos in Aurora HDR.

If you ever wanted to learn how to shoot multiple exposures for HDR photos as well as process them in the best HDR software out there, this class is for you!

Not only is this class available for free, but you will also receive 3 free months of access to Skillshare’s 1,000’s of online classes by using the link in this email!

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My online class, titled Intro to HDR Photography: Shooting and Editing High Dynamic Range, already has over 1,000 students and is the top trending class on the entire Skillshare website – and it has only been available for half a day! 

The interior of an old truck at Gold King Mine Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

 

If you are not a member of Skillshare, use this special link to sign up for FREE and enjoy 3 months of access to my course and 1,000’s of others. And keep an eye out for Part 2 of my HDR class, where I will talk much more about editing in Aurora HDR.

Feel free to also share this post with anyone else you think might enjoy either my HDR online class and/or 3 free months of access to Skillshare!


New Update for Aurora HDR

My favorite HDR photo program, Aurora HDR, has just released an update.

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Here is what’s new in the latest version:

Added support for RAW files for these cameras:

Canon 80D, 1300D, 1DX MkII

Leica M (Typ 262)

Nikon D5

Olympus Pen F, SH-3

Panasonic DMC-GX80/85, DMC-TZ80/81/85/ZS60, DMC-TZ100/101/ZS100

Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G935F)

Sony ILCA-68, ILCE-6300, RX1R II, RX10 III

DxO ONE Digital Camera

Fujifilm X-Pro2

Bug fixes and improvements:

Improved performance as Photos extension

Fixed Crash with Alignment case

Fixed Luminosity histogram

Sync Favorites presets between Aurora HDR Pro and Aurora HDR Pro extension

Fixed preview on Layer

 

Gold King Mine Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

The above photo was from a 3-photo exposure bracket and fully processed in Aurora HDR.

HDR Photo Contest on ViewBug

There are only 2 more days left to enter the HDR Landscape photography contest on ViewBug. I will be judging the contest that is sponsored by MacPhun and Aurora HDR and it has some really cool prizes.

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The Landscape category is one of 6 HDR contests in the series. Trey Ratcliff will be selecting an overall Series Winner from the best images of each of the 6 contests with the Series Winner taking home a brand new DJI Phantom Vision Advanced drone.

Already almost 11,000 photos have been entered. Be sure to select your best landscape HDR images and enter the contest here!

Aurora HDR Pro + Bonuses offer

My friends at Macphun currently have an exclusive special savings right now that you can’t find directly via their website, but they have provided me a special link to share with you so you can receive 2 great bonus apps, 18 presets, 25 textures and 4 extra sets of HDR brackets when you purchase Aurora HDR. 

You get all of that for less than the price of Aurora HDR Pro separately, $89! Check out the special offer here.

 

Gold King Mine Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona

Aurora HDR is THE BEST HDR software out there. The competition isn’t even close.

If you are into natural or “creative” HDR looks, Aurora can do them both. It comes with tons of presets to get you started and one of my favorite features is being able to work in layers!

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Here is what comes with this special offer:

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Registration Now Open for Dallas ON1 Classroom Workshop

Registration has just opened for my upcoming ON1 Photo 10 Classroom Crash Course in Dallas, Texas on May 14 & 15. The two day class is the perfect way to learn all about ON1 Photo. The class is only open to the first 10 students who register (as of this writing, 4 spaces have already been taken). Full details on the course, the location, and registration can be found here.

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And speaking of ON1, I just added the final 2 videos to the “Resize” chapter in my ON1 Comprehensive Step-by-Step Online course. The online course, now complete, features over 100 videos and over 10 hours of content. It is the most complete online training course available! 

Matt Suess Photography is now on Snapchat

Better late than never, right?

I have finally signed up for Snapchat!

With many photo projects and travels coming up this year, the My Story portion of Snapchat looks very interesting for creating live video content. I plan on using the videos to give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it is like in the life of a full-time fine art photographer and educator.

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To add me to Snapchat you can search for my username “mattsuess” or just snap or screenshot the above photo.

I look forward to connecting with you there!

Here is a quick video of My Story from my first day there.

Art Discovery Series Photography Talk at Celebration of Fine Art

On Friday, March 25, 2016 I will be one of 2 photographers talking about photography during the Celebration of Fine Art Fine Art Discovery Series in Scottsdale, AZ at 4pm.

6 photos went into creating this panoramic. The original 6 are shown straight from the camera with no adjustments.

6 photos went into creating this panoramic. The original 6 are shown straight from the camera with no adjustments.

Each Friday from 4-5pm patrons have enjoyed discovering the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of art during the 10 week show. Enjoy wine, cheese and artistic dialog during this final presentation of the year.

6 photos went into creating this panoramic. The original 6 are shown straight from the camera with no adjustments.

6 photos went into creating this panoramic. The original 6 are shown straight from the camera with no adjustments.

In the talk I will be discussing the importance of post processing, whether there are any rules or limits to post processing, stories behind some of my photos, as well as discussing my favorite locations and ways of photographing them. Questions from the audience will be encouraged too!

The one-hour talk at Celebration of Fine Art begins at 4pm so be sure to get there early to reserve a seat! The 10-week Celebration of Fine Art closes for the 2016 year on Sunday, March 27 at 6pm.

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