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


FREE Webinar this Thursday October 6

Join me this Thursday, October 6 for a “Behind the Scenes” with Aurora HDR 2017 FREE live Webinar, brought to you by Macphun!



Watch as I show you some of my favorite new features of Aurora HDR 2017, which was just released last week. This webinar will also include a questions and answers period!

The one-hour live webinar is scheduled for 12:00 PM PDT and you must register in advance to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

See you on Thursday!



P.S. Be sure to check out my review on Aurora HDR 2017 here and take a look at my Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Course.

Pre-Order My Upcoming Mastering Aurora 2017 HDR Online Course Now With Special Savings

Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Training Video – with Matt Suess


$49.95 now just $24.95 during this exclusive limited time pre-order savings.

Right now you can pre-order my Mastering Aurora HDR Online Training Video for just $24.95 and save 50% off the regular price of $49.95!

This exclusive pre-order savings is for the Downloadable & Streaming version. Watch it online as often as you like, or download all the videos to watch when you don’t have internet connection. My course works on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

My course won’t be available to watch until mid to late October but if you pre-order now, you will have instant access to it once it is ready. Plus you will save 50% off the course price! This exclusive special offer is only being made to those who pre-order, and this savings ends once the course becomes available.

Order today and save. Course will be available to watch mid to late October.

Save 50% With My Exclusive Pre-Order Savings!!

Click to Pre-Order Now!

Check out the course features below and feel free to contact me with any questions.


Coming This October!

Aurora HDR 2017 is the newest version of Macphun’s hugely popular HDR editing program used by both enthusiasts and pros.

Learn how to edit your photos in the best HDR program available in my comprehensive step-by-step online course. (check out myreview on Aurora HDR 2017)

My Course Will Features:

  • Over 50 videos
  • Course photos are included so you can follow along
  • Videos explaining how to best photograph multiple exposures
  • Tips on how to first process RAW photos in Lightroom and Capture One Pro
  • Videos explaining each of the Tools in Aurora – great to return to for quick review
  • Available in Streaming Only AND Downloadable & Streaming Versions
  • Watch the videos as often as you like
  • A set of FREE Presets I created are included
  • The online course features an area to ask questions where I and other students can answer
  • Learn how to use Aurora for single exposures and multiple exposures
  • Find out how to use Layers and the new Zone System for Luminosity Masks
  • And much, much more!

Remember – my course will be available to watch in mid to late October, but if you pre-order it today you will be able to take advantage of an exclusive savings of 50%!

New ON1 Photo RAW Sweepstakes

ON1 has announced the Photo RAW Sweepstakes, ahead of their November release of ON1 Photo RAW. And there are some pretty awesome items they are giving away over the next 8 weeks!

Right now for the week of September 18-24 the prize is a Wacom Cintiq 13 HD Interactive Pen and Touch.


Each week for the next 8 weeks new prizes will be awarded. You have to enter each week to be eligible for that week’s sweepstakes. Note that the sweepstakes is only open to U.S. residents over the age of 21. A full list of rules is available on the sweepstakes page.

Here are some more awesome prices being offered:


Coming Soon: My Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Downloadable Online Training Video

Learn all about Aurora HDR 2017, the newest editing program from Macphun, with my Mastering Aurora HDR 2017 Online Training Video Course. Featuring over 50 videos plus course photos & FREE presets, this will be the most comprehensive training video available on Aurora HDR 2017.


Find out more about my upcoming training video course here. And while you are there, be sure to sign up for my no-obligation pre-order list to be the first to know more about this course and to take advantage of special exclusive savings during the pre-order period happening soon.

“On Parade” Sold During Opening Night at Art For Horses in Colorado

Last night I received a phone call letting me know that my photo “On Parade” sold during the opening night reception at the annual Art for Horses Show and Sale in Parker, Colorado at the PACE Center. Not only that but another edition sold before the show even opened! I am so psyched and grateful!

The 97th annual crow fair powwow, parade, rodeo and celebration in Crow Agency, Montana.

The 97th annual crow fair powwow, parade, rodeo and celebration in Crow Agency, Montana.

Art for Horses is a well respected equine-themed national juried art show that benefits horse rescue. The show runs from September 10 – October 30.

My piece on display and for sale there is in an edition of 25 and features a 20″ x 30″ aluminum print with an engraved signature that is float framed in a black frame with an overall size of approx. 24″x34″, for $1,495

If you are interested in one let me know and I can put you in touch with the show, or you can find more info here:

Aurora HDR 2017 Review

Aurora HDR 2017 Review

In November of 2015 Macphun took the photo processing world by storm when it released Aurora HDR Pro – a brand new program designed for HDR photography with features no other HDR software package had. Made for the Mac in partnership with HDR guru Trey Ratcliff, in 10 months since it’s release it has amassed nearly 700,000 downloads.

Now almost one year later Macphun is releasing their newest version, called Aurora HDR 2017.

They say it is packed with improvements and new features. But what exactly has been improved and how special are these new features in a program that has been out for less than a year? And more importantly, are these new features & improvements worth upgrading so soon?

Find out here in my in-depth Aurora HDR 2017 Review!

Saguaros at sunset at MacDonald's Ranch in Scottsdale, Arizona
This photo was from 3 exposures edited in Aurora HDR 2017, using 3 additional layers – one of
which was a luminosity mask to bring back the sky from one of the original 
exposures – and
the other 2 were for selective edits with the masking brush.

Macphun Announces Aurora HDR 2017

Last month, in August of this year, Macphun announced the newest version of Aurora, called Aurora HDR 2017, and mentioned it would be coming out later this year (available September 29, 2016). This was announced 8 months after the original version was released.



So what is Aurora HDR 2017?

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My Photo On Parade Selected for Art for Horses Show in Parker, Colorado

I am excited to announce that my photo “On Parade” has been selected for the annual Art for Horses Show and Sale in Parker, Colorado at the PACE Center.


Art for Horses is a well respected equine-themed art show that benefits horse rescue. The show runs from September 10 – October 30, 2016 with an opening reception September 15.

My piece on display and for sale there features a 20″ x 30″ aluminum print with an engraved signature that is float framed in a black frame with an overall size of approx. 24″x34″, for $1,495

More info on the show can be found at their website here and on Facebook here.

New ON1 Photo RAW Classroom Photography Workshops Announced

I have just opened registration for my upcoming ON1 Photo RAW Two-Day Crash Course Classroom Photography Workshops!

Learn all about ON1’s exciting new update to their ON1 Photo 10 software, now called Photo RAW which is being released in mid-November. Work non-destructively editing and enhancing your photos from start to finish inside ON1 Photo RAW instead of using Photoshop and Lightroom.


Registration is now open for class in Bozeman, Montana on December 3 & 4, 2016.

Registration is also open for 2 classes in Tempe, Arizona – December 10 & 11, 2016 and April 1 & 2, 2017.

Full details on the class and registration can be found here.

Additional classes in Oregon, Texas, and New Mexico are being planned for 2017 as well!


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Just Announced: Aurora HDR 2017

Macphun has just announced that my favorite HDR program has a new version coming soon: Aurora HDR 2017.

The new version has a number of features & improvements. It will be available for pre-order on September 15th and it will officially launch on September 29. Be sure to sign up here to receive more info as it is released and to be notified when it is available!


Features and Improvements List:

  • New Batch Processing

  • New Tools, including polarize filter and radial masking tool


  • New presets by Trey Ratcliff and other recognized pros

  • Updated tone-mapping and bracket merging technology for more realistic looking HDR images

In all, Aurora 2017 will come with over 20 key improvements and new features. More details will be released soon!



  • Aurora 2017 will be available for pre-order September 15th and will officially launch September 29th.

Upgrades and Pricing

  • Current users of Aurora HDR Pro can upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 at a special pre-order price of $49

  • Current users of the standard version of Aurora HDR can upgrade to Aurora HDR 2017 at a special pre-order upgrade price of $69

  • New customers can pre-order Aurora HDR 2017 for $89

  • Pre-order customers will also receive special bonuses that will be announced soon

Don’t forget to sign up here for more info and to be notified when Aurora HDR is ready!

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Registration Now Open for 2017 Grand Teton Fall Photography Workshop

Registration has just opened for my 2017 Grand Teton National Park Fall Foliage Photography Workshop.


The workshop takes place from September 28 – October 1, 2017 during what is normally peak fall foliage season at the Tetons.

This will be my 3rd annual fall workshop there. My 2016 fall workshop sold out months in advance, so if you want to take this workshop don’t delay in registering. It is open to only 8 photographers.


A ton of information on this workshop can be found on my workshop info & registration page. You can also contact me with any additional questions you may have.

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