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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

 

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.

 

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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.

Today is the last day to pre-order Aurora HDR with special savings!

Today is the last day to pre-order Aurora HDR from Macphun and Trey Ratcliff with special savings and bonuses!!

If you order today you can get the newest HDR software for $89 and it comes with a training video, HD wallpapers, sample photos, and presets from Trey.

Take a look at my preview on Aurora HDR that I posted the other day and order today!

 

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HDR Photography is back in a big way with Aurora HDR from Macphun and Trey Ratcliff

Some amazing new software is coming this week from the group at Macphun, makers of the Creative Kit which includes popular Mac only photo enhancement apps Intensify, Tonality, Snapheal, FX Photo Studio, Focus, and Noiseless.

It is a brand new app called Aurora HDR and was made with help from HDR guru Trey Ratcliff.

And let me tell you, it is quite impressive!! I recently received a beta copy of the software and after using it just a short time I was almost instantly convinced that this is the best HDR software out there, bar none.

 

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I have tried this photo with other HDR software programs in the past and always got halos around the trees and inferior color and brightness.

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My upcoming ON1 Photo 10 Training Video is getting closer to release

I know a number of people have been waiting for my own ON1 Photo 10 training video and here is a sneak peak at the status. After much preparation I started recording today and have 25 of the at least 80 videos now recorded (viewable by the red tag). Only 1 has been edited so far though (viewable by the green tag). The screenshot only shows a small percentage of the topics covered.

 

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My ON1 training video will be very similar to my 6-hr, 55+ video for Perfect Photo Suite as it is a step-by-step training guide that is modeled off of my 2-day in-person classroom crash courses that I have been teaching for a couple years now.

It includes over 20 class photos you can work on step-by-step with the recordings, as well as free presets, textures, and a couple cloud backgrounds and it goes into more detail than the excellent videos ON1 supplied. Between ON1’s videos and mine you can become an expert at ON1 Photo 10.

I hope to have the recordings done in the next day or two and editing done by the weekend. Pre-orders for the course will open up soon. If interested and you haven’t already done so, contact me so I can add you to my pre-announcement list which will have a great special offer for the course!

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