Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course Classroom Photography Workshops

ON1 Photo 10 Crash Course Classroom Photography Workshops

Registration will soon open for my first ON1 Photo 10 Two-Day Crash Course in Tempe, AZ on December 5 & 6. Contact me if you want to know when registration opens and mention “ON1 Photo 10”. The class will be very similar to that listed below in my Perfect Photo Suite crash courses.



Perfect Photo Suite 9 Crash Course Classroom Photography Workshops

Join Perfect Photo Suite expert Matt Suess for 2 days of hands-on classroom training using Perfect Photo Suite 9 from on1 during his most popular classroom photo workshop. Matt has been teaching Perfect Photo Suite for a number of years and is often featured in on1’s live webinars and Perfect Inspiration Series.

Discover how much easier ON1 Photo 10 is to learn over Photoshop

Discover how much easier ON1 Photo 10 is to learn over Photoshop

For many photographers, once they learn ON1 Photo 10 they rarely - if at all - need to use Photoshop anymore. It is easier to learn, easier to use, and in no time you will be producing photos you never thought were possible.

Course is designed for plenty of one-on-one time

Course is designed for plenty of one-on-one time

Matt has structured this course to provide plenty of hands-on time for the students. Lectures are followed by sessions in which the students work on class photos (or their own) while Matt walks around helping each student individually.

Learn from an expert who regularly uses the software

Learn from an expert who regularly uses the software

Matt has been using & teaching ON1 Photo for years. In addition he uses ON1 Photo almost daily for all of his own photography, from personal projects to his fine art photography collections.

Upcoming Classes:



Additional dates for Tempe, AZ in November/December of 2015 and April of 2016 will be added soon.

 New Mexico

No more dates for 2015 but keep an eye out for dates in the summer of 2016!

See below for exact class locations. More classes will be added to this schedule


Previous Classes:


April 11 & 12, 2015 in Tempe – Sold Out 

December 13 & 14, 2014 in Tempe – Sold Out

November 22 & 23, 2014 in Scottsdale – Sold Out


New Mexico

August 16 & 17, 2014 in Santa Fe

June 13 & 14, 2015 in Santa Fe

August 25 & 26, 2015 in Santa Fe

May 16 & 17, 2015 in Dallas, TX


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How many of you have had a hard time learning Photoshop? This software has been around for over 20 years, and it seems like it would take 20 years to learn it. It is such a complex program that it can be difficult and time consuming to learn and master.

You would think there would be something easier to use by now, wouldn’t you?

Have you heard of Perfect Photo Suite from on1?

They call it “The Photographer’s Choice for Photo Editing” and here is why: For many photographers Perfect Photo Suite can replace Photoshop for much – if not most – of the things you do in Photoshop. Things like enhancing a photo, adding special effects, masking objects, resizing photos for print & web, working in layers, enhancing skin in portraits, replacing a sky, converting to black & white, and so much more are made extremely easy compared to doing the same in Photoshop.

Matt has been using Perfect Photo regularly since version 6 and currently uses it on nearly every one of his fine art photographs. Known as an expert in Perfect Photo these Crash Courses have been a favorite of his students and are now regularly selling out.


Class Details:

In these 2-Day hands-on crash courses on Perfect Photo Suite 9 you will learn all of the basic (and some advanced) features of on1’s image editing & enhancing software Perfect Photo Suite 9. PPS9-apps Perfect Photo Suite 9 is made up of 7 different powerful apps integrated into one suite and you will spend time in each of them during the two days. Matt will demonstrate each app using his laptop hooked up to a projector. You will watch and take notes during lectures. Following each lecture time will be reserved for you to work on your own photos using the techniques just learned as Matt walks around to help each student individually.


Note that while Perfect Photo Suite can be used as a plugin to Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture, for this class we will only be using it as a stand-alone program.

What you will learn:

Perfect Browse
In Browse you will learn how to find your photos, add new folders, rename files, read camera metadata, move photos, delete photos, view photos at 100%, add keywords and labels, rate your photos, and more.
Perfect Layers
The layers module allows you to stack and blend numerous photo layers to satisfy most all of your composite photography needs. Learn about layers, stacking and blending, transform layer sizes, moving and deleting layers, and more. In addition Perfect Layers is great for cropping, erasing objects, cloning with the stamp tool, and much more. You will also learn how to remove backgrounds and replace boring skies with dramatic clouds.
Perfect Enhance
Perfect Enhance allows one to go in and make quick adjustments to your photo. Learn how to control brightness, contrast, vibrance, temperature, detail, vignettes, sharpening, reduce noise, crop and level your photos, send your photos to your printer, and more. Use the Magic Eraser and Retouch Brush to remove objects such as power lines and dust spots. Also learn how to use and create your own presets to use over and over again.
Perfect Portrait
If you photograph people you are going to love the Perfect Portrait module. Learn how to easily whiten eyes and teeth, add detail to the eyes and enhance lip color, smooth skin and remove blemishes, adjust skin color and reduce shine, and more. Learn how to use the included presets as well.


Perfect Effects
Perfect Effects is where you can take your ordinary photos and make them extraordinary. With an extensive library of presets – each one fully customizable – you will learn how to add single or numerous effects to your photos to give them a unique and creative look that would be hard to achieve in any other software program.
Perfect B&W
Creating amazing black and white photos is easy with the Perfect B&W module in Perfect Photo Suite. In addition to numerous presets you will learn how to convert your photo into a stunning black & white image using the numerous manual controls to give you the exact look you want. In addition to b&w you can convert your photo to sepia or use other colors to tint your image. You will also learn how to bring back some of the original color for truly creative looks.
Perfect Resize
You have your photo perfected and now it is time to have it printed and shared on social media sites. Perfect Resize is the perfect tool to do that with. Learn how to use the built-in presets for popular photo sizes and printers, and learn how to manually resize your photos. You can resize them smaller or much larger than your original while keeping all of the details.



Testimonials from Perfect Photo Suite Crash Course students:

Barbara - from MN who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"This really did exceed my expectations. First day was great but the second day was a WOW. I learned so much. The size of the workshop was perfect... I would highly recommend this workshop. Best workshop ever! I went from 0 to 60 in one weekend."

Steve H.

"[This class] exceeded my expectations. Getting 16 hours of instruction for less than $20 an hour is a real bargain...other than the folks at on1, I am confident that no one knows more about the actual use of the software."

Student from the Tempe AZ 2015 April class

"This met all of my expectations. Being relatively new to all of this, it's what I wanted... I think the 2-day training was right on. Your emphasis on important facets of on1 reflects your understanding of this great tool."

Randy - from AZ who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 class

"Great to get to work along instead of just watch. Great to have one-on-one help! Good job keeping the pace for the whole class - you managed the group and schedule well. Great work taking questions and addressing specific needs. I strongly recommend if you want to bake in your learning with live practice and one-on-one instruction."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"It made me interested in going even further into photo editing than I had expected it would."

Richard - Tampa, FL

"This was the class I was looking for. I had been using Perfect Photo for about a year and had watched some of the video presentations but did not really have the feel I wanted for the program. I had been searching for several months for someone to teach a face-to-face class and finally came upon Matt after seeing a link through on1’s emails. This was a crash course but it was perfect. Great explanations and demonstrations with plenty of time to ask questions and receive one-on-one time when needed. Matt’s experience as photographers and users of the software was very evident. It’s nice to have someone who actually uses a program in real life situations instead of a company representative. After sitting through this class, I can now start to do more with my photos and use Matt’s and on1’s videos as refreshers to the class. I now have a better understanding of the capabilities of the program and what I want to do or need to do with my photos."

Perfect Photo Suite class student

"Great job – especially with patience. Some of my/our questions were repeats, but I greatly appreciate your patience and re-education where needed."

Jay M.

"After the course I came home and have been back through my India photos and reprocessed them all. I was able to really enhance my final output significantly. Kudos to you and your instruction."

Kim - from AZ who took the Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"I have had the on1 software for years and have been looking for a workshop as I've tried the software and didn't stick with it. I will use it with my workflow now. Loved the demonstration and time to work on the photos. Love the teaching style. This is a very informative workshop on Perfect Photo Suite. The workshop is well paced and Matt is a very knowledgable instructor."

Student from Tempe, AZ April 2015 class

"You are near perfect in all aspects from teaching style, to preparation, to organization and materials. In that sense you exceeded my expectations. Great style, disposition and excellent command of the toolset. Thank you!"

Student from Tempe, AZ 2015 April class

"Workshop met my expectations. The teaching style was excellent, keeping me engaged throughout. Very good pace, allowing for coverage of a lot of material. Excellent teaching style and knowledge of the software. There were a lot of hands-on exercises which is the best way to learn. Very personable, good pace, plenty of work sessions."


Who this class is for:

No prior experience with Perfect Photo Suite is necessary. In this 2-day course you will learn almost every important feature of Perfect Photo Suite starting with the basics and continuing through some more advanced techniques and enhancements. If you do not yet own Perfect Photo Suite, you can download a fully working 30-day free trial just prior to the start of the workshop.

This class is ideal for beginners as well as those who may already have a little experience with Perfect Photo Suite but want to get a firm grasp on all the major features and techniques.


Tuition fees:

Tuition for the 2-day classroom course is only $345.

Classes are limited to between 8 and 14 students depending upon location unless otherwise specified. This small class size is preferred by Matt’s students as it allows for ample one-on-one time. Tuition covers the classroom workshop but does not include lunch (unless otherwise specified) nor does it include overnight accommodations. The same photos Matt uses during class lectures will be made available to each student in addition to a class syllabus.

What to bring: Your laptop computer with Perfect Photo Suite already installed and running – either in trial mode or purchased version. Be sure to install and launch the software prior to the class to make sure it is working properly. Make sure you have some of your photos on your hard drive to work on during the class. Also bring a notebook and pen, ipad, or other way to take notes during the class.


Detailed Class Locations & Registration:


Dates for November & December 2015 and April of 2016 classes will be announced later this year.


New Mexico:

No more dates for 2015 but keep an eye out for dates in the summer of 2016!

Classes are held in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico about 20 minutes away from the historic Plaza.

Class will begin on Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am sharp. Please arrive around 8:30am to allow time to get your computer all set up and be ready to go at 9:00. An hour break is scheduled each day at noon for lunch, which is included in this workshop. Please let Matt know at time of registration of any dietary concerns. Following lunch the workshop resumes at 1:00pm and ends at 5:00pm each evening.

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Your clients will appreciate the end results much more with a better looking sky.

If you are traveling to this workshop from outside Santa Fe, Matt has arranged a special rate for you. Call the hotel directly at 888-871-7138 and mention the Matt Suess Photo Workshop. The hotel is conveniently located just off of I25 on Cerrillos RD. Click here for directions.


Feel free to give Matt a call at 480-818-9566 or contact him here.

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About Matt Suess

About Matt Suess

I have been a full-time professional photographer for over 25 years. I was a photojournalist for the first 17 years and since 2006 I have been a full-time fine art photographer and workshop teacher. I have been using digital imaging since the mid 1990's. Be sure to read more about be by clicking on the link above.

Why choose my photo workshops

Why choose my photo workshops

I have over 25 years of professional photography experience and love teaching and sharing my knowledge. Read more about what makes my workshops & classes stand out.

Student Testimonials

Student Testimonials

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The Fine Print

The Fine Print

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