Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

Photo Entrepreneurs, Are You Looking For a Path Forward?

By Matt Suess | January 13, 2021

The holiday season may be over, but today I’ve got a gift for you 😊. For those interested in developing a consistent stream of online income, this could be exactly what you need to finally get things off the ground. Kajabi, my favorite platform for creators, has just launched a new program for aspiring entrepreneurs […]

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Photography Speed Test M1 Mac Mini vs 2018 Intel MacBook Pro Exporting 50 RAW Files

By Matt Suess | December 31, 2020

Is the new M1 Mac Mini faster than a 2018 Intel MacBook Pro exporting RAW files? Can this new computer be used for photo editing? Check out the results I had testing with Capture One Pro, DxO PhotoLab 4, Lightroom Classic, Luminar AI & 4, ON1, and Topaz Sharpen AI. This test shows the speed […]

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First Night: The Bridger Foothills Fire in Bozeman, Montana

By Matt Suess | September 9, 2020

By numerous requests, I now have prints available of my photo “First Night: The Bridger Foothills Fire”. I will be donating 75% of all sales after expenses to the Bridger Foothills Fire Relief Fund organized by the Greater Gallatin United Way and the One Valley Community Foundation. Help me help support our local community who […]

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Topaz Labs Huge Update to Sharpen AI v2.1

By Matt Suess | July 29, 2020

Topaz Labs last week released a huge update to one of my favorite programs of theirs, Sharpen AI v2.1. This update is free for current users of Sharpen AI – and if you don’t have it they are running a great special now through Friday, August 7, 2020, along with with EVEN MORE SAVINGS using […]

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The NEOWISE Comet, Old Faithful, and the Milky Way

By Matt Suess | July 28, 2020

The NEOWISE C/2020 F3 comet along with the Milky Way during an eruption of Old Faithful photographed at 12:20am Wednesday morning in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. This was my second night in a row photographing the comet here. For this night I came prepared with 3 different cameras/lenses/tripods as I wanted to photograph it at […]

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No More Olympus Cameras?

By Matt Suess | June 24, 2020

Olympus today announced they are in talks to transfer ownership of their camera business 😲 Here’s a quick video with some more information and some of my thoughts on what this means in the short term and beyond. What do you think about this move? Let me know in the comments below!

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Webinar Recording with NPEG on Sky Replacement with Luminar 4

By Matt Suess | May 14, 2020

On May 11, 2020 I did a free webinar for the National Photography Enthusiasts Group (NPEG) showing how to use Luminar 4 for Sky Replacement. In the webinar I showed the AI Sky Replacement Tool as well as the new AI Augmented Sky Tool in action on a number of photos using clouds & skies […]

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Meet Your North American Olympus Educators – Webinar Recording

By Matt Suess | May 3, 2020

If you missed the free live webinar on May 2, 2020 where a bunch of us Olympus Educators discussed our history, work, and all things Olympus you can check out a recording of it on my YouTube channel.

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An Afternoon at the Ballpark with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

By Matt Suess | March 6, 2020

Yesterday I went to the Oakland A’s preseason spring training baseball game against the visiting Los Angles Dodgers at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona. I used to shoot professional sports as a photojournalist back in the day and haven’t had a chance to seriously photograph any sports since 2006. It’s the thing I miss the […]

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An Evening of Bull Riding with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark 3 and iPad Pro

By Matt Suess | February 22, 2020

A few nights ago I took the newly announced Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark 3 camera to a small bull riding event behind one of the local saloons in Cave Creek, Arizona to test the camera with some action shots in really poor lighting conditions. Well the lousy lighting didn’t disappoint, nor did the camera. I […]

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