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Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

How to Dramatically Improve Your RAW Files with DxO PureRAW

By Matt Suess | April 27, 2021

How would you like to dramatically improve the quality of your RAW files without having to purchase a new camera? DxO just released PureRAW and honestly, this is a game changer and something almost any photographer will need & want. I absolutely love it and can not recommend it enough!! It is a standalone program that automatically […]

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New Cloud & Sky Sample Kit with 25 Images for Sky Replacement

By Matt Suess | April 10, 2021

Now available is a Cloud & Sky Sample Kit perfect for sky replacement using Luminar AI & 4 along with Photoshop’s Sky Replacement Tool. The photos in this sample kit come from the 3 Cloud & Sky Kits I have available. In this kit you receive 25 high resolution images: 4 Photos: From my Desert Sunsets […]

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Waitlist for Upcoming Base Camp Photography Masterclass

By Matt Suess | March 28, 2021

Join the waitlist for my upcoming BASE CAMP Photography Masterclass for Landscape & Nature Photographers! The online program starts mid-April. Featuring: For Landscape & Nature Photographers Study With Students Taking the Program at the Same Time & Pace As You – You Are Not Alone Like Most Online Courses! Learn How to Succeed at Taking […]

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Luminar AI Sky Replacement Sky Reflections: Artificial and Not Very Intelligent

By Matt Suess | March 16, 2021

Luminar AI just received Update 2 today with the new Sky Replacement Sky Reflections, a feature first announced 5 months ago. I was expecting a lot more from Skylum in this release, but unfortunately they failed to deliver accurate sky reflections that look real – a big lost opportunity 😞. In this video I will […]

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New Tonal Studies Hand Painted Photo Textures and Overlays

By Matt Suess | March 14, 2021

NOW AVAILABLE!! Fine art painter Whitney Hall and I are so excited to now have available some amazing textures & overlays you can use with your photos and graphic designs to give them a unique artistic look. Introducing Tonal Studies Vol 1 & 2 Hand Painted Photo Textures & Overlays. A total of 100 original […]

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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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