Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

Scrappy chilling

By Matt Suess | October 17, 2013

Scrappy isn’t too concerned yet with all the packing up and getting ready to leave Santa Fe for AZ tomorrow.

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Sunrise behind the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe

By Matt Suess | October 13, 2013

Beautiful sunrise behind the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi in downtown Santa Fe. My last art exhibition in Santa Fe this year is today next to the Cathedral. #hdr iphoneography #discoverpressgram

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Nice Santa Fe sunset

By Matt Suess | October 10, 2013

Nice looking sunset outside my #RV window here in Santa Fe, NM after a cold front moved in earlier today. #sunset #weather

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Photographing aspen leaves in Sangre de Cristo Mountains

By Matt Suess | October 9, 2013

Back in my office at sunrise in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains photographing yellow aspen leaves. Today I photographed almost exclusively with my 300mm f2.8 lens. #FallFoliage #SantaFe

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How to get natural looking HDR photos from a single image with Capture One Pro 7 from Phase One

By Matt Suess | October 8, 2013

Photographing fall foliage using HDR techniques can be quite challenging. Hundreds to thousands of tiny leaves and branches dance and move in even the slightest of breezes. Using a small aperture for maximum depth of field means using slow shutter speeds, potentially causing blur and additional leaf and branch movement. Combining these multiple exposures – […]

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Fall Serenity – fall foliage along a stream in Santa Fe

By Matt Suess | October 8, 2013

This is only my second full summer here in Santa Fe, New Mexico and I have recently found a new photo playground – up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. I first scouted the area the other week, then brought our photography workshop students up there for a sunrise shoot. A few days following the […]

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Time to plug in the truck

By Matt Suess | October 4, 2013

With temps dropping to a low of 28 overnight here in Santa Fe it is time to plug in my diesel truck. Gonna be cold getting up at 5am to set up my art show for this weekend.

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Santa Fe 5-day Photo Workshop 2013 Wrap-up

By Matt Suess | October 3, 2013

What a fantastic class Christine and I had for our third annual Santa Fe 5-day Photo Workshop Boot-Camp! A huge thanks goes out to our students for choosing us as their teachers!! We had one returning and 5 new students this year. If you have taken one of our photo workshops before, you already know […]

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Back in the office photographing fall foliage

By Matt Suess | October 2, 2013

Back in the office photographing after teaching a photo workshop the last 5 days. Leaves are changing high up in the Santa Fe National Forest.

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Photographers be sure to read the Terms & Conditions with Photoshop & Lightroom CC from Adobe

By Matt Suess | September 26, 2013

Photographers should take notice of the Terms & Conditions regarding the recently offered Photoshop Creative Cloud and Lightroom 5 bundle they are currently offering to those who own Photoshop C3 or later. The current offer lets you sign up to a monthly subscription for $9.99 per month if you register before December 31, 2013 and […]

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