Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

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 different […]

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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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Unboxing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III

By Matt Suess | February 12, 2020

Unboxing the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III – Watch on Youtube On February 12, 2020 Olympus announced the new OM-D E-M1 Mark III camera. I have been shooting with a pre-production version for a couple weeks prior to the announcement. When I first received the camera from Olympus I videotaped an unboxing of it and […]

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MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Backpack from Think Tank Photo Preview

By Matt Suess | September 18, 2019

My friends from Think Tank Photo just sent me for review a MindShift Gear BackLight 18L Backpack just in time for a 10-day trip to Cody and Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming I am about ready to leave for. I’ll be sure to do a field review once I return, but in the meantime here are […]

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Skylum Announces AI-Powered Portrait and Skin Enhancement Tools for Luminar 4

By Matt Suess | September 17, 2019

Today Skylum continues to unwrap new features for the upcoming Luminar 4 by announcing new AI-powered portrait and skin enhancement tools. Portrait photographers – and really anyone who photographs people – are sure to be excited about these new tools to quickly enhance the look of people in their photos. While I have not yet been […]

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Think Tank Photo releases Retrospective V2.0 Shoulder Camera Bags in Black

By Matt Suess | September 11, 2019

My friends at Think Tank Photo let me know that they just released their Retrospective V2.0 shoulder bag series in a brand new color – BLACK. And from the pictures I’ve seen it looks pretty stunning! The original Retrospective series came out in 2016 featuring a classic “retro” minimalist & stylish look with a lightweight […]

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