Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

Where is the Noise in High ISO with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds Camera?

By Matt Suess | April 15, 2019

As I continue evaluating the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Micro Four Thirds Camera that Olympus has loaned me for 2 months free of charge (and with no obligation at all to write these reviews) one aspect I will be studying is how usable high ISO images are with this camera. I have been shooting full-frame digital since […]

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Focus Stacking In-Camera with the New Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera First Attempt

By Matt Suess | April 12, 2019

Olympus recently sent me a bunch of gear to try out free of charge for a couple months, and here is another post update on how I am liking the system. So the new Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera has the ability to focus stack in-camera and this is one of my first shots testing out […]

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Hello Olympus OM-D E-M1X

By Matt Suess | April 9, 2019

I am pretty psyched!! Last week Olympus me some loaner equipment at no charge to test and put through the paces over the next couple months – and what a kit I received!! The brand new Olympus OM-D E-M1X body with the following lenses: M.Zuiko 300mm f4 IS Pro with 1.4x teleconverter, M.Zuiko 40-150mm f2.8 Pro, […]

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Starting with No Image Library in Luminar 3

By Matt Suess | December 19, 2018

In my Learn Skylum’s Luminar & Aurora HDR Facebook group, I have noticed some people wanting to kind of hit the reset button on Luminar 3. Maybe they added too many photos at once in Luminar and it is not running great. Or maybe they don’t want to even have Luminar 3 index their photos but […]

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FREE Webinars this Saturday and Monday on Luminar 3

By Matt Suess | December 14, 2018

Join me this Saturday, December 15 at noon Mountain or Monday, December 17, at 3:00pm Mountain for the last 2 sessions of my Super Important Photo Organizing Strategies with Luminar 3 online webinar events!! There are some very important things you need to consider before adding all your photos into the new and upcoming Luminar 3. I will show you what […]

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The New Luminar 3 with Libraries – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Matt Suess | December 6, 2018

On December 18, 2018 Skylum will be releasing their long awaited DAM (Digital Asset Manager) for Luminar. Called Luminar 3 with Libraries, this will be a free update for everyone who currently owns Luminar 2018 on Mac and Windows. Originally, it was first talked about being released in 2017. Once that didn’t happen it was next anticipated to be released […]

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Skylum Publishes Roadmap for Upcoming Luminar 3 with Libraries

By Matt Suess | December 1, 2018

Skylum has published a roadmap for the upcoming Luminar 3 with Libraries, a free upgrade for users of Luminar 2018. Luminar 3 comes out on December 18, 2018 and Skylum has promised free updates to it through late 2019 to add features and enhance the program.   Here is a look at what’s coming up […]

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Bug with Photo Mechanic and Sony a7R3 Files for Pixel Shift

By Matt Suess | April 11, 2018

Any Sony a7R3 shooters out there who also use the awesome Photo Mechanic software from Camera Bits? Be careful right now with Pixel Shift images.   I just picked up my a7R3 the other week and noticed an issue today. I have been using Photo Mechanic for a long, long, long time to batch rename […]

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Luminar 2018 Update v1.1.0 for Windows

By Matt Suess | December 19, 2017

Skylum’s Luminar 2018 received an update for Windows today, bringing the current version to v1.1.0 (1235). In this video I will show you all the new improvements. Save 10% on Luminar with coupon code mattsuess. Here are the updates in today’s release that I discuss: Work faster. Luminar can now launch more quickly. Plus you’ll […]

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Luminar 2018 Now Available for Pre-Order – Watch My Preview Videos!

By Matt Suess | November 1, 2017

Luminar 2018, the newest version of Luminar from Skylum/Macphun, is now available for pre-order for both Mac and Windows users! I have been using an early beta of Luminar 2018 for the last couple weeks and it is a must-have upgrade if you already have it or purchase if you don’t. I am not going […]

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