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Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

Registration Now Open for my 2019 Fall Grand Tetons Photo Workshop

By Matt Suess | June 1, 2019

Registration has just opened for my 5th Annual Fall Grand Teton Photography Workshop in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming!! Here is some of the important info: Dates: Monday, September 23 – Saturday, September 28, 2019 Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Class Size: Limited to just 6 students Type: Field Workshop Note: Previous fall workshops […]

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Still Learning the AF System on the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera

By Matt Suess | May 29, 2019

In my continuing experiments with the Get Olympus system they have loaned me and the OM-D E-M1X camera in particular, I’ve had some focusing issues that I believe I am finding solutions to! Switching camera systems is never easy nor is getting used to new AF systems. For most of my shots I have been using […]

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Baby Mountain Cottontail Rabbit

By Matt Suess | May 26, 2019

OMG How darn cute is this little guy??? I first saw this baby Mountain Cottontail rabbit yesterday outside our fence when I was mowing. This morning we couldn’t figure out why the dogs were super excited in the backyard. Once the dogs were put inside, this little guy came back out from under the deck […]

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Black and White Tulip

By Matt Suess | May 24, 2019

I have always loved black and white photography. In fact I was processing and printing my own b&w photos way back when I was 12 years old! But I can not recall right now when – or if – I ever created any serious black and white flower photographs before. So here’s a start, with […]

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Pro Capture for Lightning with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera?

By Matt Suess | May 9, 2019

Pro Capture for lightning with the OM-D E-M1X camera? Yes, please! We just had a small lightning storm pass overhead here in Montana and while it was on it’s way I ran outside to see if Pro Capture would work for getting shots of lightning. And it does! For those not familiar with Pro Capture on […]

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Bison and Spring Snowfall in Gallatin Gateway, Montana

By Matt Suess | April 30, 2019

I love watching bison forage for food when the ground is covered with snow. They use their head as a shovel to push the snow away to get to the grass below. This was photographed yesterday during a late April snowfall here in Montana. It was photographed with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera and M.Zuiko 300mm f4 IS […]

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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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