Beyond the Lens with Matt Suess – Photography Journal & Blog

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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Aurora HDR 2018 In-Depth Preview

By Matt Suess | September 12, 2017

As announced a month ago Macphun is set to release Aurora HDR 2018, their second paid upgrade to their excellent Aurora HDR software. The program, which debuted in November of 2015, received a paid upgrade a year ago for Aurora HDR 2017 and Aurora HDR 2018 is now available for pre-order with a release date […]

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Luminar Receives Free Update With New Filter Plus Enhancements For Drone Photographers

By Matt Suess | August 23, 2017

Luminar from Macphun received a free update today to their Mac software to bring the current version to v1.2.1 Users can update by opening the program as a stand-alone and clicking on Check for Updates under Luminar in the file menu. The main features of this update are: Aerial Workspace – Unique new workspace that features […]

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Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse, With and Without Solar Filters

By Matt Suess | August 20, 2017

Tomorrow I will be photographing the Total Solar Eclipse above the Tetons in Wyoming on the Idaho side with a spectacular view of the Grand Tetons. Here’s how I am doing it with 2 different camera setups. Wide Angle I am using my Sony a7R with a Canon 17-40mm f4 lens set at 28mm or […]

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Aurora HDR 2018 Coming Soon for Mac & Windows

By Matt Suess | August 15, 2017

I am excited to announce some awesome news – Macphun’s Aurora HDR will be upgraded later this year AND it will be available for Window’s users for the first time ever!! Aurora HDR has been my go-to HDR program since it first came out and it is so much better than any other HDR programs […]

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