Matt Suess

Matt Suess

Landscape, Wildlife & Travel Photography Workshops

Landscape, Wildlife & Travel Photography Workshops

Photography has always been a huge part of Matt Suess’ life starting at the age of 12 when he had his own black & white chemical darkroom. That early interest launched a full-time professional photography career that began in 1990 and continues today.

For the first 17 years of his career he was a photojournalist based in New England. Matt is a digital photography pioneer and began teaching digital photography to photojournalists in the late 90’s, helping bring digital cameras to two different newspapers. He was awarded the 2003 New England Press Associations Photographer of the Year award for his work at the Cape Cod Times. During his time as a photojournalist, Matt also photographed weddings & portraits, as well as corporate & commercial assignments.

In 2006 Matt decided to leave all of that behind and move West, where he is now a fine art landscape & nature photographer, educator, and publisher. In addition, he also accepts select luxury resort & architectural photography assignments. Matt teaches numerous field & classroom workshops throughout the year as well as online courses, private 1-on-1 instruction, and provides occasional free online webinars. You may have already seen Matt’s videos for software companies such as Skylum and ON1. Matt’s passion for sharing and teaching what he has learned during his long career is evident in his down-to-earth and encouraging approach with his students.

In early 2019 Matt was loaned some Olympus gear for a couple months to try out, and he never looked back. Soon he was selling his Sony & Canon full-frame gear and purchasing a well-rounded Olympus kit, shooting with it full-time. The weight, form factor, build quality, camera & lens options, features, and durability were all factors in Matt switching to Olympus. Since then he has used his Olympus gear for everything from fine art prints to major advertising campaigns, which have already featured his images in print & online as well as on billboards.

Matt lives in Bozeman, Montana with his fiance and fine art painter Whitney Hall and their two blue heeler cattle dogs. From January through March you can see Matt and his fine art photography in-person at the prestigious Celebration of Fine Art Exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Visit our Events Page for a list of all upcoming workshops and photo tours.