1-On-1 Photography Coaching

With Matt Suess

Virtual Online Sessions

The best way to fast-track your photography (or marketing/business) skills is to study with a photographer whose work you like and who can deliver you results.

Join me online in a private coacing session custom tailored to your needs and let me help you master your photography or improve/start your photography business.

1-On-1 Photography Coaching

Virtual Online Sessions

The Basics:


We work together to schedule a day and time that is perfect for us both.


We meet virtually online and the session will be recorded for you.


Open to any skill level from beginner to professional. This is a private session just between you and me.

I've been a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years and throughout that time I've been helping other photographers improve their photography and I'd love to work with you.

Who Is This Coaching For?

Any photographer and any skill level who wants to improve their photography, or start/improve their photo business.

What's Included?

- An initial email discussion to prepare for our time together and for you to send me any necessary files and/or information on what you want to cover.

- Online Virtual Session customised to your needs

- Ability to Screen Share during our session

- Recording of our Session

Here is just a partial list of what we could discuss during our time together:

  • ​Portfolio Review & Photo Critique
  • Post Processing - from Culling to Editing
  • Landscape, Wildlife, Night Sky Photography
  • Color and Black & White Photography
  • ​Photography Tips - Using Manual Settings, Discussing Composition & Framing
  • Finding the Best Light
  • ​Image Workflows & Procedures
  • Using Photoshop, Lightroom & Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile and Plugins Such as Topaz & Radiant Photo and more
  • ​Finding & Developing Your Personal Style
  • ​Becoming More Creative
  • Getting the Most Out of Your OM SYSTEM Gear
  • ​Any and All Photo Gear, Equipment & Related Accessories
  • ​Printing
  • ​Marketing & Selling Your Work/Products
  • ​Improving Your Business
  • ​Pricing & Presenting Work
  • ​Exhibitions
  • ​Website Development/Critique
  • Online Course Creation
  • Social Media Review & Guidance
  • ​How to Scout Locations
  • ​Using Filters
  • ​Using the Special Features of Your Camera
  • ​Time Lapse
  • ​Long Exposures
  • ​Trip Planning
  • ​Finding Time to Photograph
  • ​Researching Upcoming Trips for Photo Potential
  • ​And Anything Else You Want to Know!!

How It Works:

Before Our Session

We will talk via email to schedule a date & time for our session. We will also discuss what topics you want to cover and arrange delivery of any necessary files to me.

During Our Session

We talk virtually via Zoom or similar where we can see & hear each other and where we both can share our screens.

After Our Session

You receive a link where you can download our recorded session.

"Matt is the best instructor I've had for any creative activity, but especially photography. He is patient in explaining things, and really helps you focus on the areas that YOU want to develop rather than focusing on what he thinks you need improvement on.

He also is the only instructor I've had in creative endeavors that is so supportive of you owning your unique style - I've always been one to do things my way, and most instructors struggle with students who don't "do as you're told," but Matt teaches to help you learn rather than trying to get you to do things his way.

Matt also is great about making sure that each person gets heard and gets time for their questions to be answered, which requires facilitation of the discussions in such a way that people aren't talked over but also that people don't feel like they are being shut down...this is not an easy thing to do. Plus, he has a great sense of humor, which is always appreciated!

The Milky Way Workshop felt more about learning some techniques, setting up the shot, then waiting to see if it worked. This was more thinking on your feet and instantly applying things and adjusting (which was likely part of my challenge...my brain wasn't ready).

I would recommend both trips, and have so loved showing people the magic that was captured both times. And it's fun to be able to brag about the great teacher we had each time."

Emily L.

2018 June Tetons Milky Way and 2019 Spring Grand Teton Photo Workshop Student

Select Your Session Here!

60 Minute Session

$ 147

Completely customized to your needs. Computer screenshare via Zoom. Includes recording of our session.


120 Minute Session

$ 247

Completely customized to your needs. Computer screenshare via Zoom. Includes recording of our session.


Harley M.

"I think the way you handled the workshop was as near perfect as any student could ask for."

2019 Fall Grand Teton Photo Workshop Client

Winnie A.

"I really cannot wait for this... figuring out how to make this particular trip happen has been on my mind since I first decided I wanted to get into landscape photography. And I know after working with you this year, I will truly be ready for it!"

2022 Photo Mentorship Client & 2023 Lofoten Aurora Workshop Client

Jill E.

"You have the utmost patience and instead of just telling me to do something, or how to do something, you helped me to think about solutions. Many instructors/leaders have an ego and those individuals are difficult to learn from. You don’t. You are a top-notch instructor."

2019 Spring Grand Teton Photo Workshop Client

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Mylio Photos

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DxO PhotoLab PureRAW

DxO makes some of my favorite photo processing software such as: PhotoLab 6, PureRAW 3, FilmPack 6, & the NIK Collection.

Topaz Labs

Topaz Labs makes popular plugins like: Sharpen AI, Denoise AI, Photo AI, and Gigapixel AI.

Topaz Labs

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Matt Suess

Fine Art Photographer and OM SYSTEM, NiSi, Fotopro, Ororo Wear Ambassador

Photography has always been a huge part of my life starting at the age of 12 when I had my 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 my career I was a photojournalist based in New England. I am a digital photography pioneer and began teaching digital photography to photojournalists in the late 90’s, helping bring digital cameras to two different newspapers. I was awarded the 2003 New England Press Associations Photographer of the Year award for my work at the Cape Cod Times. During my time as a photojournalist, I also photographed weddings & portraits, as well as corporate & commercial assignments.

In 2006 I decided to leave all of that behind and move West, where I am now a fine art landscape, nature, wildlife, travel, and Milky Way photographer, educator, and publisher. I also accept select luxury resort & architectural photography assignments.

I teach numerous field & classroom workshops throughout the year as well as online courses and I provide occasional free online webinars. You may have already seen my videos/webinars for OM SYSTEM / Olympus, Hunts Photo & Video, B&H Photo, Skylum and ON1. My passion for sharing and teaching what I have learned during my long career is evident in my down-to-earth and encouraging approach with my clients.

I am honored to be sponsored by Olympus / OM SYSTEM as an OM SYSTEM Ambassador but I teach photography to anyone using any camera brand.

I live in Bozeman, Montana with my blue heeler cattle dog. You can find me online on Instagram and YouTube at @mattsuessphoto


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