2023 Faroe Islands
Photography Workshop

With Matt Suess and Dr. Kah-Wai Lin
July 24 - 31, 2023

Faroe Islands

Come join us for an epic experience photographing the stunning landscape of the Faroe Islands - and puffins! - in 2023

July 24 - 31, 2023
Faroe Islands

"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!"

Winnie A.

2022 Photo Mentorship Client with Matt Suess and 2023 Lofoten Aurora Workshop Client

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The Basics:

Dates

8 Days, 7 Nights:
Monday, July 24 - Monday, July 31, 2023

Location

The Faroe Islands

Group Details

Maximum 12 clients. Photography skill level from beginner to professional.

Physical Activity

Easy, mostly no long hiking, except a few optional locations.

Tuition Fees

Pay $1,250 today to secure your space, and the remaining $3,747 is due by March 24, 2023. Lodging & transportation during workshop is included.

Your Instructor & Guides

Matt Suess: Instructor & Guide
Kah-Wai Lin: Guide & Instructor
Plus local guide & photographer Thomas Vikre

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Check out Kah-Wai's puffin documentary filmed in the Faroe Islands!

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Remote & mysterious, rugged & dramatic...
...Yet, so beautiful.

It’s like being in an episode of Game of Thrones.

The Faroe Islands have a magnetic attraction for landscape photographers, and for a good reason. Battered by the elements, the towering cliffs rise from the deep sea.

Huge waves are constantly pounding the shoreline, creating amazing formations. Isolated in the Atlantic Ocean, the Faroe Islands are halfway between Norway and Iceland.

National Geographic named the Faroe Islands the most authentic and unspoiled group of islands in the world. This comes as no surprise to us!

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Dynamic, constantly changing light and weather makes these islands magical for photography.

We can experience 4 seasons in an hour. One moment it might be raining, the next we have warm sunshine on our faces. Turn around and it might be snowing or hailing. It’s fascinating and beautiful.

In late July the Faroe Islands is stunningly green and fresh. Puffins can be found, and the temperature this time of year makes it a really comfortable season to visit this magical place.

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"I was pleased to join Kah-Wai Lin’s Lofoten Aurora Photography Workshop in March 2017.

It was an amazing trip. We were so lucky to have 5 nights dancing with fantastic aurora show. Some nights we even worked from 7:30pm to 3:00am tracing different aurora.

Kah-Wai looked after us very well, gave us useful information both on shooting and post processing. He was flexible and tried his best to satisfy everyone’s requirement.

This is one of the best photography workshops."

Michael Chen

2017 Lofoten Aurora Photo Workshop Client with Kah-Wai Lin

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Introducing Our On-Location Guide/Instructor
Kah-Wai Lin

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In addition to having me as your photography educator during this workshop, we are fortunate to have guide & educator Kah-Wai Lin joining us too.

Kah-Wai has been photographing in the Faroes since 2017 and has led approx. 10 tours there already. He knows the popular must-have locations but more importantly he knows a lot of the less popular - yet just as amazing - places to photograph to set you up with the best chances to get your dream shots.

I met Kah-Wai in 2021 at a photo conference we were both presenting at. Together we became impromptu guides for a sunset shoot during the conference when the original guide didn't show up.

We then started running into each other while we both were individually either scouting or leading photo workshops in locations like South Dakota and Southern Utah.

We have partnered together for photo workshops in Lofoten in 2023 and 2024, and we are both excited to work to bring you the best possible photography adventure in the Faroe Islands.

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Introducing Our Local Guide Thomas Vikre

We will also have Thomas Vikre as our local guide and driver.

Thomas Vikre is a Danish-Norwegian award-winning photographer based in the Faroe Islands. He also conducts photo tours in Iceland, Lofoten Norway, Madeira and mainland Portugal as well as wherever else he is invited. His work consists primarily of landscape, travel, adventure and fine art photography, but he also does a substantial amount of commercial work for local Faroese companies.

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"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."

Jill E.

2019 Spring Grand Teton Photo Workshop Client with Matt Suess

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Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are a North Atlantic archipelago island country and self-governing nation under the external sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark.

They are located 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway (580 kilometres (360 mi) away) and Iceland (430 kilometres (270 mi) away).

The territory is one of three constituent countries that form the Kingdom of Denmark, along with Denmark and Greenland. The islands have a total area of about 1,400 square kilometres (540 sq mi) with a population of 54,000 as of June 2022.

The terrain is rugged, and the subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc) is windy, wet, cloudy, and cool. Temperatures for such a northerly climate are moderated by the Gulf Stream, averaging above freezing throughout the year, and hovering around 12 °C (54 °F) in summer and 5 °C (41 °F) in winter.[9] The northerly latitude also results in perpetual civil twilight during summer nights and very short winter days.

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"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

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Who Is This Workshop For?

This workshop is designed for any skill level, yet a DSLR/Mirrorless or equivalent camera with interchangeable lenses AND a sturdy tripod are required, as well as a basic working knowledge of your camera.

Most students who take my workshops are beginners to advanced amateurs and even pros. My workshops are filled with hands-on instruction & demonstrations. I encourage & help find and develop each students unique personal style of photography.

Physical Difficulty:
EASY


Easy, mostly no long hiking, except a few optional locations. Most of our photography locations are just a few steps away or short walk from the parking lot. The longest hike is the spectacular Traelanipa Slave Cliff, which is about 3.5 miles round trip, easy and flat, but this is optional, we can split into two groups if some don’t want to hike.

Accommodations

All in-tour transportation and hotel accommodations in a double room are included. A single room upgrade can be purchased for an additional fee.

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Weather

In July the average high temperature for Tórshavn is 55F with the average low at 48.2, with the record high being 68.4F and the record low of 34.7F. It receives on average 2.83" of rain in July.

The climate is classed as subpolar oceanic climate according to the Köppen climate classification: Cfc, with areas having a tundra climate, especially in the mountains, although some coastal or low-lying areas may have very mild-winter versions of a tundra climate. The overall character of the climate of the islands is influenced by the strong warming influence of the Atlantic Ocean, which produces the North Atlantic Current. This, together with the remoteness of any source of landmass-induced warm or cold airflows, ensures that winters are mild (mean temperature 3.0 to 4.0 °C or 37 to 39 °F) while summers are cool (mean temperature 9.5 to 10.5 °C or 49 to 51 °F).

The islands are windy, cloudy, and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year. The islands lie in the path of depressions moving northeast, making strong winds and heavy rain possible at all times of the year. Sunny days are rare and overcast days are common. 

The climate varies greatly over small distances, due to the altitude, ocean currents, topography, and winds. Precipitation varies considerably throughout the archipelago. In some highland areas, snow cover may last for months with snowfalls possible for the greater part of the year (on the highest peaks, summer snowfall is by no means rare), while in some sheltered coastal locations, several years pass without any snowfall whatsoever. Tórshavn receives frosts more often than other areas just a short distance to the south. Snow also is seen at a much higher frequency than on outlying islands nearby. The area receives on average 49 frosts a year.

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A complete list of what to bring will be provided following registration.

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

Harley M.

2019 Fall Grand Teton Photo Workshop Client with Matt Suess

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🔥 BONUSES 🔥

These Bonuses are Unique to My Workshops.

You will not find another instructor providing so much extra value to move you forward with your photography!!

Bonus #1

  • 1.5hr LIVE Online Group Welcome Party: Approx. 1 to 2 months prior to the start of the workshop we will all meet online for a welcome party. I'll cover where we will be going, discuss safety, show you some photos of what to expect, discuss what to bring, and will go over some basic camera settings. Bring your questions and meet your fellow attendees in this informal social gathering. ($175 Value)

Bonus #2

  • 1.5hr LIVE Online Group Review and Q&A: Approx. 4-6 weeks following the workshop we will all meet online again. I know that a few weeks following a workshop, a bunch of questions come up from what was learned (and sometimes forgotten). Most other workshops, once you leave that final day, you are on your own. This isn't the case here! Use this as your opportunity to get all of those questions that come up following a workshop answered, get feedback on your photos, and connect with your fellow attendees once again. ($175 Value)

Bonus #3

  • How to Post Process Your Faroe Images: An online course teaching you my secrets to post processing Faroe photos. ($197 Value)

Bonus #4

  • What to Do With These Photos! You will get access to my mini course on organizing your photos, captioning, adding keywords, and storing your photos. ($37 Value)

Bonus #5

  • Special $175 Savings on Your Next Workshop: You will receive a Special Alumni Credit that can be applied to any future field workshop that starts within 2 years of this workshop's start date. ($175 Value)

Bonus #6

  • Special 15% off NiSi Filters: You will receive a Special Workshop Student Discount of 15% off your first order of NiSi Filters. ($155 Value on Average)

Bonus #7

  • Special Savings on Fotopro Tripods: You will receive a Special Workshop Student Discount towards your purchase of a Fotopro Tripod. ($135 Value on Average)

Bonus #8

  • Access to a Private Online Portal: You will receive access to a special private online community portal where you can get to know your fellow attendees, share photos from the workshop, get up-to-date workshop info, and watch the bonus videos. ($97 Value)

Each BONUS is specifically designed to help you with your photography journey beyond the short time we are all together in-person.

   Total Value In BONUSES:   $1,146

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"I joined Kah-Wai’s Iceland Winter Workshop with my wife, Emily.

This is one of the best photo workshop we’ve ever had – extremely well organized, excellent transportation and guidance, useful hands-on and lecture instruction.

The workshop has allowed us to improve our landscape photographic skills in a stunning and challenging environment.

We would definitely repeat a tour with Kah-Wai."

Michael Choong & Emily Ng from Malaysia

Iceland Photo Workshop Client with Kah-Wai

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ITINERARY

Here is the general plan of our time together.

NOTE: This itinerary reflects past Faroe workshops and may not necessarily be our schedule, as exact locations and days will likely change. Use this as a guideline and note that this schedule will be kept flexible and will change depending on weather and photographic potential.

Sunrise at this time of year is around 5am with sunset around 10pm, which leaves little night time. Normally we'll be able to get back to the hotel for breakfast after our sunrise session, and we'll go to dinner prior to our sunset session.Usually the afternoon is reserved for rest time. When we go to photograph the puffins, that is an all-day trip via boat and there is a nice little restaurant on the island we can go to.

Due to the hours of sunrise and sunset with the short nights, it can be tough doing each sunrise and sunset everyday and we will plan accordingly. If the weather is ideal we may even stay out all night from sunset through sunrise - if we do we'll have extra rest the following day. Sunsets & sunrises last much longer than what we are used to so we'll make maximum use of any amazing light we receive.

Day 1: Arrival at Vagar Airport. Transport to Gjogv
Monday, July 24, 2023

You will arrive at Vagar Airport where we will pick you up.

After saying hi to the rest of the group we drive to the starting point, around 1,5 hours from the airport. We arrive the amazing village of Gjogv.

Here we check in at the wonderful Gjaargardur Guesthouse.

This place is simply breathtaking. Wonderful staff, amazing food, and the location are breathtaking overlooking the surrounding mountains and fjords.

We shoot sunset in one of the crazy seascape spots in Gjogv.

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Day 2 – 4: Enjoy the Adventure

The following days we will explore the incredible areas in the northern parts of the Faroe Islands.

Stunning locations are scattered around and we will be moving around in our van trying to maximize our photography options. The weather and light conditions are constantly changing and fabulous light can be expected at all times.

We will make sure we are at the best locations at the best times! Places like Tjørnuvik and Saksun are on the list, in addition to many incredible unnamed spots.

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Day 4 – 8: Vagar – The Adventure Continues

On day 4 we check out from Gjaargardur and drive south towards Hotel Vagar.

This nice hotel is located at the airport. This is convenient for several reasons. Most importantly we are located in the middle of a long list of epic locations; Leitisvatn, Gasadalur, Tindholmur, Bøur and Sornfell Mountain. We continue to be flexible and move around according to the conditions.

These spots are simply incredible and have to be seen in person!

On the final day we have breakfast at the hotel and say goodbye. The hotel is located at the airport so we can walk to the airport.

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OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER

What is Included

  Three professional photography guides

  All in-tour transportation

  Boat ticket

  Accommodation in hotel (based on double occupancy with option to upgrade to single occupancy)

  Breakfast

  ​Complete dedication from Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin to put us in the best position at the best time for the best photos & adjusting our itinerary accordingly

  Bonuses of $1,146 in Value

What is Not Included

 International flights

  Food, snacks and beverages outside breakfast

  ​Items of a personal nature such as laundry services, clothing, phone charges, etc.

  Personal travel, medical, equipment or trip cancellation insurance

  Visas (if applicable)

What Airport and When to Arrive

Complete travel information will be provided following registration.

Where to Stay

All in-tour transportation and hotel accommodations in a double room are included. A single room upgrade can be purchased for an additional fee. Should you want to arrive a day earlier and/or leave a day later, we can provide hotel recommendations - these are to be made on your own and are not part of the workshop.

More complete information will be provided following registration.

What to Bring

A complete list of What to Bring will be provided. This list will mention items that are absolutely required in addition to suggested items regarding camera equipment and clothing.

Travel Insurance - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to purchase quality travel insurance.

Some companies allow for the purchase of Cancel for Any Reason Coverage that expands the list of reasons for your canceling to include things such as sudden work or family obligation and even a simple change of mind.

Traveling With a Spouse/Companion

There is a paid option upgrade for a single room. However, in order to join us in the vehicles we will be traveling in, any spouses/companions would need to be fully registered for the workshop as there is no room in the workshop vehicles for those not registered.

Covid Information

NOTE: As of the time of this page going live in December, 2022 there are no Covid restrictions to the Faroe Islands.

We will be following all requirements regarding Covid that the Faroe Islands may have in place during the workshop.

Register Here

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2023 Faroe Islands Photography Workshop

TUITION FEES:  $4,997

$1,250 due today, remaining $3,747 due by March 24, 2023

  • ​July 24 - 31, 2023
  • 1-on-1 & Group Coaching & Guiding from Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin, along with local guide Thomas Vikre
  • Limited to 12
  • ​​7 Nights Accommodations Double Occupancy
  • ​Transportation During Workshop
  • ​BONUSES Valued at $1,146
  • ​Past Clients can contact me about any possible alumni discount prior to registering, which will be applied to your final payment.

A single occupancy room upgrade is available for an additional $900

ALL WORKSHOP ATTENDEES MUST ALSO FILL OUT AND SIGN MY ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM HERE.

Cancellation & Refund Policy for This Workshop

We know that plans can change, unforeseen circumstances can happen and no one wants to miss out on the trip of a lifetime. To provide the best customer support possible and to keep groups small and affordable, our cancellation policy ensures we can continue to provide clients the best possible foto experience.

For this workshop the following applies:

  • The initial $1,250 registration fee is non-refundable, but it is transferable to another workshop provided we are more than 120 days from the start of the workshop (a $275 administrative fee is applied to all transfers).
  • The remaining $3,747 balance is due 120 days from the start of the workshop, that date being March 24, 2023.
  • If you cancel within 120 days from the start of the workshop and you are able to find someone to fill your spot, you would be entitled to receive a refund (minus your initial registration fee and a $275 administrative fee). If you are unable to fill your spot, all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. It is highly suggested to purchase good trip insurance to cover you in such an instance.

If you wish to cancel or transfer to another workshop MORE than 120 Days from the Start

Your registration fee will be transferable to another workshop by Matt Suess with a $275 administrative fee.

If you wish to cancel or transfer to another workshop LESS than 120 Days from the Start

No refunds or transfers (assuming we cannot fill your spot)

You can view my full cancellation & refund policy along with other important information here

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS? WE GOT YOU!

Frequently Asked Questions

Regarding This Lofoten Photo Workshop

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 Is there a lot of walking/hiking during this workshop?

We will not do any long hiking. Most of our photography locations are just a few steps away or short walk from the parking lot. The longest hike is the spectacular Traelanipa Slave Cliff, which is about 3.5 miles round trip, easy and flat, but this is optional, we can split into two groups if some of you don’t want to hike. Bring a comfortable footwear.

 I am a pure beginner (or advanced) photographer. Is this workshop for me?

This workshop is open to all photography levels from beginner to pro. I have had students who didn't know what an f-stop was and I have had those who are just about ready to or are already selling their own prints. Being a small class, I am able to work with each student individually no matter their experience level to help them improve and reach their individual goals.

 What is your experience photographing in Lofoten, Norway?

While this will be my first time visiting the Faroe Islands, Kah-Wai has been photographing there since 2017 and has led approx. 10 photo tours there already.

Plus we will be with local guide and photographer Thomas Vikre too, so suffice it to say you'll be in the hands of photographers and guides who know the area well to bring you to the best spots at the right time!

 Will we work on our computers and learn how to process our photos?

Most likely no - this workshop is expected to be a shooting intensive workshop with little to no time for any group computer lessons. That is what my Bonus material is for where you can watch pre-recorded videos in the comfort of your home. You can even download the videos to watch again and again.

Besides, wouldn't you rather be out shooting instead of inside the hotel room on your computer?

An exception to this would be if the weather is bad enough that it prevents us from creating any meaningful shots. Should that happen we can spend some time on the computers.

 Can I bring my drone?

Sure - certain locations are drone friendly. Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to fly the drone in compliant with the drone regulations in Faroe Islands.

 Can my spouse, relative, friend, pet, etc. attend any or all of the workshop?

There is a paid option upgrade for a single room. However, in order to join us in the vehicles we will be traveling in, any spouses/companions would need to be fully registered for the workshop as there is no room in the vehicles for those not registered.

Workshops are also not a location for pets and as such are not allowed with the exception of guide dogs.

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STILL GOT QUESTIONS? WE GOT YOU!

Frequently Asked Questions

Regarding My Photo Workshops & Tours in General

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 What sets your workshops apart from other workshops?

I absolutely love teaching! I have over 30 years of experience making my career with my cameras and teaching & sharing my experiences along the way. I am detail orientated and put the needs of my students first. I have extensive experience dealing with all types of situations and people and love answering all of my students' questions. I have a unique photo background with experience creating and selling my work in such diverse fields as photojournalism, sports, portrait, wedding, editorial, and commercial photography. My specialty since 2006 has been fine art landscape photography. I draw from all of those life experiences to provide you with whatever technical and artistic guidance you need. With my help, you will grow and expand your visual expression as well as your technical skills. In addition, I hope you have a great time in the process, immersing yourself in the total experience and sharing in my passion for photography.

 Why should I attend one of your workshops?

I will teach you how to create inspiring and amazing fine art quality photographs. You will learn how to see more creatively and how to translate that vision into a final image that has emotional impact. I make it easy to learn techniques and concepts that you will take with you every time you walk out the door with your camera. I have extensive experience shooting and selling my fine art photography as well as teaching the concepts of photography. I am a hands-on learner myself and teach using a hands-on approach that will give you the best opportunity to retain information and further your photography skills long after the workshop has concluded. Lastly I love teaching small groups. Most of my workshops feature small sizes with up to 10 students on average. This allows for extremely low teacher to student ratios and provides valuable one-on-one opportunities to work with me during the workshop.

 Can my spouse, relative, friend, pet, etc. attend any or all of the workshop?

Unless specifically mentioned otherwise, I have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, family members, friends, etc. who are traveling with you and who haven’t registered are unable to partake in any group functions. Workshops are also not a location for pets and as such are not allowed with the exception of guide dogs. If a spouse or friend wants to attend they will need to register as a regular client.

 Do you photograph during field workshops?

Yes I do on occasion and only when the light is amazing or when I need to photograph certain subjects for later classroom use. When I do photograph along with my students, the goal is to inspire them to learn to see an image the way I do. It can be extremely valuable watching me work a scene. Rest assured however that I am far more concerned that my students get the shot and ALWAYS put their needs first.

 What level of photography experience do I have to have in order to attend one of your workshops?

It depends upon the workshop, so please check with the specific workshop you are interested. I especially love teaching beginner and intermediate photographers.

 Do you provide travel insurance for your workshop participants?

I do NOT provide travel insurance as part of my workshop fees, but definitely recommend it. I highly recommend trip insurance that also includes travel health insurance. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating (although note I have no personal experience with this company). The cost for travel insurance is typically 4-7% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other variable factors.

 What’s included in my tuition? Rooms, transportation, meals?

Tuition includes all lectures, fieldwork, guiding, classroom instruction and critiques of your digital files during our classroom sessions. Travel costs, lodging, entrance fees, and meals are not included in the cost of admission unless otherwise specified.

 What should I bring with me to one of your workshops?

You will receive a workshop welcome kit before the start that will contain detailed information regarding the proper gear to bring with you.

 What happens in bad weather?

I love weather of all sorts! Great photos can be found under some seemingly dreary skies. Many times we will be out in stormy weather, provided it’s not putting you or your equipment at risk. Great pictures can happen during fog, snow, rain and mist. If conditions are too extreme, we will find a location to wait out the weather. During this time, we can work on our images on our laptops while I assist you and give demonstrations.

 Do you provide transportation?

I do not supply transportation for my workshops unless otherwise specified. I encourage participants to carpool once the program has begun, to minimize our impact on the environment and to facilitate parking. Please come expecting to share your car with others or to jump in and share someone else’s.

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Fine Art Photographer and OM SYSTEM, NiSi, & Fotopro 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 photographer, educator, and publisher. In addition, 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 for software companies such as 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 students.

I am sponsored by Olympus / OM SYSTEM as an OM SYSTEM Ambassador. One does not need to shoot with Olympus / OM SYSTEM gear though to take my workshops.

I live in Bozeman, Montana with my fiance and fine art painter Whitney Hall and our two blue heeler cattle dogs. You can find me online on Instagram and YouTube at @mattsuessphoto

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Meet Kah-Wai Lin, MD, PhD

Dr. Kah-Wai Lin was born in Malaysia, but he has lived in other parts of the world for most of his life. He holds a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in medical science from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Since 2012, Dr. Lin has made his home in New Jersey, USA. Following a successful research career at Princeton University, Dr. Lin followed his passion and became a professional landscape photographer.

To date, Dr. Lin has explored and photographed some of the most diverse and remote places in over 30 countries, and he has been leading hundreds of photo tours and workshops throughout the world. He has been presenting over 250 seminars around the world, i.e. USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, on behalf of Phase One, Fujifilm, Sony, NiSi, Fotopro and Skylum. On social media, Dr. Lin has over 300,000 followers on Facebook and Instagram.

Besides, Dr. Lin received over 200 awards at international contests and exhibitions including multiple gold medals. Most notably, Dr. Lin was awarded the 1st place at the International Photography Award 2015. He was named top 10 exhibitors in the world by Photographic Society of America in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Dr. Lin was honored by the appointment as Artist-in-Residence of US National Park.

Dr. Lin is the Goodwill Ambassador, and the former vice president of Photographic Society of America (PSA), one of the biggest and oldest international photographic organizations in the world. Dr. Lin is the founder and former president of PSA Metropolitan Chapter (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania); the founder and former president of Photographic Society of New Jersey; the representative and honorary advisor of many photographic societies around the world. Dr. Lin also operates a camera & telescope store, Stetinden Photo, in New Jersey.

Dr. Lin is the director of Global Elite Photographers; official photographer of Phase One Camera; ambassador and education advisor of NiSi Filters; ambassador and global marketing advisor of Fotopro Tripod; ambassador of f-stop; ambassador and global marketing advisor of FeiyuTech; pro team of Spiffy Gear; pro team of Red River Paper; ambassador and international liaison officer of Studio of Masters; and panda ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). He is also sponsored by BenQ and The Heat Company.

In recognition of his photographic excellence and invaluable contribution to the photographic community, Dr. Lin received over 80 honor and distinction titles by photographic organizations worldwide, as well as the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from US Member of Congress.

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