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Experience photography in the field on small group photo workshops with Matt Suess, a Master Photographer specializing in landscape, nature, Milky Way and night sky, and wildlife photography.

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While Matt has been a full-time professional photographer for over 30 years now with careers & experiences spanning photojournalism, wedding & portrait, commercial, fine art print sales and more, his passion and career since 2012 has been photo education and providing unique foto eXperiences for photographers interested in landscape, nature, Milky Way & night sky, wildlife, and travel photography both domestically and worldwide.

Matt is sponsored by and is a brand ambassador for the following fine companies: OM SYSTEM, NiSi Filters, Fotopro Tripods, Red River Paper, Summit Creative Camera Bags, and Ororo Wear.

Photo Workshops & Tours

Domestic & International Photo Workshops & Tours in the Most Photogenic Locations in the World


Matt Suess has been leading photo workshops/tours since 2012

Matt is an authorized CUA permit holder of the National Park Service and conducts his workshops based on the permit’s guidelines.

All international workshops/tours have commercial permits by Matt Suess or the local agents.

2024 Photo Workshops

Lofoten Winter Aurora

February 9 - 16, 2024

With Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin

SOLD OUT

May 12 - 18, 2024

With Matt Suess

June 16 - 20, 2024

With Matt Suess & 14 Other Amazing Photo Instructors

Santa Fe & Taos iPhone Travelers eXperience

Likely dates: July 12 - 16, 2024

With Matt Suess

REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON

July 22 - 26, 2024

With Matt Suess

August 8 - 15, 2024

With Matt Suess, Jason Odell, & Thomas Vikre

1 Spot Left

August 21 - 31, 2024

With Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin

3 Spots Left

September 10 - 14, 2024

With Matt Suess

2 Spots Left

September 21 - 28, 2024

With Matt Suess

October 2 - 6, 2024

With Matt Suess

October 16 - 22, 2024

With Matt Suess & Isabella Tabacchi

December 1 - 6, 2024

With Matt Suess

2025 Photo Workshops

January 10 - 17, 2025

With Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin

January 17 - 24, 2025

With Matt Suess

Cappadocia, Turkey

Late May, 2025

With Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin

REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON

August 15 - 25, 2025

With Matt Suess & Kah-Wai Lin

Dolomites Autumn

October 16 - 22, 2025

With Matt Suess & Isabella Tabacchi

REGISTRATION IS OPENING SOON

November 9 - 15, 2025

With Matt Suess, Rachel Jones Ross & Kah-Wai Lin

London Walking Tour Photo Experience

TBD 2025

With Matt Suess & Jim Nix

Don't Just Take Our Word for It:

Read Our Clients' Reviews!

“Matt is the best instuctor I've had...”

"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."

- Emily L.

“Matt is an excellent instructor.”

“Matt is a super nice guy, easy to get along with and excellent instructor. Knows the places, the cameras and how to make photos that are really creative.

He is extremely knowledgeable and communicates well both in the artistry and technical realms, and should write a book on Photographing the Tetons."

- Ramona B.

“I would definitely recommend his workshops!”


“I particularly appreciated the hands-on advice and Matt's thorough knowledge of the area.

It was a great group and I would definitely recommend his workshops!"

- Phillip S.

“It was an awesome week that flew by!!!”


“It was an awesome week that flew by!!!

Matt worked so hard to provide us all with a memorable learning and photographic experience.

Thank you Matt for a much needed get away."

- Ginny W.

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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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Watch the PetaPixel Documentary:

Off the Beaten Path with Photographer Matt Suess

Join OM SYSTEM Ambassador Matt Suess as he embarks on a photography journey to Stanley, Idaho to capture the incredible Sawtooth Mountains. While getting off the beaten path in one of the most photogenic locations in the United States, Suess describes how he uses the powerful features of his OM-5 camera to capture Idaho's incredible sunrises, sunsets, and nightscapes.

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Cameras & Photo Gear

OM SYSTEM Olympus Cameras and Lenses

OM SYSTEM / Olympus Cameras & Lenses

I am an Official NiSi Reseller and you can order your NiSi Filters direct from me here.

Fotopro Tripods

I am an Official Fotopro Tripods Reseller and you can order your Fotopro tripods direct from me here


Photo Software & Websites

Radiant Photo

Radiant Photo - a new photo editing program that is a MUST-HAVE and one I use as a finishing tool on nearly all my photos. Save 10% with coupon code: mattsuess

ON1 Photo RAW 2024

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Luminar NEO

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Mylio Photos

Mylio Photos is a really awesome photo management cataloging program that comes highly recommended from me. Check out a Free Trial with special savings.

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

SlickPic is an Amazing photo website builder to make impressive Portfolio and/or Gallery Websites that run my Portfolio and Workshop Galleries. Build it yourself or let them do it. Save up to 25% with my special link here.


Biz Software & Clothing

Systeme

This website, online courses, & shopping cart were built using Systeme - start your free trial today and sell your courses, digital downloads, workshops, products, and more!

Ororo Heated Clothes

I am a brand ambassador for Ororo Heated Clothes and highly recommend their heated gloves, vests, and more!

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