“Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” - John Muir
It all started with a trip to Costco where I bought my first DSLR. the Nikon D40x. I started playing with the camera and found out that it had a lot more buttons then my phone ever had.
Over the next year or so I played with the camera and knew if I just put my mind to it I could get the pictures I wanted.
Then the workshop! I signed up for a 3 day Autumn Light workshop in Yosemite. My instructor must of thought who is this guy showing up with his low end camera while at the time I had no idea the amount of money everyone else in the workshop had invested into their camera. Funny thing is my pictures where just as good as their pictures!
I asked the instructor in the class "what do you think of this photo"? He said "Matt, what do you think of it?, do you like it?, if so then what does it matter what I might think of it"? Maybe the picture was terrible, but what I felt he was saying to me is photography is what you make of it, if you like it - Enjoy it. What this did for me was it freed me of perception and set me on a course of taking risks in my photographs.
I've upgraded my camera twice and shoot with the Nikon D810- what a difference from my D40x (which I still have).
I'm passionate about taking a picture where you feel something, I want not only to capture the scene but, I want you to almost feel the wave coming in or you could feel the wind as you look at Half Dome. I want my pictures to inspire you to fall into them.
Please contact me directly if you would like to find out how to purchase one or more of my photographs, . I sell within a very select circle of Fine Art Photography buyers as I try to limit the number of prints available in the market.
I have workshops that are available for small groups and individual photographers.