Matthew

About Matthew Schwartz

I'm Matthew Schwartz, the founder of Nature Photography Mastery Academy™ I specialize in fine art nature and wildlife images. I spend much of my time learning new photography skills, techniques, and equipment, as well as developing further mastery of Photoshop. I am a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), and several local Meetup Groups. View my photography on flickr

Audience Nature Photo Critique and Tips – Jamin – Egrets

A detailed nature photography image critique for one of my newsletter subscribers, Jamin T. I give a thorough commentary and evaluation on all aspects of a fine art nature image, from Technical, to Artistry, to Post-Processing. I also demonstrate some of my recommendations in Photoshop so you can see the results for yourself.

By | 2017-08-13T18:01:14+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Categories: Post Processing, Videos|Tags: , |

Sealskinz Outdoor Sports Mitten Glove Review

As photographers, we need to keep our hands warm, but, at the same time, we need to have manual dexterity so we can operate our equipment. Let's take an in-depth look at the Sealskinz Outdoor Sports Mitten and see how it stacks up.

By | 2017-08-13T18:01:15+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Articles, Equipment and Gear, Product Reviews, Videos|Tags: , , |

What I Learned from My Best Photographs of 2016

I’ve decided to share my ten best images of 2016, and some thoughts on each. I wanted to narrow it down to just five images, but it was too difficult to choose! Before I reveal the images, and their associated insights, let me explain the “Why” and the “How” of a yearly image review.

By | 2017-08-13T18:01:17+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Field Report: Bald Eagle Photography in Hood Canal

In mid June of this year, I took a trip to Hood Canal to photograph Bald Eagles. Hood Canal (which is actually a fjord, not a canal) is part of the Puget Sound, in Washington state. Eagles, herons, gulls, and other birds congregate in this area every spring, when fish are spawning.

By | 2017-08-13T18:01:18+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Field Reports, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to NOT Get Scammed When Selling Camera Gear on eBay

Don't get scammed when selling gear on eBay! Recently I was targeted by a scammer, but I pulled the plug before they could succeed. Here's how to identify a scammer and what to do about it!

By | 2017-08-13T18:01:19+00:00 May 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles|