This blog is aimed at helping you increase your skills as a visual storyteller. I do this through sharing the lessons I've learned over my 20 + years as a photographer. Within these pages you will find the tools you need to succeed both in the articles and in the podcasts.

Depth of Field Podcast


Depth of Field: Damien Lovegrove
Damien Lovegrove is a treasure trove of both photographic and business knowledge. With years of photographic commercial and wedding work[...]
Depth of Field: Timothy Allen
I am starting a new “season” of the Depth of Field Podcast with the impressive work of Timothy Allen.  As[...]
Depth of Field: Michael Yamashita
I have been looking forward to talking with Michael Yamashita for years. Yamashita is a National Geographic icon. He has shot[...]
Depth of Field: Ami Vitale
This past September we where fortunate to have Ami Vitale as a guest instructor on our Ladakh Lumen Dei photo[...]

Latest Posts


Saffron Coffee Shoot
From Mountain to Cup - The Journey of Saffron Coffee from Matt Brandon on Vimeo. This last week I traveled[...]
Two New ebooks by Damien Lovegrove
  Digital photography is free so make the most of it. I shoot three times a week on average to[...]
24 Free Desktop Wallpaper and a Podcast
So even as I write this, things are winding down with the 5 Day Deal. This was the deal that[...]
Learning to be a good photographer
Learning to be good at photography is a lot harder than most people let on. We've all heard it countless[...]

Articles You Might Find Interesting


What camera should a beginner buy?
One of the more frequent questions I get asked, is "What is the best camera I should buy if I[...]
Views of Kenya with the Fujinon XF 16mm f/1.4 WR
  So just before I left for Kenya, I got a WhatsApp message from my contact at Fujifilm Malaysia telling[...]
Review: Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1 Smartphoto Printer
Probably one of the biggest surprises of this Fujifilm Rajasthan Photo Trek was my last minute purchase of the Fujifilm[...]
The Human Form Divine
  "For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the[...]
Four elements that can make your images stronger
I've been taking some online training with Media Storm this past week. The first lesson dealt mostly with audio production.[...]
iPhone Offline Maps Review Revisited
Back in September of 2010, I did a blog post on a few iPhone offline maps. It became actually one[...]
Dear Beginner, You make ripples!
Recently I had an email from a reader who had some basic photography questions. He was dealing with some pretty[...]
Composition: Prescriptive or Descriptive?
If there is one question I get whenever I teach or discuss composition it is, "Yeah but do you shoot[...]

About the Photographer


Matt Brandon

Matt Brandon

is a Malaysia-based assignment photographer; Matt has experience photographing for nonprofits, assignment, and editorial work. A Storyteller at heart, Matt's photos have appeared in Asia Geographic, KLM Airlines, Channel 4 & PBS, and more.

John Doe UI/UX Designer

I truly love Matt's perspective on photo story telling. I've been looking at other photographers that are very skilled, but seem to have a very different goal. That of taking a beautiful photo over telling the story of the moment. In my mind you must have both good images that tell a story. That is what Matt is great at.

-George Neill, Noob Photographer

John Doe UI/UX Designer

I've had the pleasure of shooting with Matt Brandon. This guy really knows his stuff, and has been in the photography game for several decades. He's been traveling to India for many years now, where he leads photography workshops that look like amazing experiences. He's strong in all aspects of travel photography but if I had to pick one area you could really learn from him it would be portraits, you can see a lot of feeling in his work here.

Simon Bond, Author of Simple Scene, Sensational Shot
John Doe UI/UX Designer

Matt is an inspiring teacher and mentor who really cares about helping his students push their boundaries and learn how to create better images.

Andrée Lawrey

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Some of Those Using Matt's Photos