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Feb 2017 Varanasi Lighting Workshop

Here is a quick look at the recent Master Class in Lighting and Portraiture that Piet Van den Eynde and...

A Tribute to Phyllis Brandon, My Mother

  My mother is what Christian’s refer to as a “Godly woman.” To take that out of Christianese and put...

ADHD and How I cope with it.

I was diagnosed with dyslexia back somewhere close to 1974. In those days many phycologists and other said the same...

Vlog 14 – Python!

  This vlog is normally about photography, but when you rescue a 12ft python, ya just gotta tell someone! Right?...

Vlog #15

  This video was spur of the moment. Photographer friend Pete DeMarco and I decided at the last minute to...

Matt Brandon Vlog 13: Photographing Iconic Scenes

In this video I look at my struggle to photograph the iconic Tak Bat, alms giving ceremony that takes place every morning...

Matt Brandon Video Log #11

Once again I attempt to start my VLOG. In this episode I talk about what I want to accomplish in...

Matt Brandon Vlog 12: Fujifilm GFX Review and more.

Currently, I am in Laos, once again. If you recall, I was in Laos back in late November shooting my...

The Coal Haulers of Varanasi, India & the Fuji GFX

(Note: All these photos are taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, NOT the GFX.) Late last month, Piet Van Den Eynde...

A Requiem to a Rickshaw Puller

  Alou and I have traveled to Kolkata to visit with friends for a few days. I had some time...

Saffron Coffee Shoot

From Mountain to Cup – The Journey of Saffron Coffee from Matt Brandon on Vimeo. This last week I traveled...

Facing Your Flash Phobia

If you have spent any amount of time on my blog, you know that I have a phobia about off-camera...

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...

9 Emperor Gods Festival – Pt 4

This is the last in a four-part series on the 9 Emperor Gods Festival that took place at the Tow...

9 Emperor Gods Festival – Pt 3

  Just a suggestion, but you might want to read the the first two parts of this series before continuing. You can read the...

9 Emperor Gods Festival – Pt 2

If you are reading this before reading the first part HERE, then you might be at a slight loss as...

9 Emperor Gods Festival – Part 1

Living in Penang is sometimes like living in Epcot Center. Many different cultures, and parties and festivals all the time....

Announcing the 2nd Location Portraiture & Lighting Masterclass in Varanasi, India

  I am pleased to announce the second Location Portraiture and Lighting Masterclass in Varanasi, India. Well, ok it’s really...

Layer Your Image for Narrative Depth

Most of the time when photographers talk about layers in a photo, they speaking about postprocessing in Photoshop. In this...
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