Competition Judge - Matt Schmidt (7:30 PM EST)
Matthew G. Schmidt
VPS Judge - January 22, 2020
Matthew is a photography enthusiast with a strong attraction to abstract two-dimensional art. He has spent years developing techniques to express his vision through photography. Some techniques are in-camera, while others are in Photoshop, Lightroom and Nik filters. Matthew's vocation is a Systems Engineer providing subject matter expertise in computers and communications. Matthew spends his free time on a variety of photography-related ventures. As the NVACC webmaster he handles submissions for the Annual Abstract Photography Exhibit. At SoFoBoMo (sold photo book month) Matthew assists photographers who produce a photo book in one month. He judges competitions and presents on subjects from software use to visual design. Matthew's favorite techniques are macro, panning and multiple exposures. He gravitates toward cut glass, flowers, trees, architectural details and motorsports. He enjoys good photography in all forms.
As an amateur photographer, Matt covers a wide variety of subjects. In colder months, he often shoots indoors, creating macro and still life images. While in the warmer seasons he shoots landscapes, action, and motor sports. He’s been developing more artistic photographic interpretations, incorporating panning, multiple exposures, and montages. He’s produced Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets to simplify “the tedious tasks of post-processing.”
Despite his technical background, he’s taken to studying the masters in painting and photography. He applies those interpretations, compositional and lighting techniques to his photography.
His work can be found at https://loreleistudios.com/