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Riding the Blue Core by MattGranzPhotography
Riding the Blue Core
Shot in the badlands of Southern Texas, this monster came crawling up to us with a pulsating blue core.  This is not a photoshop trick.  It was actually more intense.
Movement in the Valley by MattGranzPhotography
Movement in the Valley
This long exposure from Valley View was the last image I shot last Saturday. It was bitter cold, but the company of other photographers was nice and warm. Good conversations and camaraderie as night set in, as the stars, cars, fog and clouds moved about.
Yosemite Falls in the Mist by MattGranzPhotography
Yosemite Falls in the Mist
I've heard the expression that landscape photography is the product of getting to the location and then waiting.  That was the case here with this image.  The clouds were hanging low and covering the upper portion of the falls.  It kept hinting at possibly clearing only to completely blanket the mountain time and time again.  After a while, the the sun began to set and the light was going crazy all over the valley, and here I was waiting.  It was torture to say the least!  My gut instinct was telling me to stay, and sure enough as the light grew warmer the mists and fog suddenly parted, revealing what you see here.  This spot was not easy to get to.  You have to cross several different creeks to get here, carefully stepping on stones and branches in order to not get soaked in the ice cold water.  I almost left several times.  I'm so glad I didn't.
A Day in the Fog by MattGranzPhotography
A Day in the Fog
It is pretty rare to see fog on the deck of the Golden Gate bridge in the middle of the day.  I hurried over to one of my favorite spots at Fort Baker to shoot this, then I stayed for an hour just watching it roll in.
 The Blue Canyon by MattGranzPhotography
The Blue Canyon
This hidden treasure was a peaceful place at night.  Still, you need to beware.  Mountain lions abound and the local Hopi tribe police will confiscate any cameras they find.
I am a San Francisco bay area based photographer who has shot both locally and nation wide in pursuit of visual drama. I work as an instructor teaching others how to work their cameras and Photoshop as well. My past includes two years with the Aperture Academy as an instructor, and a month long stint as a weather photographer with Yahoo! in May of 2013. Spring of 2014 saw me driving a tour van and photographing storms for Weather Adventures.

I have been published both here and abroad in both magazines and calendars. I sell my works as fine art prints. I also sell digital imagery for commercial use.

My interests as a photographer are varied, though my main emphasis is in landscape, seascape, and cityscape imagery. I have a passion for night photography and have been known to roam the central parts of the US in search of storms, and tornadoes.

I love shooting images of people and am available for Wedding, Portraits and Events at reasonable rates.

I also do real estate photography.

All of the work, both images and words, in my stream are copyrighted, all rights reserved. If you would like to use my images, please contact me at:

I shoot with a Nikon D7100, and a variety of Nikon lenses.




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Matt Granz
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
Current Residence: E. Bay Area, California
Favourite genre of music: Indie
Favourite photographer: Jerry Uelsman
Favourite style of art: Abstract
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: iTunes
Favourite cartoon character: Charlie the Dog
Personal Quote: I can't complain but sometimes I still do

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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Happy Birthday
Dylan40 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday
steven6773 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Happy birthday!
ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Amazing gallery :D
MattGranzPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!  :)
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