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Works at Oregon Primary Care Association
Attended University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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This bridge over marshy swamp in the San Luis Valley leads the viewer to the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the East as a Waxing Gibbous moon rises above. The San Luis Valley might just be one of the most photogenic areas of Colorado, thanks mostly to the huge string of 13ers and 14ers that rise above the valley's eastern edge. In this photo we can see several famous 14ers, including Kit Carson Mountain, Challenger Point, Crestone Peak, and Crestone Needle. Also seen is the Centennial Mount Adams. It's kind of crazy to think I've been on top of almost every peak in this photograph.

#Colorado   #SanLuisValley   #VisitColorado   #MoonMonday   #14ers  
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I'm certainly no time lapse god like some of my fellow photographers out there, and, I really do wish I owned a dolly so I could give my time lapse sequences a bit more pop; however, I really liked how this turned out. It is a collection of my night / Milky Way timelapses I've shot over the past couple of years (only about a minute's worth of footage, how sad is that). I hope you enjoy it. I'm really happy with how the Cape Kiwanda footage I recently shot turned out. Have a great holiday weekend!
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Thanks +Tor Ivan Boine - I have a friend that composes music, but I just wanted to keep it music-free for now =)
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Last night was one of the more frustrating nights of photography I've had. I had a shot all planned and lined up using Photographer's Ephemeris where the nearly full moon would be right behind Mount Hood, looking down the Columbia River. I was really excited too because the clouds were looking like they might light up from sunset. I got to my location only to find the sunset dudded out and the clouds obscured the moon. I went for a second location to get the Portland cityscape with the sunset clouds to the west and then found myself about 5 minutes too late for the light I wanted. All that work and not a single photo to show for it. So instead, I'm going to share this one from back in April at Dalles Mountain Ranch that I took in early sunrise light. Hope your weekend was luckier than mine! 

#LandscapePhotography #washington #pnw   #sunrise   #wildflowers  
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It is time to update my "Colorado's Top 20 Landscape Photographers" article. Three of the photographers featured no longer reside in #Colorado  and so I think it is only fitting that they be replaced. Please comment with your nominations with links to their work, I really appreciate it! What a great way to get featured as a photographer, by the way - this article is #1 on google search results on many keywords and is a huge referrer. 

http://100summits.com/articles/colorado-s-20-best-landscape-photographers
An article showcasing the best 20 Colorado landscape photographers as chosen by the author. Kane Englebert, Jack Brauer and Nate Zeman top out on this comprehensive and impressive list of excellent photographers. -
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It is time to update my "Colorado's Top 20 Landscape Photographers" article. Three of the photographers featured no longer reside in #Colorado  and so I think it is only fitting that they be replaced. Please comment with your nominations with links to their work, I really appreciate it! What a great way to get featured as a photographer, by the way - this article is #1 on google search results on many keywords and is a huge referrer. 

http://100summits.com/articles/colorado-s-20-best-landscape-photographers
An article showcasing the best 20 Colorado landscape photographers as chosen by the author. Kane Englebert, Jack Brauer and Nate Zeman top out on this comprehensive and impressive list of excellent photographers. -
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Hey fellow photographers! I thought I'd share this link to sign up to sell your photos via ImageBrief - I've had good luck there getting into some magazines. It's fast and free. Give it a shot. :-)
ImageBrief is where professional photographers respond to live image requests from the world's largest ad agencies, brands and publishers.
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Photographing Oregon's awesome waterfalls - my new blog post. A tribute to Oregon as a prepare to move back to Colorado. 

http://www.mattpaynephotography.com/blog/2015/10/photographing-oregons-waterfalls
A collection of photographs by photographer Matt Payne showcasing some of Oregon's amazing waterfalls and the techniques used to capture them.
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I first climbed Uncompahgre Peak in 2000 with my father Ray and photographed it with a disposable 35mm camera. A return 15 years later to the summit at sunrise was certainly just as memorable and absolutely a better photographic experience; however, the entire hike was filled with the pleasantries of nostalgia from my very first climb 15 years prior.

#Colorado   #14ers   #LakeCity   #SanJuanMountains   #Sunrise  
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The 2015 Perseid Meteor Shower was spectacular from the Oregon Coast! I shot the meteor shower from Cape Kiwanda near Pacific City, Oregon over the course of three hours. I did manage to get at least one good fireball in the frame and even a really amazing glow on the horizon through the haze behind the haystack rock  from a passing ship on the ocean. I was really happy with this composition and scene. Hope you also like it!

For this shot I blended a 225 second shot (ISO 1600, f/2.8) for the foreground and two 30 second (ISO 3200, f/2.8) shots for the meteors seen in the frame.

#Oregon   #MilkyWay   #LongExposure  
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Congratulations! Your wonderful photograph has been selected through  +Photo Mania USA   to be displayed at +Photo Mania Global ! You’re cordially invited to visit us at +Photo Mania Global and check out the daily selection of the very best photographs from all over the world shared at our Photo Mania country pages!
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This is a photo I shot last year from Lost Lake here in Oregon. I've been wanting to get out again and do some night photography. I was thinking maybe around Mt. St. Helens would be good. Do you have any favorite dark sky locations in the Pacific Northwest?
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I was recently asked to review +Grant Collier's new e-book - "Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors" - let me know what you think! His book is top-notch, by the way! 

http://www.mattpaynephotography.com/blog/2015/5/photographing-the-night-sky-like-a-master---a-book-review
A review of Grant Collier's fantastic e-book, "Collier's Guide to Night Photography in the Great Outdoors." Learn how to take amazing night photographs.
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Education
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
    Clinical Psychology, 2001 - 2003
  • Mesa State College
    Counseling Psychology, 1997 - 2001
  • Coronado High School
    1993 - 1997
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Photographer, Mountaineer, webmaster of 100summits.com - Colorado native.
Introduction
  • I'm a native to Colorado and Colorado Springs. I recently moved to Portland, Oregon.
  • In my spare time I enjoy updating my mountaineering website, which is dedicated to Colorado mountaineering and photography.
  • I am actively working on my photography pursuits and business - here is a link to that website.
  • I love photography, hiking, mountaineering, gardening, football, social media, politics and leadership development
  • I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology - for my master's thesis I developed and validated an anxiety detection measure for elderly adults - this measure is currently being tested further for clinical use (Geriatric Anxiety Scale)
  • I love to learn and share that knowledge with others that are enthusiastic learners
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Webmaster of http://www.100summits.com - I've climbed 83 of the highest 100 mountains in Colorado
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Healthcare Management; Professional Photographer
Employment
  • Oregon Primary Care Association
    Director of Operations, 2014 - present
  • Matt Payne Photography
    Owner, 2010 - present
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers
    Director of Clinical Support Services, 2011 - 2014
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers
    Business Development Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • Savio House
    MST Therapist, 2006 - 2007
  • Colorado Springs Treatment Center
    Counselor, 2005 - 2006
  • The Midland Group
    Public Benefits Specialist, 2003 - 2005
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Portland, Oregon
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Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs - Colorado Springs - Grand Junction
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Sharing your imperfect photos as a way to improve your photography
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I think it is incredibly important for photographers to share their work with the world, especially their work that is is flawed in any way.

Gazing upon Eternity - Traveler Photo Contest 2014
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Submit your entry online to the 2014 Traveler Photo Contest in any of these four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Plac

My favorite photos from 2013 - a year in photographic review
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A photography review for the year of 2013 for Matt Payne, a Colorado Springs landscape photographer, including photos of the Milky Way & Col

Watch Sky Over Mauna Kea in Stunning Time-Lapse | Video
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Time-lapse of the observatories atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii created by Sean Goebel.

Top 11 from the Photo of the Moth: August | Fro Knows Photo
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It really is never easy make the selection down from so many images. I go thru every page and every photo which does take quite some time. T

Incredible Photos that Capture Day Turning into Night
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For his project "Day Into Night", photographer Stephen Wilkes set up a 4x5 camera with a 39-megapixel digital back 40-50 feet off the ground

Daily Photography Themes
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The complete source of Daily Photography Themes ( #DPT )

Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro Review - A NAS RAID System Built For Photographer...
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A look at Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro 4 and 6 RAID systems and how they work for photographers by Colorado based professional photographer Colby

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Is Facebook hiding messages from you? Probably. Tips from the Evil Lady Who (apparently) Ignores Facebook Messages on reclaiming your notifi

Photography | Photo Editor | Photography Tips – FroKnowsPhoto.com » Top...
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Announcing the NEW Photo Contest RULES + VOTE
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We are back!!!!!!!! For more than a year I have been holding the weekend THEME and it is time for a change. The themes have been going very

Group/as - Behind The Lens - Photo Critiquing Circle - Curated by Colby ...
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Easy Phone Tunes
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Sync your iTunes music to your phone. It's easy, fast and free. Sync your iTunes music to your Android phone. Sync your whole iTunes library

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Official 14ers.com Mobile App and Guidebook for Colorado's Fourteeners The Official 14ers.com Mobile Application provides the online guidebo

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Easily see the best time for you to post on Google+ for the greatest impact.

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The official Google + page of DENVER. VISIT DENVER is the official travel, tourism and visitor bureau for Denver, Colorado. Tyler is providing updates and tips for visiting Denver.

Vestal Peak and Arrow Peak - the Grenadier Range's Finest
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Trip Report for Vestal Peak and Arrow Peak - two high 13ers in the Grenadier Range in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. A summit of Vestal

Winter Waterfall
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Despite attempts to reduce the number of long exposure photos I capture the opportunities keep coming up that cry out for the 17-40 lens and

Paint It Saturday
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Sharing painterly photos – curated by Alexius Jørgensen

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