Calibrate your Monitor NOW - For FREE

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 07:01

Every Photographer should use a calibrated display.

Advice on Printing & Selling your Photos

Featured Wednesday, 04 January 2023 02:11

How to shoot, print and sell your photos.

New Year Course Giveaway

Featured Wednesday, 28 December 2022 06:16

Thank you for a great year! 2 free courses and 14 other discounted up to 77% off!

Role Reversal - Steph tests a legendary DSLR!

Thursday, 15 December 2022 11:35

Steph and Matt switch roles as she tests a legendary DSLR Camera.

Lensa AI Guide - Creative tool or image theft?

Tuesday, 13 December 2022 02:41

Fun new technology, or image theft?

A Day in the Life of a Lingerie Photographer

Featured Monday, 24 October 2022 12:03

Join me for a full day of Lingerie Boudoir photography.

Photographers UNITE

Featured Thursday, 13 October 2022 06:31

Let's come together as a community and do something great!

This Dynamic Range is INSANE!

Featured Sunday, 09 October 2022 10:56

Insane file flexibility!

We're Giving away a MacBook Pro ⌛

Featured Saturday, 08 October 2022 15:05

The giveaway is open now until 13 October: https://geni.us/fivedaydeal

Budget Lingerie Portraits - D.I.Y. Light Modifiers

Featured Sunday, 17 July 2022 11:02


Art Nude Body Scape Photography Tutorial

Featured Thursday, 07 July 2022 10:33

Create dramatic & Artist Body Scape photos.

Lingerie & Boudoir Photo Shoot - Edited with AI!

Featured Saturday, 18 June 2022 09:37

Full lingerie & Boudoir shoot with Steph - edited instantly with AI technology... it basically did my edit, in a fraction of the time.

The Photographers who inspire me

Featured Sunday, 12 June 2022 12:01

Who is YOUR Photography Inspiration??

Firmware v2.0 is now out - download here: https://geni.us/Z9v2

Get the most from this amazingly powerful tool.

11 Years on YouTube - FLASHBACK

Featured Tuesday, 25 January 2022 12:25

A look back at 11 years on YouTube and plans for the future.

My latest Personal Project

Featured Saturday, 22 January 2022 05:41

Are you working on any personal projects?

Cosplay with Steph - Portrait Photo Shoot Tutorial

Featured Thursday, 16 December 2021 01:15

Create atmosphere in your Portraits

ThatNikonGuy explains the Z Mirrorless system

Featured Tuesday, 07 December 2021 10:38

The history, state of play and future of the Nikon Z system.

Nikon Z - Guide to Manual Focus

Featured Friday, 03 December 2021 13:50

Filmed with the new Nikon Z9 - applicable to all Z Cameras.

Nikon Z9 - Complete Menu System

Featured Monday, 22 November 2021 02:03

Entire Z9 menu system - check out the features yourself!

BIRD Photography | NIKON Z9 | Adapted Lenses

Featured Wednesday, 17 November 2021 10:49

Adapted Super-Telephoto lenses on the Nikon Z9

STOP Shooting above F11! Diffraction Tutorial

Featured Sunday, 14 November 2021 14:01

Diffraction is real, measurable and AVOIDABLE!

Nikon Z9 Raw File Comparison

Featured Wednesday, 10 November 2021 13:13

Comparing the 3 NEF file options on the Nikon Z9

What Aperture should you use?

Featured Monday, 27 September 2021 11:05

Get predictable results from your shots.

Free ON Camera Flash Tutorial

Featured Friday, 10 September 2021 13:39

Create dramatic & flattering results with ON CAMERA Flash.

Creating Flare and Bokeh - Bargain Lenses + Zfc

Featured Tuesday, 07 September 2021 10:53

Create the light you want!

Organising 1 million+ photos

Tuesday, 24 August 2021 07:40

How many photos in your archive??

Continuous vs Flash - Essentials of Light

Thursday, 19 August 2021 13:47

Forget about Natural light vs artificial - that doesn't matter. Flash vs Continuous is a much more useful comparison.

Tiny Home Challenge - 6 Portrait tips

Monday, 26 July 2021 14:24

6 simple tips to simplify your frame and make great portraits in a TINY SPACE.

Depth of Field & Focus - COMPLETE GUIDE

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 12:28

There is more to it than you might realise!

Continuous RGB LED Portrait Shoot - 1950s Diner

Featured Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:37

Johanna is back to shoot 4 looks in under 1 hour!

Scaling Up to Bigger Jobs

Friday, 04 June 2021 03:18

Getting to the next level takes planning and focus

Exotic Pole Dance Photography

Featured Monday, 31 May 2021 09:50

Whether you are shooting sports, action or... Pole Dancing - These tips will help!

Mirrorless vs DSLR - Sync Speed Explained

Featured Thursday, 27 May 2021 14:06

Why are we still stuck at 1/250th??

Full Body Painting

Featured Thursday, 06 May 2021 12:48

Time to get your hands dirty!

What could possibly go wrong?

Fuji GFX 100s FAIL - Retro Portrait Shoot

Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:00

Sadly the GFX 100s died on me... Thankfully I Had backup cameras!

Monitor your Audio Wirelessly (DIY)

Thursday, 15 April 2021 13:11

I hope you found this useful.

Create unique images with simple accessories!

ISO Explained - STOP Ruining your Images!

Featured Tuesday, 06 April 2021 07:50

Noise IS NOT Grain!!

How COVID Impacted my Photography Business

Featured Sunday, 21 March 2021 09:46

The only constant is change...

Bargain Camera Portrait Shoot!

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 13:00
48mp, 4k camera with Macro and a flippy screen for $120 - what could go wrong?!

You cannot ZOOM With your Feet!

Copyright and Protecting your work Online

Featured Friday, 29 January 2021 05:41

If you put it online - it's GONE!

New Year Giveaway - LAST CHANCE

Featured Saturday, 09 January 2021 08:43

Last chance - Over $1,000 in prizes to win!

Model Posing Guide - Pre-Order Sale

Featured Tuesday, 05 January 2021 09:56

Learn to guide your model into beautiful poses

Black Friday deals! 33-96% off!

Featured Thursday, 26 November 2020 14:56


Keeping busy in Quarantine - Free New Website and course

Featured Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:02

FREE Streaming website now live!

It's time to leave the USA...

Featured Monday, 02 November 2020 21:42

It's been a wild 4 years, but it's time to move on.

Maleficent Body Paint Photo Shoot

Featured Sunday, 25 October 2020 14:17

The complete 82 minute 4K photoshoot is now live

How to take Reflection Portraits

Featured Sunday, 18 October 2020 13:32

Calculating the distance to your reflections opens up a lot of options!

Johanna and I swap roles ??

Featured Sunday, 18 October 2020 12:43

Somethings cannot be UNSEEN....

What Shutter Speed should you use??

Featured Friday, 16 October 2020 12:54

How much blur do you want? How fast is your subject moving?? It's that simple!

5 Day Sale + Free Bath Tub Shoot!

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 22:40

$3,000 of courses for $89 - and Free bonus bathtub shoot ONLY if you use this link to purchase: http://geni.us/fivedaydeal

Inverse Square Law (Light fall off explained)

Featured Wednesday, 07 October 2020 21:55
Inverse Square law is boring - but powerful and surprisingly easy to master.

Ballet Dancer - Freestyle Photo shoot BTS

Featured Monday, 05 October 2020 12:20

What a treat - 3 songs from an incredible professional dancer. He makes my job easy!

Straighten lines - Fast & Easy

Featured Tuesday, 08 September 2020 12:50

Shooting angle and lens distortion can lead to some funky looking 'straight' lines - here is how to fix them easily.

Stop shooting WIDE OPEN!

Featured Tuesday, 01 September 2020 15:09

Contrast, Sharpness, Vignetting & Flare - Improve your images by stopping down your aperture.

Canon users beware! Back up your data properly!

Featured Monday, 17 August 2020 18:37

Canon RAW files DELETED... Can you trust the cloud?

BIG NEWS! 4 free courses & 2 new websites!

Featured Friday, 31 July 2020 16:11

New websites and new free courses to celebrate!

DOG Photography - Beers & Photos

Featured Sunday, 26 July 2020 21:43

This week our theme is DOGS. Join the next competition at https://mattgranger.com/live

Film is Dead... Film vs Digital in 2020

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 13:37

For me, in 2020... film is now Dead... RIP old friend.

Thanks to Rikard for sharing this editing recipe!

My 4th of July Sale is Live - save 90%!

Featured Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:57

My biggest sale of 2020!

A.I. vs Human Photo Editing - MODEL REACTS

Featured Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:36

Artificial Intelligence VS Photographers Editing - What will the model prefer?

Accurate Focus for self portraits

Featured Saturday, 30 May 2020 20:41

Taking a self portrait - here is my tip to get accurate focus - it is how I focus when filming video by myself too.

Hour long interview with FVJ.

How to Live Stream in High Quality (2020)

Featured Thursday, 30 April 2020 20:35

All the concepts, equipment and software you need to know to stream like a pro!

Homecooked Lamb Shanks - Quarantine Cooking!

Featured Wednesday, 29 April 2020 00:17

Finding new ways to be creative (and stay busy!).

I gave away $200,000 of courses! ENDS THURSDAY

Featured Monday, 27 April 2020 14:09

I don't anyone miss out on this - grab whatever interests you and can help keep you motivated and engaged at this time. https://mattgranger.com/photocommunity

Make your photos LOOK BETTER FAST! RE-EDIT them!

Featured Tuesday, 21 April 2020 14:55

Revisit your favourite images for 2020!

Finding new ways to be creative (and stay busy!).

It's time to create your Photobook or Portfolio!

Featured Tuesday, 14 April 2020 17:50

Create a beautiful photobook and save $60 / 40€ with SAAL Digital.

Quarantine Cooking! Branzino fish (Matt Style)

Featured Tuesday, 14 April 2020 00:22

Finding new ways to be creative (and stay busy!).

Learn from Pro's.... ?

Featured Tuesday, 10 March 2020 17:55

This will teach you everything you need to success in business - either for your self or as an employee... except for how to speak on camera ? https://geni.us/entrepreneur

How to Price your work

Featured Saturday, 07 March 2020 17:02

4 methods to work out what price you should be charging.


Start your own Business in 2020

Featured Thursday, 05 March 2020 19:59

Turn your passion into your income, save 95% and help charity. https://geni.us/entrepreneur - The 2020 Business Deal is live now and ends March 10.

$15,000 giveaway - now live!

Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:44

A high end laptop and a bunch of software solutions is up for grabs: https://geni.us/entrepreneur

Dixie Dixon is a Nikon USA Ambassador and a commercial fashion photographer who shoots for international brands as well as editorial projects & TV shows.

Halloween Cosplay Shoot with the Holy Trinity Lenses

Featured Monday, 28 October 2019 14:27

 3 cool outfits on the streets of NYC.

Zhiyun sent me the Smooth Q2 smartphone gimbal and sponsored this video showing 3 ways we can level up our video game with this stabiliser. Check it out at your local Amazon here: https://geni.us/SmoothQ2

So so so much to learn...


A couple of days exploring London with the Leica Monochrom 246.

$10,000 Camera Gear giveaway and Charity promotion

Featured Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:56

Don't miss this epic giveaway!

Available light portraits with the Legendary D700

Featured Monday, 16 September 2019 09:06


Let's put this 11 year old camera to the test!

ON Camera Flash Portraiture Tutorial

Featured Sunday, 08 September 2019 06:35

 5 reasons to keep your flash ON Camera!

Wandering Photographer - New York Street Photography

Featured Monday, 19 August 2019 13:13

Enjoy the new series!

Ballet Dancer Photoshoot - BTS

Featured Tuesday, 02 July 2019 02:32


Behind the scenes of my Ballet Dancer Photoshoot.

We shot a book in 1 day

Featured Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:57

12 cameras, 2 models, dozens of looks

Pet Photography at Home - 5 Tips

Featured Monday, 29 April 2019 20:24


Taking photos of your pets at home can be difficult. In this video I run you through 5 tips you can use to improve your photos, whether you are using  basic or advanced equipment.

8K - The Evolution of Resolution

Featured Monday, 08 April 2019 05:01


The Future is HERE. Technology races forward at the speed of... a V12 Bentley... :D

30 Tips for Stunning TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Featured Monday, 18 February 2019 23:03

30 tips to help you plan an awesome trip and capture stunning travel photographs.

What is Photography, Really?

Featured Thursday, 07 February 2019 16:54

Fun? Creativity? Cool gear? Let's talk about what Photography REALLY is...

Prime lens street portraits with the Hasselblad X1D

Featured Sunday, 30 December 2018 12:39

One last fun shoot for 2018 - shooting with the X1d, 50mm f1.1 7 Artisans lens, and a bunch of other glass -  with Model Erika Apelgren.

Our best photos of 2018

Featured Friday, 28 December 2018 19:43

Here are best shots of 2018 from our community!

50mm portrait shoot - Finding shots in a real home

Featured Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:01

In this video I take EOS R and 50mm 1.2 around a small 1 bedroom apartment in California to shoot with Model Anna. I show you how I explore the location to find nice backgrounds and scenes, and how I work with Anna to find flattering angles, poses and outfit combinations.

6 Light Portrait Setup - Complete How-To

Featured Wednesday, 19 December 2018 16:02

Johanna is in fine form today - we had a great laugh filming this tutorial - building up a 6 light portraiture set up how-to, with a hair fan and more. Check it out.

Laos 2019 Photography Tour

Featured Monday, 17 December 2018 01:35

Do you need a holiday?? Laos is an amazing destination for photography and this tour will get you off the beaten path for some amazing adventures. 

From lingerie to fashion - we create some creative images using just the available light and one $5 modifier. Join this full  photoshoot covering 6 distinct looks and 3 lighting set ups that we created in under 2 hours.

Capture One Pro 12 is here

Featured Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:57


Capture One Pro takes a bit of adjustment to learn, but the results are really worth it.

Photography Bootcamp (Parody)

Featured Thursday, 01 November 2018 16:49

Do you know someone who needs to go to BootCamp??

BTS of a Social Media Photoshoot with Tina Yong

Featured Tuesday, 16 October 2018 18:56

You can get 10% off Capture One using code 'MattG' at: http://geni.us/CaptureOne11

Working with Millennials..... (Millenial Translator)

Featured Tuesday, 09 October 2018 18:13


Have you tried to communicate with millennials?? My god....  

Working with Millennials..... (Millennial Translator)

Featured Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:51

Have you tried to communicate with millennial's?? My god.... 

Capture One Pro... it's better!

Featured Saturday, 15 September 2018 22:54

I have been teaching myself Capture One Pro since the start of the year, and getting more serious in the past couple of months - I really wish I hadn't waited so long!

Behind the Scenes - Portrait Photoshoot at home

Featured Sunday, 09 September 2018 09:43

You won't always have unlimited space and time to shoot - being able to find good spots to shoot, and beautiful light is a must.

4 tips for Professional Drone Video

Featured Thursday, 16 August 2018 01:28

The ANAFI offers 4 advantages over any drone I have used, or any on the market in this price range.

Record your Camera EVF - Through The Lens

Featured Sunday, 01 July 2018 01:48

This is a cool way to show your shooting settings and process, Through The Lens.

2 Tips to avoid CHECKING in your Camera Gear

Featured Friday, 22 June 2018 15:27

In this video I explain why never to check your gear in - and two tips to avoid being pressured by the staff to gate check your carry on!

How to use a Flash Stofen Diffuser - 1 minute tip

Featured Wednesday, 20 June 2018 23:39

How to use a Flash diffuser (stofen) to get the best results with on camera flash - in just 60 seconds.

Small hotel room - Real world Photoshoot

Featured Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:11

Hope you find the tips here useful - short portrait shoot in a tiny hotel room.

What's on your Photo #BucketList ??

Featured Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:58

Time to check off some items!

Exposure is a 4 letter word...

Featured Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:57

Would you work for 'EXPOSURE'??

What lenses should you pack?? (1 Minute Photo Tip)

Featured Thursday, 03 May 2018 18:15

Let us know how YOU decide what gear to pack for your upcoming jobs and trips

Making the Shot – BTS of my latest work

Featured Sunday, 29 April 2018 16:12

Join me as I discuss 15 shots taken on my recent tours. I try to get as much shooting in as I can, whilst being an attentive host and photo guide.

3 Minutes & 3 Lights *** Product photography tutorial

Featured Wednesday, 25 April 2018 19:23

3 minute, 3 light product shoot of my 85mm Otus Lens.

Join Steph & I for a fun chat about new tech and news.

Flash Sync Speed HACK - go past 1/250th

Featured Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:08

Today we show you how to go past your camera's sync speed, even whilst using CHEAP, MANUAL equipment - without high speed sync.

Chicago, Miami & New York - New Workshops announced!

Featured Tuesday, 03 April 2018 16:04

Join us for a fun weekend of photography. (Note I am travelling in Japan and couldn't get Steph in this intro vid - will film a welcome video for each workshop at the URLs below soon)

Portraiture - Flash VS Continuous Light

Featured Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:57

Learn off camera flash here: http://mattgranger.com/ocf and http://mattgranger.com/light

I was shooting with the X1D: http://geni.us/XCH7S and the new 120mm Macro lens: http://geni.us/XCD120

2 Minute Sensor Clean (Parody)

Featured Tuesday, 03 April 2018 15:55


The fastest method to clean your camera sensor and rear lens element.... may not be the best method... :D

Bokeh, Depth of Field and Focal Length explained

Featured Monday, 18 December 2017 03:53

It is not as simple as 'faster aperture or longer lens gives you better Bokeh".

In this video I talk you through the value of calibrating your laptop, and how to ensure you see the correct color in your stills and video when editing in different locations.

Landscape Photography WORKFLOW

Featured Saturday, 02 September 2017 14:48

Complete workflow From planning, scouting, shooting, backup and Editing...

Single Camera & Lens - Travel Photography

Featured Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:05

I took the Tamron 18-400mm super zoom lens along with the Nikon D500 to Hong Kong for a week to see if I can manage with a single camera and lens kit!

Learn how to Pose Models

Featured Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:12

http://www.mattgranger.com/posing - Launch Sale now on!

6 tips for Public Speaking

Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:11

Public speaking is one of many peoples top fears.

Model vs Photographer - (Roles Reversed)

Featured Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:24

Who is most important in creating a great image? The Model or the Photographer? And what if the roles are reversed!?

$50 Photoshoot Challenge!

Featured Sunday, 18 June 2017 01:37

Steph is back and this time we are on a fun $50 challenge!

$10,000 Camera VS $100 Camera

Featured Friday, 26 May 2017 16:10

Which image did you choose??

The BEST Pro camera

Featured Friday, 26 May 2017 16:08

What specs, features and options are really needed for Professional work??

$100 LIVE Action Photoshoot

Featured Thursday, 27 April 2017 14:07

Cheap equipment is no excuse - here we put together a fun action shoot with 12 year old gear!

Live Photoshoot - 3 complete looks in 15 minutes

Featured Monday, 10 April 2017 19:09

3 looks, lighting set ups, outfit changes and different backgrounds - all in 15 minutes LIVE!

Prints that MATCH the Screen

Featured Thursday, 30 March 2017 16:00

Color marching can be extremely tricky - but thanks to QCM software, it is so simple.

Bill Murray... listen up

Featured Wednesday, 29 March 2017 02:30

I have always been a fan of Bill Murray - love this lucid insight he shared

500K Subs - Time to celebrate

Featured Saturday, 25 March 2017 19:00

We have just hit 500k subscribers and I want to have a live chat to say thanks, take questions and announce a few things!


How to Photograph MEN - 3 lighting options

Featured Monday, 06 March 2017 23:14

3 lighting options for taking portraits of men

Ultimate Studio Background System

Featured Monday, 27 February 2017 04:57

Stage 1 in getting my studio set up is installing a 3 roll backdrop system. In this video I walk you through my goals for the space, and the complete set up of the background system.

Budgetography is BACK! (New Budget Camera)

Featured Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:43

Sir Clicks A Lot is Dead - Long Live Sir Clicks A Lot

DEHAZE Tool - How to Get the best results

Featured Monday, 13 February 2017 17:59

Here are some creative ways to use this powerful editing tool

How to Photograph Six Pack Abs

Featured Monday, 06 February 2017 22:35

In this fitness photography tutorial I show you 3 top tips for photographing six pack abs.

Do YOU understand your HISTOGRAM??

Featured Wednesday, 18 January 2017 00:02

Histograms are very useful - but there are 3 things MOST people don't understand.

Do YOU understand your HISTOGRAM??

Monday, 16 January 2017 16:03

Histograms are very useful - but there are 3 things MOST people don't understand.

HOW TO Photograph Geisha in Japan

Featured Monday, 09 January 2017 02:13

These tips apply to many types of travel photography.

2016 - My Year in Photos

Featured Friday, 30 December 2016 09:43

Above my love of travel, gear and teaching - I am a photographer. So I want to wrap the year with a showcase of some of the images I took in 2016, and offer you a huge end of year sale.

In this video I show you how to use manual focus lenses and a home garden hose to create awesome rain portraits!

Budget Single Light Portrait Tutorial

Featured Monday, 14 November 2016 21:05

Join Kay and I for a quick outdoor photoshoot using a 15 year old DSLR and cheap manual flashes to create this dramatic off camera flash portrait shoot.

Awesome new Photo Editing Software - LUMINAR

Featured Wednesday, 02 November 2016 16:48

Dont miss out the presale bonuses!

Abandoned Building Model Photoshoot - HALLOWEEN

Featured Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:38

Join Kay and I on our adventure to an abandoned Orphanage for a Halloween / Lingerie Photo Shoot.

BUBBLES! Beautiful Boudoir portraits on a Budget

Featured Monday, 29 August 2016 16:32

Budgetography homepage: http://mattgranger.com/budgetography

5 Top Macro Tips - with the Tamron 90mm SP Macro

Featured Saturday, 27 August 2016 05:05

My 5 top tips for getting cool macro shots in real world situations.

Happy World Photo Day - Save 50%!!

Featured Friday, 19 August 2016 06:18


Online business - Fraud, scams and copyright advice

Featured Saturday, 09 July 2016 20:00

Buyer beware - my advice and personal experiences with Huub Knox and Kamaguna company.

Join Mark and I for a fun chat in Lima Peru

Creative photos with Budget Gels - #Budgetography

Featured Tuesday, 05 July 2016 02:15

Shooting creative portraits with budget gels at the vivid festival of light in Sydney

Beauty lighting on a budget - #Budgetography

Featured Monday, 27 June 2016 13:52

Great beauty lighting set up - with basic & cheap equipment.

29.59 4K - Updating Nikon D5 firmware

Featured Friday, 24 June 2016 02:02

The D5 FINALLY gets an update, taking it to 29.59 in 4K recording.

Budget Photography Hacks (Tight Ass Tips)

Featured Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:57

Share your tips as a comment and LIKE those you want to see demos of.

Budgetography #3 - Getting to know your camera

Featured Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:56

Get Your Gear Out!

Grain and Noise are NOT the same thing.

15 Lightroom Presets

Featured Wednesday, 01 June 2016 00:53

Matt's exclusive Lightroom Presets

Off Camera Flash Portraits on a Budget

Featured Tuesday, 05 April 2016 08:22

Use these tips and any cheapo flash to transform your portraits.

Last Chance to SAVE 50%

Friday, 25 March 2016 22:04

Last chance! All of my video courses on 50% sale for March 2016 only.

DigitalRev Nude Portraiture Challenge

Featured Tuesday, 04 February 2014 04:03

Full image gallery from my collaboration with DigitalRev.

THANK YOU - 50% Sale

Featured Tuesday, 08 March 2016 07:18

We just passed 400,000 subscribers and to thank you, I am putting all of my video courses on 50% sale this month only.

Nerd Talk - Hyperfocal Distance explained

Thursday, 28 January 2016 06:42

What is Hyperfocal Distance? How do you calculate it and how can you use it in your shooting?

DEEP FOCUS for story telling in photography & video

Featured Monday, 25 January 2016 15:08

I went to see The Revenant - and it is reminiscent of Citizen Kane and The Night of The Hunter in its use of Deep Focus.

TOGLIFE #6 - Philip Bloom & Matt Granger

Featured Friday, 15 January 2016 02:53

Welcome to the first #TOGLIFE for 2016

How To Create Your Dream Business & Lifestyle

Featured Friday, 01 January 2016 11:09

Great results are available for us all - go for it!

ThatNikonGuy is Dead

Featured Wednesday, 30 December 2015 21:44

ThatNikonGuy has passed.

TOGLIFE #2 - With Tony & Chelsea Northrup

Featured Monday, 14 December 2015 09:00

Welcome to #TOGLIFE! The new weekly photography show for Matt Granger & the team.

Need to remove a spot, blemish, sensor dust or a bigger item from your photo?

TOGLIFE - Episode 1 with Matt & Tina

Featured Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:59

Welcome to #TOGLIFE! The new weekly photography show for Matt Granger & the team.

Lightroom CLARITY Tool - Get the best results

Featured Friday, 04 December 2015 12:03

Clarity is different to contrast and sharpening...

Black Friday Sales - save up to 40%

Featured Wednesday, 25 November 2015 19:56

Sale ends Cyber Monday - 30 November.

Rooftop Photography in New York

Featured Monday, 02 November 2015 15:03

Rooftopping can be great fun - but it can be dangerous. Put safety #1 on your list - the photos come second.

Workflow, Editing & Storage + Studio Tour

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 11:26

Check out the gear & software I use to back up, store and edit my photos and images, as well as checking out my new studio space.

Ask Matt Anything #askmatt

Featured Tuesday, 06 October 2015 01:27

No holds barred Q&A

Travel Photography with an Ultra Wide Angle Lens

Featured Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:46

Want interesting Travel Photos? GO WIDE!

DIY $50 budget - Conceptual Portrait Shoot (4K)

Featured Monday, 31 August 2015 02:44

Collaboration is fun and can open you up to creative possibilities.

Low Key single light portraits AT MIDDAY

Featured Monday, 31 August 2015 02:42

Once you Take Control of The Light, you can create dramatically lit portraits anywhere and anytime.

How to shoot a concert: Part 1 - planning and tips

Featured Monday, 24 August 2015 01:05

In this series I will show you all you need to know to get started in concert and event photography.

Art Nude Portraiture on The Streets

Featured Monday, 17 August 2015 16:54

Spotting the scene, shooting, and editing an art nude in public.

LIVE Photoshoot - Single light portraiture with Irina

Featured Wednesday, 05 August 2015 13:18

One light, lots of options.

Facebook Image Compression - how to get the best results

Featured Wednesday, 29 July 2015 13:11

JPG or PNG? What dimensions? What compression to use??

Itwas great fun joining Tony & Chelsea for a live chat.

Educating Tina - Directors Cut

Featured Monday, 22 June 2015 11:18

Introductory Sale - Save 25% and win one of $1,000 in prizes!

Travel Photography HACKS

Featured Monday, 08 June 2015 16:56

Make the most of your travel with these tips.

It is great to collaborate - a source of richer ideas and results.

Wide Angle Environmental Portraiture tips

Featured Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:51

4 tips for using an ULTRA Wide Angle Lens to shoot environmental portraiture

The value of "Exposure"

Featured Monday, 25 May 2015 21:19

Every been offered a job for "Exposure"? Does it have ANY value? Should you even consider it??

Lightroom Tutorial & Season Finale - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:31

Season Finale - Tina takes on Lightroom - and season recap.

Nude Portraiture - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:43

Time for Tina's biggest challenge yet - a full nude portrait shoot. Her results are outstanding!

Pole Dance Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:25

Let's put Tina to the test with a solo challenge at DANCE FILTHY!

Street Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 22 April 2015 13:09

Let's take it to the streets!

Corporate Headshot Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Monday, 20 April 2015 03:03

Headshots is something many photographers will do at one time or another - here are tips to create a range of looks.

Parkour & Free Running Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 08 April 2015 12:22

Wicked Parkour shoot in Sydney CBD.

Which colour space should you set your camera to, and what should you output your edited work to?

Photography & Business - Your questions answered

Featured Saturday, 28 March 2015 08:17

Your business questions answered! 

Nerd Talk - Inverse Square Law explained

Saturday, 28 March 2015 06:43

What is the Inverse Square Law? How does it work? How can you use it in your shooting?

City and waterscapes - peaceful? Not exactly - Tina was Frantic!

Copyright in Art - negotiating the blurred lines

Featured Monday, 23 March 2015 15:38

Copyright is tricky, and it is about to get even more difficult.

Fitness Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:19

2 models, lots of gear and a sunny Sydney Beach. Let's go!

How to Photograph an Eclipse

Featured Sunday, 15 March 2015 10:16

Top 5 tips for photographing an eclipse.

Macro Photography - Educating Tina

Featured Wednesday, 11 March 2015 09:41

Let's get up close and personal with some MACRO!

Educating Tina - Travel Photography Challenge

Featured Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:36

Episode 3 and we are to Tokyo for a Travel Photography Challenge!

Get Perfect Focus using a FOCUS TRAP

Featured Monday, 02 March 2015 10:14

Really handy technique that most DSLRs have - that few people know about!

THAT DRESS! 2 important lessons for Photographers!

Featured Sunday, 01 March 2015 04:53

Two important lessons to be learnt from the DRESSGATE phenomena.

Educating Tina - Beauty Portraiture Challenge

Featured Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:29

Episode 2 and we are into the challenges - create a beauty portfolio!

Educating Tina - Season 2 Premiere

Featured Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:26

Join us for another season of photography fun!

Native VS Extended ISO range

Featured Monday, 16 February 2015 15:49

What is the difference? Should you EVER use the extended range?

Focus & recompose - how, why and Risks?

Featured Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:23

What is focus and recompose? How do you do it? And do you risk getting it out of focus??

Educating Tina - Season 2 coming soon!

Featured Monday, 19 January 2015 05:29

Tell us, what topics and challenges would you like to see Tina undertake??

Underwater portrait photography - first time tips

Featured Sunday, 11 January 2015 06:39

Check it out - so much fun learning this new skill.

Photography Editing and Workflow

Featured Monday, 05 January 2015 18:00

Workflow, crowdfunding, editing for print and Photoshop vs lightroom.

Find YOUR UNIQUE Photography Style - Take on a project

Featured Wednesday, 31 December 2014 15:09

Challenge yourself, develop your skills and your own distinct style.

Exposure - Metering Modes vs Exposure Compensation

Featured Tuesday, 23 December 2014 18:53

There is more than one way to get the exposure you want - and there are times you will want to take over from letting the camera make all the decisions.

Photo Storage & Backup - Studio and Travel set ups

Featured Tuesday, 02 December 2014 01:06

How to manage thousands of RAW files taken in a foreign country?

What's in my bag - 10 day travel shoot

Featured Sunday, 23 November 2014 15:15

Believe it or not, I am packing light to rest my shoulder.

Creating a successful Photography Business

Featured Friday, 14 November 2014 21:59

Purchase before December 31 to enter the prize draw!

Best Lens for Portraiture - 85 v 105 v 135mm

Featured Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:13

Distortion, compression, bokeh and working distance - which lens is best for portraiture? In studio and outdoor tests included.

How to make a triptych or photo collage

Featured Tuesday, 28 October 2014 10:55

Step by step instruction, using photoshop and a free web based option.

10 iphone photography tips

Featured Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:20

10 tips tips to improve your mobile phone photographs

The best $10 accessory I ever bought

Featured Monday, 20 October 2014 21:32

Cheap, useful,.... and a little bit left field.

Simple Tip for Perfect Exposure

Featured Monday, 13 October 2014 10:13

Exposure is a personal choice - with this tip you can easily monitor your highlights and shadows at a glance.

Photographing a reluctant subject - Quick Tip.

Featured Friday, 19 September 2014 21:20


Ever had to shoot someone who really didn't want to be shot? Or wasn't comfortable?

How to take Astro Selfies!

Featured Saturday, 23 August 2014 12:15

 Step by step instructions!

How to take UFO & Bigfoot Paranormal Photos!

Featured Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:14

Step into the exciting world of Paranormal photograply!

How to find a model - and should you pay?

Featured Wednesday, 06 August 2014 23:40


Some advice for getting started.

The Rules of Photography... and a bird attack

Featured Friday, 19 October 2012 12:18

What are the common 'rules of photography'. Where did they come from? Are they meant to be followed precisely?

Create the business / life of your dreams

Featured Saturday, 12 July 2014 08:33


Time management for success. How to set goals, order your work and set up systems to get results in the areas that are most important to you - whatever they are.

What Aperture should you use?

Featured Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:51

 It is not as simple as 'wide open for portraits' and closed down for landscapes' - give it some thought and make sure you get the best results.

Create pools of light with home made modifiers

Featured Friday, 20 June 2014 17:02


Clean up your shot with beautiful pools of light using cheap & simple home made modifiers.

Find the Best Portrait Angle - Your Good Side

Featured Monday, 09 June 2014 16:55


Faces are not symmetrical - angles matter - here I show you how to find the best angle for flattering portraits.

The Truth about HIGH ISO

Featured Saturday, 31 May 2014 17:43


So your camera can go up to ISO 100 million now - so what? Should you use it?

Zoom with your feet... NONSENSE!!

Featured Tuesday, 27 May 2014 03:41


Ever been told 'zoom with your feet'?

5 Steps to Great Portraits

Featured Wednesday, 21 May 2014 03:10


My 5 tips for dramatically improving your portrait photography.

Take Control of the Light with Matt & Tina

Featured Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:37


Now live! Over 6 hours of full HD content - Introductory price of $60 until end of May - save 20% (rrp$75)

When to turn Pro? Turn your hobby into your Career

Featured Monday, 28 April 2014 08:43

 Matt, Tina and Benjamin Von Wong talk about going PRO, and share their insights to inspire you on your path


#ChallengeJade yourself at: mattgranger.com/challengejade

Challenge Jade! New Photography series

Featured Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:07


This is your series - we want your direction to make it happen!

Single light street portrait tutorial

Featured Monday, 24 March 2014 21:30


Zeiss Otus 55mm + D800e + Elinchrom Quadras + Graffiti alley & Jade = Single light street portrait.

Clean backgrounds for Portraits

Featured Tuesday, 14 January 2014 23:22

How to find backgrounds and scenarios that make for nice portraits.

How much to charge for your photography?

Featured Friday, 03 January 2014 23:02

What to charge per hour, how much for prints?

Set meaningful goals & achieve them in 2014

Featured Wednesday, 01 January 2014 01:39

Here I share my 3 tips for goal setting, and time management.

Happy New Year - 2013 in Review

Featured Monday, 30 December 2013 21:20

A year in Review. Check out the featured videos here:

Intimate Portraiture Video Series

Featured Saturday, 23 November 2013 18:49


London Photo Walk - Saturday 23 November

Featured Friday, 15 November 2013 18:39

All welcome! Meet under the clock out front of Waterloo station at 2pm on Saturday 23 November.

How to take spooky halloween photos

Featured Saturday, 26 October 2013 00:50

Tina and I are back to show you some cool lighting & make up techniques to create spooky Halloween themed shots.

Understand your HISTOGRAM

Featured Wednesday, 23 October 2013 00:18

The Histogram is an incredibly useful tool - you should learn it back to front to ensure you are getting the exposure and final image that you are seeking to create.

Natalie Tran portrait shoot - Orbis Ring flash

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 03:06

Today I shot with Nat for a beauty fashion look. We show a couple of techniques for using the orbis ring flash.

Separation light options

Friday, 04 October 2013 03:03

Hair light, rim light, rear lights... there are many options to create a distinct separation of your subject from the background in studio shooting.

How to direct your model

Featured Friday, 04 October 2013 02:58

Here are some simple tips on how to guide your models for posing.

Portrait lighting ratios

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:51

Do you want contrasty shadows or flawless lighting? It is easy to control with just two lights.

Grunge fashion shoot

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:50

Part two of my shoot with  Cass. Here we mess up the glamour and go grunge.

1 light studio portraits

Featured Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:49

You don't need lots of equipment for lots of options.

Is Natural Light BEST for photography?

Featured Thursday, 22 August 2013 13:12

Are you a natural or 'available' light shooter?

High Fashion Photoshoot TUTORIAL

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:59

Full set up, lighting diagrams, explanation and images.

Telephoto Lens Compression EXPLAINED

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:57

There are 3 'forms of lens compression.

LIVE Photoshoot - Hair Flicks

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:55

Catch dynamic hair flick portraits with these handy tips - filmed live - warts & all.

Setting up a Photo studio - size, cost & FAQs

Featured Wednesday, 21 August 2013 02:52

How big does it need to be? What costs are involved? What colour should you paint? What else needs consideration?

Setting up a Photo studio - size, cost & FAQs

Featured Monday, 05 August 2013 23:46

How big does it need to be? What costs are involved? What colour should you paint? What else needs consideration?

New HQ - Studio & Office set up

Featured Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:04

Setting up the new studio space - cleaning, painting, assembling, more cleaning and the Chinese good luck ceremony.

What are your rights and responsibilities? When do you need a waiver? When are you free to shoot? Can you sell the images?

Welcome to the EPIC conclusion to Season 1.

Planning a fashion photoshoot - Educating Tina #11

Featured Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:57

How to plan and organise a complex shoot - including creating a complete call sheet (runsheet).

How to use a reflector with no assistant

Featured Wednesday, 03 July 2013 22:56

Reflectors are great to balance light, especially outdoor. Here I show how to use them when you have no assistant to help you hold it.

In this weeks video we discuss images that Tina and I both love - why they work, how they were shot etc - with the view to inspiration and learning.

This is a big one - we run through lens technology - what lenses are best for what usage, and demystify the lens terminology jargon.

Rear Button Auto Focus - How and why

Featured Thursday, 20 June 2013 23:31

How does the rear AF button work - and why is it handy?

A 12 step guide to pricing, designing, editing and printing your own photography book or album.

This is a big one! Exposure Compensation, Metering Modes AND Bracketing!

12 step guide to creating a photography book

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:34

A 12 step guide to pricing, designing, editing and printing your own photography book or album.

White Balance - Educating Tina #7

Featured Saturday, 15 June 2013 11:30

What is White Balance? How to set it, use it creatively and how to take accurate custom readings to perfect it in camera.

Educating Tina #6 - Travel Photography CHALLENGE!

Featured Friday, 31 May 2013 01:00

Half way through season 1 and time for a mini challenge -

ISO rounds out our trio of Exposure videos. What are the trade offs? It goes WAY beyond noise/grain.

Educating Tina #4 - Shutter Speed & Long Exposure

Featured Friday, 31 May 2013 00:58

Hong Kong long exposure bonanza! We name Tina's camera, she gets her strap and bag and we take long exposure shots in Mong Kok.

How to Calibrate your monitor

Featured Wednesday, 22 May 2013 17:01

If you are a photographer or doing any editing involving colour - you really ought to properly calibrate your monitor.

Educating Tina #3 - Accessories - bags & straps

Featured Tuesday, 14 May 2013 14:38

DARLINGS - it is important to accessorize - Tina has her D7100 and now needs a new strap and camera bag. Here we run through the options.

Educating Tina #2 - Aperture & DOF

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:09

Suggest an original name for Tina's camera - and click LIKE to vote on suggestions.

Lacie Bunny - Conceptual beauty photoshoot

Featured Friday, 03 May 2013 05:05

We started todays shoot with a concept - lace + bunny + beauty. Tina worked out the make up and I sorted the lighting and posing to come up with a few final images.

Educating Tina #1 - Choosing a Camera

Featured Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:33

Welcome to Educating Tina - the series where I will teach Tina everything she needs/wants to know to get started as a photographer.

Prague workshops & photowalk May 2013

Featured Monday, 15 April 2013 16:47

Meet up, 1 day nude portraiture workshop and weekend Take Control of the light workshop.

You can find out more information and register at either website.

On camera bounce flash - control the direction

Featured Friday, 05 April 2013 13:43

** Please check out my Private Bodies nude photography book on Kickstarter: http://bit.ly/privatebodies - Featuring Tina!

TNGs 10 photography resources

Featured Monday, 04 March 2013 00:17

Enjoy photography? Looking to learn and develop your skills?

Is Film Dead?

Featured Friday, 22 February 2013 07:29

Are there reasons to shoot film in todays day and age?

Workflow: Culling your images

Featured Tuesday, 12 February 2013 06:00

Got hundreds or thousands of images to cull?

How to focus for sharp group photos

Featured Monday, 21 January 2013 10:25

Having trouble getting everyone sharp?

How to make a successful Photography Portfolio

Featured Saturday, 05 January 2013 02:35

Win clients and work - 5 tips to create a successful photography portfolio.

Bokeh on a budget - kit lens demo

Featured Wednesday, 02 January 2013 22:49

Everyone loves BOKEH!

How to photograph the Apocalypse

Featured Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:35

The end is near - here are my top tips to survive and get great shots of this once in a lifetime occurrence.

Long exposure photography tutorial

Featured Tuesday, 04 December 2012 21:07

Step by step guide to controlling the amount of blur and abstraction you can create in your shots.

Take control of the light!

Featured Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:26

Lighting is fundamental to photography - and with a little effort you can take control of it!

'Point and Shoot' photography - 5 tips

Featured Wednesday, 28 November 2012 04:25

Improve your photos using a point and shoot camera with these 5 tips.

How to make circle photographs

Featured Monday, 19 November 2012 11:10

Step by step tutorial on how to take the shots and edit in photoshop to make circle photographs. 360 Pano!

The real downsides to High ISO

Featured Monday, 19 November 2012 11:10

Noise is one thing, but it is not the only downside to using high iso.

5 tips for successful wedding photography

Featured Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:49

After a long day of shooting, here in my hotel room I run through 5 tips that will help things go smoothly on the big day.

Balance indoor & window light

Featured Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:47

Create beautiful blue sky through the window by balancing indoor light with outdoor light.

Portrait editing - realise huge detail in Photoshop

Featured Thursday, 15 November 2012 04:47

crazy amount of detail in your portraits - most suitable for male subjects.

Story telling photography

Featured Wednesday, 07 November 2012 07:58

Here Tina & I present a sexy little bed time story to demonstrate story telling in photography and video at the same time.

Strobist advice - controlling spill light

Featured Friday, 02 November 2012 10:07

How to control spilled light when using an umbrella flash?

How to use a stofen indoors - fill the room with light

Featured Friday, 02 November 2012 10:05

Used properly, a stofen can create beautiful soft light - that fills in shadows.

Advice for working with models (and photographers!)

Featured Friday, 02 November 2012 10:03

Things you as a photographer should consider BEFORE, DURING & AFTER a shoot with a model, to make it a success.

How to take spooky halloween photos

Featured Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:24

Tina and I are back to show you some cool lighting & make up techniques to create spooky Halloween themed shots.

Reflector magic #2 - Soften midday sun

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:22

Turn harsh roasting summer sun into a soft and flattering 'studio quality' light source - with a simple diffuser.

Strobes vs the Sun! Low key portrait in midday sun

Featured Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:19

Master your flash & Turn day to night using extreme flash power. Strobists UNITE!

One Flash '3 light' portrait - with reflector and sun

Featured Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:17

Create a crafted 3 light portrait outdoors, using just 1 flash, a reflector and the sun.

F1.4 portrait in harsh midday sunlight

Featured Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:13

How to shoot wide open in bright daylight. There are many approaches, here I show one that gives you beautiful BOKEH,

Low key strobist portraiture - Master your Flash

Featured Tuesday, 30 October 2012 03:11

You can create low key images anywhere - and strobist technique gives you full control over the light in your scene.

Use the sun as your key light and reflector to fill and soften shadows to create pleasing portraits, even in harsh daylight.

There are lots of insurance options out there - which is best for you?

Photography is a creative LIE

Featured Monday, 15 October 2012 23:27

Documenting reality? Capturing a moment? Sharing natures untouched beauty. Photo 'realism'?

Aperture stops explained

Featured Monday, 15 October 2012 23:26

Apologies - YouTube messed up the last file - was working then stopped! Sorry.

Wedding photography pricing

Monday, 15 October 2012 23:25

Why does it cost so much? Should I go for a cheap deal? How much time is really involved?

Rear curtain slow sync flash tutorial

Featured Monday, 17 September 2012 07:25

Bokeh, depth of field and sensor size

Featured Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:12

How does sensor size affect DOF? And what does that do to the Bokeh?

Become obsessed with the light!

Featured Tuesday, 11 September 2012 01:09

EVERYONE is welcome - camera brand not important.

Wedding photography - Shot List

Featured Sunday, 24 June 2012 12:40

What shots do you need to get and how to make sure you get them all?

Pro photography - become a specialist or generalist?

Featured Friday, 22 June 2012 01:10

Should you become a specialist / niche photographer, or a generalist?

Introduction to Strobist Photography: Part 1

Featured Wednesday, 20 June 2012 02:07

 Learn it all at a workshop: www.mattgranger.com/workshops

Here I show adding EXIF data as a watermark - shutter speed, aperture, metering, camera model etc.

 In this series I am opening up my portraiture archives from a few years back, to revisit, discuss and deconstruct them. I hope you enjoy it!

Opening the portrait archives #2 'The Granger Men'

Featured Wednesday, 30 May 2012 22:18


In this series I am opening up my portraiture archives from a few years back, to revisit, discuss and deconstruct them. I hope you enjoy it!

Opening the portrait archives #1 Superman

Featured Thursday, 24 May 2012 23:00

 In this series I am opening up my portraiture archives from a few years back, to revisit, discuss and deconstruct them. I hope you enjoy it!

In my Grand Fathers study - Zeiss IKON

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:10

 My Grand Father D'Arcy was the head of our extended family, with a personality that could unite any motley crew.

Get sharp images at slow shutter speeds

Featured Saturday, 05 May 2012 02:02

 Hands on demo to improve your hand holding technique.

DOF & aperture made simple

Thursday, 03 May 2012 13:08

 Demystifying DOF and it's relationship with aperture.

In my Grand Fathers study

Featured Monday, 30 April 2012 00:35

 My Grand Father D'Arcy was the head of our extended family.

Announcing 2 photowalks & Lensbaby ambassador

Featured Monday, 23 April 2012 11:41

Today I announce my new role as Lensbaby Ambassador, and 2 photowalks.

Joe McNally 'Through the Lens Tour'

Featured Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:20

 Exclusive discount for subscribers to the GET YOUR GEAR OUT Newsletter.

 What happens to field of view? When is a 50mm a true 50mm?

Includes packing, setup, behind the scenes and 100% crop images.

Resolution and print sizes explained

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:17

How big can you print? What DPI do you need? Interpolation?

Get out of Auto Mode - Exposure explained

Featured Saturday, 07 April 2012 12:23

Lets run through all of the essentials to wrap your head around exposure.

Welcome to ThatNikonGuy.com

Featured Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:15

A true Macro lens will reproduce your subject at 1 to 1 size on the sensor.

Extension tubes vs Macro lens

Thursday, 22 March 2012 07:42

What will get you closer? A standard lens with extension tubes, or a true macro lens?