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51-42 30th Ave
NY, 11377
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Web Gallery of cut paper artist and night photographer Matt Hill. 


Lectures & Workshops

Matt Hill's Night Photography Workshops and seminars / lectures on SEO, Web usability, personal projects and more around the USA.

As much as I love creating, I also love sharing my knowledge and passion for creativity with others. I put a lot of time and energy into developing new educational experiences for photographers and creatives alike. Check out what's happening below - some is online and some is live and in person.

Want to meet my Night Photography teaching partner? Meet Gabriel Biderman, night photographer, gear expert and photography teacher extraordinare.

Want to learn night photography in gorgeous National Parks?

Questions? email me.
Looking for my Exhibitions and live art events?

Online learning opportunities:
via Skillfeed and the Art Directors Club: Creating Mixed Media Masterpieces
via CreativeLive:
Portraits at Night / Night Photography Week
via CreativeLive
: Night Photography
via CreativeLive: SEO for Photographers
via B&H's Event Space: Surviving and Thriving your first Fine Art Kickstarter Campaign
Preparing for a Photo Workshop
via B&H's OPTIC Conference: OPTIC 2016 - Night Visions of National Parks


Jun 6, 2016
OPTIC Imaging Conference Presented by B&H Photo Video Pro-Audio and Lindblad Expeditions - VIDEO

Ever wanted to come away from an experience in a National Park with outstanding and unique images? The NPAN teams takes to the OPTIC stage at once; Gabriel Biderman, Tim Cooper, Matt Hill, Lance Keimig, and Chris Nicholson, all diverse night photographers and educators, as they explore options for finding your clearest and most creative voice in America's natural wilderness.... at night.

Jul 14, 2016
Sunset Light Painting 101 & Reception on Secret Midtown West Rooftop – via B&H and the NY Adventure Club - SOLD OUT

Aug 4-6, 2016
Crater Lake National Park Night Photography Workshop – Register (SOLD OUT)

via Rocky Mountain School of Photography with Gabriel Biderman
We will circle the caldera of this extinct mountaintop volcano, focusing on expansive Milky Way dappled vistas and massive star trails over water.

Sep 12-16
Night Photography Week via CreativeLive - RSVP now
Join all five instructors from National Parks at Night for a full week of Night Photography that runs the gamut of possibility for making photos in the dark! My presentation will be aired on Sep 16th - Night Portraiture, but tune in to catch Gabriel Biderman, Chris Nicholson, Tim Cooper and Lance Keimig present everything else!

Oct 22, 2016 - Register
"Master the Night: Night Photography" at Photo Plus Expo International Photography Conference.

Gabe, Chris, Lance and Matt will take the stage to present a vision of how National Parks look at night, and inspire you to go #findyourpark.

Nov 15-19, 2016
Arches National Park Night Photography Workshop – Register (SOLD OUT)

via National Parks at Night with Tim Cooper
Combining big sky, high desert, natural stone and earth formations to form unforgettable night photo images. We will spend five nights covering stunning natural features in Arches National Parks. 

2015 lectures and workshops:

April 25-26
Historic Cemeteries of New York Night Workshop – Green-Wood Cemetery Register SOLD OUT

Join Gabe Biderman and I as we open the gates to historic cemeteries of New York and grant you access to many wonderful sculptures and mausoleums – at night!  We typically plan these around no moon so that we can help you fine tune and finesse your lightpainting skills.   Our last workshop was Woodlawn

Thursday, May 21 - 6:30pm
NY Photo Salon Artist Photo Presentation
Free to attend at the School of Visual Arts - Details

Thursday, May 28
F295 Symposium
Overcoming Adversity In Night Photography, sponsored by Gradus Group Details
Let’s face it, making images in an (apparent) lack of light seems counter-intuitive. Yet hardy and intrepid night photographers continue to pursue their craft. There is and always has been a symbiotic relationship between night photographers and the tools used to make images. Without one, there would be no other. Explore with Matt how the right gear has historically and presently expanded creative horizons when patiently chasing the long exposure.

Monday, July 13th - 4-6pm
Surviving and Thriving in Your First Kickstarter Fine Art Photography Campaign
Free to attend with RSVP at B&H's Event Space
It’s not enough to just want to make a Kickstarter project. You must study, prepare and practice before launching. And even then, after you launch, the thrill ride has only just begun. And if you want people to back you for your art, it’s even more of a challenge in this age where most things visible are considered free or “less valuable” because of ubiquity.

Matt’s successful Kickstarter campaign in November 2014 raised nearly 200% of the asking pledge goal, and he will, for the first time, share how he prepared for, ran and fulfilled his Kickstarter fine art photography campaign. He’ll also share what he would do differently if he were doing it again for the first time.

August 13-16
Night Encounters at Devil’s Tower via Rocky Mountain School of Photography SOLD OUT
Another new workshop for 2015 and part of a new series that Gabe Biderman and I will be offering as we visit National Monuments/Parks and offer you access to them under the stars.  We are very excited to kick it off under one of the most iconic places to shoot the Milky Way.  Strategically scheduled in accordance with a new moon and during the peak of the Perseids meteor shower, dark night skies with loads of celestial action provide you with the chance to create unbelievably cool night images.

Saturday, September 19th (rescheduled rain date)
Bannerman Island New Moon – Light Painting and Star Photography Workshop with Gabe Biderman  SOLD OUT
Contact Gabe to get on the wait list
Last year was the first time we offered our annual Bannerman Workshop during the new moon and it SOLD OUT shortly after it was announced.  This unique workshop let’s you spend the night on Pollepel Island – home of the Bannerman Castle.  This will be a Milky Way (yes the Milky Way can be seen just 2 hours north of NYC) and Lightpainting workshop.  All proceeds for this workshop go to the Bannerman Castle Trust and help stabilize and maintain this incredible piece of New York history.

Monday, September 21
Overcoming Adversity in Night Photography for Color Camera Club 

Saturday, October 24:
Photo Plus Expo - Night Photography: Step-by-Step

Panelists: Gabriel Biderman, Matt Hill and Jill Waterman

Night photography is one of today’s hottest trends, with forums, meet-ups and workshops exploding across the Internet and causing spontaneous light shows to erupt within darkened landscapes.

Join in the fun and come learn from our stellar panel of night photography specialists, who will share their knowledge, offer tips and inspiration to help guide you in the quest for memorable images of the nocturnal environment. Incurable gearhead Gabriel Biderman will discuss selecting the right tools and accessories for best results in low light. Innovative artist Matt Hill will discuss decisive image optimization and post processing of night photography for breathtaking results. Eagle-eyed editor Jill Waterman will show recent work from the night photography community to inspire attendees’ future efforts.

2014 lectures and workshops:

Sat/Sun, August 23-24 - 4pm - 10am
Bannerman Island Night Photography Workshop with Gabriel Biderman

Wed, Oct 15 - 6pm - 2am
Equinox Night Photo Shoot at North Gate (Hudson Valley)

Sat, Nov 1  – 10:15am - 12:15am
Photo Plus Expo: Night Photography Step-by-Step (NYC, Javits)
with Jill Waterman and Gabriel Biderman 

2013 lectures and workshops:

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 - 11am - 1pm
The Art and Craft of the Long Exposure
Dutchess Regional Professional Photographers, Fishkill, NY

Th, Feb 28, 2013 - 7-8pm 
NIGHT PAPER: from thought to Shot
Presentation @ Apple Store, Grand Central, NYC

Sun, Mar 10, 2013 - 3pm to 5pm
WPPI Las Vegas Master Class:  You Web Hitlist: Choosing and Using the Right Tools

Link to Speaker Schedule (PDF)

Link to Speaker Schedule (PDF)

DESCRIPTION: In his program, Matt Hill provides a clear, action-driven explanation of how to identify where to spend your time on the Web, how to build better Web sites and a basic understanding of SEO. You'll also walk out the door better understanding the basics for cost-effective online marketing and advertising. Hill's knowledge comes from 16 years of experience as MarCom Manager at MAC Group, where he manages a team of Web professionals that work on marketing and websites for 12 well-known brands in photography and filmmaking.

Sat, April 6 - 7pm - 10pm
 Photo North East (info page)
Master Class, Night Photography: 
Dilating the Passage Time Through an Open Shutter
Lecture at Westchester Marriott + night shoot in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Important! Lecture is at Westchester Marriott, then we drive over to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery  


EXHIBITION: NIGHT PAPER @ The Slipper Room Gallery: May 5 - June 2, 2013 7-9:30pm

PAPER BURLESQUE: Live Art Experiment: May 19, 2013 8-10pm

Sat/Sun, May 25-26 - 4pm - 10am
Bannerman Island Night Photography Workshop with Gabriel Biderman

Sun June 23  
Teaching Flash Lighting for Lance Keimig's Night Photography Workshop "Finding Your Way in the Dark" at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery  

Fri July 19 - 20, 7-11pm
The Coney Island Night Portrait Workshop with Gabriel Biderman

Sat Sept 21, Noon EST (9am PST)
creativeLIVE Photo Week: 

session 1: SEO for Photographers
session 2: Night Photography: No light? No problem!

Fri/Sat, Oct 19-20 - 4pm - 10am
Bannerman Island Night Photography Workshop with Gabriel Biderman

Sat Oct 26 - 4-6pm
Presenter with Gabriel Biderman and Jill Waterman: Night Photography, Step-by-Step

2012 Educational Night Photography Workshops

June 2, 2012 - Bannerman Island (see details below)
June 15, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (private workshop)
September 1, 2012 - Bannerman Island
September 2, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (I'll be teaching a Lighting Workshop during Lance Keimig's Class)
September 12, 2011 - Bannerman Island
October 27 & 28th, 2012 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Lamplight, Flashlight and Flash on Halloween. Register here.

2011 Educational Night Photography Workshops

August 13, 2011 - Bannerman Island
September 11, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (I'll be teaching a Lighting Workshop during Lance Keimig's Class)
September 12, 2011 - Bannerman Island
October 15-16, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow CemeteryOctober 31, 2011 - Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Previous presentations:

WPPI 2013 Master Class: "Your Web Hitlist: Choosing and Using the Right Tools"
WPPI 2012 Master Class: "Conquer the Web: Using the Right Tools Efficiently"
WPPI 2011 (45MB Download) Master Class: "Essential Web Skills: From Search to Social."
WPPI 2010 "The New Renaissance: Connect, Revise and Grow on the Web" 
Skip's Summer School '09 in Las Vegas
WPPI 2009 "Photographers on the Web: How to Get the Best out of Very Little"