Suzanne Mathia

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona

Out of Chicago Instructor

Photographer and "Lightroom Whisperer"

Suzanne is an award winning professional photographer, writer and workshop instructor, whose work regularly appears in Arizona Highways Magazine, and has been featured numerous publications including National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photographer UK.

She was born and raised amidst the green rolling hills of the English countryside but is now completely at home surrounded by the arid desert and swirling sandstone of the Southwest. She finds Arizona a land of intense beauty and preposterous contradiction.

Her photographs capture the diversity of waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, autumn leaves and desert sands, from the magnitude of the immense landscape to the smallest, most discreet of details.
"The desert can be unforgiving of even the smallest errors, treating the unprepared harshly. But, for the few with passion, those who are willing to begin their trek at the end of the road, the secret world of the Southwest is revealed".
Suzanne loves to challenge the ruggedness of the land, the great distances to be traveled, and intense weather conditions to capture images of Arizona and the Southwest that expose its many treasures and extremes.

Her images reflect her keen sense of curiosity, patience and the ability to see the world and its magic places in new and creative ways.
An Adobe Certified Expert in Lightroom and Photoshop, Suzanne offers group and private classes for photographers seeking to get the best out of their images and to streamline their workflow and digital asset management systems. She teaches field workshops in Landscape Photography for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops and The Grand Canyon Conservancy and is a brand ambassador for Artisan HD and a member of the Royal Photographic Society.

Upcoming conferences

Out of Death Valley

January 26th-30th, 2022

Out of Chicago LIVE! 2021

April 9-11, 2021

Out of Chicago Botanic

August 29-September 2, 2021

Out of Acadia

October 10-14, 2021

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