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About Matt

Growing up in Minnesota has provided no shortage of inspiration for artist Matt Addington.  From the glass-like waters of the north to the rolling wooded hills of his farm south in the Sogn Valley, Matt has created magnificent landscapes and captured images of the wildlife and lifestyle abundant in his home state.  And he’s spent his life capturing images for industry clients; hunting, fishing, and seeking adventure all around the world from above the Arctic Circle in Alaska to the rugged western Rocky Mountains to wild savannah of equatorial Africa to the wide open prairies of Middle America.

Matt has paddled the canoe, traversed the ridge, and sat quietly in tree stands.  He has summited over twenty five 14,000 foot peaks and guided folks through the mountains of southern Colorado and untouched waters in northern Minnesota and Canada.  He gets it…and this translates into his images.  There is nothing false about this work.  The authenticity of his passion for the outdoors is apparent in every click of the shutter.

Matt received his Bachelor’s Degree in art from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and his Master’s Degree from Winona State University. In addition to his passion for shooting in the outdoors industry, he is an educator and award winning portrait & wedding photographer where he incorporates his gift for outdoor imagery into the photos he creates.

Though Matt’s traveled the world with his cameras, he lives with his wife and three children on a farm overlooking Sogn Valley south of Cannon Falls, MN where he spends much time hunting whitetails, turkeys and morel mushrooms as well as making maple syrup.

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Monday Breakfast? . . . . . #outdoorphotographer #thisismyMN #onlyinMN #birdsofinstagram #animalsmood #kings_birds #birdwatching #bestbirdshots #birdstagram #birding #instabirds #your_best_birds #wildlife_seekers #animallovers #animalsofinstagram #igscwildlife #animales #exclusive_animals #wildlifephoto #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #animalworld #canonEosr5 #eagle #baldeagle
Fanatic. In the late season weather of the north country, it’s hard to beat the @sitkagear Fanatic system. Warm, concealing and agile. #diverge9
Open Road.
Patience. So many good things happen at last light. Being on the ice at this time of night is one of the quietest times in the world. Only the slow drone of the flasher whirring in the cold.
Be Focused Today. . . . . . #outdoorphotographer #thisismyMN #onlyinMN #animallovers #animalpolis #animalsofinstagram #eagle #animales #exclusive_animals #wildlifephoto #wildlifeaddicts #wildlifephotography #animalworld #awesomeglobe #birdsofinstagram #animalsmood #kings_birds #birdwatching #bestbirdshots #birdstagram #animalsaddict #birding #instabirds #your_best_birds #canonphotos #canoneos #canonphotographer #canonphotography
Other Things You Find. She was watching me before I was watching her. On the same trip into the wilds of northern MN, this bobcat sat at watched me before sleeking off into the deep snow. Pretty cool. Just the night before, my brother and I were talking about how cool it’d be to see a bobcat in the snow. #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #fujifilm #inthefield #outdoorphotographer #bobcat
Red Barn - No. 128 The hoar frost has been amazing all across MN the past few days. I found this great place tucked back in the northcountry woods on a drive. With the ever so gentle breeze, the frost would slip off the branches and sprinkle to the ground.
New Day. You can’t ignore yesterday’s debacle, but you can enjoy a glorious sunrise photo.
Just a Tree. . . . . . . . . #outdoorphotographer #thisismyMN #onlyinMN #naturephoto #main_vision #landscape_captures #awesome_earthpix #natureaddict #rsa_rural #awesomeearth #nature_wizards #gottalove_a_ #allnatureshots #instanaturelover #bnw_demand #bnwmood #monochrome #bnw_globe #blackandwhitephoto #rsa_bnw #blackandwhitephotography #blacknwhite_perfection #bnw_captures #bnw_rural #canonphotos #canoneos #canonphotographer #canonphotography
Framing. Considering it’s the day after the season closed around here, I appreciate you stopping in the perfect spot for a photo. #whitetail #deer
Warm and Cold. I love this time of year in MN as there is the early morning juxtaposition of warm looking sunlight with the freezing cold air temp. As a photographer, cameras see this time of year as very blue. Except for this magic time in the morning (with your mittens on)
Synchronicity 2.0. Wow, I’ve had a knack the past couple days of catching birds in lockstep. Thinking I’ll secure the URL birdsync.com!! #upland #pheasant #fall #hunting #birdhunt #ringneck #tryupland #outdoorphotographer #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #pheasantsforever
Synchronicity.
Ice Time. Winter has arrived in Minnesota. Get out there. #icefishing #hardwater #walleye #panfish #joelnelsonoutdoors #sunset #skyporn #outdoorphotographer #bestrodsonearth #marcum #fishing
She does miles. I do cups of coffee.
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