Home2021-09-25T11:53:08-05:00

WATCH REEL CAPTIVATING STORIES STILLS | MOTION Slide

WATCH REEL CAPTIVATING STORIES Slide
More Stories

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.

Let’s Connect…

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Happy Thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for. I’ve been truly blessed. I hope your holiday is filled with joy and thankfulness as well.
The beginning of a lifetime of stories. People have continued to ask me about Cameron's deer from a couple weeks ago. The thing that keeps popping in my mind is how he'll be telling this story over and over in hunting camps, family get togethers and campfires for the rest of his life. His appreciation for what he accomplished will grow immensely with time. Decades later, I can vividly remember my first deer like it was yesterday...and it wasn't a 174" giant. This is why we do what we do. And it's why there are paintings in caves of these same stories from throughout time.
Those bull elk…aren’t they something?! #elk #bullelk #bugle #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #canonphotography #canonphoto
Fall Colors #upland #pheasant #feathers #fall #hunting #birdhunt #ringneck #outdoorphotographer #pheasantsforever
American West. They’re just so big and powerful and graceful and filled with history. #buffalo #bison #tetanka #biggame #mountains #western #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #natgeoyourshot #wildlifeaddicts
Hunker Down Kinda Weekend. #bear #grizzlybear #grizzly #alaska #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #canonphotography #canonphoto
I’ll Take It. I tried everything I could to get this guy to turn 90° to the right so he was looking over the other shoulder…the composition would have been SO much more solid. Oh well, not too bad a spot I guess…on the mountain, overlooking the ocean with ominous winter skies . . #alaskanmoose #moose #Alaska #wildlife #fall #mountains #antlers #canon #canonphotographer #wildlifephotographer #moosephotography
Top of the morning from our place to yours. #drone #dji #aerialphotography #dronephotography
High Key Elk. Fall has been crazy, but I’m slowly trying to get through thousands of images that are being added to my #stockphotography site. It’s so fun to relive these great moments with amazing animals this fall. (And hopefully a couple more getaways yet before the holidays) #elk #bullelk #bugle #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #canonphotography #canonphoto
Good luck to all my MN friends taking part in the whitetail firearms opener this weekend. Be safe and have fun. Save a few deer for next time 😉
Head down this week. Though Im carving out some good time in the whitetail woods each day, it’s that kinda work week for me. So much catch up amidst a crazy busy fall. . . #alaskanmoose #moose #Alaska #wildlife #fall #mountains #antlers #canon #canonphotographer #wildlifephotographer #moosephotography
Good Dog. Spent a good portion of the last couple weeks shooting alongside the good people of @pheasants_forever. The birds, the habitat and sights were beautiful, but I’m always amazed at the relationships between hunter and dog. #upland #pheasant #pointer #huntingdog #fall #hunting #birdhunt #ringneck #outdoorphotographer #shotgun #gundog #pheasantsforever #habitat #sunset #silhouette
Though “animal” edged out “scenery” on my next post question, I thought I’d try and appease both sides of the aisle!! Enjoy. . . . #elk #wapiti #biggame #western #mountains #elkrut #colorado #bullelk #antlers #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter
Growing up in northern MN, this was always one of those bucket list shots. Big bull moose in the birch trees. Though it’s not my home state, grateful this big guy in AK gave me the opportunity to get the shot. Maybe need to have this one on the office wall . . . #alaskanmoose #moose #Alaska #wildlife #fall #mountains #antlers #canon #canonphotographer #wildlifephotographer #moosephotography
I just love elk. Really, I do . . . #elk #wapiti #biggame #western #mountains #elkrut #colorado #bullelk #antlers #wildlife #wildlifephotographer #outdoorphotographer #canoneosr5 #canonshooter
Go to Top