Several years ago, photographer and author Matt Bamberg decided to submit his photography for the articles he was writing while working for the alternative paper, the Desert Post Weekly. His writing had focused on popular culture – essays about topics from the Santa Cruz, California, surf culture to the mid-century modern architecture revival around the world. Curious by light striking his lens – direct and bold or soft and willowy – and the sounds (especially of the shutter opening and closing) he struck a relationship first to film then, like so many, to the digital cameraâ€™s sensor.
While a graduate student in the Inter-arts Center of San Francisco State University, Matt got his start in composition by studying interaction of text and image on video and within childrenâ€™s multimedia software programs. He received his MA degree in 1997. After he graduated he moved to film and then digital photography.
Aside from writing about f-stops, shutter speeds and the fabulous job the digital camera manufacturers have done that permit photographers to take almost noiseless pictures in the dark at high ISO Speeds, Matt has written content and provided photographs for articles on Homestore.com, America Online and the Weather Channel, Palm Springs Life and the Desert Sun.
In addition, Matt is the author of the book “Digital Art Photography for Dummies.”