About Me

Who is Matthew Hahnel?



Q: What camera equipment do you use?

A: Matthew shoots exclusively on Sony cameras and lenses. His main camera is a Sony A7R II, and lenses include the (all Sony) 16-35 2.8, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 100-400 f4-5.6, 50mm 1.4 and 35mm 1.4.

Q: How do you travel so much?

A: I travel a lot by either working with a client who is paying me to travel to certain locations to capture images for them, or by saving my money and traveling to locations that I have been wanting to visit on my own free time.

Q: Do you have any presets, workshops or tutorials?

A: I don't currently have any presets, workshops or tutorials available. I am currently working on some things, so if you are interested in any of these, sign up for my mailing list to hear as soon as something is released!

Matthew Hahnel is a full-time adventure and travel photographer based in Seattle, Washington. He was born and spent his first 25 years in Melbourne (Australia) where he caught the travel bug and visited over 25 countries. After spending 3 summers in a row traveling, hiking and photographing the Western United States, he took an opportunity to move to Colorado, and has lived in the US ever since. 

Matthew's passion for photography stemmed from his love for the outdoors. He wanted to document his adventures in a way that gave justice to the incredible things he saw . In January of 2016, he decided to focus all of his energy into turning his passion into a successful career and hasn't turned back since.

Clients include: Amazon / Samsung / Sony / Lonely Planet / Disney / Mazda / Marriott International / REI / Nature Valley / Visit California / Colorado Tourism / Travel Alberta / Hawaii Tourism / Fjallraven / Hormel Foods / News Corp

Featured in: Men's Journal / Travel & Leisure / The Today Show / Herald Sun / Mind Body Green

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