Matthew Benjamin Murray, 'Tignes Supermoon'
Matthew Benjamin Murray

Matthew Benjamin Murray, 'Tignes Supermoon'

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Matthew Benjamin Murray started capturing imagery with a camera at a young age, to the point where his father took notice and purchased Matthew his first Canon SLR at at the age of 15. From there Matthew took to the streets shooting everything in his view from travel to sport to lifestyle moments. Matthew majored in photography and design at James Madison University, where he assisted his progressive professor in developing the first digital photography course during his senior year. Now fifteen plus years later, Matthew has been shooting for brands, agencies, athletes, celebrities, models and media outlets. His experience ranges to the many approaches, techniques and facets of photography.

The last night of the European Winter X Games 2011 my housemates and I were being treated to a Super Moon directly outside our rented chalet. Knowing this and being several glasses of red vino deep I posted up my tripod to capture a 30 second open exposure image to turn the night of day (this was was captured at almost midnight) to look like daylight. It helped that the resorts surrounding Tignes, France had  massive light towers shining light onto the mountainside.

Outstanding color saturation creates vivid images printed on 240 gsm Epson paper with a 10 mil thickness.