Brief Bio:

Ron Matson took up photography seriously late in life after a professional career, and has become quite passionate about it. He is a dedicated amateur, but strives for professional quality output. He enjoys experimenting with many facets of digital imaging, and finds it exhilarating to place himself in uncomfortable situations to expand his photography horizons.

He has recently developed a somewhat unique technique of photography which features flashlights for lighting, many exposures, and stacked layers in Photoshop for processing. Illustrations of it can be found in the Old Metal Gallery.


Other about Ron:

Interview — Ron was interviewed for the Ventura County Camera Club newsletter. Click here to read the interview.

Guest Blog — Ron was invited to write a guest blog about his light painting techniques for Rick Sammon’s blog. Click here to see the blog.

Published Portfolio — B&W-Color magazine selected selected a number of Ron’s light paintings for publication in its Color Special Issue, issue #86, October 2011.

Published Portfolio — LensWork Online, #99, Mar/Apr 2012, published a portfolio of 32 of Ron’s light paintings plus an audio of Brooks Jensen interviewing him.



Multiple blue ribbon winner at Westlake Village Art Guild Open Juried Art Show, photography division, 2009 & 2010.

Multiple ribbon winner, including several blue ribbons, at annual Santa Paula Art Show 2009, 2010, 2011.

Multiple ribbons, including blue ribbons, at Ventura County Camera Club annual year-end judging & awards banquet, 2008, 2009, 2010.

Numerous ribbons awarded at the Ventura County Fair Photography Exhibit, 2009 & 2010.



Links which Ron follows for inspiration and support.