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Light & Matter Staff

Light & Matter Media is a digital media publisher based in Seattle, WA, and has been publishing educational articles and videos, reviews, comparisons, and editorials since 2009. In addition to our popular videos, our articles reach over one million people around the world every year, bringing them thorough analysis in a clear, easy to understand package.

J. Matthew Gore, Editor in Chief

Editor, Matthew GoreThe administrator and primary author at Light & Matter, Matthew Gore studied photojournalism at the Ohio University School of Visual Communication (with post-graduate studies in Philosophy and Biological Anthropology). His photographs have appeared in a variety of newspapers, books, magazines, and websites. Shoots Canon and Sony.


Alfred Lopez, Lifestyle Editor/Photographer

268860_10150248467247099_1351959_nAlfred Lopez is a commercial/lifestyle and event photographer in Boston metro area. He is L&M’s resident expert on Leica and Fujifilm’s digital cameras, and a bokeh aficionado. More of his work can be found at and at his personal blog at Alfred is also an accomplished programmer and flutist.


Additional Contributors

Michael Skelton, Contributor

Michael Skelton

A well known wildlife photographer on the Florida Gulf-Coast, Michael Skelton shares his insights into Florida bird photography as well as his gorgeous imagery. More of his work can be seen at his 500px account or his flickr page.

Michael Scott, Contributor

Mike Scott

Our man in Asia, Mike Scott shares images from his new homeland of Taiwan, as well as Vietnam, China, and wherever else he winds up. Wears lycra while biking the countryside and looks good in it. His flickr page is frequently updated.

In Memory Of

Bill MintonBill Minton, Copy Editor & Writer

Bill was an amateur photographer in Springfield, IL, interested in portraiture, sports, and experimenting with macro. Bill was also a top notch programmer and general tech expert. His attention to detail rescued us from numerous embarrassing typos, and his articles remain very popular with fellow amateur photographers. We lost Bill to a motorcycle accident in June of 2015; he was only 45 years old. We miss him terribly.