About Me

Matthew Paulson

Matthew Paulson

Matthew was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area and has lived in Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, Gainesville, New Tampa, and currently in South Tampa. He married his high school sweetheart, Christina, who he met at East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs. They graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) even though he was brought up as a Florida State Seminole fan. They now have 3 young daughters, Lindsay, Jordan, and Emery.

Matthew has always enjoyed going out to parks and been interested in nature and wildlife. One of the main reasons that he got into photography was to share beautiful places and wildlife with friends and family. Any time Matt had a day off from work he would take off for a park or wildlife preserve. Some of his favorites are Everglades National Park, Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area near Kissimmee, Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, and Fort Desoto closer to home. Matthew has even done day trips to the Everglades (It’s about a 5 hour drive each way).

With the birth of his three daughters, his photography has shifted closer to home. Cityscapes now complement his nature photography. Frequent visits to the same locations have allowed him to capture different lighting, events or unique angles. Matthew has really come to enjoy documenting the beautiful places around the Tampa Bay area. My favorite things to photograph in Tampa are the skyline, the University of Tampa and the bridges and waterways.

Matthew’s work has been used by Visit Tampa Bay (including on their 2013 Christmas Card), Visit St Pete Clearwater and Visit Central Florida to promote this area. Two large canvas prints of his photos are hanging in the Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning (Go Bolts!). His photos have been published in National Geographic Online, Florida Wildlife Magazine, Florida Wildlife Federation calendars, Florida Monthly Magazine, Baltimore magazine. Recently a photo of U. S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis was used for the cover of the Official Commemorative Guide for the Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl 52.  Matthew’s photos are also used by many area websites and have been published in several newspaper articles.

US Bank Stadium

US Bank Stadium

Matthew was interviewed by The List on ABC about his photography.  The clip answers some questions about a speocofoc type of photography, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography.

There are 7 comments

  1. Carter

    Matt – How much do you charge for use of one of your pictures for a small business announcement card? Card will be 4.5″ x 5, I think.


  2. Cheryl

    Mathew, love your work. I saw a photo you took of the prism sculpture outside of Cassis’ restaurant in St. Pete’s. Do you happen to know the name of the sculpture? LMK Thx

  3. Sam Dobrow

    Hi Matthew, Nice work. I live in Miami and am interested in doing some photography of the night skies, esp the milky way galaxy. That requires some really remote locations away from city lights, cars and motor home campsites. I was wondering if you might be able to recommend some locations that have interesting scenery like prairies/lakes with lone trees, or other spectacular foregrounds in the Everglades that are safe and accessible at night.

  4. Chris

    I am selling my skypoint condo with a closing date coming soon. I bought a new house and I’m hoping to get a photo of my former view to take with me to my new home. is that something you could help with? thanks. Chris

  5. Emily Gallagher

    Hi Matthew,

    I’m interested in using one of your beautiful photographs as a promotional image for a conference in Orlando. I think they really capture the beauty of our city! I was wondering what the cost would be to use the image of Lake Eola?

  6. Pearce Presnell


    I work for a real estate firm that brokers large apartment complexes. We have an assignment to sell a high-rise apartment tower in downtown Tampa. Do you do complete architectural photo shoots (e.g. 30-40 images). If so could you please contact me asap so we can discuss.


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