Matthew Meier | First Runner-Up, Macro/Micro/Other

2020 Showcase Top 24 Winner

About Matthew

Matthew Meier is an award winning professional underwater, nature and travel photographer living in San Diego, CA. Matthew also shoots commercially, specializing in architectural and product photography. His images have been displayed in art galleries, museums and private collections, as well as published in books, magazines, and ad campaigns.

For the past ten years Matthew has also served as a contributing editor, photographer and travel writer for X-Ray International Dive Magazine

Being underwater is my happy place, and I love being able to document the wonderful creatures found there.

I was formally trained in commercial photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography, completing their Master’s program, but have been taking pictures of nature all my life. I credit Ralph Clevenger’s tutelage at Brooks with helping me learn underwater photography and the guidance of Marty Snyderman to keep me working in the industry.

Explore more of Matthew’s work at You can also follow him on Instagram @matthewmeierphoto.

As a NANPA Member

I have been a NANPA member since 2005 or 2006, and I have had an image or images selected for inclusion in the Showcase every year since. I was also the 2015 1st Runner-up in All Other Wildlife.