Matt Wolin

My name is Matty Wolin and welcome to my photography and running website. I started my running career during the spring of my sophomore year in High School as a means of staying in shape for soccer. I slowly developed a passion for running over the years to come, finally taking my running to new heights during my freshman year of college in 2003 when I ran the Green Bay Marathon with my college roommate. Though my consistency in the sport has been admittedly volatile, my love for the hobby is unwaivering, and I've now run several 5Ks, half marathons, and marathons. I started learning photography in 2009 when I decided that it might be fun to bring a camera along on my runs while training for a marathon. I created this blog to document my running-photography journey. Since then, my passion for photography has evolved beyond just shooting landscapes on the run. I have developed a substantial portfolio of commercial work including headshots, restaurants, and portraits, in addition to gaining experience in teaching photography through private photo tours and creating informative videos for YouTube.

If you are looking to learn photography, you've come to the right place. I recommend starting here. I am also available for private photography lessons.

If you are new to this site and here to simply enjoy my photography, I recommend starting with my favorites. I ask nothing in return for your enjoyment of these images. I am extremely flattered when people tell me they enjoy my photos, and that is what inspires me to keep this blog updated. If you do wish to support my hobby, however, you can buy a print from my smugmug site.

My Equipment

Disclaimer: The links below will take you to Amazon.com, and I will receive commission for referral purchases. All of the items listed below have been thoroughly used by me and have received the ShutterRunner seal of approval.


  • Adobe Lightroom 5
  • Adobe PhotoShop CS6
  • Nik ColorEfex Pro


As a software developer, I am proud of the solution that I have developed for this blog. While it may not look like much, this blog makes use of many open source software projects and integrates with a number of different APIs, including Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Google Maps, SmugMug, TinyUrl, and 500px, allowing me to automatically share my work to several different photography hosting solutions and social media networks. Here are a few of the specifics without which this blog would not be possible:

All images are distributed with a Creative Commons License.

Content may be used with attribution and a link to the source.

Commerical use is not allowed without permission from the ShutterRunner. For all commercial inquiries, contact:

Email for any inquiries.