About Me

Hi! My name is Matt Shiffler and I love to make great photographs and have a positive impact on other’s lives. I am a full time professional photographer in Cleveland where I photograph a mix editorial, commercial, and wedding work. 

Growing up an avid fisherman, my photography evolved from my love of nature and the outdoors. My photographs focus on the beauty of the Midwest and capturing the humanity of all different types of people. I love to teach through photography and through social media, I am able to bring people on my travels that otherwise may not be able to.

Within the last few years, I made the difficult decision to quit my full time police position and take a chance on myself and my passion for photography. In 2017, I moved to Shenzhen, China and had the best year of my life teaching English and photographing across Southeast Asia. When I returned home, I was lucky enough to be hired by some of the best magazines and newspapers in Cleveland and am very grateful for my opportunities. 

Please feel free to send me a message with assignments, events or portraiture at shifflmt@gmail.com or at 440-223-7264.

View my resumé here with publications listed below. Matt Shiffler Photojournalism resumé

“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Cleveland.com ‘Cleveland Rocks’ with Mott the Hoople in band’s first U.S. tour in 45 years

Cleveland.com “Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band”

Cleveland.com “COVID Outbreak in Marion Ohio”

Cleveland.com Coronavirus highlights importance of sidewalks as accessible public space”

Cleveland.com Olivet Institutional Baptist Church produces the play ‘Ma’afa’ which examines the slave trade and its horrors”

Cleveland.com NatureVation tours showcase Northeast Ohio’s shuttered steel mills and more”

Cleveland.com “The Cleveland Air Show: Flying Solo for the Last Time”

Cleveland.com A ringer in Mentor: Horseshoe tournament celebrates 40 years of tradition, friendships”

Cleveland.com Families mourn at service for lost eggs and embryos”

Cleveland.com “Fight for Air climbers scale Key Tower for charity”

Cleveland.com “Painesville residents gather to speak out against gun violence”

Cleveland.com “The Pacific rim of fire: Hiking into the Ijen volcano on Java Island to see the blue flame”

Cleveland.com “Ohio Girls Division I State Basketball Championship”

Cleveland Magazine “Grove Bags Is Making Green From The Cannabis Industry”

Heart of Ohio “Winery 1285”

Heart of Ohio Magazine Farming and Beekeeping

Ohio Magazine “Great Ohio Adventures”

Think Magazine “SIGHTS UNSEEN”

Towson Magazine “Cleveland Doesn’t Only Rock”

MOCA FLOH Vodka art exhibit

Wish Cleveland #GivingTuesday Event

Photoscouting for Kia’s “Rain” campaign with Lebron James

1st Place Award for the national Backpacker Magazine contest