Matt Champlin

Matt Champlin Photographer

Matt Champlin

While researching the Skaneateles postcard series I came across a stunning aerial photograph of the lake during the Skaneateles Antique & Classis Boat Show.  Matt was identified as the photographer; it was an image that I could not get out of my mind.  So … I “googled” Matt and discovered a talented and dedicated individual.  Matt is not only an accomplished and certified drone photographer, he is a dedicated and “Master”  technology teacher specializing in  Computer Science, Drone Technology and Network Administration at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. 

The idea of a Finger Lakes series was percolating in my head and after a conversation with Matt (and lots of scrolling through his amazing Flickr albums) a series was born – 11 lakes, 9 waterfalls and 1 super special and super high aerial shot!  “You Know You Love The Finger Lakes If …” Heaven on Earth – by Matt Champlin.

Matt’s photos have inspired me to make The Finger Lakes Land Trust one of the yearly donation sources.

Matt Champlin’s albums | Flickr 

CO BOCES CTE Teacher Named Master Teacher (

Better together – Economic Developer as Community Partner – Cayuga Economic Development Agency (

Skaneateles photographer uses drone to capture students' imaginations, aerial landscapes | Lifestyles |