Online Academy:


Instructor: Matt Chesebrough,

Founder/Head Photographer- Matt Chesebrough Photography -San Francisco, CA

> Course Description:

Matt is a creative fine art landscape and commercial photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He stepped away from a successful engineering career in the midwest and moved to California to chase his dream of becoming a full-time professional photographer. Over the last two years, Matt has traveled the world chasing light and capturing one-of-a-kind landscapes. He enjoys sharing his adventures with family, friends, and strangers along the way. When he is not hiking to a remote location, Matt enjoys volunteering for local and national conservation organizations. His vision is to share the world with others, inspire a sense of adventure, and to make a difference for the planet.

> This Academy Meets on:

Monday, July 27​​

Tuesday, July 28

Wednesday, July 29​​

Thursday, July 30

> How to Prepare for this Academy:

- There is no special advanced preparation that is required, but be sure to have either a smartphone or camera to take photos with.

- If you are using your phone to take photos, then have a second device to watch and listen to the zoom lesson such as a laptop or tablet.

> Lesson Plan:

Day 1  |  

• Introductions, Course overview

• Defining your subject

• Beginning composition

• Inspiration

• Homework assignment

Day 2   

• Recap

• Student homework review

• Beginning composition 2

• Inspiration

• Homework assignment

Day 3   

• Recap

• Student homework review

• Settings and exposure

• Seeing light

• Inspiration

Homework assignment

Day 4   

• Recap

• Student homework review

• Putting the pieces together

• Editing

• Next steps in your journey

> This academy is for:

This academy is open to participants 13 years and older.

> Instructor’s Links: 

1.    Website:

2.    Instagram: @mattchesebrough

3.    Blog:

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