About Jonathan Y.
I am a professional photographer specializing in photojournalism, portrait, food, and wedding photography. I graduated from UCLA and have worked professionally in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
Students can expect to improve week to week in their photography skills. Every photographer has a unique vision; I teach students the technical and real-world approaches to bring that vision to life. I can help any student to photograph with confidence and success.
I teach photography students of all different ages and experience levels. I have 15 years of professional experience. I can teach students to select the right camera settings for any situation and compose their photos for the highest visual interest.
As a professional photographer, I frequently travel to New York and San Francisco for photo shoots. I have photographed events with Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan. I've worked with high-end restaurants such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns for their food photography. I've photographed alongside firefighters battling wildfires in Southern California. I love to mentor students who want to become effective, creative photographers.
My personal passion is photographing people, but I firmly believe that a great foundation is essential to any and every photographic field. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better photographer!
Teaching since 2013
Teaches students 5 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jonathan is without a doubt a talented professional photographer / artist. Yet he has adapted himself to working with a novice trying to navigate a new digital camera before a big Patagonia vacation of a lifetime. Whether you are a beginner like I am or a professional photographer looking to improve your game, Jonathan will exceed your expectations. I like his patient and calm approach to my questions and after only two lessons I have already improved so much.Show More
I have learned a lot from Jonathan so far. He has been very helpful in helping me understand PhotoShop and Lightroom. I would highly recommend him.
Jonathan is a really good instructor. He has helped me out a lot so far with the different software applications to do with photography. I’m still learning, but every lesson I get more invaluable information from him.
I would highly recommend him.
Jonathan is a very patient and knowledgeable instructor. I felt like I was in the driver's seat and could ask anything; I never felt rushed or intimidated. Looking forward to working with him again!
Millay and Young Photography
Wedding and family portrait photography. I've photographed over 500 weddings, engagements, and family session.
Jonathan Young Photography
Photojournalism and commercial photography, with an emphasis on people and food.
Fluent / Native Proficiency