Jonathan Young

Jonathan Y.

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
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Photography

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

A photojournalist and wedding photographer with 15 years of experience. Jonathan has a passion for teaching and loves seeing his students thrive. All ages
and skill levels welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. You'll soon have the foundation to take timeless photos or take your skills to the next level. Shoot me a message, I'd love to hear from you!

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About

Jonathan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Jonathan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2013

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!

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Experience

Photographer
May 2006 - Present
Millay and Young Photography

Wedding and family portrait photography. I've photographed over 500 weddings, engagements, and family session.

Photographer
Sep 1999 - Present
Jonathan Young Photography

Photojournalism and commercial photography, with an emphasis on people and food.


Education

History and Political Science
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
UCLA

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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5 Reviews

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Diane Feb 16, 2019
Photography · In studio

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.

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Jeff W. Jan 13, 2019
Photography · In home

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.
Jeff

Jeff Dec 17, 2018
Photography · In home

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.

Bryson S. Jul 8, 2018
Photography · In studio

Very knowledgeable

Charlotte May 30, 2018
Photography · Online

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!

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