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Jonathan Y.
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Learn photography from an expert photographer with 20+ years experience
Jonathan has a passion for teaching and loves seeing his students thrive. All ages and skill levels are 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!
About Jonathan Y.

I am a professional photographer specializing in portrait, commercial, food, and wedding photography. I graduated from UCLA and work professionally in Los Angeles. 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 20 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. I've photographed events with Michelle Obama and Nancy Reagan. I've worked with brands such as Beyond Meat and Whole Foods 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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2013

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Dual Degree in History and Political Science

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Teaches ages 5+

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Photography
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Teacher's Studio

I am learning about the basics of my dslr even though I've been using it for over a decade. Jonathan was very clear and patient, and followed my lead in terms of what to focus on based on my lack of technical know-how, and then gave lots of helpful explanation and pointers. I look forward to more sessions with him!

Posted Jan 9, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Jonathan is a fantastic photographer and knows Photoshop VERY well. He gave me a great intro and I'll look forward to booking him again for a follow up session.

Posted Nov 28, 2022
Online

Jonathan was very knowledgeable and also answered specifics for what I need to learn for an upcoming photography challenge. He supplied me with reading material as well as dealt with specifics to my camera.

Posted Nov 20, 2021
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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.
Dual Degree in History and Political Science
Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
UCLA
English
Native Proficiency
American Society of Media Photographers
Mar 2020
The Mission of ASMP: To create sustainable information, advocacy and communication systems designed to empower and educate still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals.

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Instructor details
Photography
Teaches 3 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$120
90 minutes
$180
120 minutes
$240
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