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Covid is a global issue and varies, city by city, even day by day, here across North America, but we want you to know that you can enroll in workshops, currently posted through the first few months of 2021 and updated into the year 2021 on a monthly basis. (Founded in 2006, this format of updating new group workshop locales, times and dates have always been handled in this same manner. Should you require a private workshop, our professional photographers who lead group sessions in the community where they live, can accommodate PRIVATE WORKSHOPS on any photo topic and meet up with you and your guests on any day of the week that suits your schedule and locale selected within our active communities.) We can conform to your priorities.

As any workshop you select approaches, please know that we will adhere to the Covid social distancing directives relevant to your local community at that time, as they apply to the coronavirus, allowing you to receive a total refund or the chance to reschedule with no penalty fee no matter how long you require to make your rescheduling decisions. Please contact us toll free, 1 877 372 2231 or email us at Again, once we communicate, we can provide either a full refund or postpone your workshop with no deadline on selecting a new date.


Welcome to the Seattle market for the international network of live and online photo classes, all under the banner of Digital Photo Academy.

This section is devoted to the Seattle community and the DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in Seattle for at least 10 years, usually longer.

These pro shooters also have teaching experience and they love teaching. (Not all photographers do.) They know the local retailers where you can get the better deals on photo equipment and more importantly, they know where the best photo ops are which allows us to provide you with a rotation of interesting places to shoot, throughout the year, whether indoors or outdoors, winter, spring, summer of fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.

Often, the DPA Instructors even have private access to various locales in the city where they live. Themes vary from street photography and dynamic architecture, to flowers and landscapes, as well as waterscapes, sunsets, lush scenery and everything in between.

During one month, you might be invited to rendezvous in the luxurious natural light streaming in to a religious venue via spectacular stained glass windows and the following month, it might be a small relatively unknown park with very special landscapes. This is why we offer a special ALUMNI Discount to people who attend more than one workshop.

Nationally, we organize these workshops to provide variety for the participants in each local market, but we could not do it without the expertise and connections provided by the DPA instructors in each of those markets.

Phone the national headquarters of Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231 but know that each of the Digital Photo Academy markets includes a local office. In Seattle, that office is at:




And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES


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  1. December 19, 2014

    “I took my first class offered by Digital Photo Academy, Composition in the Field, on July 14, 2012. This class of 11 students was led by Jeffrey Fong at the Pike Place Market. I knew immediately this was going to be a fun class as he introduced all the class students to each other as they arrived. The Market was an extremely busy place but Jeff knew about a quiet corner with table and chairs where we could all sit. Jeff ran through some basic photography concepts, talked about some composition techniques and answered anybody’s questions. Then we headed out into the crowds at locations that offered great photography potential. I was very impressed how Jeff would find time for each of the students to see what they had photographed and offer advice on composition and technique. Jeff always kept an eye on the students allowing their freedom of movement but ensuring no one got completely lost or left behind. He made this class very informative and fun while making all students with different skill levels very comfortable to work with him. I enjoyed his class very much and came away with some very valuable information to improve my photography. Jeff proved to me that sometimes the best investment in your passion for photography is not always better equipment but in yourself. I would highly recommend any Digital Photo Academy class led by Jeffrey Fong.”

    – Chuck Mell

  2. December 19, 2014

    “Jeff was a fun and outgoing instructor. He was very personable and patient in teaching us what we wanted to know about photography and our cameras. He was very hands on and was willing to take time to help us get the quality shots we wanted He and made us feel comfortable in asking our questions. All in all, his class was very fun and informative. Would definitely recommend him as an instructor and would be willing to take any future class from him.”

    – Winter Amplayo

  3. December 19, 2014

    “We were in downtown/old snoqualmie railway station. Instruction was great, very helpful. Weather was bad 🙂 as usual in Seattle. I was experimenting with my new macro lens so these aren’t the best but turned out ok.”

    – Rachel Smolke

  4. December 19, 2014

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the composition class this past Saturday with Jeffrey Fong. Jeffrey helped me to understand the principles of the exposure triangle, and gave me a practical understanding of the elements of composition. Jeffrey – you have a real gift for making the camera very practical and a great eye for photo opportunities; providing the right level of assistance and interaction for beginners and experienced photographers alike.”

    – Gary

  5. December 19, 2014

    “Jeffrey Fong was a knowledgeable and helpful instructor for the Composition in the Field class. I participated in his class with about 12 other students for the – Fremont District, Seattle, WA class. Jeffery’s warm personality really makes students feel at ease. He’s very open to answering questions or assisting students during the lecture session and the photo shoot time. I would definitely would take another course with DPA and Jeffery. I hope he teaches the advanced course some day.”

    – Dennis Day

  6. December 19, 2014

    “Composition in the field is an awesome class!!!. The location (Pike Place Market) was perfect with all of the colors, fish, flowers, etc too shoot. A photographers gold mine! Our instructor Jeffrey was even better. He is very knowledgeable, answered all our questions, had a great sense of humor and allowed us some time to ask him questions as we walked through the market snapping away. I would definitively recommend his class and I am looking forward to taking more. Thanks Jeffrey!!”

    – Adrian

  7. December 19, 2014

    “For Christmas, I gave my husband the gift of a Field Day of Photography at Pike Place Market. We spent a fun and productive morning with the excellent guidance and instruction provided by Jeffrey Fong. The class was fast paced, interesting and valuable. Jeff worked to meet all experience levels. We would definitely take another class from Jeff!”

    – David and Lisa Pitcher

  8. December 19, 2014

    “I loved this class! It was so much fun and I learned so much more than I thought I was going to! Jeffrey made it fun for everyone in the class and I think it was pretty obvious that despite the cold none of us wanted to stop shooting. Thanks again!”

    – Elizabeth McAninch

  9. December 19, 2014

    “Jeffrey was very knowledgeable and patient. He gave us tips and was able to help all of us, even though the students had different levels of ability. It was only one class but we feel much more confident and can take advantage of our camera’s features.”

    – Andy

  10. December 19, 2014

    “I attended the “Composition in the Field” class @ University of Washington, Seattle by Jeffrey Fong. It was cloudy and rainy … but I enjoyed the session.”

    – Palash Biswas

  11. December 19, 2014

    “It was another very worthwhile workshop. Jeffery found a warm quiet place to talk about technique – lots of practical tips, answered all our questions – and we had time to shoot some photos with tips on what to look for.”

    – Don Secrist

  12. December 19, 2014

    “I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Composition in the Field class taught by Jeffrey Fong. The lecture part of the class was very informative & Jeff was obviously very eager to share his knowledge of photography and was great at answering any questions that arose. Before this class I couldn’t even define the words aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc.; now I feel like I have a much better understanding of not only what these words mean but how to manipulate these settings to improve the quality of my photos. It was also fun to be able to put this newly aquired information to use immediately by taking photos around the Snoqualmie Railroad museum & Snoqualmie Falls. I look forward to using the knowledge obtained in this class to improve my photos for years to come.”

    – Anonymous Student

  13. December 19, 2014

    “I was a student in Jeffrey’s Composition in the Field class. We met at the University of Washington, where Jeffrey gave a brief lesson and review before heading out to practice in and around campus. He did a really great job of teaching to all the different levels of experience in this class. His instruction was clear and easy to understand. Jeffery is very attentive to the students’ questions, and was willing to tackle those that were not composition related. You can tell that Jeffrey is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience. I would recommend his class to anyone. Beginners to professionals will all enjoy the experience.”

    -Nicki McQuillen

  14. December 19, 2014

    “I will definitely be in future classes.

    You are a wonderfully knowledgable instructor with a great sense of humor.

    I appreciated how you level set the class so that we all could understanding the “photography language”, no matter what our current knowledge and skills.

    I enjoyed the opportunity of taking photos and the Pike Place Market with an instructor who knows all the ‘secrets’ to being a successful photographer. Thank you, Jeffrey for your time and patience, you’re a gem in this business.”

    – Loretta

  15. December 19, 2014

    “Nick was able to get to the class no problem (despite terrible traffic!) and thoroughly enjoyed the class. He said that Mr. Fong was a very good teacher and did a great job tailoring the material to the various levels of the students.
    We will recommend DPA to our friends.”

    – Lisa Anderson

  16. December 19, 2014

    “My passion for photography has increased dramatically after spending three wonderful hours this weekend with Jeffrey Fong at a composition class hosted by Digital Photography Academy. What an exciting adventure in photography with a winning instructor like Jeffrey.”

    – Gary L. O’Rielly

  17. December 19, 2014

    “Class was awesome for several reasons.

    1. Jeff has a very relaxed presentation and worked with each member of the class (8 or so) to make sure we really understood what he was saying. We ranged from “just got it” to people like me who know enough to be dangerous.

    2. It turns out, during my radio past, that I had worked with Jeff 20 years ago. Small friggin’ world.

    3. The people I talked with in the class seemed to agree with me that we left knowing more about our cameras, through practicing that day, got better and faster with our cameras and all in all, it was a great experience.

    4. Gasworks Park is one of the best places to have that class. That day, there was the spectacular view of the city, two weddings and a group of Knights practicing their battles for an upcoming Renaissance fair.

    So, we’re covered. I have nothing but good to say about the whole experience and will definitely recommend it to friends who would like to get to know their camera better.”

    – Tim Hunter

  18. Eve Simpson
    December 19, 2014

    “The class went so well that I’d like to take another one in a month or so. Jon is a terrific teacher, he’s extremely knowledgable in photography, PhotoShop & the profession in general. He was very generous in sharing his knowledge & answered all questions completely.”

    – Eve Simpson

  19. Joseph Barber
    December 19, 2014

    “I have taught for many years at university and medical school and am known by students and colleagues alike as a very critical guy. I know good teaching from not so good. I have no criticism whatsoever of this really fine workshop. In my opinion, Jon’s teaching was excellent. As good as it gets.”

    – Joseph Barber

  20. rand stevick
    December 19, 2014

    “I thought Jon Canfield’s class was fantastic. His knowledge is unbelievable, a true pro. I was surprised (maybe I shouldn’t be) that the Digital Photo Academy could come up with such a qualified instructor. There was no stumping this guy.”

    – Rand Stevick

  21. Marcus Lima
    December 19, 2014

    “I was so lucky to spend the afternoon with Ken that I hope all students can have the same experience that I had… He’s a man of knowledge.”

    -Marcus Lima

  22. Diane Milligan
    April 14, 2016

    “Just attached a few pictures. It was a fun day and enjoyed the workshop.”


  23. Sara Batten
    September 8, 2016

    “Thanks Richard, we had a great time.”


  24. Tonya Christoffersen
    December 12, 2016

    Please forgive me for the lateness of this email…I simply wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the class with Jeffrey Fong and found him to be an excellent instructor.

    thank you again and I have gladly referred your company to my friends”

    -Tonya Christoffersen

  25. Fiona
    August 29, 2017

    “Here are my top pics from the class. Thanks again! Loved it.”


  26. Susan Marineau
    November 30, 2017

    “Both the course and the instructor were absolutely wonderful. My husband and I enjoyed the afternoon with Jeff and also got to learn a lot of different things about Photography. Jeff was wonderful on may levels, but one important one was that he was able to teach each students at their own level. We were the least experienced photographers and he helped us in a way we didn’t feel any less than the others.

    Thank you again so much for a wonderful course and instructor.”


  27. Liz Grandaw
    January 21, 2018

    I took the Master Your Camera Controls class and the Composition in the Field Class on the same day, which was very helpful. Jeff Fong was an excellent and extremely knowledgeable instructor. He made it personalized to each person in the class, and really took the time needed to explain everything to make sure that everyone understood. He also encouraged people to keep in contact and reach out to him after the class if they need anything or have any questions. Thanks Jeff!

  28. ddeleon15
    May 7, 2018

    I had a fantastic time at the Composition in the Field workshop in Skagit Valley. The Tulip farm was gorgeous and Jeff was an amazing instructor. He really took the time to give everyone in the group personal instruction and tips on how to best capture the image they were looking for. Jeff helped me navigate the lighting and depth functions on my camera. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to, which makes for a great teacher. The tulips were gorgeous and Jeff knew where to go to get the most beautiful pictures without being blocked by swarms of visitors who were also there to look at the flowers and take photographs. I highly recommend taking this class especially if Jeff is the instructor! 

    -Dalia De Leon

  29. Stefan
    July 9, 2018

    “The Seattle composition in the field workshop was outstanding! My wife and I took it to learn how to use our new camera and we got more information then we expected. Our instructor did a fabulous job and we look forward to participating in more workshops in the future!”


  30. Gerard
    July 9, 2018

    “The photography class was not only educational, but fun. We met at a great location and our instructor Jeff was very knowledgeable and able to tailor the class to the different degrees of experience for each student. Jeff was very personable and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with. Would highly recommend this course.”


  31. Aidan Vickers
    August 26, 2019

    I enjoyed Jeff’s workshop

    Good things:
    Flexible with topics to cover
    Felt I improved my photography
    Explained the three most important parts of photography

  32. Eve Miller
    October 29, 2019

    Jeff taught and showed me exactly what I wanted to know. He showed me different ways to understand it. Jeff was patient, pleasant, and knowledgeable.

  33. Hortensia
    September 3, 2020

    I just want to let you know how much my daughter and I enjoyed the class with Jeffrey.
    He has such a kind soul, and he is an excellent person who has the ability to connect with you instantly.
    He gave us some very helpful directions and the photos were amazing.
    My daughter and I had a blast!
    You guys are the best!

  34. Anonymous
    September 3, 2020

    I had fun! I went alone and just met some new people there. Jeff is super talented and very laid back, which made asking his opinion and asking him silly questions about my camera much easier. Definitely recommend, and will most definitely be back for another class!

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