- Born in Seattle, WA. Has lived in New York City and San Francisco. Currently resides in Seattle.
- Started out as a portraiture photographer, specializing in weddings, families and high school seniors. Services have expanded to include commercial clients, focused mainly on products, architecture and events.
- Latest venture is exploring untapped markets for green screen photography.
- Started teaching photography in 2004.
- Current board member for the Seattle Professional Photographers Association.
- Clients have included Costco, Office Depot, Embassy Suites, The Plateau Club, Sparling, YMCA, Cancer Lifeline, Jubilee Womens Center
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.
-- Student Chuck Mell
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.
-- Student Winter Amplayo
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.
-- Student Rachel Smolke
"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."
"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."
--Student Dennis Day
"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!!"
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Hi Jeffrey, 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.
Take care, Loretta.