Willy Sanjuan Photography

Willy Sanjuan Photography

5.0 (3)
Best of 2022
1 employee
8 years in business

About this pro

My personal attention and mentorship of any of my students is what really makes me stand out. I treat everyone the best way I can and I also adapt my teachings to my students pace in order to get the concepts clear. I teach with passion since I have a strong passion for photography.

I'm a photography and composition enthusiast. I love working with people, photographing them, make them feel confident and teach my students how to do it as well. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90005
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3 Reviews


  • Hector Chaparro

    I own a photography school in Mexico City. Willy worked with us for a couple of years and he was always one of the most reliable photography teachers we had. He is an excellent teacher, very patient, he has a very good domain of the technical part and a better one on the creative part and he is also very skilled with people. We still miss him here.

  • Veronica Barker

    I took several lessons with Willy Sanjuana. Throughout each one of them he was always professional and passionate about teaching. I was able to learn with him lighting, his was so clear and enducational that still now a days when I doubt how to shoot with the best lighting, i remember Willy’s lesson. He is very knowledgeable about equipment too, and he was able to guide me and teach me how to use my equipment and do it the best possible way

  • Yavne Tapia

    It's a excellent photographer teacher ... Patient y capable.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First of all I contact the student and I try to get a feel of the actual status and goals he/she is trying to accomplish. From there we will discuss about the days and hours, place where the class is going to happen (student's, my place, cafe or some other location). I will work the price personally with everyone tailoring it according to every student's needs.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

10 years of photography experience as a photo journalist for international photo agencies.

Attended a big number of seminars and courses in photography specialized topics.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Photography requires consistency. Teaching you the basics in one or two hours is not an option for me. I'd like to work with you in a long term basis, kind of a consultant if you prefer this term instead of an in and out one time thing. Contact me and we'll work everything put smoothly.

How did you get started teaching?

I lived in Mexico City for 5 years (I'm from Spain originally) before arriving in LA and I worked for XP Photography, a company specialized in courses which I did along 2 straight days (normally weekends) twice a month in front of a class of max. 40 people. Theoretical and practical plus a continuous follow up via facebook groups.

What types of students have you worked with?

Begginers from 14 to 75 years old. All of them eager to learn how to make photography not only about their own camera.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was teaching groups of 10-40 people on a regular basis and I am still in touch with most of them discussing their photos or simply answering questions or giving advice to them (for free, obviously).

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Work with someone that understands photography and know s how to transmit that knoledge to you. Try to avoid going to technical unless you want to spend three years of your life to learn it. Nowadays we all need examples and the way of applying it on a regular basis.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

-Why do i want to learn photography?

-What are my expectations in learning photography? 

- Do I want to take as seriously as if I was studying a new language a make a living out of it or? Hobby or career?

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