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Class Time(s):

Option A: Monday, 4:30 - 5:00 PM PT

Option B: Saturday, 1:30 - 2:00 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Yumna Saiyed

Program Description: Photography is a skill everyone can learn! Whether it’s taking a picture of your friends or what you’re eating for lunch, pictures capture memories with the click of a button. However, not every picture turns out the way you expect. If you’re up for the task of perfecting your pictures, you should think of joining YAPA Kids photography! This program is fun and interactive, and all you need is a phone! No professional camera is required, and you will not need to leave the safety and comfort of your home. All skill levels are welcome, and no prior experience is needed! Can’t wait to see you in class!

Program Teachers: Olivia Song, Olivia Guo, Jennifer Liu, Megumi Ondo, Valerie So, Sofia Issel, Katie Diep, Praneet Joshi, Tejas Polu, Yumna Saiyed, Harleen Gulati, Andrew Tran-Chung, Tyler Turner, Truc Le, Emily sansano, Christien Monello, Savannah Storms, Megan Chen, Antwnila Haroun, Naba Jasim, Sadie Jensen

Teacher Bios

Olivia Song

Hey guys! My name is Olivia Song and I am a rising junior at Moreau Catholic High School. I have started to take an interest in photography when I found out that my school had a photography class! I had a lot of fun learning the fundamentals about photography and going around school taking photos. I am so excited to be teaching all of you how to take great pictures and some vocabulary on photography. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and I will answer them to the best of my ability!

Olivia Guo

Hi!! My name is Olivia and I'm a rising senior at The Harker School. I'm currently in the journalism program and have learned how to use a DSLR camera along with my phone. I've also learned a lot about photography through the program, and I love taking photos!

Jennifer Liu

Hi, everyone! My name is Jennifer Liu and I am a rising senior at Santa Clara High School. As an active member of our school's yearbook staff, I've been familiarized with both Nikon and Canon cameras, taking photos of people, and the fundamentals of editing on Adobe Photoshop. Photography is such an exciting area to learn because it allows you to combine both imagination and reality in order to create something that is your own. I hope we can all have fun together and that you'll learn something new :)

Megumi Ondo

Hi! My name is Megumi Ondo and I'm currently a junior at Cupertino High School. I love to take photos and using a camera in my freetime. I can't wait to be able to teach about photography!

Valerie So

Hello! I'm Valerie So, and I am currently a junior at Moreau Catholic High School. I've always been really interested in photography because several people in my family are amazing photographers. I am beyond excited to be able to share my love of photography with you.

Sofia Issel

Hi!! My name is Sofia Issel. I am a junior at Cypress Bay High School. I have been involved in photography classes at my school since my freshman year. I am very passionate about taking and editing pictures.I have experience in using Photoshop, using a film camera, and developing pictures in the darkroom. I am so excited to be able to share my knowledge of photography with others!

Katie Diep

Hi! My name is Katie Diep and I'm a junior at Castro Valley High School. I love photography and I gained experience when I was in yearbook a few years ago. Photography is such a fun hobby that I enjoy in my everyday life, and I hope you can too. I'm so excited to teach all of you about the magic behind taking a picture!

Praneet Joshi

Hey! My name is Praneet Joshi and I am a sophomore at Irvington High. I have taken a lot of pictures with a variety of cameras and have later edited them on distinct platforms. I am excited to teach you guys these skills!

Tejas Polu

Hi guys, I am Tejas Polu, a sophomore at Cupertino High School. I've always taken pictures for my friends and family and I'm really excited to teach you guys!

Yumna Saiyed

Hi! My name is Yumna and I am a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School and I love editing my pictures as well as my family and friends. I also have taken lots of photos of my family and friends.

Harleen Gulati

Hi my name is harleen. I am a senior at parkway south High. I am an only child. i love to take pictures and travel. Being in nature is my favourite.

Andrew Tran-Chung

Hey y'all! I'm Andrew Tran-Chung, I'm a senior at Cypress Park HS down in Cypress, Texas. I'm currently in Photography III AP and I'm proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I currently take pictures on a Canon film camera, a Canon EOS R, and on my iPhone. I love hiking and taking landscape pictures. I'm so excited to teach and look forward to meeting all of y'all.

Tyler Turner

Hi my name is Tyler Turner. I am from Pleasant Grove High School in Alabama. I started to have a great interest in photography in my first photography class during my 6th grade year. Photography to me is to capture the beauty of the world around us. It is to capture the essence of life itself. So much can be taken from a great picture and so much can be learned. That is why I would love to not teach or tutor photography but impart the knowledge of. Thank you for this opportunity. I am so excited to get started.

Truc Le

Hi! My name is Truc :) I am a Junior from Eleanor Roosevelt High School! Most of my photography/editing skills came from middle school when I had a YouTube channel and had a lot of time to have fun! I mainly use a Nikon camera and edit in Lightroom(along with other random editing apps haha). I'm self taught and I'm really excited to start teaching!

Emily Sansano

Hi my name is Emily Sansano, I have always loved photography and grew up learning about it from my dad, I enjoy taking pictures on different trips or of people I am close to, to be able to look back on happy memories.

Christien Monello

Hello everyone, my name is Christian Bonello. I am currently a sophomore in highschool and photography is one of my favorite hobbies. Being able to capture memories and allowing them to last is one of the greatest gifts photography offers us and I am here to help enhance it.

Savannah Storms

Hello! My name is Savannah and I am a high school junior in Colorado. I love taking pictures and travelling and I hope to make a positive impact!

Megan Chen

Hi, my name is Megan Chen and I am a sophomore at Westmoor High School. I personally enjoy taking photos on my freetime. Photography is a great way to express yourself though photos and I look foward to guiding you along the way!

Antwnila Haroun

Hey everyone! My names Antwnila and i'm excited to get to teach children about photoraphy as I really enjoy photography. It helps me express my emotions without using words. I have taken photography classes all my highschool years as well as ended up with the highest marks. Im very passionate about it and I feel that it is important to teach children about photography at a young age because thats when they can capture many of their memories and learn to express thmselves using a different method.

Naba Jasim

Hi! My name is Naba Jasim, I am currently a junior at Mira Loma High School. I enjoy Traveling and taking pictures of different scenery on the when i'm on the road. Can’t wait to share my experience with you guys!

Sadie Jensen

Hi everyone! My name is Sadie Jensen and I am a sophomore at Mercer Island High School! I love photography and taking photos where ever I go!

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