Sean McDonald

Sean McDonald

Part-time Faculty
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Sean has a BA in Photojournalism from California State Long Beach and studied photography at L.A. Pierce College. He has been teaching at SMC for 21 years. Classes he has taught over the years have included both traditional film photography classes and digital photography classes. Prior to teaching, he had 22 years of experience in the photo industry, including retail sales, commercial lab work, and commercial shooting. He has also worked with a digital news agency and managed a digital service bureau. After college Sean decided that he wanted to teach photography and began working at Los Angeles Pierce College as the Photo Lab Instructor, then joined the faculty at SMC. Sean’s personal photographic interests include landscape, industrial landscapes, abstracts, and depictions of man’s intrusion in nature. Sean is currently married to a wonderful wife and the two of them have a wonderful teenage daughter. He is also a life-long surfer, an interest that has grown alongside his pursuit of photography and teaching. From time to time he also builds his own surfboards.