Dan's Photo University Instructors

Dan’s is proud to have a staff with the most experience and qualifications of any non-credit program. We offer a great combination of formal training in photography and education, as well as many years of practical photographic experience. DPU staff strive to provide students of all skill levels with the most rewarding photo experience possible.


Jason Mahoney

A native to the Allentown area, Jason’s love for photography began in high school while taking pictures for the yearbook department. He studied photography at Northampton Community College as well as at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 1992, Jason started (and still runs) his own wedding photography business, JM Photography, and has photographed over 500 weddings since his start. Two years later, Jason joined our team here at Dan’s and started in our B&W darkroom lab.

Over the past 21 years with him, Jason has brought a lot of knowledge and expertise to Dan’s and provides a great experience for our customers. Jason is now one of our skilled Dan’s Photo University instructors and is here to help with all of your photography concerns.


TJ Burger

Providing customer service full of enthusiasm, TJ will always greet you with a smile. TJ has been with the Dan’s team for almost 30 years now. For the past 10 years, he has been teaching many fun and helpful photography courses to students at local community colleges, as well as teaching here at Dan’s one of our Dan’s Photo University instructors.

A Certified Photo Consultant, TJ also runs several photo workshops and gives great presentations to groups both large and small. Spreading knowledge and skill, TJ is always prepared to help you with all of your questions.