Jonathan S. Avila took up basic photography in 1988. He then spent the next two and a half years apprenticing under his photography teacher.
He began teaching basic photography in 1994.
Jo Avila Photography was set up as a formal business in 1997.
Jonathan S. Avila has held teaching positions in Ateneo de Manila Universtiy, Xavier High School, St. Paul Manila and Assumption College San Lorenzo.
Jonathan S. Avila is currently one of the Canon Crusaders of Light for Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc. Jonathan S. Avila is the first Dell Precision and Monitor Brand Ambassador in Southeast Asia.
Aperture Trading Corp., BlackRapid, Benro, Canon Pixma, Canon EOS, Dell, Digital Photographer Philippines, Kenko, Lee Filters, Lowepro, Schützen, ShutterMaster Pro, Western Digital and Ynzal Marketing Corp. are the products and services being endorsed by Jonathan S. Avila.