New Membership Orientation
Welcome prospective Harvey Milk Photo Center Members. We are looking forward to seeing you join our family by becoming a member and enjoy the oldest and largest darkroom in the US. Since Harvey Milk Photo Center is a community shared photo lab, orientation is a requirement to all new memberships. It is important for every member to follow the rules and respect each other, so that everyone can have a great time here.
Due to limited staffing, we unfortunately are not able to accommodate “walk-in orientations”. We have scheduled numerous free orientations each semester. Please see dates and times below for the current upcoming new member orientations. Please sign up and come in a few minutes before 1pm, as the Orientation starts promptly at 1pm.
Further questions call our main desk: 415-554-9522
Jan 18th- 1pm-2pm
Feb 8th, 1pm-2pm
Feb 22nd, 1pm-2pm
March 7th, 1pm-2pm
March 14th, 1pm-2pm
Celebrating over 75 years, the Harvey Milk Photo Center is the oldest and largest community wet Darkroom in the United States and is associated with the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department. Harvey Milk Photo Center is located at 50 Scott Street, within Duboce Park, in the lower level of the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts building. We also offer a full Digital Lab at our facility to our members. We have been in our current location since 1954. Our program annually now exceeds over 300 classes, workshops and lectures. All exhibits, lectures, special events, memberships, are available to the public. Our wide selection of classes and workshops are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography. We also offer numerous scholarships for anyone living in San Francisco wishing to take our classes.
EXTENSIVE DARKROOM SPACE
Use the largest Darkroom in the West.
WE GO BEYOND ONLY FILM
Full feature digital lab with Adobe software, large format printers and film scanning equipment.
*Completion of “Photo Center Orientation” required. Prior darkroom experience required. If no experience, completion of “Intro to Darkroom” course is required. Schedules available from Classes link above.
Through the Magic Window: Stereo Photos by Alan Kikuchi
1/18 – 2/28, 2020 at McLaren Lodge
“I have used HMPC facility more than 10 years. They have enlargers from 35mm to 5×7, and they plenty of neg carriers, easels, lens, and filters. They make chemicals for films and prints. I can visit there and whatever I want to do without any waiting. HMPC staff will wash and dry your print for you, Also I can scan film at digital darkroom using Epson 10000EX or Epson 850 scanner.”