Non-Member Day PassA perfect way to try out the Photo Center*
All new arrivals must complete photo center orientation.
No Obligation Necessary
Membership not required. Come in for a day and find out what makes the Harvey Milk Photo Center so great.
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.
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“Volunteering at Harvey milk Photo Center for me is about being part of a community brought together by a passion for photography. It is about stepping outside the boundaries of being an individual photographer and sharing with others what you know and providing support to them. In the process of doing so, I got to learn things I wouldn’t have otherwise – gallery exhibition installation, community darkroom support, interesting discussions on the medium of photography with other photographers, staff and members of the photo center, and so on.
As a volunteer I get to use the facilities of the photo center, which is great. Helps me make incremental progress on my projects. The staff is very welcoming and supportive, which make this whole process of contributing to the photo community a fun and engaging experience. The opportunity to be part of a group exhibit and solo exhibit has been a rewarding experience for me here at the Harvey Milk Photo Center.
The time I have spent here as a volunteer has helped me grow personally and professionally, and will no doubt be useful in the future.”Anand J.
“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.”Mitsu Y.
“I started taking classes and volunteering at the Harvey Milk Photo Center five years ago. I have always enjoyed photography and I had just purchased a new digital camera. I wanted to learn how to use it in order to get great shots. I took several classes such as Understanding Your SLR Camera, Lighting, Portraits, and Printing. When volunteering the staff at the Center are accessible and friendly and frequently help me with printing and working out editing problems. I enjoy being part of a community of photographers and participating in group shows.”Gloria J.
*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close