Welcome to the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco’s premier dark room and digital facility. As part of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, our wonderful facility is open to members and the community.
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.
The Harvey Milk Photo Center is a truly unique place — the resources you will find here are amazing. If you would like to learn BW printing there is no better place to acquire the skills to get you started or further your education with one of the advanced classes. It is way more than a dark room facility; it is a community of people who deeply care about the art of photography and are happy to share their knowledge.Martin M.
“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 have always enjoyed photography and was looking for a volunteer opportunity where I would be able to learn more about it. The Harvey Milk Photo Center made this possible for me. I really enjoy being part of their community, it’s a nice place to hang around, help out, talk to other photographers and see their work. Also the different gallery exhibitions are really inspiring. I started taking photographs myself again, learned how to develop my films and get to experience the excitement when seeing the results. The staff and all the members are super friendly and I learn something new and interesting every time.Ruth C.