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Reflections: Photography Captured at 55+, 7/17–9/12

Reflections: Photography Captured at 55+, 7/17–9/12

Reflections: Photography Captured at 55+ Dates: July 17–September 12, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17, 2–4 p.m. Location: McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan (at Fell), 415-831-2700 Viewing hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Free and Open to the Public. Brown Bag Workshops: Point & Shoot Cameras for...
Spring 2014 Registration Starts Saturday March 1st!

Spring 2014 Registration Starts Saturday March 1st!

Spring Registration starts Saturday, March 1st at 10 a.m.! There are one day workshops and ongoing four/five week classes throughout the season.  Please view or download a PDF of the schedule of classes, and or register at sfreconline.org. Cover photo credit: Kelsey Regen...
Photo Center Exhibit Hours

Photo Center Exhibit Hours

Exhibit Hours are 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays Noon to 5 p.m. Because our gallery rooms are used for classes and private events, please call ahead during the Photo Center’s hours,...
Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

The Harvey Milk Photography Center is largely run by our members and volunteers. Become a Member! Volunteer! Learn more about the Harvey Milk Photography Center Visit
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3/19–4/9 and 4/7–4/28: Level 1 Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

3/19–4/9 and 4/7–4/28: Level 1 Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

Learn the controls of your digital camera and improve your photographs along the way! Step by step instruction and demonstrations will be covered in class. Please bring your digital camera manual to class, along with your camera, which should be fully charged, along with back up batteries. Note: This class requires a Digital SLR Camera....

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3/24–4/21: Creative Photography & Developing Personal Style

3/24–4/21: Creative Photography & Developing Personal Style

Enhance your creative and expressive vision by learning how to identify and make use of the basics of good photography through review and critical analysis of a wide range of images, including your very own! Students will develop a small body of work and portfolio that reflects their own personal style. Mondays, 3/24–4/21, 6:30 – 9...

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3/25–4/1, 5/6–5/13: Great Creative Portraiture — Hands-on

3/25–4/1, 5/6–5/13: Great Creative Portraiture — Hands-on

Learn the creative tools and techniques that can be applied to fine art and client based portraiture, as well as your own personal work! This hands-on class explores the art of photographing people with instruction in lighting and camera technique. Create great photos of your friends and family! Taught by a local full-time professional photographer....

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4/2–4/30: Part 1 Photographic Themes and Directions

4/2–4/30: Part 1 Photographic Themes and Directions

This hands-on class is designed for the intermediate photographer who wants to take their technical proficiency to the next level exploring concept, subject matter and self expression. The class work can be done in any format — digital, film, black & white, and color. Solid basic photographic knowledge is required. The instructor will lead insightful,...

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4/8–4/29: Basics of Adobe Lightroom

Create your highest quality photographs and improve your workflow. From the creator’s of Photoshop, Lightroom is designed for photographers to process their high resolution images, efficiently organize photos and to make non-destructive enhancements. Learn how to optimize your digital images for the finest detail and richest color, that will yield beautiful prints! * Students must...

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4/19 and 5/10: Matting, Framing, and Presenting Your Photos

4/19 and 5/10: Matting, Framing, and Presenting Your Photos

Learn from a fine art photographer the easy methods and tools for matting, mounting and framing your work, including preparing your work for presentation and finding affordable ways to enhance your images. Archival materials are introduced. This workshop will include a hands-on instruction and demonstration. Students can bring examples of their work for the demonstration....

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5/3: Intro to Night Photography on Mare Island

5/3: Intro to Night Photography on Mare Island

This workshop is for photographers who would like to learn how to make proper exposures (film or digital) after dark, with moonlight or existing artificial light. Completing this workshop students should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of low-light situations, from relatively short exposures to longer exposures of ten minutes or more. Film and...

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5/10: Photo Transfers with Digital Images

5/10: Photo Transfers with Digital Images

This one day workshop will show students how to prepare digital transparencies and transfer their images on to a variety of media, including art papers, cloth and wood using readily available drugstore products. Using your own images will experience this process first hand in our digital lab. These transparencies will then be used to transfer...

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Photographer Joe Blum Featured on CBS News

Photographer Joe Blum Featured on CBS News

CBS Morning News did a profile of photographer Joe Blum and his work documenting the construction of the Bay Bridge. Check Blum’s exhibit, A View from the Bridge, at the Photo Center through October 6.

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In the Moment Photo Exhibit, 7/12–9/6

In the Moment Photo Exhibit, 7/12–9/6

In the Moment Photo Exhibit: Capturing Daily Urban Life Dates: July 12–September 6, 2013 Opening Reception: July 12, 2013, 6–9 p.m. Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), (415) 554-9522 Viewing hours: Tuesday–Thursday, 4–9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. For In the Moment… photographers were asked to capture the singular, decisive moments in...

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2013 Photo Walks

2013 Photo Walks

Urban Photo Walk Series 8/17: Financial District/Ferry Building (Sat) 4–6 p.m. Meet outside of the Ferry Building in front of the main doors at 4 p.m. sharp. 9/21: Telegraph Hill/North Beach (Sat) 4–6 p.m. Meet in Washington Square Park at 4 p.m., across from Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral. 10/5: Fort Mason (Sat) 4–6 p.m....

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NA: Introduction to Night Photography

NA: Introduction to Night Photography

This workshop is for people who would like to learn how to make proper exposures (either film and/or digital) after dark, both by the light of the moon and by existing artificial light. Upon completing this workshop, students should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of lighting situations, from short exposures illuminated by ambient...

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Photo Lecture Series

Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: May 8th, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: Joe Hakim, Stefan Jora and Mario J. Glordano Upcoming Lectures: 6/12, 7/10, 8/8 & 9/11. Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. See Joe Hakim’s Harvey Milk Photo Center Classes Mark your calendars for our monthly photo series...

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Photo Lecture Series

Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: April 10, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: Susanna Lucia Lamaina, Grant Rusk and Brian Shapiro Upcoming Lectures: 5/8, 6/12, 7/10 & 8/8. Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. See Brian Shapiro’s blog. See Grant’s Harvey Milk Photo Center classes. See Susanna’s Harvey Milk Photo...

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Harvey Milk Photo Centers Staff and Member Exhibit at Mclaren Lodge, 1/31–4/4

Harvey Milk Photo Centers Staff and Member Exhibit at Mclaren Lodge, 1/31–4/4

Staff and Member Exhibit: Harvey Milk Photo Centers Black and White  Exhibit at Mclaren Lodge Dates: January 31–April 4 Location: McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan Street at Fell Street. Viewing hours: Mon-Friday 9AM- 5PM. Artist Reception: March 20, 2014, 3–4:30 p.m. This  new exhibit is from the Harvey Milk Photo Center Staff and Members.  It is a compilation of black and white landscape photos...

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New! 3/17–4/7: Family Storytelling in Photos & Documents

New! 3/17–4/7: Family Storytelling in Photos & Documents

Learn how to put together a picture story of someone in your family, the family itself or an important family event using old and new photos, family documents and memorabilia, and evocatively written descriptions. This course is taught by a published photographer! Prerequisites: Basic photography and PhotoShop Skills. Note: Student need to bring your cameras, and...

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3/18–4/5: Intro to Black & White Printing – Darkroom

3/18–4/5: Intro to Black & White Printing – Darkroom

A great Intro class to show you all of the key basics in Black & White Darkroom printing. Learn all of the key steps and process to get you on your way to printing your images! Course#: 35162 Fee: $177 Instructor: Chris Gould Last day to register 3/11

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3/18–4/8: New! Portrait as Subject: Portrait as Exploration

3/18–4/8: New! Portrait as Subject: Portrait as Exploration

What makes a portrait compelling? Above all, it is about developing your own unique way of seeing. In this four-week course we will explore the idea of portraiture using natural light and flash as fill in light. It reveals the essence of environment and subject through composition, metaphors and relationships. How does one interpret social...

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3/20–3/27: Easy Lighting Tips from a Pro

3/20–3/27: Easy Lighting Tips from a Pro

Learn the Pro’s tips and tricks for portraits, event and basic product photography. Students will learn and practice how to capture professional quality light in their images using affordable flash units, continuous lighting equipment and natural light. Please bring cameras and flash units to class. Please Note: This course is for Digital and film DSLR...

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New! 3/20–4/3: Secrets of iPhone Photography 1

New! 3/20–4/3: Secrets of iPhone Photography 1

Ever wonder how people create those amazing images you see on Instagram and Flickr? During this 3-week course, you will learn how to effectively use the native iPhone camera and various other camera apps. Learn shooting techniques, tips & tricks and how to share your images on social media sites. In-class discussions, assignments, demos and...

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New! 3/27–4/3, 4/24–5/1: Intro to Digital Point and Shoot Camera for Seniors 55+

New! 3/27–4/3, 4/24–5/1: Intro to Digital Point and Shoot Camera for Seniors 55+

This class is designed for Seniors who would like to learn how to set and operate all of the basic controls on you digital point and shoot camera. We’ll go over the basics camera terminology and operation, focusing, shooting modes, playback menu, downloading memory cards to computers, etc. We’ll have time to practice shooting and...

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4/3–4/24: Food Photography Workshop

4/3–4/24: Food Photography Workshop

Are you tired of taking mediocre snapshots of your favorite recipes? Wondering how to create magazine quality images of your own culinary creations? This 4 week workshop you will learn how to produce professional quality food images by applying design techniques and a variety of studio lighting methods. Have fun and explore how to creatively...

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