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Suki Hill,  1/6 – 1/30

Suki Hill, 1/6 – 1/30

Exhibit: Suki Hill Photography – Vintage Black and White Photography of the 1960’s Exhibit Curators: Dave Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center Abby Hill, Curator and Robert Kilby, Mill Valley Art Commissioner  Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 6, 6–8 p.m. Dates: January 6 – January 30 Locations: Mill Valley...
Winter registration starts Saturday, Dec 13 @ 10 a.m. click here for a full schedule!

Winter registration starts Saturday, Dec 13 @ 10 a.m. click here for a full schedule!

Fall Registration starts Saturday, August 2nd 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 soon at sfreconline.org. Cover photo credit: Spencer Brown
Fred Lyon Photographer, Book Signing and Film Screening, Dec 6, 1–3 p.m.

Fred Lyon Photographer, Book Signing and Film Screening, Dec 6, 1–3 p.m.

Due to popular demand we will have a special second book signing for photographer, Fred Lyon.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet Fred Lyon and pick up a personalized copy of his new book and view his documentary which has just been...
February 2015 Photo Lecture Series

February 2015 Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: February 12, 2015, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: TBA Upcoming Lecture:   3/12, 4/9 Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. Mark your calendars for our monthly photo series showcasing...
Imogen Cunningham, Paris in the Sixties, 1/17–2/28

Imogen Cunningham, Paris in the Sixties, 1/17–2/28

Exhibit: Imogen Cunningham Photography, Paris in the Sixties – Paris dans les années soixante & Christopher Rauschenberg – Paris Changing: Revisiting Eugène Atget’s Pari Exhibit Curators: Dave Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center and Jane Reed, Photography Curator Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 1–4 p.m. Opening...
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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1/7–1/28 and 2/5–2/26: Level 1 Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

1/7–1/28 and 2/5–2/26: 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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1/20–2/10 and 2/17–3/10: Basics of Adobe Lightroom

1/20–2/10 and 2/17–3/10: Basics of Adobe Lightroom

Create your highest quality photographs and improve your workflow. From the creators 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, which will yield beautiful prints! Please Note: Students must...

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2/4–3/4: Photographic Themes and Directions

2/4–3/4: 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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2/21: Photo Transfer with Digital Images

2/21: Photo Transfer 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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2/21: Intro to Night Photography on Mare Island

2/21: 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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2/21: Matting, Framing, and Presenting Your Photos

2/21: 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.  With experience in conservation and preservation practice, the instructor will recommend the use of archival materials. This workshop will include a hands-on instruction...

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3/7–3/14: Great Creative Portraiture — Hands-on

3/7–3/14: 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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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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1/5–2/9 and 2/7–3/7: Intro to Black & White Printing – Darkroom

1/5–2/9 and 2/7–3/7: 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! Fee: $152 Instructor: Chris Gould Mondays, 1/5–2/9, 6:30–9 p.m. Course#: 38191 Last day to register 12/29 Saturday, 2/7–3/7, 11–1:30 p.m. Course#:38192 Last...

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1/21–1/28: Intro to Digital Point and Shoot Camera for Seniors 55+

1/21–1/28: 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 their digital point and shoot camera. We’ll go over the basics of camera terminology and operation, focusing, shooting modes, playback menu, downloading memory cards to computers, etc. We’ll have time to practice...

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1/24–1/31: The Soul of North Beach

1/24–1/31: The Soul of North Beach

The class will take a new approach to street photography and visual story-telling. We will learn to become all but invisible as photographers in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of San Francisco. Each student will stake a claim to one small niche of North Beach and from this single location, let the photos come...

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1/24–2/14: Cyanotype – Making Photo Prints by Hand

1/24–2/14: Cyanotype – Making Photo Prints by Hand

In this hands-on four week course, learn how to make beautiful blue, painterly prints simply and inexpensively — from digital or film photos. The Cyanotype process has been around since the 1840s, is made using the sun and water, and can be printed on almost any surface! Students will learn to make the chemicals, prepare...

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1/31–2/28: Part 2 – Liquid Emulsion–Printing on Glass, Mirrors & Metal

1/31–2/28: Part 2 – Liquid Emulsion–Printing on Glass, Mirrors & Metal

Liquid Emulsion and the Process of Alchemy Part 2, Printing on Glass, Mirrors and Metal. This course introduces student to the magical world of liquid emulsion photography. Part II will be focused on using non-traditional methods of making photographs in the darkroom, experimenting with mirrors, glass and metal. The printing technique has a mixed-media application...

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New! 2/2–2/9: Street Photography Workshop - Chinatown

New! 2/2–2/9: Street Photography Workshop – Chinatown

The ultimate destination for an intermediate student who’s looking into exploring fast-paced street life alongside a professional photographer. During the first class we’ll cover some tips and tricks, shoot (photograph) innocent bystanders and try to gain access into interesting places. The second class will be spent on peer review and discussions. This is class will...

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2/2–2/9: Secrets of iPhone Photography 1

2/2–2/9: Secrets of iPhone Photography 1

Ever wonder how people create those amazing images you see on Instagram and Flickr? During this 2-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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2/4–2/25: Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Level 2 - Intermediate

2/4–2/25: Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Level 2 – Intermediate

This class is the extension of “Getting to Know Your Digital SLR- Level 1” and is generally geared towards students with a good understanding of camera controls and basic photographic techniques. It deals with the aesthetical aspects of photography such as lighting, color, contrast and composition. Students will learn pro tips and tricks, go on...

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2/5–2/12, 2/19–2/26 and 3/5–3/12: Taking Better Photos of Kids, Families and Babies.

2/5–2/12, 2/19–2/26 and 3/5–3/12: Taking Better Photos of Kids, Families and Babies.

Do you want to take photographs of your family, friends, or people on the street? ?We will discuss the qualities that make photographic portraits successful. We will cover Composition, subject matter, lighting, and awareness of place, as well as other aesthetic choices and decisions will be discussed. Practical problems encountered when photographing people will also...

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2/5–3/5: iPhoneography for High School Students

2/5–3/5: iPhoneography for High School Students

iPhoneography is here to stay, and getting more and more exciting. Take advantage of the camera that is always in your pocket, and learn how to make incredible photographs with your phone. In this hands on class, you will learn how to best use your camera, as well as discovering some of my favorite photo...

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2/7: Creative Portraiture with Available Light

2/7: Creative Portraiture with Available Light

Leave your strobes and soft boxes at home. You will develop the eye for practical and creative solutions to shooting great portraits without lighting equipment. Learn to create or channel light in alternative ways. Just bring your dslr, a light tripod and your appreciation for available light. You should be able to use the manual...

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