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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“I am a new film lover. I love being in the darkroom and watching images floating out of paper. I am volunteering here because I think Harvey Milk Photo Center provides a perfect community for all photographers to come together being creative and share and talk and doing what we always love.”Qi Z.
“I moved to the Bay Area from Chicago in late 2012 and quickly became involved in the photography community. One of the first pieces of advice I received was to go check out the Harvey Milk Photo Center, and I’m very glad I followed that advice. I’ve enjoyed the classes, the lecture series, the ongoing exhibits and the knowledgeable staff. And the darkroom is a photographer’s dream! I had to join.”Jim W.
“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
Wednesday: 1pm-3pm / 5pm-8:30pm