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Fred Lyon Photography Exhibit, 11/8–1/10

Fred Lyon Photography Exhibit, 11/8–1/10

  Exhibit: Fred Lyon Photography Exhibit Curators: David J Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center and Logan Taylor, Director/ Editor Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 1–4p.m. Dates: November 8 – January 10 Locations: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. Viewing hours: Tues-Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Sat & Sunday noon–4:30 p.m....
November 2014 Photo Lecture Series

November 2014 Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: October 9, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: Lenny Pevzner, George Clapper, Eugene Loch Upcoming Lecture:   11/13 Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. More work from Eugene Loch...
Fall registration starts August 2, classes and registration are ongoing, click here for a full schedule!

Fall registration starts August 2, classes and registration are ongoing, 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 at sfreconline.org. Cover photo credit: Logan Taylor
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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9/20: Intro to Night Photography on Mare Island

9/20: 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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9/23–10/4 and 10/29–11/19: Level 1 Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera

9/23–10/4 and 10/29–11/19: 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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10/1–10/29: Part 1 Photographic Themes and Directions

10/1–10/29: 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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10/1–10/29: Creative Photography & Developing Personal Style

10/1–10/29: 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. Wednesdays, 10/1–10/29, 6:30 – 9...

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10/18–10/25: Great Creative Portraiture — Hands-on

10/18–10/25: 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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10/21–11/18: Basics of Adobe Lightroom

10/21–11/18: 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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11/15: Matting, Framing, and Presenting Your Photos

11/15: 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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11/15: Photo Transfer with Digital Images

11/15: 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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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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October 2014 Photo Lecture Series

October 2014 Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: October 9, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: Barry Biderman, Stephanie Williamson, Cirrus Wood Upcoming Lectures:   11/13, 12/11 & 1/8. Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. See Stephanie Williamson’s bio and classes at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. Mark your calendars for our...

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SF Gate, David Johnson's photo exhibit at the Harvey Milk Photo Center

SF Gate, David Johnson’s photo exhibit at the Harvey Milk Photo Center

– The Harvey Milk Photography Center on Scott Street was bursting-at-the-seams crowded for Saturday afternoon’s opening of a retrospective of the work of David Johnson, who was “Ansel Adams‘ first African American student.” -SF Gate SF Gate article. Currently featured in the Harvey Milk Photo Center Gallery Retrospective, David Johnson in conjunction with Revolutionary Grain, Susanna Lucia Lamaina....

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Retrospective Photography by David Johnson, 9/6-10/19

Retrospective Photography by David Johnson, 9/6-10/19

Exhibit: David Johnson Photography Retrospective Exhibit Curators: David J Christensen, Director, Harvey Milk Photo Center and Susanna Lucia Lamaina  Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6, 1–4p.m. Dates: September  6 – October 19 Locations: Harvey Milk Photo Center, 50 Scott St. Viewing hours: Tues-Thursday, 4-8 p.m., Sat & Sunday noon–4:30 p.m. David Johnson: Photographer of the Fillmore David Johnson, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., was...

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Revolutionary Grain photography by Susanna Lucia Lamaina, 9/6–10/19

Revolutionary Grain photography by Susanna Lucia Lamaina, 9/6–10/19

REVOLUTIONARY GRAIN: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party   I am currently working on a Social Documentary photographic essay about former members of the Black Panther Party. This small selection of portraits represents a larger body of work that constitutes not only portraits but their stories, reflecting their time in the Party and...

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September 2014 Photo Lecture Series

September 2014 Photo Lecture Series

Next Lecture: September 11, 2014, 6:30–8 p.m. Photographers: Jason Andrescavage, Spencer Brown and Robert Tullis Upcoming Lectures:  10/9, 11/13, & 12/11. Location: Harvey Milk Photo Center, Exhibit Room, 50 Scott St (at Duboce), San Francisco (415) 554-9522 Free and open to the public. See Spencer Brown’s bio and classes at the Harvey Milk Photo Center. See more work by Jason Andrescavage....

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You Can Help

You Can Help

Donations for the gallery lighting project can be accepted by check at the Harvey Milk Photo Center September 6th from 1-4pm only.  Please stay tuned on future ways to donate. We appreciate any size donation. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your donation will be used for our various expenses...

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9/20–10/4: Nature in the City - Glen Park Canyon

9/20–10/4: Nature in the City – Glen Park Canyon

Spend three Saturday afternoons capturing nature at its finest in the middle of San Francisco’s wildest and most beautiful park. This wonderful canyon offers many geological formations, coyotes, owls and hawks as well as colorful vegetation, which we will photograph during the rich afternoon light of October. We’ll try out several techniques such as backlighting...

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9/23–10/14: Part 2: Black & White Printing — Darkroom

9/23–10/14: Part 2: Black & White Printing — Darkroom

This workshop is for students who have a good working knowledge with printing in the darkroom, and wish to fine-tune their techniques and skills. Learn how to advance and take your printing skills to the next level, and gain more control when printing your images! Prerequisite: Students must have accomplished the basics of the darkroom,...

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9/29–11/3: Intro to Black & White Printing – Darkroom

9/29–11/3: 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! Mondays, 9/29–11/3, 6:30–9 p.m. Course#: 36925 Fee: $177 Instructor: Chris Gould Last day to register 9/22

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New! 10/2–10/23: Exploring Polaroid

New! 10/2–10/23: Exploring Polaroid

Polaroid is awesome! It’s a non-digital instant image that gives you incredible color and tone that can only be captured on film. In this class we will explore how you can purchase, shoot and prepare yourself for recreational and professional instant film photography. We will be discovering several instant cameras, the specific film types, and...

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