Course Topics: Lighting, Portraiture



Spencer Brown


Spencer Aldworth Brown has photographed thousands of people. His assignments have ranged from rocket scientists to the founder of YouTube, doctors, lawyers, chefs, priests, jackalopes, partying flight attendants, politicians, and artists. He specializes in journalism, food photography and the environmental portrait where his subject is photographed on location with both natural and studio lighting.

His work has been published in:

  • Time Magazine
  • New York Times
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Inc. Magazine
  • Business Week
  • Fast Company
  • Discovery Channel
  • Canadian Geographic
  • PBS NewsHour
  • Surfer’s Journal
  • Esquire
  • Newsweek
  • Forbes
  • Women’s Wear Daily
  • Rolling Stone

He was formerly the staff photographer at the San Francisco Business Times where his work was published in every issue between 2003 and 2014. He lives near the beach in The City with his wife and their dog ‘Rat-eatin’ Pete.


Digital SLR Camera – Level 2 (February 16, 2017)

Digital SLR Camera - Level 2 Harvey Milk Photo Center Winter 2017 Term Digital SLR Camera - Level 2 Description: 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...

Digital SLR – Level 1

DIGITAL SLR - LEVEL 1 Harvey Milk Photo Center Fall 2016 Term Digital SLR - Level 1 Description: So you finally bought that fancy digital single lens reflex! Now what do all those buttons do? This four-day workshop demystifies the DSLR so that you can get the most out...

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50 Scott Street, San Francisco

(Map It)

Operation Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-10pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

*Lab operations end 30 minutes before close


Gallery Hours:

Monday: Closed
Tue-Thur: 3pm-9:30pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am-5:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5:30pm