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.


Book Binding & Design

Book Binding & Design Description: In this course, you will create a book of your own design. There are infinitely many places for books in the world of the artist, designer or writer. The art of bookmaking can bring so much to your creative process. You will learn...

Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1

Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1 Description: 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...

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

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


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