2018 Summer Classes
Registrations Open May 19, 2018
Registrations close One (1) week prior to start of class
Photo Explorations: The Wharf (6/2)
Photography Center Orientation (6/9)
Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1 (6/12-7/3)
Photo Explorations: Union Square (6/16)
The Art of Storytelling (6/23-6/24)
Developing Your Personal Vision (6/23-7/28)
Natural Lighting Workshop – Golden Hour (6/30)
Photography Center Orientation (6/30)
Pinhole Photography (6/30-7/1)
Color Solarization (7/8)
LGBTQ – Intro to Darkroom (7/9-7/24)
Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1 (7/11-8/1)
Exploring Composition (7/11-8/15)
Photo Darkroom for High School Students (7/12-8/16)
What Makes A Successful Image? (7/12-7/26)
Digital Transfers (7/14)
Photography Center Orientation (7/14)
Compelling Dynamic Portraits (7/14-7/28)
Great Creative Portraiture (7/15-7/22)
Small Group Advanced Darkroom (7/15-8/12)
Darkroom Essentials & Processes (7/17-8/14)
Darkroom Essentials & Processes (7/18-8/15)
Photo Explorations: Dog Patch (7/21)
Adobe Lightroom – Introduction (7/21-7/22)
Street Photo Educational Walk (7/23-7/25)
Chinatown & North Beach (7/24-7/24)
Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1 (7/26-8/16)
Photo Explorations: Yerba Buena (7/28)
Photography Center Orientation (7/28)
Painting With Light (7/28-7/31)
Zine Making (Hand-Made Books) (7/29)
Digital Workflow & Archiving Workshop (7/29-8/5)
Matting, Framing, Presenting Your Photos (8/5)
Learn To Select Your Best Work (8/8-8/9)
Gallery Walk & Cafe Discussion (8/11)
Photo Explorations: Chinatown (8/11)
Sultry Sutro Baths (8/11)
Creative Inquiry (8/11-8/12)
Model Photography on Location (8/11-8/18)
Photography Center Orientation (8/18)
Detailed Class Description
Wet Plate Collodion Photography Workshop Description: This 2-day workshop serves as a hands-on introduction to this demanding but beautiful photographic process, invented by Frederick Scott Archer in the mid-19th Century. Participants will use large format...
What Makes a Successful Image? Description: This is an introductory course to photography where students will learn about historical and contemporary photographs and practices. Time will be spent discussing the various elements that make up a photograph including the...
The Art of Storytelling Description: This is a hands-on Photography class that explores the possibilities of visual narrative as a way to find your own voice in relation to the art making process. This course will help you develop creative skills and will enable you...
Sultry Sutro Baths Description: Elevate your photo skills with both technical and artistic approaches that go beyond tourist snapshots and selfies. We'll cover several techniques like composition, depth of field, panning, movement blur, over-exposure. And as we shoot,...
Street Photography Educational Walk Description: Hit the streets of San Francisco, with a veteran street photographer. Over the course of the day, we will discuss the craft of capturing candid urban moments, using strangers, streets and buildings to build our...
Small Group Advanced Darkroom Description: This is a special small group intensive course for students who wish to continue refining their darkroom practice. Students will learn to use the tools needed to put their own creative stamp on their prints as they work on...
Pinhole Photography Description: Explore the possibilities of pinhole photography and build your own camera in this two day course. Students will learn a brief history of the Camera Obscura and basic pinhole camera mathematics and principles. The first day we will...
Photo Darkroom for High School Students Description: This introductory class is designed for high school students, who wish to learn how to shoot, process and print film in our darkroom. It's a fun class as we keep the classes small so you can really have time to...
Natural Lighting Workshop - Golden Hour Description: The nature of light is ephemeral and constantly changing. In this workshop we will learn how to change with it. This class is geared toward students who have a solid understanding of their digital camera and are...
Model Photography on Location Description: Students will collaborate with a professional model at an outdoor location. Day 1- we will meet at the location and conduct a photo shoot with the model. During the session, students will learn to communicate with their...
Matting, Framing, Presenting Your Photos Description: Learn from a fine art photographer the easy methods and tools for matting and framing your work, including preparing your work form presentation and finding affordable ways to enhance your images. This workshop...
Intro-Night Photography on Mare Island Description: 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. After completing this workshop students will be able...