2018 Winter Classes

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Below this list, you will find at-a-glance class descriptions…


Photography Center Orientation (Dates Vary)

Matting, Framing, Presenting Your Photos (February 11)

Zine Making! Hand-Made Books (February 11)

Digital SLR Camera – Level 2 (Feb 13 – Mar 6)

Creative Inquiry (Feb 16 – Feb 18)

Developing Photographic Narratives (Feb 18 – Mar 11)

Chinatown & North Beach (February 20)

What Makes a Successful Image? (Feb 22 – Mar 8)

Environmental Portraits (Feb 24 – Mar 10)

Photo Textiles – Salt Print, Cyanotype (February 24)

Color Solarization (February 25)

Digital Printing Made Easy – Intro Level (Feb 28 – Mar 7)

The Art of Storytelling (Mar 2 – Mar 4)

Model Photography on Location (Mar 3 – Mar 10)

Instructional Walk – Sultry Sutro Baths (March 3)

Cyanotype and Salt Printing (Mar 4 – Mar 11)

Gallery Tour (March 6)

Location Lighting Workshop (March 6)

Intro to Night Photography on Mare Island (March 10)

Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera – Introduction (Mar 14 – Apr 4)

Basic B/W Film Development & Scanning (March 18)

Detailed Class Description

Sultry Sutro Baths

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 Photo Educational Workshop

Street Photography Educational Workshop 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

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

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...

Photography Center Orientation

Photography Center Orientation Description: This is a required course for all potential members of the Photography Center. This course will include a talk about the rules and regulations of the Photography Center, a complete tour of the facility including a tour of...

Photo Darkroom for High School Students

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

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

Model Photography on Location Description: Students will collaborate with a professional model at an outdoor location. Class 1: Meet on location and conduct a photo shoot with the model. During the session, students will learn to communicate with their subject, work...

Matting, Framing, Presenting Your Photos

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...

Hidden Chinatown

Hidden Chinatown Description: Discover new hidden gems amongst an iconic destination and historic neighborhood in San Francisco, filled with mystery and intrigue , which has been a deep resource for movies and books for ages. This night workshop steps far beyond the...

Great Creative Portraiture

Great Creative Portraiture Description: This hands-on class explores the art of photographing people with instruction in lighting and camera technique. Learn the creative tools and techniques that can be applied to fine art and client based portraiture, as well as...

Gallery Walk & Cafe Discussion

Gallery Walk & Cafe Discussion Description: Come join this group for a walking tour of many of the photography galleries. Focus will be placed on the many galleries at the 49 Geary Building, Fraenkel, Robert Koch and Scott Nichols, amongst others. Focus will be on...

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Operation Hours:

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

50 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA


Gallery Hours:

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


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