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

Intro-Night Photography on Mare Island

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...

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...

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...

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 the...

Exploring Composition

Exploring Composition Description: Exploring composition through still life, portrait and landscape. In this course we will explore the ingredients that make up great photographs through the topics of Still Life, Portrait and Landscape. We will look at and discuss the...

Digital Workflow & Archiving Workshop

Digital Workflow & Archiving Workshop Description: In this workshop we will use Epson Scanners to learn the process of digitizing analog photography. We will go over step by step procedure of using Epson scanners to create digital files that are the correct file color...

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...

Digital Transfers

Digital Transfers Description: Learn the art and alchemy of image transfers in this one day workshop. Using alcohol or solvents you can transfer digital color or black and white images printed on inkjet transfer Mylar onto paper or alternative surfaces. Bring your...

Digital SLR Camera -Level 2

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 camera controls and basic photographic techniques. It deals with the aesthetic...

Digital Printing Made Easy- Intro Level

Digital Printing Made Easy- Intro Level Description: This course is an Introductory Level workshop, for students who wish to understand the key basics and steps for Digital printing, and breaking down the steps, in an easy- to-follow step by step demonstration and...

Developing Your Personal Vision

Developing Your Personal Vision Description: 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. Emphasis is placed on developing a...

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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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