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Instructor: Andrei Riskin This dynamic class will jump start those willing to shoot a friend’s wedding or start a career in wedding photography. Learn simple and reliable techniques to capture beautiful posed and candid shots. For students with understanding of camera and flash. Bring cameras, Tripods, portable lighting, and film.

Instructor: Michael Ten Pas A great intro class to show you all of the key basics in B&W printing. Learn the key steps and processes to printing great images. Getting to Know Your Digital Camera $200.00 Course# 19588 2/15–3/15 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pinhole Photography $200.00 Course# 19475 2/19–3/19 Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Instructor: Jackson Patterson Learn to master the controls of your digital camera and improve your photographs along the way. Step by step instruction and demonstrations will be covered. Bring your cameras.

Instructor: Michael Ten Pas Pinhole photography made fun! Learn how to make a simple camera that will take creative and fun images. Learn the tips and tricks to making incredible prints with pinholes.

Advanced Black & White Darkroom $200.00 Course# 19477 2/24–3/24 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Michael Starkman This class continues the exploration of B&W darkroom techniques for photographers at the advanced level. Includes bleaching, archival toning and color shift, and experimentation with the range of printing papers. Combined lecture, demonstrations, and printing with critique. Bring negatives (with contact sheets) and Fiber Base printing paper to the first class. Hand Coloring Black & White Photographs $200.00 Course# 19586 1/25–2/22 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Instructor: TBD Learn how to turn your B&W prints into a color work of art. Using photo oils, you will learn techniques to make your images come alive with color! We will also discuss which images are best enhanced with the process and have lively group critiques.


PHOTO CENTER Harvey Milk Center for the Arts 50 Scott Street (at Duboce Street) San Francisco, CA 94117 phone 415.554.9522

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Digital Printing Made Easy $200.00 Course# 19476 2/22–3/22 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Jon Zax For those who want to learn how to control the digital process to achieve consistent results using printer profiles, print papers, and photo editing software. We’ll have discussions and demonstrations on current available printers for your own personal digital darkroom.

Winter 2011 Classes

Annual Membership - Adult unlimited use


Six Month Membership - Adult unlimited use


Six Month Membership - Adult limited use with $5.00 day pass $ 54.00 Michael Ten Pas

Photographic Themes & Direction $200.00 Course# 19589 2/05–3/05 Saturdays, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Instructor: Grant Rusk Learn how to build a consistent theme of work. Students will meet for brief lecture before going on location. Demonstrations and assignments will be part of this engaging class. Using and Understanding Light $100.00 Course# 19590 2/26 Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Instructor: TBD Using various types and sources of light, you will begin to understand the importance of lighting ratios, and how light can add and create shape, form and drama. You will also learn how to deal with difficult lighting. Portrait Photography Made Easy $100.00 Course: 19591 3/12 Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Instructor: Quincy Stamper This comprehensive seminar will cover tools and tricks of the trade that will help you create flattering portraits. Gain valuable insight on classic posing and how to make your subjects comfortable. Learn how to use light modifiers.

Six Month Membership - Youth (17 and younger), Senior (65+) with $5.00 day pass $ 27.00 Senior / Annual / Unlimited Lockers / Annual rental

$134.00 $ 40.00

Orientation $ 15.00 (required with new paid membership) Saturdays - 1:00 p.m. (must call ahead to sign up) Volunteers are needed in Photo Center! Contact: Marianne Kjobmand, Volunteer Coordinator Phone: 415.831.6327 email: Darkroom Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Photo Center closes at 9:30 p.m.) Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Building closes at 5:00 p.m.) Friday, Sunday & Monday – closed David Christensen

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Intro to Black & White PrintingDarkroom $200.00 Course# 19587 2/03–3/03 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Wedding Photography WorkshopShoot Like a Pro! $200.00 Course# 19474 2/19–3/19 Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Workshop to Night PhotographyIntro & History $100.00 Course# 19446 1/6 Thursday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Photo Essay - Your World as You See It $200.00 Course# 19449 1/15–2/12 Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wedding Photography WorkshopShoot like a Pro! $100.00 Course# 19453 1/22 Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instructor: Tim Baskerville In this workshop we travel from Daguerreotype to Digital in a decade by decade survey of Night Photography, noting the technological advances that made it evermore possible and popular in the modern psyche. See some of the pioneers and historical examples.

Instructor: Gloria Upchurch This photo essay class is intended to provide encouragement for you to explore and photograph scenes that depict a unique and insightful perspective in the world as you see it. Students will have the opportunity to create a body of work from beginning to end consisting of 6 to 12 finished prints that tell a compelling, and visually rich story. This class is taught by a photo journalist who has traveled the world and is widely published.

Instructor: Andrei Riskin This dynamic one-day workshop is a great jump start for those willing to shoot a friend’s wedding or start a career in wedding photography. Learn simple and reliable techniques to capture beautiful posed and great candid shots with basic equipment. For students with a general understanding of camera and flash. Bring cameras, tripods, portable lighting, film, and digital cameras to class.

Black/White Darkroom PrintingBeginning Level $200.00 Course# 19447 1/12–2/9 Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Chloe Atkins This basic course in B&W Photographic Printing is for the beginning student. You will gain an understanding of how photographic printing works through hands-on experience. You will learn printing techniques and procedures to bring your images to life. Basic elements include enlarging, cropping, using filters on multi-grade RC papers to effect contrast, and spotting the finished print. Students should bring B/W negatives and 8’’x 10’’ RC multi-grade paper for class.

Basic Photography & Digital Cameras $200.00 Course# 19450 1/18–2/15 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Michael Starkman This class offers a detailed investigation into the art and craft of B&W darkroom printing for photographers at the intermediate level. Class covers the strategic use of contrast filters, dodging, burning, and the manipulation of exposure and development for both film and paper. Classes combine lecture, demonstrations, and personal printing time with individual critique. Bring negatives (with contact sheets) and print paper (Ilford Multigrade RC Pearl) to first class. Andrei Riskin

Night Photography Intro Course# 19448 1/13–2/10 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Instructor: Tim Baskerville This course expands the students’ views on the medium of photography and challenges their creative approach to taking great photos.

Lighting Workshop $100.00 Course# 19452 1/22 Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Instructor: Spencer Brown Learn all the pro’s tips and tricks for hands-on lighting for everyday situations. You will discover how to capture quality light in your photographs. Actual locations and assignments will show you how this comes together with a versatile, inexpensive flash set up. Taught by a full time professional photographer. Please bring cameras and flash units to class.

Instructor: Michael Ten Pas In this course we will review the needed equipment and basic information and then go out to photograph in the area. The first class will be a review of everyone’s negatives and prints, so bring your material. Learn all of the fun tricks and tips to shooting great images with plastic cameras. Marin Headlands Workshop $200.00 Course# 19457 2/5–2/12 Saturdays, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Instructor: Jackson Patterson Students in this class will travel to the Marin Headlands to spend a few hours photographing in some of the most interesting areas of the Bay Area. We will visit the Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, Rodeo Beach, Pt. Diablo and many of the structures left over from the military. Bring cameras (digital or film) and tripods. Call Photo Center at 415.554.9522 for meeting location.

Instructor: Jon Zax Get comfortable with your camera, its controls and manual settings. This is a hands-on class dedicated to understanding and controlling how the camera works. Topics will include function of shutter speeds, aperture settings, ISO, white balance, exposure with histogram, RAW processing, and choosing lenses. Intermediate Black & White Darkroom $200.00 Course# 19451 1/20–2/17 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Plastic Camera $100.00 Course# 19456 1/29–2/5 Saturdays,11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Intro to Black and White Darkroom & Printing $200.00 Course# 19461 2/17–3/17 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Zone System Class $200.00 Course# 19465 2/17–3/17 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Spencer Brown Learn all of the important basics in the darkroom. Classes include: printing, filters, dodging and burning, adjusting contrast, selecting negatives, contact sheets, cropping tips, film stocks, and print paper suggestions. Please bring your negatives to class. You will be responsible for buying your own photographic print paper. Creative Photography & Developing Personal Style $200.00 Course# 19462 2/16–3/16 Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor: Joseph Untalan All photographers use the zone system! They just may not know it. You will be reintroduced to the elements of photography, exposure, film development, and printing, and how these are controlled to achieve what you envision. Learn how exposure readings and development times affect tonal values. Please bring to first class a manually adjustable film camera, a light meter, (built in will do), and several rolls of B/W film.

Instructor: Roxanne Worthington Enhance your creative and expressive vision by learning how to identify and make use of the basics of good photography through review and critical analysis of a wide range of images, including your own. Students will develop a small body of work and portfolio that reflects their own personal style.

Diptychs And Stories $100.00 Course# 19458 2/5 Saturday,12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tim Baskerville

Fine Art Photography with Large Format Cameras $200.00 Course# 19454 1/29–2/26 Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Instructor: Mitsu Yoshikawa For students familiar with basic exposure who want to explore, in a hands-on approach, superior image quality with beautiful, large format exposures. Cameras will be provided in class. Learn all of the techniques, printing, and use of light meters. Take your images to the next level. Taught by a master photographer of large format cameras. Urban Travel Photography Workshop $100.00 Course# 19455 1/29–2/5 Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Instructor: Andrei Riskin Are you wanting photographs of your next trip to look more professional? Do you want to capture incredible images on your next weekend or dream destination? Explore, photograph, and create great photographic memories! Capture the essence of your journey with the camera of your choice. Bring your cameras and tripods to class with your notebooks.

Instructor: TBD This workshop will focus on how diptychs are created and what creative options help build and support your personal vision. Take your images to a new and exciting level for your home, office and gallery! Bring prints to class.

Shane Powers

Cyanotype & Van Dyke BrownShooting, Printing & Toning $200.00 Course# 19466 2/19–3/12 Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Great Creative Portraiture $100.00 Course# 19459 2/8–2/15 Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Spencer Brown Learn the creative tools that can be applied to fine art and client-based portraiture. This hands-on class explores the art of photographing people with instruction in lighting and camera technique. Learn how to take great photos of your friends and family. Taught by a full time local professional photographer. Color Management Workshop1 Day $100.00 Course#19460 2/12 Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Instructor: Jon Zax This hands-on workshop will cover demonstrations of what digital color management is and how to best use it. Topics include: working color spaces for monitor and printer profiles, printing accurate color with current hardware, and software options in making your profiles.

Joseph Untalan

Night Photography Part 2 Presenting, Matting, and Framing $200.00 Course# 19464 2/17–3/17 Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Instructor: Tim Baskerville Upon completion of this class, students should be comfortable photographing a wide variety of light situations, using and capturing ambient light, and industrial light. We will meet briefly for lectures at SF Photo Center before heading out to various locations. These may include Sutro Bath Ruins, the Marin Headlands, Chinatown, and various neighborhoods.

Instructor: Shane Powers In this class you will learn to make simple, beautiful, hand-made photographs from any image. The Cyanotype process will be taught to help you turn simple images into works of art using ultraviolet light & sunlight. This class is being taught by a world-traveled photographer! Bring your notebooks and film cameras. Making Videos with your Digital Camera $100.00 Course# 19471 2/19 Saturday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Instructor: David Luraschi Learn the basic principles of video production and how to use your video-capable digital camera to make fun movies. This is a hands-on workshop. Bring your lunch or a snack to class along with your cameras.

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