Shooting photographs on location is very different than taking photographs in the studio. The Photo Center is offering three courses this month on location that will help you deal with the arbitraries that come up outside.

unnamed-3The Poetics of Space, on October 22-24, deals with space, whether physical, psychological, or poetic. Space can be a beautiful idyllic place or that troubling personal or collective memory we sometimes inhabit It is up to artist to interpret and best define space. This class will look at space as a reaction to personal and emotional experiences sometimes giving us more questions than answers. Students will look at work that deals with space, create work and have a photographic field trip.  

Intro – Night Photography on Mare Island on October 20 Saturday is a workshop 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 to make a wide variety of low-light situations, from relatively short, to longer exposures. This location is rich in subject matter, from 100-150-year-old buildings, massive ship building equipment and historic mansions, and numerous military artifacts.

unnamed-2Model Photography on Location, on Sundays October 21 and 28 offers students the opportunity to collaborate with a professional model at an outdoor location. Students will learn to communicate with their subject, work with the light, and use the model and location to create dramatic, narrative moments, yielding strong photos. This workshop is centered around conceptual development. Minimal technical instruction will be given.

The 2018 Fall Activities catalogue has the complete class schedule and description of all courses offered at the Photo Center. Check out the Summer class offerings online at or pick up the catalogue of courses at the Center. Don’t hesitate to call the Photo Center at (415) 554-9522 with any questions. 



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