The Annual Staff, Members & Volunteers Exhibit continues at the Harvey Milk Photo Center through October 7. The show offers a current look at what is being created in the darkrooms and digital labs at the Photo Center by their staff, members, and volunteers. This exciting exhibit encompasses a wide and exciting subject matter, including wet plate photography, film, alternative process, and digital imagery. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 3 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., closed on Monday and Friday.

The Photo Lecture Series continues on Thursday September 14, 6-8 p.m. with three artists in attendance to display and discuss their work.  Artist names and statements will be announced soon.  The Photo Center is looking for artists to present their work in their Photo Lecture Series that is held every few months. Please email them at  with a short bio and a link to your work for them to review.   Please put “Photo Lecture Series” as the subject of your email! This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your work and share your photos with the community!





Fall 2017 photography classes begin this month at the Harvey Milk Photo Center and include five one-day classes that will be held outdoors. You will learn to elevate your photography skills with both technical and artistic approaches that go beyond tourist snapshots and selfies. The instructor will cover composition, depth of field, panning, movement blue, and over-exposure. As you shoot, there will be on-going discussions about determining good locations, good light, street activity, architecture, etc.

The courses include: Instructional Walk – On the Waterfront, September 9; Hidden Chinatown (at night), September 14; Glorious Glen Canyon Park, September 16; Instruction Walk – Sultry Sutro Baths, September 23; and, Location Lighting Workshop, September 26 (location to be determined).

Be sure and check the requirements and prerequisites. You will need a digital SLR camera and the ability to use it the manual mode. A variety of lenses, a light tripod, extra batteries and CF or SF cards are recommended. The complete class schedule and description of all of the courses is listed online  or you pick up the full 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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