Harvey Milk Photo Center

Harvey Milk Rec Center

Established in the early 1940’s, The San Francisco Photography Center is the oldest public darkroom in the United States. Moved to the Harvey Milk Recreation Center in 1957. The Photo Center has been a cornerstone of arts programming almost since the building’s inception.

Our members enjoy full use of the very large darkroom and film processing areas, at extremely reasonable prices. Offering a wide variety of weekly classes and Saturday workshops and orientations in both film and digital photography, and open to anyone interested in photography regardless of experience.

The SF Photo Center is continuing to improve and expand its’ facilities, and the scope of its unique program offerings, gallery and ongoing exhibits which showcases the wide creative talents and unique viewpoints of our members.

All of these engaging, fun classes, and programs are offered to the public, and can be taken from teens to adults. Photo Center classes are taught by working professionals within the industry, in both fine arts and commercial photography.

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ShutterSpeed

ShutterSpeed is an international exhibition and event that invites you to open your mind and discover the intersection of photography, art, and the athleticism of skateboarding. Discover and observe the raw fusion where the artist meets the landscape, creating a culture of street skating within the beautiful, picturesque city of San Francisco. San Francisco boasts unparalleled geography, with its crooked streets and hills, creating a dream destination for skateboarders. Continue reading

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Events

Memorial Day

May 29, 2017
Memorial Day Flag and Iwo Jima Statue

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the … Continue reading

Independence Day

Jul 4, 2017
Statue of Liberty with American flag as the backdrop

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic[19][20] composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and variouspossessions.[fn … Continue reading

Labor Day

Sep 4, 2017
Worker holding an American flag

Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the … Continue reading

Facility Schedule

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Adobe Lightroom Demystified 6:00 pm 8:30 pm Harvey Milk Photo Center HARVEYPHOTO - Digi Lab Arts - Photography 5/9/2017 5/23/2017

Get your photographic
life in order with Adobe Lightroom. Adobe Lightroom is a photo management and
editing application, available for Mac and PC. This course is designed to
teach you the foundations of Adobe Lightroom, how to navigate the
application, manage your collection, edit your photographs and publish to
print or web. Please know, this class focuses on software operation and no
camera use will be required during class.

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Getting to Know Your DSLR Camera Level 1 6:30 pm 9:00 pm Harvey Milk Photo Center HARVEYPHOTO -PhotoExhibitRoomLarge(East) Arts - Photography 5/2/2017 5/23/2017

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 with your camera that is fully charged, and with back up batteries. This class requires a Digital SLR Camera. For any questions please contact Photo Center 415-554-9522.

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