Photography Workshops and Classes

Explore your passion with our photography workshops and classes!

Whether you’re picking up the camera for the first time or exploring the endless possibilities of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, The Image Flow is here to help. We offer inspiration, knowledge, expression, and growth in photography through our San Francisco Bay Area and Marin County photography classes, workshops, and lectures—for adults and kids!

For upcoming events and lectures, visit our Events page.

Explore Photography in Umbria, Italy with The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Umbria: Photography & the Slow Food Movement

July 27 – August 6, 2017  ONE SPOT AVAILABLE

Explore the multi-facets of photography and the Slow Food movement in the inspiring region of Umbria, Italy!

Camera Basics Photography Workshop at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Camera Basics

Tuesday, May 23
Tuesday, July 25

Learn how to take your camera off automatic mode and make the most of the manual adjustments including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

Photography Essentials Workshop at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Photo Essentials

Wednesdays, May 17 – June 21
Mondays, September 11 – October 23

This digital photography class includes on-your-own photo assignments, explanation of camera functions, RAW processing in Lightroom, and weekly critique sessions.

Summer Photography Workshop for Teens at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Summer Photography Workshop for Teens

June 12 – 16

A fun and informative summer photography camp designed especially for teens ages 14 – 17,  taught by TIF’s own Constance Chu.

iphone Collage photography workshop

Creating Collage & Composite Images on iPhones & iPads

June 17

Learn how to create collage and composite images on your iPhone or iPad and discover new creative possibilities for your photography.

Summer Photography Workshop Leanne Hansen at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Summer Photography Shorts with Leanne Hansen

San Francisco Summer Light Exploration: June 8, 10, 17 & 22
Quiet Light at the Coast: July 8, 9, 22 & 26

The focus of these two new workshops with Leanne Hansen will be shooting, shooting, shooting!

Encaustic Art Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Encaustic Art: Intro & Beyond the Basics

Intro: August 12
Beyond the Basics: August 26

We’re now offering two great encaustics classes with Margot Hartford! Sign up for both Intro & Beyond the Basics and receive a $25 discount!

Lightroom: Start to Finish Workshop with Nathan Lomas at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Lightroom: Start to Finish

Mondays, April 17 – May 22
Mondays, September 11– October 23

Learn to optimize your library, edit, and process your RAW photographs like a pro with this extensive Lightroom workshop.

Platinum Palladium Gum Bichromate Alternative Process Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Platinum Palladium, Gum Bichromate, and Digital Negatives with QTR

July 27 – 30

This four-day hands-on workshop, you will explore platinum/palladium and gum bichromate printing with master printer Kerik Kouklis.

photography camp for kids

Photography and Experimental Printing Camp for Kids

June 19 – 23  SOLD OUT

Kids ages 9 – 11 will have fun in this photography camp learning new techniques for shooting and editing images with their smartphones, and then turning those images into unique works of art using alternative process printing techniques.

Photography and Art Camp for Teens at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Photography for Teens: Experimental Printing

June 26 – 30

This is a workshop for teens who want to explore hands-on photographic processes including image transfers, cyanotypes, scratch and bleach, water coloring, and more!

Summer Photography Camp for kids at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Summer Photography Camp for Kids

July 10 – 14  SOLD OUT

Our digital photography camp designed especially for kids ages 11–14, where having fun and challenging your creativity comes first!

Angel Island Summer Excursion

July 17 – 21

This summer photography camp for kids age 11–14 includes a day trip to Angel Island and post-processing sessions. Your kid will learn Lightroom to take their photos from now to wow!

Alcatraz Summer photography camp for kids at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Alcatraz Summer Photo Excursion

July 31 – August 4

This five-session intermediate photography camp for kids ages 11–14 includes a shooting expedition to Alcatraz Island.

iPhone workshop with Pei Ketron at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

iPhone Photography with Pei Ketron

September 6, 10, 13

Learn how to use your iPhone as your camera, office, and darkroom with techniques and strategies for photography and post-processing.

Social Media Workshop with Pei Ketron at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Social Media for Photographers with Pei Ketron

Saturday, September 16

Learn the ins and outs of social media with Instagram sensation Pei Ketron—a great follow up to Pei’s iPhone Photography workshop!

Intermediate Photography Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Intermediate Photography Workshop: Shooting and Processing

Tuesdays, April 18 – May 30

Continue your photography with assignments and Lightroom instruction in this Intermediate workshop.

Platinum/Palladium Printing and Precision Digital negatives at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Platinum/Palladium Printmaking with Digital Precision Negatives

October  26 – 29

Mark Nelson returns to teach the most exciting workshop for Platinum/Palladium printing and Digital negatives available!

Photo Challenge Workshop, at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

The Photo Challenge Workshop

Tuesdays, October 2017 – February 2018

Hone your image sequencing skills, receive valuable feedback on your work, and rise to new photographic challenges in this monthly assignment workshop!

flowers found objects

Studio Lighting: Flowers and Found Objects

May 10, 20, and 24  SOLD OUT

This still life photography workshop will give you the chance to slow down and study the ways that light creates dimension, shape, and texture.