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.

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

Photo Essentials

Tuesdays, January 17 – February 28
Tuesdays, March 14 – May 2
Wednesdays, May 17 – June 21

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

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

Lightroom: Start to Finish

Mondays, February 6 – March 20

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

Language of Light Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Language of Light for Photographers

Wednesdays, February 8 – March 5  SOLD OUT

Back by popular demand, Leanne Hansen is offering another session of this exciting workshop designed to help build your visual and light vocabulary.

Digital Photography for kids at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Digital Photography for Kids with Constance Chu

Wednesdays, February 1 – March 15

A fun, engaging digital photography workshop designed especially for kids 11-14, taught by TIF’s own Constance Chu.

Cuba: Ultimate Roadtrip Workshop at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Cuba: The Ultimate Road Trip

February 9 – 22, 2017

Get out of Havana and take the ultimate road trip around Cuba! You’ll spend 10 full days photographing this incredible island nation, all while traveling in vintage American convertibles!

Conceptual Photography at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Conceptual Photography: Visions and Dreams

Saturdays, January 28 – May 6

Give yourself a chance to dig deep and explore your visions and dreams in this conceptual photography workshop with renowned photographer and instructor Jeff Zaruba.

Exploring Light photography workshop with Leanne Hansen at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Exploring Light: Creative Techniques for Shooting with Natural Light

February 23 – March 30

Sharpen your eye and hone your skills shooting and manipulating natural light for creative effect.

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

Intermediate Photography Workshop: Shooting and Processing

Fridays, March 3 – April 28

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

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

iPhone Photography Workshop with Pei Ketron

March 8, 12, and 15

Learn how to use your iPhone as a camera, darkroom, and office 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, April 29

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

Assignment Workshop for Teens at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Assignment Photography Workshop for Teens

Wednesdays, April 5, April 19, and May 10

This assignment based workshop will build on your teen’s photographic skills and help them build new ones, taught by TIF’s own Constance Chu.

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

Encaustic Art: Intro & Beyond the Basics

Intro: February 12 and April 15
Beyond the Basics: April 22

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

Photography Collage Workshop with Mary Daniel Hobson at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Collage & Photography Workshop with Mary Daniel Hobson: Part 1 & 2

Part 1: March 7 and 11
Part 2: April 4 and  8

These two separate hands-on photo collage workshops will introduce you to strategies and techniques for enhancing self-expression and creating new meaning in your work.

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

Umbria: Photography & the Slow Food Movement

July 27 – August 7, 2017

Explore multiple facets of photography in the inspiring region of Umbria at the heart of the Slow Food movement. You’ll travel to Italy with Stuart Schwartz and Jeff Zaruba where you’ll meet and photographs local growers and artisanal food purveyors.

Sonoma: Vintage Motor Car Racing

Sonoma: Vintage Car Racing

June 1–4, 2017

Get inside the fence and next to the track. Meet the owners and drivers and discuss what sets their cars apart and what you need to know about them to create compelling photographs on the track in this new photography workshop focusing on vintage car racing!

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

The Photo Challenge Workshop

Fridays, February – June  SOLD OUT

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

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

Camera Basics

Thursday, January 19
Tuesday, March 21

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

Cyanotype Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Cyanotype Process: Printing Blue and Beyond

March 3–5

Learn how to maximize the modern cyanotype process to move beyond basic blue, with Max Kellenberger and Niniane Kelley.

Night Photography at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Night Photography: San Francisco & The Marin Headlands

January 18 – February 1  SOLD OUT

In this session of Hendrik Paul’s popular workshop, he takes you to some of his favorite locations in both San Francisco and the Marin Headlands.

Large Format Platinum/Palladium Printing The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Platinum/Palladium Printing II: Let’s Go Big!

March 17–19  SOLD OUT

Take your platinum/palladium skills up a size in this new large-format printing workshop with Kerik Kouklis.