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.

Advanced Encaustics at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Encaustics: Beyond the Basics

Saturday, September 24, 11AM–3PM

A hands-on intro to encaustics, Margot Hartford introduces you to the ancient art of using wax to create mixed media collage.

Photoshop Basics Workshop with Chrysta Giffen at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Photoshop Basics

Tuesdays, October 4 – November 8, 4:30–6:30PM

Discover the power and flexibility of working with non-destructive layers in Adobe Photoshop CC in this six-session workshop.

Language of Light for Photographers, at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Language of Light for Photographers

New Dates added: Starts October 19, 7–9PM

Starts September 14, 7–9PM (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 and to help harness the technical power of your camera to create expressive photographs with natural and found light.

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

Camera Basics

Wednesday, October 26, 11:30AM–1:30PM

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

Collage Workshop at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Collage & Photography: A Hands-on Workshop with Mary Daniel Hobson

Tuesday, November 1, 7–8:30PM, and Saturday, November 5, 10AM–4PM

Explore techniques and strategies for combining collage and photographic images, with respected local artist Mary Daniel Hobson.

Still Life Photography: Studio Lighting Techniques at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Still Life Photography: Studio Lighting Techniques

Starts November 6, 9AM–4PM

This two-day workshop provides students with an introduction to studio lighting and composition. There will be plenty of hands-on experience with a wide variety of subjects!

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

Lightroom: Start to Finish

New Dates Added: Tuesdays, November 8 – December 13,  7–9PM

Mondays, September 19 – October 24, 7–9PM (Sold Out)

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

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

Photo Essentials

Fridays, September 23 – October 28, 4:30–6:30PM
Tuesdays, November 8 – December 13, 11AM–1PM

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

Introduction to Encaustics at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Intro To Encaustics

Saturday, November 12, 11AM–3PM

A hands-on introduction to encaustics, Margot Hartford introduces you to the ancient art of using wax to create mixed-media collage.

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

Explore Photography in Umbria, Italy

July 27 – August 7, 2017

Explore multiple facets of photography in this inspiring region of Italy. Stuart Schwartz and Jeff Zaruba will lead this exciting new workshop in the summer of 2017.

Platinum/Palladium Printing at The Image Flow

Platinum/Palladium Printmaking with Precision Digital Negatives

October 20 – 23, 2016 (Sold Out)

Join Master Printmaker Mark Nelson to learn everything you wanted to know about Digital Negatives but were afraid to ask.

Conceptual Photography Workshop, Visions and Dreams at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Conceptual Photography: Visions and Dreams

Next session: Saturday, October 15, 9AM–12PM (Sold Out)

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.

Photo Challenge Workshop at The Image Flow Mill Valley, CA

The Photo Challenge

Next session: Thursdays, October 6 & October 27, 4:30–6:30PM

Join our new assignment workshop for intermediate and advanced photographers to tackle fun and creative photographic challenges, hone your editing skills, and receive valuable feedback on your images.

Night Photography at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Night Photography: San Francisco and Marin Headlands

Starts January 18, 2017,   7–9PM

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.

Digital Photography for Kids at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Digital Photography for Kids

September 28 – November 2, 3:30–5:30PM

A fun, engaging digital photography workshop designed especially for kids ages 11–14.