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

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

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

Photo Essentials

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

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, April 17 – May 22
Mondays, February 6 – March 20  SOLD OUT

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.

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.

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

Cuba: The Ultimate Road Trip

February 9 – 22, 2017  SOLD OUT

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!

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.

photography camp for kids

Photography and Experimental Printing Camp for Kids

June 19 – 23

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.

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.

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!

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

iPhone Photography Workshop with Pei Ketron

March 8, 12, and 15  SOLD OUT

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

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.

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!

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.

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!

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

Summer Photography Camp for Kids

July 10 – 14

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!

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.

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!

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

Camera Basics

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.

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.

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.

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!

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, 2017  SOLD OUT

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