Photography Workshops and Classes

Explore your passion with our photography classes and workshops!

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  SOLD OUT

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

Wednesday, September 20
Wednesday, November 15

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

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.

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.

Digital Black and White Photography at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Digital Black and White Photography with Jeff Zaruba

September 9, 16, 23 and 30

Explore ways to digitally visualize and create stunning monochromatic photographs in this workshop with Jeff Zaruba.

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

Lightroom: Start to Finish

Mondays, September 11 – October 23

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

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

Social Media for Photographers and Artists 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!

Mixed Media and Collage with Terri Froelich at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Mixed Media and Collage with Terri Froelich

August 15 and 19  SOLD OUT

Explore “painting” with your photographs in this mixed media and collage workshop!

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Bay Area Weekend Photo Workshop with Catherine Karnow

August 18 – 20, 2017  SOLD OUT

Spend a weekend photographing people, food, and street photography around the San Francisco Bay Area with National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow!

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

Digital Photography for Kids

September 27 – November 1

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

Cyanotype Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Cyanotype Process: Printing Blue and Beyond 

October 13 – 15

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

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Organizing and Funding Your Photographic Project with Robert Dawson

October 21

Spend the day with photographer Robert Dawson as he shares what is necessary to successfully organize and fund a photography project.

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!

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

Collage and Photography Workshop with Mary Daniel Hobson

November 1 and 4

This hands-on photo collage workshop will introduce you to strategies and techniques for enhancing self-expression and creating new meaning in your work.

Studio Lighting at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Studio Lighting: Flowers and Found Images

November 2, 5, and 9

Find new photographic inspiration with Leanne Hansen and Stuart Schwartz in their third studio lighting workshop collaboration!

Art of Natural Light Landscape Photography at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Art of Natural Light Landscape Photography

November 8, 10, 11, 12, 16

Join Leanne Hansen in her natural light weekend intensive workshop!

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

Intermediate Photography Workshop: Shooting and Processing

November 6 – December 11

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

Tintype Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Tintype Workshop

November 9, 11 and December 3

If are looking for a “new” way to shoot, try returning to the roots of photography with this intensive tintype workshop.

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

The Photo Challenge Workshop

Tuesdays, October 2017 – February 2018  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 with Hendrik Paul at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Night Photography: San Francisco and Marin Headlands

August 2, 5, 11 and 16

Hendrik Paul is offering his popular night shooting workshop again this August, including a few new locations.

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

Encaustic Art: Intro & Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics: August 26  SOLD OUT

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