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.

Yellowstone Winter Landscape and Wildlife Photography Workshop from The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Yellowstone Winter Landscape and Wildlife

January 26 – February 3, 2017

Be inspired by the winter splendor of Yellowstone National Park on this seven-day landscape and wildlife photography workshop with Jackson Hole local Henry Holdsworth and Leanne Hansen.

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!

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

Language of Light for Photographers

Starts October 19, 7–9PM

Leanne Hansen offers 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

Wednesday, January 11, 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.

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: Monday, November 7 and Tuesdays, November 15 – 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.

Assignment Photography Workshop for Kids and Teens The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA

Assignment Photography for Kids & Teens

Wednesdays 3:30–5:30

Kids 11 – 13: Nov. 9, Nov. 16, Nov. 30
Teens 14 – 16: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 15

This assignment-based workshop will build on your child’s photographic skills and help them develop new ones.

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

Photo Essentials

Fridays, September 23 – October 28, 4:30–6:30PM (Sold Out)
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, December 3, 11AM–3PM

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

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.

Cyanotype Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Cyanotype Process: Printing Blue and Beyond

March 3 – 5, 2017

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

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

Platinum/Palladium Printing II: Lets Go Big!

March 17 – 19, 2017

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

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.

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 (Sold Out)

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

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 (Sold Out)

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

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

Conceptual Photography: Visions and Dreams

Next session: Saturday, November, 19, 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.