Assignment and Processing Photography Workshop

Assignment and Processing Photography Workshop at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

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Continue your journey behind the camera with assignments and Lightroom instruction in this intermediate processing photography workshop!

Take your photography to the next level with personal guidance and engaging assignments. This intermediate processing photography workshop is designed to help you master your camera’s manual settings while exploring the subjects that interest you most!

Students will move beyond the basics learned in Photo Essentials (PE) while continuing to reinforce the fundamentals and manual camera operations to take their photographic expression to the next level.

Over the course of this six-session workshop, participants will work on bi-weekly shooting assignments covering a topic of their choice — landscape, portraiture, documentary, still life, or other genres are all possibilities of series that students can dive into! With the guidance of the instructors, students will explore examples and discuss approaches to these different topics.

Students will present their work for regular critique, and during non-assignment weeks students will expand their post-processing skills using Adobe Lightroom, including importing, basic adjustments using the Develop module, and local adjustments.


Class Schedule:

Day 1: Introductions and class discussion on individual areas of photographic interest. Review and refresher on Lightroom development and exporting images for print.

Day 2: Print critique and class discussion on 1st round of work.

Day 3: Lightroom instruction with Nathan Lomas.

Day 4: Print critique and class discussion on 2nd round of work.

Day 5: Lightroom instruction with Nathan Lomas.

Day 6: Final print critique and class discussion on 3rd round of work; class wrap-up.

Price: $375.00

Please review our Registration Terms & Conditions

Call 415-388-3569 for more information or to register.

Six sessions:

April 5 – May 10
Thursdays, 4:30–6:30PM

Who should take this workshop: 

Intermediate photographers who want to expand their artistic and technical skills in photography.

Pertinent details:

  • Maximum eight (8) students
  • 11×17 prints on Epson Premium Luster paper will be discounted to $12 each
  • Critiques will be done with prints


  • Our Photo Essentials workshop or equivalent experience

Required materials:

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with manual settings
  • Laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom CC

Instructor Bios:

Stuart Schwartz

Stuart Schwartz graduated from the Art Center in 1979 and then spent 35 years as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart is comfortable working in the studio, on location, and with all sizes of productions; he recently returned from Tokyo where he was shooting with long-time client Applied Materials. Stuart’s personal work spans a variety situations and styles, from street photography to mixed-media.



Nathan_TIF copy squareNathan Lomas hails from Buffalo, NY. He developed his passion photography at the tender age of five when his father gave him a Ricoh camera. He has a BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He is an adjunct professor at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, owns his own photo studio in Alameda where he specializes in 19th century tintype photography, and at The Image Flow, works with digital restoration, film scanning, and printing, as well as teaching workshops and working one-on-one with clients.