Scanning and Digitizing your Negatives and Slides

7/16 & 8/13
Saturdays, 12pm-4pm
Brian Shapiro

Course Description

This hands-on class is designed for the intermediate photographer who wants to take their technical proficiency to the next level exploring concept, subject matter and self-expression. Emphasis is placed on developing a personal vision and approach to picture making. The class work can be done in any format: digital, film, black & white, or color. Solid basic photographic Have you discovered the wonderful world of making pictures on film with an old school camera and you want to be able to share your work with the rest of the world? Or do you have some boxes of photographic family slides and negatives in your closet that you want to share and preserve for future generations? In this class, we will explore the process of scanning and digitizing your precious memories and preserving them while also allowing you to share them easily with the world. Topics will include scanners and software, which settings to use, cleaning negatives, color correction, and how to fix scratches and remove dust from your images. Please bring a laptop with current version of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.


Brian Shapiro (Scroll down for more information about the instructor)

Dates and Time

July 16
August 13
Saturday, 12pm-4pm

Class Platform


Class Number

7/16 – 33135
8/13 – 33136

Class Fee



Fall 2022 registration opens Aug 20 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Aug 17

Instructor Bio – Brian Z. Shapiro

Brian Z. Shapiro is a photographer and multimedia artist born and raised in San Francisco. His work explores the invisible forces that affect our surroundings. Shapiro graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a major in Art with an emphasis in photography and has an MFA from San Francisco State University in Studio Art. He has taught with numerous organizations, including the non-profit First Exposures, California College of the Arts, Eastside College Preparatory School and the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts. 

Photo by Dave Christensen