Scanning and Digitizing your Negatives and Slides

Saturdays, 12pm-4pm
Brian Z. Shapiro

Course Description

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.


Please bring a laptop with current version of Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Photo Center Orientation is not required for this class, but it is required if student wishes to come to the Photo Center outside the workshop to develop film on their own and/or print their own photos in the Darkroom.


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

Dates and Time

Feb 11
Saturday, 12pm-4pm

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Winter 2023 registration opens Dec 17 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Dec 14

Instructor Bio – Brian Z. Shapiro

Brian Z. Shapiro 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