Film Camera Basics

1/11, 3/7, Thursday, 6pm-8:30pm;
1/20, 2/3, Saturday, 10am-12:30pm
Chris Gould & Dave Handler

Course Description

This hands-on class covers the basics in film camera usage starting with properly loading your film, exposure, depth of field basics and more. Please make sure to bring your film camera and a roll of film. 35mm and medium format (120) will be covered. Film development and darkroom printing are not covered in this course.

Please call the Photo Center at 415-554-9522 if you have any questions about this class.


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.


Chris Gould (Thursday)
Dave Handler (Saturday)
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Dates and Time

January 11
March 7
Thursday 6pm-8:30pm

Saturday 10am-12:30pm:
January 20
February 3

Class Platform


Class Number

January 11 – 37817 – Chris Gould
January 20 – 37832 – Dave Handler
February 3 – 37833 – Dave Handler
March 7 – 37818 – Chris Gould

Class Fee



Winter 2024 registration opens Dec 16 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Dec 13

Instructor Bio – Chris Gould

Chris Gould is a photographer from Santa Rosa, California who has enjoyed taking pictures since he was a little kid. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and works in the black and white analog tradition -finding joy in the craft as well as the results. Chris has worked as a clerk and darkroom tech at the Harvey Milk Photo Center for over 10 years. He currently teaches currently teaches Darkroom Essentials u0026amp; Processes and Basic Black u0026amp; White Development.

Photo by Dave Christensen