Night Photography Workshops 2021
Photo © Dana Christensen

Night Photography

Learn how to capture night photography in these San Francisco and Marin County location-based workshops. Locations include Mt. Tamalpais, Rodeo Beach, Sutro Baths, and Chinatown.
with Hendrik Paul

Are you looking for inspiration and great locations for night photography? Need some new long exposure photography tips? Just want to get out of the house and photograph for a few hours? Join us for one—or all!—of our Night Photography Workshops. Locations include Mt. Tamalpais, Rodeo Beach, Sutro Baths, and Chinatown.


On the Wednesday before each Night Photography location shoot, there will be a 30-minute Zoom pre-outing discussion where we will go over gear, expectations, and layout of the location.


On the specified Sunday, we will meet at each predetermined location for the photo excursion.


Everyone will be able to photograph at their own pace, while our instructor goes to each individual offering help and tips with your night photography settings. Masks are required for Covid-19 safety.


Following the excursion, we will hold a group critique via Zoom on the specified Thursday evening to share your best photos with everyone in the workshop.



Sign up for the entire 4-location package for a $100 discount!


Workshop Locations & Schedule

Workshops can be purchased individually by location.



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Wednesday, November 10, 7:30-8PM: Zoom Lecture for Chinatown.
Sunday, November 14, 4–6PM: Meet at Chinatown for night shoot.
Thursday, November 18, 7:30–8:30PM: Zoom Critique for Chinatown.


Mount Tamalpais (Mt. Tam), Ridgecrest

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Wednesday, September 29, 7:30-8PM: Zoom Lecture for Mt. Tam.
Sunday, October 3, 5–7:30PM: Meet at Mt. Tam. for night shoot.
Thursday, October 7, 7:30–8:30PM: Zoom Critique for Mt. Tam.


Low Tide at Rodeo Beach

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Wednesday, October 20, 7:30-8PM: Zoom Lecture for Rodeo Beach.
Sunday, October 24, 5:30–7:30PM: Meet at Rodeo Beach for night shoot.
Thursday, October 28, 7:30–8:30PM: Zoom Critique for Rodeo Beach.


Sutro Baths

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Wednesday, October 27, 7:30-8PM: Zoom Lecture for Sutro Baths.
Sunday, October 31, 5–7PM: Meet at Sutro Baths for night shoot.
Thursday, November 4, 7:30–8:30PM: Zoom Critique for Sutro Baths.


Sunset and Night Photography Bundle

All 4 Locations. $100 discount!

$600 $500
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Instructor Bio


Hendrik PaulHendrik Paul


Hendrik Paul is a black and white photographer based in Mill Valley, CA. He processes each roll of film by hand and prints in the traditional silver gelatin format. His meticulous hand-crafting is an integral part of his work; these techniques help capture nature’s tranquil and meditative qualities.

Hendrik completed his BA at Providence College and his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute. He was a 2009 Fulbright finalist and nominated for the 2012 SECA art award with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has lead workshops at The Image Flow for the past 5 years.


Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.



About Zoom


Zoom is video conferencing software that allows us to video chat and share our screens all using our computer’s built-in video camera and microphone. Setting up a Zoom account is easy and free. Just got to the Zoom website to create a username and download the software onto your computer (not your phone). Never used Zoom? Check out their support page for How to Join a Zoom Meeting.

Wednesdays, Sundays, Thursdays

September 29 – November 18, 2021

See schedule for times and locations

November 10, 14 & 18, 2021
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In-Person & Zoom

All in-Person shooting locations are outdoors

  • Mt. Tamalpais, Ridgecrest, Marin County, CA
  • Rodeo Beach, Marin County, CA
  • Sutro Baths, San Francisco, CA
  • Chinatown, San Francisco, CA

Who Should Take This Workshop

Photographers ages 16 or older, with working knowledge of their camera and interested in night photography. All are welcome!

Pertinent Details

  • Maximum ten (10) students
  • 16 and older (Must have a driver’s license)
  • Students need to be able to walk/hike in the dark with equipment and gear
  • Everyone must drive to locations separately for Covid-19 safety
  • Masks are required for Covid-19 safety

Workshop Fee Includes

Group Critique via Zoom following the week after the shoot

Required Materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless)
  • A computer with video camera and microphone access (like an iMac or Macbook)
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic or Photoshop installed on the same computer
  • Zoom installed on the same computer
  • Working knowledge of their camera, Zoom, and Lightroom or Photoshop
  • Tripod
  • Flashlight
  • Optional: Lens with infinity focal setting, Cable Release

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