Photography Instructors

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. Geological spots are shaped by the tales, myths, and ideas that history brings. His work explores both the places and the forces that have an effect on the physical world. Growing up in a suburb of San Francisco that had almost no documented history, he has always been fascinated by places that have a history that shaped its present. Eschewing the studio for the actual place and the archive, he’s more interested in the experience of being the one to take the picture. Through documenting both the place and the experience of being there, he gives his audience an understanding of what it is to be at that certain spot and go beyond the aesthetic into a deeper understanding of the aura of a geographical location. Shapiro has a BA in photography from San Francisco State University and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Brian Z. Shapiro
Sunday the 22nd of May 2022
Photographing the Seaside / Seascape Photography Meetup - Sutro Baths/ Lands End - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Join Brian Z. Shapiro on his journey photographing the seaside at The Sutro Baths. Which is now an eerie ruin, with passageways and stairs, sitting in one of the most beautiful seaside settings in San Francisco.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     10 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 29th of May 2022
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Conservatory of Flowers - 9:00 am - 3
Looking to improve your photography?

Our Beginners Class is a great place to start. This 3-hour session is a photo walk that will have you weaned off of Auto mode, and transforming your everyday snaps into professional-looking shots.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 2 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 11th of June 2022
Black and White Photography Meetup - Battery Cranston next to the Golden Gate Bridge - 10:00 am - 2 hours
Explore the monochromatic world of black and white photography. Learn how to make stunning and majestic images by focusing on tones, texture, and shadow. Train your eye to “see” in black and white and add drama and intensity to your photographs.
Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 26th of June 2022
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography - Fort Point - 10:00 am - 2 hours
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography- Photo Meetup -

In this class we will be learning about HRD photography with a focus on how to used it in landscape photography. We will learn what HDR means as well as how to make an HRD image.

All skill levels welcome! As always, the professional photography instructor will be there to provide advice, feedback and tips on how to improve your photos.

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Instructor: Brian Z. Shapiro
$35pp     11 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
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