First Light

2017 was a year of expansion and diversity, with magnificent photography from our talented students, on location, in the studio and in the darkroom.

Our film photography classes challenged students with new classes in Advanced Printing Techniques, Landscape Photography and Alternative Processes, and saw them produce stunning work in our darkroom. Our ever-popular Print Nights have expanded into Print Days, giving double the darkroom time to our avid group of film photography Alumni.

Digital photography students continued to excel in Light Painting and Street Photography, taking advantage of our Workshops and One on One tuition.

From film and digital classes, to a full range of alternative & experimental darkroom processes for all levels, 2018 promises to be our best year ever.

The Process is the Destination

Andrew Hall, founder of The School of Light, created these one of a kind handcrafted silver gelatin prints for an open studio event featuring new works by Avo Tavitian.

Working with the largest available paper size, and using traditional darkroom methods, these stunning prints not only demand attention, but transform the impact of the photographs themselves and fill the gallery space.

Luminous and tactile, these groundbreaking pieces remind the viewer of the powerful possibilities of film.

See more photographs here

Looking back and moving forward.

From sensitive portraits to dramatic landscapes, 2016 was another great year for the photography students at The School of Light, with some truly exceptional work coming out of our studio and darkroom.

2017 will bring all kinds of challenges, but we look forward to more inspiring work from our talented students, as they document the world around them and reflect its changing times.

See more student work here

The British Are Coming

The School of Light founder Andrew Hall is proud to be exhibiting in a major group show, ‘British Invasion’ which also features work from artists Nathaniel MellorsPhillip Argent and David Hockney

The show marks the 50th anniversary of the original ‘British Invasion’ of 1966, when fresh young bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who stormed the US music charts. 

Showing until January 22, 2017 at the Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in Lancaster, CA, this landmark exhibition celebrates the work of some of the most prominent British artists working in California today. 

Visit MOAH for more.