Erin Mahoney

Photographic Educator and Fine Artist

San Francisco, California


Professional info

I am a photographic educator and fine art photographer interested in creating photography through digital capture and historical photographic printing processes.  I currently teach photography courses in San Francisco, CA.

Work experience

Rayko Photo Center | San Francisco, CA​ | 2013 - present

Creating, teaching, and implementing historical printing processes and photography at a dedicated photographic center and gallery in the heart of San Francisco.

The Art Institute of California | Sunnyvale, CA​ | 2013 - 2015

Creating, teaching, and implementing photography and graphic design courses at the undergraduate level to students of all ages at a private institution.

Home Trends, QCI Direct, Inc.​ | Rochester, NY | 2009 - 2011

Studio photographer shooting products and designing layouts for three distinct catalogs that reach more than 45 million customers.


Responsibilities include working under tight weekly deadlines to achieve successful imagery across catalogs, adapting to new situations, and communicating properly with merchandisers, art directors, and graphic designers on a daily basis.


Adobe Creative Suite




Mac and Windows OS



Canon Digital SLR systems

Nikon Digital SLR systems

Studio Lighting



Large and medium format digital and analog systems

Large format printing

Print output

   Digital negatives

   Color management and profiling

Analog camera systems

Traditional B&W wet darkroom

Color Darkroom

Historical printing processes


   Van Dyke Brown

   Gum Bichromate

   Salt Printing


   Wet Plate Collodion



Contemporary printing processes


   Plastic camera

   Polaroid transfers

   Gel transfers

   Mural printing


Genesee Center for the Arts​ | Rochester, NY | 2008 - 2011

Instructed students of all ages and educational backgrounds in the basics of digital photography and digital photo manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.


Academy of Art University​ | San Francisco, CA | 2011 - 2013

Master of Fine Arts degree in photography with honors. 

Some highlights include:

Graduate Student Representative for MFA Photography Program.

Teacher's assistant for historical photographic printing class.

Held a solo exhibition of Another Me in San Francisco, CA.


Society for Photographic Education

American Photographic Artists


Rochester Institute of Technology​ | Rochester, NY | 2006 - 2009


Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Professional Photographic Illustration with honors