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" Hello darkness,
my old friend . . .
I've come to talk
to you again."

The Sound of Silence
by Simon and Garfunkel

"i call on the resting soul
of Galileo.
King of night vision,
king of insight."

by Indigo Girls

A Special Event for The Nocturnes Alumni

On September 1, 2010 at 6 pm, veteran Nocturne Lance Keimig will present and discuss his new book, Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark at a special gathering of The Nocturnes on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA. Lance will discuss the process of writing the book, and highlight some of the unique content in this recent volume, published by Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier.

Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark contains the most up to date material available on digital night photography, and is the only text to date to cover the long history of NPy. There is a chapter devoted to full moon photography, and another on light painting, both topics which are generally ignored or brushed over in other books on the subject. The book includes an in depth explanation of dynamic range, noise, and the relationship between exposure and development in digital photography.

Lance will also present and demonstrate a unique application called Enfuse, and a Lightroom plugin that makes it simple to use, both for stacking multiple exposures to create long star trails, and for simply and easily creating realistic looking HDR images.

After the presentation, there will be a location shoot on Mare Island for all in attendance.

This event, held at the Mare Island Museum (1100 Railroad at Eighth St., Mare Island - map at this link), benefits the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation (, a 501(c)(3) Publicly Supported Organization established in 1995. Admission to lecture and night shoot is $20; admission/lecture/night shoot and a copy of the book is $50. For $125, a signed 8.5 x 11 inch print of the cover image from the book will be included with all of the above. Pre-registration is required, and payment can be made online with a credit card or Paypal.

UPDATE: Deadline to reserve Book for this specific event has passed - Visit Lance's Web site to order a copy - - You can still register for the Lecture/Shoot! - either here; or by mail/email. You can call us with any questions.

Payment by check (with email confimation) should be mailed well in advance of
the event to:
Pacific Media Arts / The Nocturnes
Post Office Box 29074
Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
707-645-9860 vox
707-644-4073 fax

“The Night Photography community has waited a long time for a book like this. With exemplary research, concise language, and practical examples, Lance Keimig has
painted a fascinating picture of the why - as well as the what, where, and how - of
Night Photography. . . . This text should definitely find its place on your bookshelf,
nestled in between monographs by your favorite Night Photographers.”

(Tim Baskerville, Director, The Nocturnes)