Gokden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
Dates: Friday - Sunday, September 16 - 18, 2016
The first meeting is held on Friday at Fort Mason Center and includes an overview of recently published "night work," as well as classic reference texts, and hard to find out-of-print monographs. This session also features a slide show outlining the long history of Night Photography, focusing on famous practioners, as well as equally important, though lesser-known, pioneers of this exciting genre of photography, and a discussion of "Why you photograph at night?"
In addition to these areas of general interest, there is a lengthy discussion of technical considerations, and students are encouraged to bring previous work done nocturnally for evaluation. Tim will discuss in depth some prints of his on display - many done on-site in the GGNRA - to aid participants in their immediate 'foray' into the dark, with emphasis on the "mixed" lighting situations that one finds while working at night, as well as tips to "mixing" your own varied light sources, and the in-camera "dodging" technique of controlling the overall contrast of a night scene on film, or with digital cameras.
Finally, several hours (or as late as participants want to stay out photographing) will be spent shooting the architecture, rolling hills, and waterfront areas around Fort Mason.
Saturday night, after a second class session, will be spent photographing in San Francisco's newest National Park, the historic Presidio of San Francisco. The third night we photograph on location in the Marin Headlands, mostly under the illumination of the Full "Harvest" Moon.
Emphasis will be on evaluating existing lighting situations and exposing accordingly. Supplemental lighting possibilities, such as "light-painting," will be discussed and demonstrated. Digital NPy. as well as the use of transparency, b/w, color negative films, will be discussed and compared. This is an intensive workshop limited to 12 participants who will be closely supervised on location.
Students will provide their own equipment and are expected to be familiar with basic photographic techniques. A Suggested Equipment list will be provided upon receipt of payment. Accommodation assistance and tourist information is available.
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Pacific Media Arts and The Nocturnes reserve the right to change faculty or cancel courses as necessary. Each tuition includes a $50 non-refundable registration/cancellation processing fee. Returned checks are subject to a $30 service charge. The balance of the tuition is refundable - 2 weeks before start of the event (September 2), and only by written request to Pacific Media Arts (snail-mail) AND The Nocturnes Web site (workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com). There will be NO REFUNDS AFTER THAT TIME.
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