Joshua Tree Full Moon Night Photography Workshop
with Tim Baskerville and Lance Keimig

Dates: Friday, May 13- Sunday, May 15; 1pm until late
Tuition: $900
Advance Registration: due by April 20, 2011
Location: Cap Rock, Live Oak, Hidden Valley, etc., other points in Joshua Tree National Park


This exciting new 3-night course is being held May 13-15 at locations within Joshua Tree National Park. The first meeting is held on Friday, May 13 (location of conferences, TBA) and includes an overview of some recently published "night work," as well as classic reference texts, and some hard to find out-of-print monographs. This session also features a slide show outlining the long history of Night Photography, focusing on famous practitioners, 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 discussion of technical considerations, and students are encouraged to bring previous work done nocturnally for evaluation.

The following night (Saturday, May 14) we meet again at 3pm for another slide/lecture (some contemporary practitioners) and a discussion of technical material. The rest of the night will be spent shooting within the Park, emphasizing much longer exposures, and "painting-with-light' techniques.

The third night will be spent photographing on location at additional locations within Joshua Tree National Park under the illumination of the Full "Flower" Moon. There is even the possibility of a Guest Lecturer for this special Workshop - if we can work out some of the logistics! There are plenty of daytime activities that Workshop attendees can participate in, surveying the various historical, cultural, and geological attractions the Park has to offer, and the Visitor Center is a good starting point. You might even bring your camera along to do some "daylight photography!"

This workshop will be jam-packed with both field and classroom instruction. We will be in the classroom each day from 1 to 5 pm each day. After a short dinner break, we’ll head to a different location in the park each night. Participants can stay out shooting as long as they, or their camera’s batteries, hold out. While in the field each night, photographic techniques and creative inspiration will be discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. During classroom sessions we will focus on developing our images with Adobe Lightroom while also studying historic and contemporary night photographers. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and observations. Each day will have a critique of the previous nights work. Daily schedule for this three-day/night Workshop runs from 1 pm to midnight – and later!

Emphasis will be on evaluating existing lighting situations and exposing specific films accordingly. Supplemental lighting possibilities will be discussed and demonstrated. Transparency, b/w, and color negative films will be discussed and compared. This is an intensive workshop limited to 15 participants who will be closely supervised on location.

Students will provide their own equipment and are expected to be familiar with basic photographic techniques. An equipment and film list will be provided upon receipt of deposit, along with a detailed time schedule and itinerary.

A copy of Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark (by Lance Keimig with Scott Martin, 2010 Focal Press) is included in this workshop. The 256 page book combines a wealth of information from our 15 years of teaching night and digital photography workshops. The book also includes contributions from Dan Burkholder, Steve Harper, Tom and Troy Paiva and others. In this book you’ll find history, theory, and lots of practical instruction on technique, all illustrated with clear, concise examples, diagrams and charts that reinforce the text, plus inspiring color and black and white images from the author and other luminaries in the field.

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals. Camping is available at sites within the Park, but you need to reserve early.

Please print the form below, fill out (keeping a copy for your records) and mail with appropriate fee (to be RECEIVED by April 20, 2011) to:

Full Moon Night Photography Workshops
The Nocturnes / Pacific Media Arts
PO Box 29074
Presidio of
San Francisco, CA 94129
Phone: (707) 645-9860
FAX (707) 644-4073

For additional information email us at workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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Pacific Media Arts and The Nocturnes reserve the right to change faculty or cancel courses as necessary. Refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee to cover time and other costs are available until the payment due in full date. You can make a deposit at any time, but space is available on a first come basis. Payment is due in full by April 1, 2011. You can still sign up after April 1 if there is space available, but you need to pay in full at that time. If you need to cancel after April 1, 2011, you will be refunded the amount you paid, less the $300 deposit. If the workshop is cancelled for any reason, you will receive a full refund..

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