Santa Fe Nocturne - Full Moon Night Photography Workshop

Days/Times: TBA (we're shopping venues fo classroom sessions)
Tuition: $900 - with pre-registration, one month before start of Workshop
Location: Santa Fe, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Instructor: Tim Baskerville

This exciting 3-night course is being held in Santa Fe, Abiquiu, and surrounding areas in Northern New Mexico. The first meeting takes place in downtown Santa Fe, 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 several PowerPoint presentations 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 in Night Photography (NPy), and students are encouraged to bring previous work attempted nocturnally for evaluation.

Tim Baskerville will discuss in depth some of his images - to aid participants in their immediate 'foray' into the dark, with emphasis on the "mixed" lighting situations that one finds while working at night in developed areas. We'll discuss tips to "mixing" (while composing) your own varied light sources; as well as the in-camera "dodging" technique of controlling the overall contrast of a night scene on film or on the sensor of digital cameras.

Following this first classroom session, we will photograph around the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe - where there is just the right amount of available and mixed lighting at night. Several hours (or as late as participants want to stay out photographing!) will be spent shooting the architectural and landscape features to be found in Santa Fe.

Most of the early classroom sesions of this workshop take place in highly 'walkable' downtown Santa Fe, where one finds such attractions as the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum, St. Francis Cathedral, and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

On nights two and three, we travel to such sites as the Bonanza Creek Movie Ranch, Rio Grande Gorge (part of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument) and the area around the village of Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch - as we enter progressively darker regions, relying mostly on the illuminaton of the Full "Red" Moon. Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Santa Fe National Forest are closeby and afford us ample opportunites for NPy as well.

Emphasis will be on evaluating existing lighting situations and exposing accordingly. Supplemental lighting possibilities will be discussed and demonstrated. Digital, transparency film, b/w, and color negative films, will be discussed and compared. This is an intensive workshop limited to 12 participants who will be closely supervised by the instructor, 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 full payment, along with a detailed time schedule and itinerary.

Lodging and Meals
Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals. Tourism and accommodations information is available upon request.

Please print form BELOW, fill it out (keeping a copy for your records)
and fax in with appropriate fee (to be RECEIVED one month prior to start of Workshop) to:

Full Moon Night Photography Workshops
The Nocturnes / Pacific Media Arts
PO Box 291
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: (707) 645-9860
FAX (707) 644-4073

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

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