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Big Island Nocturne
With Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes - July 31 to Augsut 1, 2015
Aloha Dream Date #2
©Tim Baskerville

"There's the perfume of
a million flowers
Clinging to the heart
of old Hawaii
There's a rainbow following
the showers
Bringing me a part of old Hawaii

"There's a silver moon
A symphony of stars
There's a hula tune
And the hum of soft guitars.

"There's the trade wind
Sighing in the heavens
Singing me
A song of old Hawaii."

A Song of Old Hawai'i by
Bing Crosby from the
"Black Moonlight" album

Dream Date #1

Dream Date #1
©Tim Baskerville

The Place

The Island of Hawaiʻi, popularly known as the "Big Island" (to help distinguish between the island and the 50th state) is the site of our newest Full Moon Night Photography Workshop!

The Big Island is 93 miles (150 km) across, with a land area of more than 4000 square miles, and is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Mauna Kea is the highest peak in the Hawaii Islands (13,803 ft (4,207 m) above sea level) earning its reputation as one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observation. The average high temperature during the day in August is a comfortable 83°F, followed by cooler nights at around 70°F! All this - and more: volcanoes, rain forests, trade winds, surfing, stargazing, no off-season, and rich cultural and historical treasures.

This is the dramatic landscape we visit, during the Full "Blue" Moon - to photograph the nocturnal beauty of Hawai'i! Our home base for most of the Workshop is the harbor town of Hilo where we meet for a classroom session on the first night, followed by Night Photography (NPy) around "Old Hilo Town." The second night, following classroom section in the Village of Volcano, we photograph at such sites as Volcanoes National Park and Kilauea caldera.

This Workshop includes "A History of Night Photography" lecture - a 90 minute program, in which we travel from Daguerreotype to digital, in a decade-by-decade survey of night photography and the technological advances that made it ever more possible and popular in the modern psyche. It is always an informative, entertaining and inspiring program!

Tuition & Schedule

Tuition is $300 - with pre-registration no later than July 1, 2015. The daily schedule for this two-day/night Workshop runs from 2pm to 11pm - and later! This includes PowerPoint lectures, discussions of technical considerations, and critiques of work done during the Workshop - before we go out to photograph each night.

Participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals. Links to Lodging information can be found here.


To register for this workshop use this Registration Form - which you can print out, and send or FAX in with your deposit to Pacific Media Arts.

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Additional Information

We hope you can join us!