Los AngelesSan FranciscoJoshua Tree • Santa Fe • Rush RanchAngel Island UC Berkeley Extension
santa fe Nocturne
With Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes - Dates in 2017 to be announced soon!
Dream Date 8
Dream Date #8
©Tim Baskerville

"We traveled through this land a thousand years ago
We were the first to see the purple skies
I wondered round the desert in a mask of gold
I left a thousand things for you to find

"I left my home where your houses stand
I left my gold where your highways ran
I lived my life on what you call your land
I left my soul in the aztec sand"

Aztec by Brian Setzer - from
"The Knife Feels Like Justice" Elpee

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (CLICK! to enlarge)
©Tim Baskerville

santa fe trail
The Long Shadow of Midday
©Tim Baskerville

Dream Date 16
Dream Date #16
©Tim Baskerville


The Place

Santa Fe is the state capital of New Mexico, "The Land of Enchantment" ("Tierra del Encanto" in Spanish). It is the oldest state capital (founded 1607, as capital of Spanish territories), and the highest, at 7000 feet. Set in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the climate is mild, with an average high in September of 80ºF (low of 50º). Taos, with its vibrant arts and crafts scene
is only a 90 minute drive north of Santa Fe; while Abiquiu, and Ghost Ranch
(an area that was home to artist Georgia O'Keeffe) is about an hour's drive, also north.

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.

bonanza ranchSaloon by Tim Baskerville

On our first night, we will photograph around the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe - where there is just the right amount of available and mixed lighting at night. 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 Harvest Moon. Valles Caldera National Preserve and the Santa Fe National Forest are closeby and afford us ample opportunites for Night Photography (NPy) as well.

Tuition & Schedule

Tuition is $900 - with pre-registration, one month before start of Workshop

The daily schedule for this three-day/night Workshop runs from 2pm to 11pm - and later! This includes PowerPoint lectures, "A History of Night Photography," discussions of technical considerations, and critiques of work done during (or prior to) the Workshop - before we go out to photograph each night.

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


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. Payment by PayPal is available - simply email or call us for login info for the transaction.

Additional Information

We hope you can join us!