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Gualala Arts Workshop
Introduction to Night Photography
Instructor: Tim Baskerville

Friday - Saturday
July 11 - 12, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 12:00 midnight

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Register by:   extended to: July 10, 2014; after that, check availability
Tuition:   $300 members; $330 non-members
Materials list:   Materials for Night Photography workshop

This workshop is for people who would like to learn how to make proper exposures (either film or digital) after dark, both by the light of the moon and by existing artificial light.

Point Arena Lighthouse at Night, photo by Richard Skidmore
"Point Arena Lighthouse at Night" © 2011 Richard Skidmore

Upon completing this workshop, students should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of lighting situations, from relatively short exposures illuminated by ambient or industrial light and streetlight, to longer exposures of ten minutes or more. Emphasis will be on evaluating existing lighting situations and exposing accordingly; using supplemental lighting as needed. Films and digital capture will be discussed and compared. This is an intensive workshop, and participants will be closely supervised on location.

Origination point for the workshop is Gualala Arts Center where we meet for brief lectures, before our field work. Photo locations for this workshop will include various locations along the Mendocino-Sonoma coast. The only prerequisite is that students know how to use their specific cameras (with full manual control and locking cable release), and have a firm grasp of the basic concepts of photography.

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"My approach to teaching night photography, while using current digital equipment to its full advantage, is decidedly low-tech. I believe it is best practice to get it all (or as much as is possible) done 'in-camera' - keeping the post processing at a minimum."

- Tim Baskerville

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The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.