Introduction to Night Photography on Mare Island

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Intrigued by night photography?  Learn how to make proper exposures in the dark, both by the light of the moon and by existing artificial light.



Mare Island Museum

We start at the iconic Mare Island Museum (a photographic treasure in itself) for an introduction to the former Naval Shipyard and the presentation portion of the workshop. Then we hit the field for night photography throughout the historic core of Mare Island—from 6:30 to 11 pm—of the usual and unusual 100 to 150 year-old brick buildings, massive ship building equipment and structures, historic mansions and military artifacts in park-like settings.

Upon completing this workshop, participants should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of low-light situations—from relatively short exposures illuminated by ambient or industrial light and streetlight—to longer exposures of ten minutes or more. Film and digital capture will be discussed and compared.
A "Suggested Equipment List" will be sent to enrolled participants prior to the workshop.  The only prerequisite for the course: Students should know how to use their specific cameras in the dark (with full manual control via remote or cable release) and have a firm grasp of the basic concepts of photography.

Instructor: Tim Baskerville

Tim BaskervilleTim has been photographing the night for over 25 years.  He is the Director of the Nocturnes Night Photography Group and he will lead participants on a closely supervised nocturnal adventure exploring the historic Mare Island Naval Shipyard (listed on the National Register of Historic Places). For more information about the group and Tim’s work, visit The Nocturnes Web site:

URLs of interest:
Mare Island Museum
Tim's recent work from Mare Island
Mare Island on the National Register of Historic Places


May 18 2019 5:00 PM   through   11:00 PM
1100 Railroad Avenue
Vallejo, CA 94592
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Member $ 140.00
Non-Member $ 190.00

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