The practice of photographing at night did not begin with digital SLRs and the phenomenon of Flickr. From the very beginnings of photography, adventurous souls have overcome numerous technical obstacles, producing haunting imagery that evoked the almost primordial draw of the nocturne. As night photographers find themselves in another period of enormous technical change, it is important to investigate, study, and understand the long history of night photography.
In this workshop we travel from Daguerreotype to digital, in a decade-by-decade survey of night photography and the technological advances that made it evermore possible and popular in the modern psyche.
This three-hour course includes detailed PowerPoint presentations, lecture handouts, and discussion of important texts (past and present) that dealt with night photography.
Your Instructor: Tim Baskerville
Tim has been photographing the night for over 25 years. Director of The Nocturnes, he will lead you on a “Magical History Tour” – traveling through the “timescape” of night photography. For more information on the History of Night Photography, visit the Resource page of The Nocturnes Web site: TheNocturnes.com