Night Photo- When The Lights Go Out

10/17 – 10/31, 2020
Sat, 10:30am – 12:30pm PST

Course Description

This Online course delivered via Zoom/PowerPoint/email support and self-guided fieldwork is for photographers who want to learn how to make proper film or digital exposures. Class meets Saturdays starting October 17, with a “virtual walking tour of Mare Island”, with its historic 150-year-old Officers’ Mansions, military artifacts, and massive ship-building equipment. A lecture follows covering the extreme contrast ratios, atmospheric conditions, lighting sources, focusing techniques, and equipment choices found in Night Photography. The practice of “light-painting,” as well as trends re: nocturnal subject matter, and an annotated History of NPy – will be discussed. With material emphasizing the art of long-exposure/Night Photography as well as the science – student fieldwork consists of photographing in familiar, Socially Distant places. Upon completing this workshop, students should be comfortable photographing in a wide variety of low-light situations.


Info for course will be emailed to students prior to class starting date.

Dates and Time

October 17 – October 31, 2020
Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm, PST
3 Sessions

Class Platform

Online / Self-Guided Social Distancing Fieldwork.

We will NOT be meeting in the evening on : 10/24

Class Number


Class Fee



*Registration opens: Sep 21, 2020, 10am PST
*Last day for registration: Oct 10, 2020, 11:59 pm PST

Instructor Bio

Tim Baskerville, B.F.A., received his degree in photography and liberal arts from the University of San Francisco. He has been photographing for more than 25 years, and currently teaches night photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco and Berkeley, U.C. Santa Cruz. and the College of Marin. He has taught at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco; and the Cape Cod Photographic Workshops on Cape Cod.

Tim has written articles about Night Photography for Camera and Darkroom, the Friends of Photography with Nazraeli Press, and Photo Metro magazine. He originally curated The Nocturnes, a Night Photography exhibit, in 1991, and founded the subsequent critically acclaimed Web site – – in 1996. In addition to workshops and classes in California, he conducts a photographic workshop to the West of Ireland, once a year. His work has received many awards and has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions in this country and abroad.