Nocturnes: May Full Moon Workshops

Rush Ranch (#19) -- by Joe Reifer

Rush Ranch (#19) — by Joe Reifer

(Canon 10D — 6 minutes at f/8, ISO 100)

Rush Ranch Night Photography Workshop

The replica of a Patwin Native American dwelling was photographed in 2004 during the Nocturnes Rush Ranch Night Photography Workshop taught by Tim Baskerville. This one-night workshop is a great chance to learn more about night photography and light painting in a supportive environment. The location offers an interesting glimpse into what the tidal marshlands of the San Francisco Bay area looked like not that long ago. There is also a small boneyard with an old truck, weather vane, and farm equipment. And the visitor center is a 1930 Sears & Roebuck kit house. Fifty-six full moons later, I’m headed back to Rush Ranch next Thursday, May 7th, for the 2009 Rush Ranch workshop. Registration closed on April 29th, but there were a few spots available — if you’re interested, definitely contact The Nocturnes to inquire about signing up! [Workshop info page and registration form]

San Francisco Night Photography Workshop

Next week is also the start of a more comprehensive 4-night Nocturnes San Francisco Workshop. The S.F. workshop meets at Fort Mason, and Tim Baskerville’s history of night photography presentations are superb. The classroom time covers both film and digital night photography techniques, and then you go out and shoot. Locations include Fort Mason, The Presidio, and the Marin Headlands. I will be attending the fourth follow-up night on May 16th to talk about night photography post-processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. There are a still a few spots available for this workshop, and next week’s weather forecast is looking good! [Workshop info page and registration form]

2 thoughts on “Nocturnes: May Full Moon Workshops”

  1. A bit of an update here, Joe – the ‘Kit House’ still stands, but the previous caretaker’s home (not much to look at) was razed a few years ago and a newly-constructed, spacious Nature Center was put in its place – that will be the site for our class work, coffee, beverages, etc. for the ‘Shop on May 7.

    To give you some idea of the place, here are some images, done at night, of the Rush Ranch Nature Center:

    See you there!

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