"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.11 No.2
"Fortunately, art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world, endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh." - Allen Ginsberg

Friends of The Nocturnes,

We would like to remind you of a couple of events, as we head into the "high season" of Night Photography (NPy) in the San Francisco Bay area.

We are pleased to announce a NEW course - "The Advanced Digital Nocturne." Led by Mark Jaremko and Tim Baskerville, and held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, on Saturday September 26, 2009 - details at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/advanced.html. This seminar is perfect for all Nocturnists out there, who have taken one of our classes or workshops - and is highly recommended for anyone making the transition from filmed NPy to the digital realm. Deadline to register is Aug. 31, 2009.
Registrations are now being accepted for our annual trek to Death Valley - 3 nights - from October 30 thru November 1 - with Tim Baskerville. Read a review of this workshop in the Los Angeles Times.

Pre-registration is required no later than September 15, 2009.

All the details can be found at:

Image, right: Badwater, Study 1, Death Valley ©Tim Baskerville

The complete fall schedule of workshops is at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops.html

Finally, the deadline for submissions to our latest online show, The Panocturnists has been extended - to October 22, 2009. Please consider entering work - this show promises to be another good one, judged by Chris Faust (www.chrisfaustphoto.com) and with your enthusiasm, participation, and support will lay the groundwork for a new self-sustaining parallel Web site - www.thepanocturnists.com; a blog - http://thepanocturnists.blogspot.com/; and a Flickr group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_panocturnists/

Speaking of Flickr - have you been keeping up with developments there, with The Nocturnes? We now have a number of Flickr NPy groups, organized by locale, serving as aids to all our students and associates in their continued study of NPy. Go to The Nocturnes Web site for a full listing - http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/flickr_groups.html

We hope you find the time to participate in one or more of these upcoming events, but mostly we hope you have more time for Night Photographyin the warmer days (and longer nights) of high season!

Susan Nichols
Tim Baskerville

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