December 31, 2002
"I've always loved The Nocturnes and deeply respect
all your efforts on photography's behalf. Happy New
(Brian Kelly, Gallery
Director, Grand Rapids, Michigan)
February 17, 2005
"Just spent some time poking around The Noctures website.
Great! Love the images. So refreshing to find a group
of photographers who are so interested in . . . photographs.
You guys inspire me to do more along these lines myself!"
(Brooks Jensen, Editor, Lenswork
Publishing, Anacortes, Washington)
April 30, 2002
"As I sit in an internet cafe in Claremorris, having
driven the Irish roads for nearly 100 miles without
killing anyone (despite one unplanned detour on a
roundabout ten or twelve miles outside of Shannon)I
wanted to post a few words of thanks. "Tim and Lance,
you're simply tops. This was my third workshop with
you two, each better than the last. Your abilities
as photographers, your commitment as teachers, your
warmth as friends, are beyond compare. "And Olcan,
what can I say? A week ago, when I met you, I thought
to myself that this is someone I'd feel lucky to call
a friend. A week later, I feel like I've just said
goodbye to a member of my family."
(Michael Quinn of San Francisco, from Claremorris,
February 19, 2005
"Thank you for continuing to lead The Nocturnes, organize
shows and events, and be an able spokesperson for
Vias, Berkeley, California)
June 30, 2005
"Your site is a masterpiece!"
Olivier, Bordeaux, France)
May 23, 2007
"Wish I'd known about your Web site long ago. Fantastic.
Will definitely follow from now on. Isn't the internet
wonderful! (You even quote David Crosby from the If
I could only remember my name elpee!)"
(David Burke, Journalist, Norway)
November 3, 2007
"The 2007 FotoClave Commitee and the many attendees
thank you for your inspiring teaching, and sharing
your beautiful photographs with us"
Board of Directors, Burlingame, California)
August 16, 2002
"I wanted to thank you again for the class. I enjoyed
it tremendously. I plan on making night photography
a regular habit."
(Marc Babsin, San Francisco, California)
October 29, 2007
"Thanks for putting together another fun AlumNight
event. I know it entails a lot of time and hard work.
These events are very enjoyable and always unfold
without a hitch. Mare Island is an interesting location,
and it's neat to get "behind the scenes," as you have
enabled us to do for each of these events. I just
wanted to say thanks."
(John Monore, San Francisco, California)
February 7, 2006
"What you are doing for photography is wonderful!"
Goekjian, Athens, Georgia)
September 14 , 2002
"And since I'm here, I might as well thank you for
sharing your passion for night photography and creating
a community of likeminded [people]. I am excited about
the class and the learning, imagemaking and sharing
that lies ahead."
(Betty Walker, Berkeley, California)
November 13, 2006
"Thanks for a great workshop; it has opened up for
me a new area of opportunity for my photography that
I knew nothing about. I am now very excited to start
experimenting with it."
(Jose Urena, Southern California)
May 27, 2005
"I've been visiting your website for many years and
found it to be such an excellent resource for my students.
Thanks for all the good information. I especially
enjoyed the interview with Michael Kenna."
Mitchell, Educator, Southern California)
January 19, 2003
"Before taking the Nocturnes workshop, I had been
shooting at night "solo" for about two years. But
the inspiration and enthusiasm that I took home from
the workshops took my night photography to a whole
new level. The best things about the Nocturnes workshop
were the slide shows of both historical and contemporary
night photography, the enthusiasm of the instructors,
and personalized instruction during the three great
night field trips. Also, this was the only photography
workshop I've taken where I really enjoyed my time
shooting with the group, instead of wanting to get
it over so I could get home and work on my photography
(Andy Frazer, San Jose, California)
December 20, 2001
"Thanks again . . . you should be very proud of all
the night photographers you have launched into the
(Carol Henry, San Francisco, California)
May 8, 2004
"My negatives are delightful, just haven't had time
for the darkroom to print anything. Really a very
good workshop, opened up a whole new vista. Inspired
me to finally go out and get a digital camera (Nikon
D100 SLR - my Nikon lenses fit) - so spending time
learning that was good."
(Dave Clark, Orange County, California)
October 11, 2007
"I never did get a chance to thank you for teaching
the course at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts a few
weeks ago. You are a patient and wonderful teacher
and I appreciate all the help. It definitely inspired
me to get out there and do more photography. thank
(Judi R., San Francisco, California)
January 1, 2003
"I look forward to my continued association as a Nocturnes
Alum. Thanks for the UC
Berkeley Extension class, and the opportunities
you gave me to show work publicly."
(Howard Spielman, San Francisco, California)
September 25, 2001
"I submitted some work to a Nocturnes show, and afterward,
they asked if I would be willing to donate some digital
images to their permanment collection, in which I
was honored to do. I believe The Nocturnes give night
photographers a forum to share ideas and techniques,
as well as an opportunity to see wonderful work of
the known and unknown artists in night photography.
Again, I feel blessed by their generosity to me -
as many people get to my site, via The Nocturnes link,
as do folk just looking for Stu Jenks on the Web.
Plus they are nice people as well."
Jenks, Tucson, Arizona)
January 18, 2003
"I've had a few instructors at UC Berkeley Extension
- only Tim continues to keep in touch with his students,
forwarding call for entries, chances to have further
exhibitions, and continuing education via the website
(Karen Schreiber, Palo Alto, California)
June 6, 2007
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for [hosting]
The Nocturnes Web site. If it weren't for your Web
site, I probably wouldn't be interested in photography
and certainly wouldn't know that night photography
(James Gallimore, Holmes Chapel, England)
January 19, 2003
"The Nocturnes participate in the cultural life of
the City, they get out there and reach out to people.
If someone hasn't thought of doing night images before
meeting The Nocturnes, they surely will after. The
Nocturnes are a significant force for change."
(Christopher Church, Montara, California)
September 11, 2004
"I wanted to thank all of you, who put together and
have maintained this site over the years. I found
it by accident a few years ago when I was researching
how to image a meteor shower . . . and the night bug
bit me. I continue to draw thought and inspiration
from your site and just wanted to say thanks."
(Doug Clark, on NightTalk,
the message board of The Nocturnes)