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U.C. Berkeley Extension

Jeanette Butler-Scott, 2002

C. Sarnoff, 2002

Night Photography X407.7 (2 semester units in Architecture)

The history of night photography is nearly as old as the medium itself. The first known nocturnal images are daguerreotypes of the moon, dating back to the 1840s. Although nearly all photographers have, at some time, pointed their cameras at the night sky (or the sidewalk), very little has been written about this exciting genre of photography, and study of the nocturne has therefore been limited.

In this course you will learn how to gauge exposure by artificial light sources, as well as by the light of the full moon. In addition, you will develop your own "alternative vision" over the span of the course, in a portfolio of nocturnal work. Locations include some of the most scenic and interesting "mixed-use" areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Fort Mason, the Presidio, and the Marin Headlands, as well as various East Bay locations. Enrollment is limited.

Images on this page are by students of the U.C. Berkeley course.

Leslie Peters, 2002

Intermediate Photography X2 or X4 or equivalent experience.

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

Fall 2007 dates and times:
10 evenings

October 2, 9, 16, 30, 2007;
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2007;
December 4; Tuesdays, 7-10pm; and (to take advantage of a full moon), October 27; Saturday, 7-10pm.

The Historic U.C. Berkeley Campus, Wheeler Hall Room 24, in Berkeley, and various East Bay locations.

Register online (enter the above EDP#) through U.C. Berkeley's Web site