In remote darkness we descended the stairs to the Point Reyes Lighthouse. Droplets of water hung to everything in the dense fog. Sounds seemed muffled; even the savage Pacific Ocean breakers could barely be heard.
My night photography workshop participants might have preferred a clear night, but we were privileged to be at the western most in the continental United States with the antique fresnel light turned on. The dense fog diffused the light and created an otherworldly sense of mystery and awe.
Being the leader has some advantages: I snapped this photo using a 1/2 second exposure before heading all the way down.
Workshop notes: My next Point Reyes Night Photography workshop is now definitely scheduled for Friday, October 9 through Sunday, October 11 (I originally thought the workshop was going to run later in October but ran into scheduling conflicts around using the historic Coastguard Boathouse as the base for the workshop).
No promises, but autumn can be a good time of year in terms of the weather on Point Reyes. If you are interested, I’d suggest early registration, as these workshops do sell out. To register, call Point Reyes Field Seminars at 415.663.1200, extension 373 (online registration isn’t available yet).
We’ve extended the early bird discount for my Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19 creative Digital Post-Processing (Photoshop) workshop. Until May 31, 2009 the 10% discount applies, bringing the tuition down from $345 to $311. To receive the early bird discount, you must pay in full by check or using the online registration form.
Odds and Ends: In addition to my regular email newsletter, I’ve started a new email list intended for professionals who are interested in photography, digital graphic arts, and my work. I’m going to be sending out no more than three emails a year to this list, and they will be short and to the point. Please drop me an email with “Pro List” in the subject line and your name, company, job title, address, and phone if you’d like to be added to this list.