Tim Baskerville

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About Tim

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 twenty years, and currently teaches night photography at U.C. Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, U.C. Santa Cruz, and the College of Marin. He has taught at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco; and the Cape Cod Photographic Workshops on Cape Cod. He has written articles about Night Photography for Camera and Darkroom, the Friends of Photography with Nazraeli Press, and Photo Metro magazine.

He originally curated The Nocturnes, a Night Photography exhibit, in 1991, and founded the subsequent critically acclaimed web site, thenocturnes.com, in 1996. In addition to workshops and classes in California, he conducts a photographic workshop to the West of Ireland. His work has received many awards, and has appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions in this country and abroad.

Tim did a great job with the diverse skill levels of the participants. In addition to his photographic knowledge he also has a lot of knowledge of the area, its culture and history. Olcan is definitely a cultural treasure trove of history, geography, myth, and humor. 

— Maureen B.

Tim was available for as much (or as little) instruction as was needed on an individual basis. He is an excellent photography leader, and a great guy. Olcan is the BEST! Really enjoyed him as a tour guide, musician, and person. This was a wonderful experience, a lot was packed in to the 10 days we had.

— Ed Hamilton

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 instructor, 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 alone.” 

— A. Frazer

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 The Nocturnes.” 

— K. Schreiber