are so many night photography websites on the internet, that maintaining this
page has become unmanageable. Many of the sites that I used to link to no
longer exist. I'm in the process of re-updating this page. If I did not
include your link (and if you're willing to link back to my site), please
PUBLISHED NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHERS AND INSTRUCTORS
Nocturnes. This is the place to get started. The Nocturnes is a vast
collection of information about night photography. This site includes a
comprehensive collection of instructions, tips, interviews, links and lists of
books on night photography. They also host great night photography workshops
and on-line photography contests. I can personally vouch for the quality of
their great night photography workshops, which are usually held in San
America is an outstanding collection of
night photographs of abandoned buildings in the southwest United States. Troy Paiva uses colored
flash equipment to illuminate buildings photographed under a full moon. And, for good
or bad, Troy is
the person most responsible for getting me hooked on night photography.
Lance Keimig is one
of the founders of The Nocturnes Workshop series and has his own website of
fine art night photography. Lance teaches night photography classes in Boston.
MA, and leads photography trips to destinations such as Ireland, Scotland and
other points in Europe.
Michael Kenna is
the most widely-published night photographer. His low-light
photographs of the ocean and lakeshores are unbelievable.
Tom Paiva is a professional free-lance
photographer in Southern California specializing in night photography of the
specializes in B/W night photography. His site includes a great
section that goes into some detail about the his darkroom technique.
Todd Hido is a very successful
Bay Area photographer who has done some outstanding color night photographs of
suburban neighborhoods. If you catch someone photographing your house at
night, it's probably Todd.
Jeff Brouws wrote one of the landmark books in night photography:
Inside the Live Reptile Tent. He now has a lot of that work, plus more, on
is the home of Alan Delaney, the author of another of the landmark
books on night photography: London After Dark. Along with the canon of
Michael Kenna's books, Alan Delaney's book has had the biggest influence on my
Schwab: really high-class black-and-white night photos of Iceland and the Michigan,
Lesch was one of the pioneers of light painting at night. Check out his
book Expansions, if you can find it.
Kelly, also from Michigan, focuses on B/W urban night photography. Brian
is best known for his book of night photography on Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mathew Donovan Lennert
has worked in B/W around the U.S., and has recently
settled back in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Neil Folberg composites
black-and-white night landscapes with long-exposure night skies.
has some beautiful long exposure work, much of it along the Massachusetts
another Nocturne, has a new site with night photographs from Angel Island and
the Marin Headlands.
another Nocturne, has taken the interesting approach of using a Holga for her
sold me some colored gels, by mail, three years ago. Last year, I finally had
a chance to go shooting with her. Her website has a lot of nice work
from Alameda, CA. You can find more of her work
has been very busy shooting in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've personally met
three new night photographers through Joe.
Tom Morrow was the only person willing to go shooting with me at Half Moon
Bay one cold, foggy summer evening. He has an amazing ability to find night
shots in spots that I never notice.
Steve Walsh had done some great light painting work in the Bay Area.
Rikki Feldman seems
to have no fear of abandoned buildings. Great photographs of night locations
that I never recognize.
Mark Jaremko's work
ethic is an inspiration to all of us. Sometimes he "stops by" after work at
10pm to start shooting.
Moore has some spectacular B/W night photographs, many from the Bay Area.
Thomson: great night photos from ghost towns and abandoned mines from Alberta, Canada.
Kyo Suayan has done some beautiful black-and-white night work along the
edge of the San Francisco Bay.
Spielman has done some great work with long-exposures of traffic; often
taken from within his car.
Stu Jenks has some great
photographs from the desert, many taken under the full moon and a Zippo lighter.
I love Stu's home page with his random thoughts and anecdotes about
Christian Waeber has done some great square-format night work in, I think,
Cape Cod, Mass.
Doug Miller's Midnight Exposure
has great night photos of Cincinnati, Indianapolis and the Bay Area.
Frye has another outstanding gallery of desert plant life and
archeological ruins illuminated with colored flashes.
Jason Mullins has some
great b/w work from Mendocino County, CA.
Mark Warren, another Bay Area Nocturne, has a
great aptly-named site called
I recently met Marcus Kaz, who has a great
website of night
photographs and a photography blog.
John Vias, who has done some great
night work around Berkeley, CA. Make sure you check out his Artists Statement,
which eloquently captures the essence of, especially for many of us, night
Color of Night is a new website from another San Francisco Nocturne, Marc
Babsin. His work focuses on architectural night photography.
Sharon Lowe has
a great collection of night photographs from Boston, many of which were taken
Christian Waeber has some great
night photographs of the "Big Dig" project in Boston, Massachusetts.
is Vance's site of moody, B/W night photographs from Virginia.
29 Moons is John Connor's new site, from
another Nocturne, has some great night photographs of San Francisco and Paris.
Brockaway, another Nocturne, has a new website with some great new
black-and-white night photographs.
another Nocturne, has some stunning color night photographs including Sutro Baths.
Last, but not least, if you would like to see more of my photographs,
especially more recent (and un-edited) work, please visit my