Want to chat with other night photographers? Check out the Nocturnes message board.

Night photography workshops and classes are available in California from Tim Baskerville, and in Massachusetts from Lance Keimig.

Night photographers can't live without this: Paul Carlisle's moon phase calendar..

Also useful are FlDC's sunrise/sunset data, and ExpTech's sunrise/sunset data.

Intellicast has a good satellite image to check out the cloud cover for the Bay Area.


Night photography in the San Francisco Bay Area can be very unpredictable due to weather.  Before loading up the car and hitting the road, check out the weather on some of my favorite California web cams:



Berkeley - LHS
Boulder Creek - Inst HeartMath
Half Moon Bay - San Gregorio
Mendocino - Agate Cove
Monterey - Cannery Row
Monterey - McAbee Beach
Monterey - Monterey Bay Aquarium
Newark (Not always up-to-date)

NEW San Francisco - Lots (
      Includes: San Francisco, Concord, Martinez, 
                    Richmod, Milpitas & San Jose!!!

San Jose - SJSU
San Jose - Lick Observatory
San Rafael
Santa Cruz - Harbor

Santa Cruz - Steamer Lane
Sausalito (Scroll down for current cam)

A good source of reliable webcams is WeatherBug's InstaCam site.

Web cams seem to appear and disappear faster than any other resources on the Internet.  If any of these links go dead, please let me know.


If you're photographing near the ocean, another useful resource is tide charts:

     Monterey Bay, CA
     Point Reyes, CA