Scott Martin and Lance Keimig produced this six minute documentary video by San Antonio based Walley Films to illustrate what the workshop experience is like.
The Night Skye website is named for Lance’s son Skye, who is named for the Isle of Skye in western Scotland.
In 1989, Lance moved to San Francisco to study with Steve Harper at the Academy of Art University after exhausting all of the photography courses in Baltimore, MD, where he had been introduced to photography a few years earlier.
In 1997, Lance co-founded The Nocturnes Night Photography Workshops with Tim Baskerville in San Francisco, and has been teaching workshops and classes on Night Photography and Light painting ever since. In 2000, he developed a college level semester course for the New England School of Photography in Boston, along with advanced Night Photography and Light Painting courses. In 2003, Lance founded the Mono Lake Photo Workshops which has produced an annual Night Photography workshop there every year since, and two Night Photography Festivals in 2006 and 2011.
Also in 2003, Lance developed an itinerary for a 2 week photo tour to the Isle of Skye and Orkney, and has leads groups of photographers on annual trips to Scotland’s islands. His tours are open to photographers of all levels, and provide one on one instruction in the field for both film and digital photographers. These small group tours are always planned around a full moon, and the groups photograph at night as much as during the day. He occasionally offer tours to the west of Ireland, and other international destinations which also feature both day and night photography.
After meeting in 2007, Lance and Scott Martin began teaching several workshops a year together. The combination of Scott’s 20 plus years of digital photography experience combined with Lance’s 25 plus years of night photography experience provide a powerful and rewarding experience for their students.
In 2010, Lance’s first book, Night Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press to wide acclaim. The book, in which Scott Martin served as the technical editor (and then some), is now in its third printing, and has been translated into five languages. Lance is currently working on a follow up book for Focal Press.
Lance has also taught for School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as leading night photography workshops across the U.S. for organizations such as the Texas Photo Society, The Houston Center for Photography, and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. From 2005 to 2010, he was the curator of Harvard University’s Three Columns Gallery, which premiered the night photography exhibit Darkness Darkness in 2008.
Lance Keimig’s photographs are held in numerous public, private and corporate collections, including: The Art Complex Museum In Duxbury, MA, The Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, The Grace Museum in Abilene, TX, State Street Bank, Fidelity Investments, Paramount Partners, Hitachi, Rayovac, and 3 Com.
If you are looking for Lance’s portfolio site, please visit: LanceKeimig.com