June 8, 2022
Complicated equipment and light reflectors and various other items of hardware are enough, to my mind, to prevent the birdie from ever coming out.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson
June 8, 2022 From 11:00am – 1:00pm & 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST
If you are considering taking the “plunge” and converting a camera to capture Infrared, or want to know how to get the most from the converted camera you already have, this is a must do class!
(Note: you do not have to have an IR camera for this class. Files will be provided in this try “before you buy” workshop.)
More than half the energy from the Sun (a really, really, really big thermonuclear device) arrives to our planet in the form of infrared radiation. We can feel this light but it takes a special camera to be able to see it. But it is not the heat of the light you are photographing. It is the light caused by the outcome of the heat.
With the advent of digital cameras being able to be converted to shoot in the IR spectrum, what was once an incredibly difficult and very no intuitive and decidedly uncreative process (that being composing, focusing and metering through a piece of black glass), is now in comparison the simple job of just point and shoot.
Now the question is how DO you shoot this entirely new world? What are the considerations of lighting, tripod, bracket or not to bracket what is the best way White Balance and most importantly what is the best way to optimize and enhance your DSLR-IR file to ow to get the best tonal range, edge detail, glow and noise effects.
In this hands-on workshop Vincent Versace, will explore in-depth the diverse and dramatic world of creative possibilities opened up by shooting in Infrared. From the “classicist” all infrared images are best in Black and White to “why just stop at grey” and a discussion of everything in between this will prove to be a well heated discussion of technique and aesthetics.
Vincent will go through all the considerations from raw file to file workflow in adobe photoshop/Lightroom and several other RAW processors to make the most successful image from a DSLR camera converted to capture in the Infrared spectrum. Vincent has over 15 years of experience working with cameras modified for digital infrared and has shot extensively all around the world in IR.
The goal of this workshop is to guide you through different in-field Shooting techniques and in-lab Photoshop / Lightroom techniques, leading to the creation of your perfect Infrared images – both landscape and portrait.
Before class starts:
If you need to withdraw from a virtual workshop, please inform us at least 7 days before the day of class and we will refund your payment, less a 10% withdrawal fee. No refund of payments will be made if you do not notify us of your withdrawal 7 days prior to the start of class unless a replacement is found to fill your vacant space. If a replacement is found we will refund your payment less the 10% withdrawal Fee. Please note that no refund of any fees will be made for no-shows or withdrawal after a workshop begins.