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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform 
Class meets 10am-5pm ET

“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

If you 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 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 not very 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 how to get the best tonal range, edge detail, glow and noise effects.

In this 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 and several other RAW processors to make the most successful image from a DSLR camera converted to capture in the Infrared spectrum. Vincent has more than 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 techniques, leading to the creation of your perfect Infrared images – both landscape and portrait.

Images:  ©Vincent Versace

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Instructor: Vincent Versace

Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

Instructor: Mickey Strand

Mickey Strand, Navy Photographers Mate Chief Petty Officer retired, is a working Photographer & instructor living in San Diego, Ca. He is enjoying his second career after 24 years of active service, traveling and shooting with occasional teaching stops for ACME educational, Maine Media Workshops, and Madeline Island School of the Arts.