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Working In Another Light - Mastering Infrared Photography

Each masterclass is a combination of teaching camera craft and visualization in the field and image assessments and post processing in a classroom setting.

The ver­sa­til­i­ty of infrared is quite sim­ply unmatched and the tonal vari­a­tions in the fin­ished pho­tographs can far exceed what you can achieve from a stan­dard colour raw file con­vert­ed to black and white. See­ing is lit­er­al­ly believing!This work­shop will delve deeply into every aspect of black and white infrared land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy. The ver­sa­til­i­ty of infrared is quite sim­ply unmatched and the tonal vari­a­tions in the fin­ished pho­tographs are often com­pared to a print that has been made by a mas­ter print­er in a dark room. If you Google Infrared Pho­tog­ra­phy, you will see exam­ples of what is com­mon­ly per­ceived to be infrared pho­tog­ra­phy and you will be pre­sent­ed with high con­trast images with lit­tle tonal vari­a­tion often tak­en in the summertime.

This mas­ter­class is designed to go way beyond the reg­u­lar infrared pho­tog­ra­phy. Dur­ing this work­shop you will gain an under­stand­ing of how to recog­nise what will make a great infrared pho­to­graph and learn how dif­fer­ent sub­jects will ren­der in infrared tones. You will also learn to recog­nise the sub­tlest of vari­a­tions in light and how these will effect your final pho­to­graph and how to take advan­tage of these as the light changes. The pow­er of infrared on over­cast days and inclement weath­er is some­thing that has to be explored to be believed and many pho­tog­ra­phers are often sur­prised to learn that grad­u­at­ed neu­tral den­si­ty fil­ters are sel­dom need­ed. Because we are work­ing with a cam­era that can see light that the human eye can­not, the slight­est vari­a­tion in light can make a vast dif­fer­ence to the fin­ished image. At first this will be a rev­e­la­tion and soon lead to a com­plete­ly new way of see­ing the landscape.

Being out with your cam­era and learn­ing all of the above is only part of this excit­ing jour­ney dur­ing this mas­ter­class; the post pro­duc­tion work and image edit­ing is the oth­er huge­ly reward­ing aspect. Because of the impor­tance of the dig­i­tal dark­room’ in the mak­ing of fine infrared images, half of this work­shop will be indoors where we will cov­er every aspect of con­vert­ing the image to true black and white and teas­ing out the sub­tle tones, teach­ing you the art of fine infrared print mak­ing. Each per­son on this work­shop will go home with a fin­ished print from their time with us!

Paul Gal­lagher and Michael Pilk­ing­ton have pio­neered infrared land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy over the past eight years by offer­ing two day work­shops in the Lake Dis­trict enti­tled Learn Infrared Pho­tog­ra­phy’. They nev­er trav­el any­where with­out their infrared con­vert­ed cam­eras and infrared pho­tog­ra­phy has become an inte­gral way they pho­to­graph the land­scapes of the world. They are also the authors of the much acclaimed ebook In Anoth­er Light’ which demon­strates and show­cas­es their approach to infrared pho­tog­ra­phy. If you want to expe­ri­ence and learn what could be a whole new aspect of your land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, then this work­shop is a must.

This is a mas­ter­class, and for this rea­son the group will be lim­it­ed to four pho­tog­ra­phers only so plen­ty of one to one time can be spent with every­body. If you want to learn from mas­ters in this field about the pur­suit of infra-red land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy, then this work­shop is for you.

"If you want to experience and learn what could be a whole new aspect of your landscape photography, then this workshop is a must."

3 Days

A maximum of 4 photographers

The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, a combination of teaching camera craft and visualization in the field and image assessments and post processing in a classroom setting, two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) and transportation during the workshop.

We take a printer to the workshop and will post process and print some of your images to take home with you.

Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.

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Working In Another Light - Mastering Infrared Photography