Boston Infrared Capture

Essentials of Infrared Photography and Post-Processing Workshop

2 Part Workshop


So, you have an infrared converted camera or shoot with infrared filters. Perhaps you have been considering venturing into infrared photography and want to learn what is required to shoot and process infrared. 

Digital cameras have made infrared photography accessible. You will learn how and why infrared photography is fantastic creative tool in your photographic toolbox.

 

OVERVIEW
We will begin by photographing the Boston Public Garden, the jewel of Boston. It is a large botanical garden in the heart of Boston with beautiful trees, a pond, the famous swan boats and statues. It is surrounded by classic architecture of the Back Bay and Beacon Hill. The Boston Public Garden is part of the Emerald Necklace and is the first botanical garden established in the US.

 

You will learn the importance of white balance and how it affects your images. You will learn how to properly set the white balance in-camera (if your camera has the option) as well as setting it properly during post-processing. We will discuss the various types of infrared filters and how they render photographically. You will learn to visualize a scene in infrared and understand how infrared light affects a scene. We will identify best practices to photograph in infrared and how to handle infrared raw images in post processing.

There is so much more to extract from that funky infrared RAW image than just black and white.  Regardless of which wavelength(s) your images are photographed in, much more can be obtained from the raw image. Infrared can be a challenge to shoot and to process. This workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge to master it and turn your captures into beautiful surreal art. 

Prerequisites

An infrared converted camera or a regular camera with a 720nm infrared filter.

Don't have a converted camera or IR filter? Not to worry, I can loan you a 720nm filter.

Optional but recommended: ND filters and tripod, shutter release.

For Post-Processing Workshop

Photoshop, and some knowledge of layers.  Not a Photoshop user? Not a problem. Contact me for alternate software you can use to process infrared.

The post processing session will be recorded if you cannot make it to the online session live.

You will receive materials with step by step instructions and video tutorials.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

Students who complete this class will be able to capture and process infrared images.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

All levels of photographers will benefit from this course.

Part 1 - On location shoot
Date: Saturday, May 7th **
Place: Boston Public Garden

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Part 2 - Post-Processing

Date: Sunday, May 8th

Place: Interactive Online Session
Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Registrants will have access to the recorded Zoom class.


Cost: $200 (No refunds)*
Maximum 6 participants.  

*If you are sick or feeling unwell (please stay home), I will gladly give you a credit towards a future class.

**Rain or Shine

Notes

  • Make sure to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Consider bringing wide angle or standard zoom lenses, and a telephoto zoom lens.

  • Tripod a must if using a regular camera with an IR filter and a shutter release.

  • Bring snacks and water.

  • Bring fully charged camera batteries and memory cards.

  • Wearing of a mask requested regardless of vaccination status.

 

For more information, contact Silvana Della Camera at silvanadphoto@gmail.com

Registration