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Infrared Photography - A How To Guide

Now that I have your attention, let me tell you about the image that you're looking at.

Some months ago Adventures in Photography sponsored a field trip to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. One of the participants posted the above image. I was so taken with the image that I contacted the photographer that produced this image and asked him to present a workshop on what he did and how he did it.

He (Miguel Mongui) said yes.

I'm delighted to be able to offer everyone a chance to attend a workshop on Infrared Photography.

This presentation will teach you everything you need to know to take infrared images with your existing camera equipment.

Miguel Mongui, our presenter will share his knowledge and techniques on March 21st, 2014, at the VFW in Saddle Brook, NJ. located at 44 Market Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

Here's an outline of what you can expect:

Presentation outline: 

INFRARED  PHOTOGRAPHY

This seminar would focus on Infrared photography done with  infrared filters. This is the cheaper way to do it since converting a camera will be expensive and permanently,  meaning that you will not be able to take regular pictures with your camera anymore.

The seminar will be divided in 4 parts:

1) INTRODUCTION

Infrared Photography Introduction

Equipment, Camera options (how to check if your camera can capture IR light), Filters, Tripod, Lenses (Issues), Remote release, What and when to shoot.

2) SETTING UP THE CAMERA

We will review camera settings for IR such as white balance, Aperture, ISO, Shutter speed, focusing  & stabilization

3) PRE/PROCESSING THE IMAGES

White balance calibration (before post production)

How to download DNG profile editor from adobe labs 

Converting the image to DNG

Exporting the camera profile

 

4) PROCESSING IN LIGHTROOM / CAMERA RAW (full demonstration) and

POST PRODUCTION IN PHOTOSHOP  (full demonstration)

CONCLUSION


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  • Jay G.

    Sounds like the subject matter will discuss using IR Filters vs. converting the camera to IR with companies like LifePixel and the like. Am I wrong?

    October 29, 2013

    • Janet B.

      Thanks Martin - I did find Miguel and he responded by leading me to two links. Sorry to bother you but at the time I wrote I was unable to find anything. Looking forward to Muderella!

      April 21, 2014

    • Martin J.

      Janet, Muderella should be a great event. Just look at Mike Pillow's images to see what can be done.

      April 22, 2014

  • GLORIA A.

    Great presentation Miguel.

    March 25, 2014

  • Darius

    ...if you are looking to buy Hoya R72 infrared filter please check http://newjersey.craigslist.org from time to time I purchased one yesterday for $30...ebay prices were much higher..time to take my first IR shot...thanks Miguel for the inspiration...

    March 23, 2014

  • JoanB

    Miguel’s program was extremely helpful. He presented the information in a very organized manner. I really appreciated the detailed handout and I also appreciated his willingness to answer all questions and to repeat information as requested. Excellent workshop… thanks, Miguel.

    March 23, 2014

  • Miguel M.

    I just want to thank everybody for your kind words and for coming to the seminar. I am glad I was able to share some of my experiences in IR photography.

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Miguel made a great presentation of IR photography. Lots of good information on this topic. His examples were straight forward and easy to follow.

    March 22, 2014

  • Alyce P.

    Miguel gave an excellent presentation! Now to figure out which way to go - either convert camera or get filter.

    March 22, 2014

  • CLINTON H.

    My first presentation. Well done. Thank you Miguel.

    March 22, 2014

  • Peter N.

    Miguel did a great job, covering all the factors involved in Infra Red photography with an IR filter for producing images from a regular digital camera. Many thanks for lots of info and a great presentation.

    March 22, 2014

  • Diana F.

    I never had a strong interest in IR photography and came to this program just to learn about it. After this great presentation, however, I am ordering my IR filter today. After Miguel showed us the shots with hot spots, I wondered about whether I'd have a problem with the lenses I own. I found this website which rates different lenses for their IR performance. It is interesting to note that some of the most expensive lenses perform poorly and some of the least expensive ones do very well.

    http://dpanswers.com/content/irphoto_lenses.php

    Thanks, Miguel. You've opened up a whole new vista for my photography.

    March 22, 2014

  • Alan G.

    Well done Miguel!!!

    March 22, 2014

  • Glenda E. J.

    It was great. Very informative with clear examples and instructions on how to do it on your own. Good presentation.

    March 22, 2014

  • Linda K.

    Great presentation, Miguel. Appreciate your efforts on our behalf. Marty, convenient venue. First time here. Easy access on and off highway. Thanks to both you guys for an enjoyable evening.

    March 22, 2014

  • Darius

    Gr8 job Miguel - Thank you.

    March 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job. Thanks Miguel. I have some homework to do now...

    March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Thank you.

    March 21, 2014

  • Rudy F.

    The presentation was great

    March 21, 2014

  • Lani

    I learned a lot!! Miguel did a fabulous job walking us through everything he does to make an infrared image, step by step. I'll definitely try it out!

    March 21, 2014

  • Janet B.

    I've had two IR converted cameras. One is deep B & W but my newest one is false color. I'm having issues with processing the false color. I know many people are asking about attending that have IR converted cameras but I hope you can answer this question. Would the processing portion of the program be the same for an unconverted camera as a converted one? I have no problem just coming for the rest of the program but I am really interested in the processing portion. I'll await your reply. Thanks Janet Bongiovanni

    March 17, 2014

    • Martin J.

      Martin,
      I don't have experience with converted cameras but for what I know the post processing would be the same one for filter and converted cameras. Once you have the photo file it has to be run thru camera raw and photoshop and I will cover that in the seminar.

      Miguel

      1 · March 17, 2014

    • Janet B.

      Thanks Miguel I thought the same but just wanted to have another opinion.

      March 17, 2014

  • Rudy F.

    It will be on Infrared photo techniques using a filter not a converted camera.

    December 4, 2013

  • Ming-Kong L.

    I think Miguel will be talking about taking IR images using the IR filter and then subsequently about processing the images. For if a camera has been converted to take IR, then there is nothing to talk except composition, type of subjects and post processing.

    December 4, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Yes it can be used for IR. i guess the qurstion is will he be concentrating on filters, conversion, or both.

    October 29, 2013

  • Jay G.

    Sorry but Not really..... I am not sure if he is talking about using an actual IR filter over a lens or using a camera that has been converted. I converted an old D70 and I want to be sure its appropriate for this session. Thx!

    October 29, 2013

    • Martin J.

      Jay, I want to make sure I understand your question before passing it along to Miguel for an answer. As I understand, you want to know if your converted D70 can be used to take IR images and if the information presented at the workshop applies to the D70 as well as other camera bodies. Is that right?

      October 29, 2013

  • Rudy F.

    I will be there. Love to learn how to shot infrared. See you then Miguel

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will love to attend but i do not even know what i am doing 2 weeks from now never mind in 2014 have to wait till it gets closer

    October 29, 2013

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