Photo of the Month – June 2019

Tom and I want to celebrate the great images being created on our workshops by posting a photograph each month from one of our workshops that best captures the environment or people of that location.

Congratulations to our second photographer – Zeralda La Grange

The Story:

“We were at the Yellow Mounds area trying to capture lightning. I turned around and there were great cloud formations. I knew it would be a great black and white image so I used my infrared camera.”

I just got the converted infrared camera back the week before. I wanted to get more into landscape photography so I converted my Canon 6D Mark II to full spectrum infrared and had it astral modified. I said to myself, “It’s going to be the smartest thing I ever did or the stupidest.”

I used a new program to process the image called CLIR (Creative Light  & Infrared). I  have only used it for the last month. It simplifies the infrared post process. My style of photography is trial and error. I am like the kid in the elevator who gets in and pushes all the buttons. I’ll do 4 edits of the same pictures and they all turn out different.”

The Location: 

I loved the versatility of the Badlands. In the morning and evening you have animals and landscapes. There are storms and lightning in the afternoon and midday you can shoot infrared. I was shocked with all the green grass in the park.

The Data:

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 24-105mm converted for infrared, 1/500, f4, ISO200

Photo Tip from the Photographer: 

Don’t be afraid to try black and white. I have always been able to visualize what a scene will look like with black and white. If you are not happy with the colors you are getting, try black and white.

On the Horizon:

The Galapagos Islands – I like the challenge of capturing animals in their habitat

Badlands Workshop 2019
Badlands Workshop 2019


To learn more about the basics of infrared check out The Easy Guide to Infrared Photography


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