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