Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paca Garden in Infrared


Here is something warm and wonderful when the winter winds are blowing.  I took this photo of the Spring House at the Paca Garden with my digital camera modified for infrared images.  It has taken me awhile to find my “voice” with infrared photos.  I am still exploring.  I have found the best combination is in both the shooting and post processing of the images.  I love doing infrared images and creating photos with intense color.  If you want to learn some of the techniques I used enroll in our Workshop in Annapolis.  See the link for the Workshops below.  Tech Data: Image created April 27, 2012, Nikon D200, with a Tamron 18-250 mm f 3.5 lens, ISO of 200, exposure was 1/80 second at f 13.0.  Infrared does not expose the same as normal light.  You need to use your histogram to see if it is a good exposure. The best combination is a tungsten white balance, and a RAW file.  I processed the file first in Lightroom and then reversed my red and blue channels in Photoshop.  I then enhanced this image with a Topaz filter.

Enjoy something warm and wonderful and have a great week!

I welcome your comments.

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Our Inner-Artist

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I am passionate about Igniting the“Inner-Artist Excitement Spark” we all have inside by using photography techniques. Most of us found tremendous joy while creating a variety of art as children, and then as we grew older, many of us lost that joy because we were encouraged to develop our logical left-brain more than our creative right-brain. Isn’t it ironic that in the business world we need to think “outside the box”? I know that we are all capable of producing beauty; it’s just a matter of re-awakening that creative spirit. Photography can be as exhilarating and fun as that new box of Crayola Crayons we got as a kid. For me, teaching others how to take their photographs from simple snapshots to works of art that they love is an awesome experience.

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