May 20-24, 2018:
Great Smoky Mountains, TN
“The Other World of Infrared Photography, including
The Interpretive World of B&W and the Surreal World of Long Exposures”
$1,650, limited to 6
Late spring is one of the best times to photograph the Smokies. The trees are leafed out, which is great for infrared. The water is flowing nicely and there can be blue skies and puffy white clouds, which is great for long expousres. And there are buildings and large rocks on rivers edge for graphic B&W interpretations. In other words, this is a perfect location for this specialty workshop. This specialty workshop, while concentrating on infrared photography, also touches on extreme long exposures and B&W interpretation/ processing.
Here’s the routine:
May 20 – Opening night
Introductions, snacks, and presentations specific to our topics. Q&A and discussion will be addressed throughout the meeting. We will check the weather many times a day to see what is happening throughout the park in order to get the best conditions for infrared, long exposures, and good subjects for B&W.
May 21 – 23
We will get you to the best possible locations for infrared, long exposure, and BW into late morning. After a group breakfast, we’ll be in the classroom processing your images, focusing on efficient and interpretive workflow ideas and techniques to realize your vision.
May 24 (morning)
We can spend this time in class, in the field, or a short combination of both. It depends on how we feel as a group.
I’ll be covering the following:
Traditional and Interpretive processing
The best light for infrared photography
Using an infrared filter on a color camera
Color/ infrared blend
Blending with special efex software
Lenses and hotspots
Processing and pro tips
Photoshop vs. Plugins
Processing and pro tips
How to calculate
– By hand
– Using an app
When to use different filters
Camera preparation and settings
What to bring:
A laptop with Photoshop installed and any other plugins that you like to use. FYI: I use a mac and in addition to Photoshop, use Macphun’s Intensify, Aurora HDR, Topaz Impression, Jixpix Aquarella, and Tony Kuyper’s Luminosity Masks.
A converted infrared camera, a regular color non converted camera. Optional: Singh Ray iRay 690 filter.
All lenses and gear you would usually bring.
Any neutral density filters you have. Mine will be available to you if needed.
Tripod and cable release.
Personal critique service
To continue your learning beyond the workshop, all participants may add three months of Tony’s personal photo critiques, via email, for just $600. With this service, you’ll receive helpful, informative critiques of 20 of images per month, as well as liberal email support for questions and advice.
Frequent attendee discount
If you take more than one of our workshops in the same workshop year, you’ll receive a 10% discount on your second workshop and 15% off on three or more workshops.
The workshop fee is for instruction only. All other expenses, including transportation, accommodations and meals are the responsibility of the participant. A $250 deposit is required to confirm your registration after receiving your registration forms. The full balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.
Deposit and balance paid will be fully refunded if cancellation is made prior to 60 days before the workshop start date. No refunds will be given if cancellation is made less than 60 days before the workshop start date. It is advised to get trip insurance.
Rain refund policy
Presentations and critiques will continue as usual if it should rain. NO discount for one rain day. Two rain days = 10% discount on next workshop. Three rain days = 15% discount on next workshop. Only applies if rained in for the full workshop day, not including the opening night presentation or the final morning of the workshop.
NOTE: Only ONE discount may be applied per workshop