One on One Online Training – 30 min Session

4.94 out of 5
111 customer reviews
(111 customer reviews)

$40.00

Prefer learning with an instructor? Then you will love our training sessions. Sit in the comfort of your own home and learn live, one on one via online screen share. We can even use your photo/s to show you what YOU want to learn.

Just enter some details on what you want to learn and if you like to supply your images to give the instructor some time to prepare for your session accordingly.

New optional add-on: We can create a video recording of your training session as a video file download, that you can watch and replay anytime you like.

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Product Description

Prefer learning with an instructor? Then you will love our training sessions. Sit at the comfort of your own home and learn live, one on one via online screen share. We can even use your photo/s to show you what YOU want to learn.

Just enter some details on what you want to learn and if you like supply your images to give the instructor some time to prepare for your session accordingly.

Scheduled on Central Time (CST/CDT) & shown below –  you need to adjust for your time zone.

Training topics can include:

  • Basic adjustment (tones, levels, contrast, brightness)
  • Color Channel swapping
  • Burning and dodging
  • Selective Desaturation
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) image creation
  • Working with Filters & Plugins
  • Layering and Layer masks

About the instructor: Dan Wampler – LifePixel Creative Director

Dan Wampler is an internationally published digital artist living in the Midwest. He has spent most of his career in the Photography industry,  and has literally trained thousands of photographers. Dan became interested in digital Infrared photography a little over 10 years ago, and since then has had work in numerous gallery exhibits and in several publications including Shutterbug magazine. He currently has an image on the cover of a bestseller in Tokyo. Dan teaches Infrared image capture techniques, and digital image Post Production techniques online.  No matter what your experience level is, he can help you get the most from your Infrared photography.

Some of Dan’s Before & After Images:

You can view some of Dan’s IR work in his infrared gallery and read his articles on his author page.

Contact Info

Please direct all training related inquiries to Dan Wampler, Life Pixel Creative Director.
By Phone: 866-610-1710 ext 5
By Email: danwampler@lifepixel.com

Training Session Policies

Cancellations/Rescheduling Policy

Because of the one on one nature of our training sessions each time slot is reserved only for the individual that booked it, therefore we must strictly enforce the policy below. This policy applies to both the complimentary and paid sessions.

Client Preparedness: It is the client’s responsibility to read/watch all provided specifications and instructions, such as how to connect to your training session, equipment and internet service speed requirements. We highly recommend acquiring, downloading, installing and testing all necessary software and equipment well in advance of your scheduled session. We are always glad to help with any questions or issues you encounter during this process if contacted well ahead of your session but ultimately, it is your responsibility to be prepared for your session. Late arrivals or missed sessions due to technical difficulty will not receive special treatment and policies below will still be enforced.

Missed Sessions/No shows: If you flat out miss a session without contacting us in advance to reschedule then your session will be considered complete/forfeited. We cannot reschedule or refund missed/no show sessions.

Late Arrivals: Arriving to your scheduled session late will leave you with less total time as we cannot continue your session beyond your session time slot. Else, we ourselves will be late to the next scheduled session with another client and therefore the time you miss by arriving late is lost and cannot be made up or applied toward another session.

Rescheduling: We realize that situations occur that may prevent you from attending your appointment, and we will make an attempt to reschedule you into an open slot, if available. However, you MUST contact Dan Wampler (your instructor) at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session.
Due to lost time and limited availability we cannot reschedule a session more than once. If you miss or cannot attend your rescheduled session it will be considered complete/forfeited.

Cancellations/refunds: All session booking orders are final and non-refundable. 30 minute complimentary sessions are only available once per qualifying conversion order per customer and cannot be purchased separately.

Video File Add-On Policy

Availability: Training session videos are only available for purchase at the time of your original booking order and cannot be added or purchased later.

Delivery: If you ordered your session with the video file option then we will record your session, process the file and make the finished video file available to you via download link within 5 business days.
Your session video download link will be active for 30 days, giving you plenty of opportunity to download, verify file integrity and make a backup copy for safekeeping.
After 30 days the link and file will be deleted and will no longer be available.

Disclaimer: In case of rare technical failure or malfunction which could result in failure of video recording, your sole remedy is a refund of the video file add-on price of your training session.

How To Connect To Your Training Session

111 reviews for One on One Online Training – 30 min Session

  1. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Harlan Crowder (verified owner)

    I’ve been making IR photos for awhile, mostly monotone. I recently had an Olympus EM1 converted with the Super Color option. I was interested in learning some tips and tricks for using the 590nm filter.

    Dan Wampler was very helpful. He shared two take-aways that have completely changed my approach to IR photography:

    1. The importance of accurate RAW conversion for color/IR image files.

    Dan pointed out that Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) in Lightroom does an okay job of RAW conversion, but the best results can be obtained using the camera company’s proprietary conversion software. For my Olympus camera I compared ACR conversions with conversions on the same image using Olympus Viewer 3. For images made with the 590nm filter, the results were striking; the Olympus software gave a much more robust result with richer tonal variations. The extra step slightly complicates my development workflow, but the results make it worthwhile.

    2. The importance of accurate white balance for IR images.

    I had always used the Adobe DNG Profile Editor for making a custom white balance preset for my IR cameras. It worked fine for monotone images. But for super color shots, the static custom white balance isn’t adequate. For the best results with super color, you really need to measure the light color at the time of exposure, either from some element in the exposure or with a grey card. So now my IR kit includes a small grey card that I shoot before shooting an IR scene. In the RAW conversion software I neutralize the grey card image and use the resulting white balance measurement to neutralize the IR scene image. Again, the results are striking — rich tonal and color variations that give lots of options for image manipulations in Photoshop. Capturing the light color with the grey card complicates the image-making process, but it’s worth the effort.

    If you get an IR conversion with Life Pixel, take advantage of the offer to spend 30 minutes in conversation with Dan, the IR Guru. I bet you’ll learn something you didn’t know. I did.

  2. 5 out of 5
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    Gerry Davis (verified owner)

    I purchased a used camera and 720nm IR conversion from LifePixel, and enjoyed a 30-minute tutorial with Dan Wampler about 1-month after my camera arrived. The tutorial was informative, useful, enjoyable, and gave me some new approaches to explore. Dan quickly appreciated my areas of need and offered constructive suggestions about these issues. I look forward to continuing to explore IR photography and the new world beyond the visible light specttrum!

  3. 4 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Richard Miller (verified owner)

    Great experience. I learned first off, that I misunderstood what the conversion would do. My experience with full spectrum photography needs to be updated substantially. Most important lesson in this first class was research RAW data as a science. I did not understand what I was looking at in Photoshop RAW and Sony’s proprietary ARW format. Having a capable RAW editor is most important. The second thing I learned is conversion of a RAW file into a file that can be edited in Photoshop and what that means is also critical. Good job.

  4. 5 out of 5
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    Luiz Braga (verified owner)

    The session was very important to introduce me in the IR possibilities. Dan was patient with my fair english and I thank him very much.

  5. 5 out of 5
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    Cynthia (verified owner)

    This is my initial experience with IR and Dan’s training scession was very helpful. He is patient and generous with his knowledge and time. I am looking forward to practicing with my new tools and will be register for additional classes.
    Thanks so much Dan!

  6. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Bambie Olorvida China (verified owner)

    Dan Wampler is a pro in IR photography but never fails to share his knowledge to beginners like me.He mentioned that I’m the first atteendee from China so I was really excited throughout the session. Highly recommend others to attend the 30 mins session that Dan and Lifepixel is providing. Looking forward the chance too Attend Dan’s workshop soon. Some of my IR works after Dan’s session can be viewed in my IG account :pinasfotography

  7. 5 out of 5
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    Kim (verified owner)

    Dan was an excellent instructor, generous with both his time and sharing his knowledge of all things IR. He takes time to ask questions and listen to your top questions to make the session perfectly suited to your needs. Dan provided a lot of tips and information in the session to help me make the most of my new found love of IR. In a short amount of time, there was a lot of information on shooting, work flow, and tools to help support making the best images one can. Dan’s enthusiasm for his work certainly comes through from his first hello! I signed up for more training sessions as I know they will be so beneficial to the goals I have for myself. Thanks for everything Dan!

  8. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Bill Banning (verified owner)

    I’m completely new to IR photography (in camera or post-processing. Dan provided just the right info to get me started and made sure my questions were answered. This 30-minute lesson was a perk I wasn’t aware of before sending my camera in for conversion. It added another positive dimension to an already positive experience with LifePixel.

  9. 5 out of 5
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    jockg (verified owner)

    very helpful. thanks Dan for your guidance. Lifepixel has great customer service too. real people, not actors.
    I will post a few IR pics on Instagram @jocksphotos and jocksphotos.com some new, some farther back (scroll)

  10. 5 out of 5
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    Lauri Burkons (verified owner)

    My half hour session with Dan was amazing. He helped me understand some of the settings and how they affect IR photography – especially the f/stop and white balance. He gave me lots of tips during our conversation that will save me time while shooting and during processing. I am ready to experiment! I might even convert another camera in the future.

  11. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Joseph Murphy (verified owner)

    Could not be happier with my LIfe Pixel camera conversion, my time with IR instructor Dan Wampler was the icing on the cake! Super knowledgeable and a wonderful instructor, Dan got right down to business taking me through his recommended workflow and answering every question i came armed with. I was stunned with the results of my first outing with the camera and use of Dan’s post processing workflow, IR photography has opened a new world of creativity for me. Thanks Dan!

  12. 5 out of 5
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    Terry Ochse (verified owner)

    Was a great session. Dan gave some extremely useful tips to get up and going.

  13. 5 out of 5
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    travis (verified owner)

    Great! Dan was super helpful, answered all of my questions and offered me tips to improve my photography. Best of all the session was completely geared to what I wanted to learn about. Super efficient and a great time. Thanks Dan.

  14. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Eric M Hilton (verified owner)

    I recently purchased a New Fuji X-E3 camera body to have converted to the standard IR filter as I wanted to focus more on B&W IR.
    I already had Daniel, at LifePixel, convert my Fuji X-Pro1 to enhanced color IR, but wanted to do less post production to get great B&W IR.
    I scheduled a 30 minute training session with Dan, and sent him some questions and images for discussion. He was more than happy to take his time to make sure I understood the question and answers. Dan was excellent to talk with and gave easy to understand feedback and suggestions, and helped me with any issues I was having with learning IR.

    I live for photography, and was a NYC commercial photographer and the corporate industrial photographer for one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. But Inferred photography is such a different learning experience that its important to have someone with experience explain it.
    If you are planning on entering the world of IR, I highly recommend LifePixel for the conversion and taking a training course with Dan. you will not regret it

  15. 5 out of 5
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    Ryan L. Holderman (verified owner)

    The training session was a great introduction to IR photography. I appreciate the patience Dan showed in answering my questions and making suggestions that helped me understand how best to use my newly converted DSLR camera. Thank you!

  16. 5 out of 5
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    Sally Foster (verified owner)

    I want a small camera converted to IR to take on trips. Daniel at Life Pixel suggested a Sony camera and I had it converted to super color. I am very comfortable with Nikon cameras but had never handled a Sony. I signed up for Dan Wampler’s 30 minute training session. Dan asked what questions I had and very patiently he took me through the various steps I would need to take. He offered additional tips for taking the pictures and for processing them. He was very knowledgeable and understanding and above all patient. He shared some of his Africa photos with me –which was helpful because I am heading there shortly. It’s a whole other way of seeing!

  17. 5 out of 5
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    Les Manse

    I have a number of Infra-Red cameras and enjoy the process and the results. Dan’s training session was very helpful for answering the many questions for which there just isn’t anyone whom you can ask. He has the broad knowledge of a pro shooter and is willing to answer questions on just about anything photographic. This session was very helpful towards ironing out the things about which I was uncertain. Good job, and thank you.

  18. 5 out of 5
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    Pradeep (verified owner)

    A great way to start your journey down this exciting new path. Dan was very patient and helpful in explaining how to take the first steps and how to end up with beautiful images. Thanks Dan.

  19. 5 out of 5
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    Jay Linsenbigler (verified owner)

    I have had three training sessions with Dan so far and I’m sure I’ll have more once I have a bunch of infrared photos and adjustments to show him for critique and suggestions. Dan is the best, can’t recommend him enough. Fantastic!

  20. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Francis Greaves (verified owner)

    I have been taking IR Images for over 20 years. I switched to digital IR in 2009, but have never got the WB sorted out, I always seemed to get a bit of a Red cast in my Pre WB.
    I changed the filter to Super Color this month, and took advantage of this tutorial with Dan. By using the LifePixel site and chatting to Dan I have now got this sorted. Nice blue foliage now.
    I am a pure Linux User, so do not have Photoshop, I use Darktable Software (similar to Lightroom) for my RAW File processing and Gimp as well. It is challenging trying to find ways to simulate Dan’s excellent Photoshop Actions without Photoshop, but it does keep my little gray cells working.
    I found the tutorial very useful, learning some very handy tips from Dan. Also really useful to chat to someone who understands Digital IR so well.
    Thank you Dan!

  21. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Francis Greaves (verified owner)

    I have been taking IR Images for over 20 years now. Switched to Digital IR in 2009, then changed the filter to Super Color this month. I was having major problems with the White Balance, always getting a red cast, but by using the LifePixel site, and taking advantage of Dan’s excellent tutorial I have got it sorted.
    I am somewhat at a disadvantage being a pure Linux User, so do not have Photoshop, but I am finding that darktable is a great tool for managing my RAW files, and then finding ways to simulate the great Photoshop actions Dan provides is entertaining to say the least. Gimp & darktable suite me. Not so easy, but keeps the little gray cells working.
    Keep up the good work, and nice to be able to chat to someone who understands Digital IR so well.

  22. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Moski (verified owner)

    Dan was awesome. I tend to learn best by playing around on my own, but the tips and advice given was tremendously useful. Thanks!

  23. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    John Andrus (verified owner)

    My training session with Dan was great! We covered my questions on 720nm and post processing, we went over the Hyper Color and the many possibilities you have when shooting with that filter He gave me tips of post processing the Hyper Color. We covered some on full spectrum and tips on filters. I found the session very helpful and informative. I would recommend that any one just starting out with a camera conversion to take a short class to help you get started shooting and processing right away. Thanks for the help Dan.

  24. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Peter Chow (verified owner)

    My Nikon D3100 was converted a second time from Deep IR B&W (832nm) to Full Spectrum – for mostly astrophotography use. I had questions for Dan Wampler regarding if there was any special concerns for astrophotography use, and why some of my Milky Way RAW images had a reddish cast even with the full spectrum conversion. Dan suggested two things: white balance during the daytime (to eliminate reddish cast), and also use the Nikon software Capture NX-D (for higher quality processing). He claimed that the Nikon software handles their proprietary RAW format better than other software which attempts to reverse engineer the RAW format correctly and completely. He also suggested to convert to 16-bit TIFF – I will try that before any further processing with other software I have like DXO PhotoLab, PixInsight.

  25. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Klaus LaRocca (verified owner)

    I had no idea what to expect and was very pleased with the way the training went. Although I did B+W infra-red some 10 years
    ago, there was plenty to learn now that color is available.
    Thank you for a pleasant 30 minutes.

  26. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Alfred Hodgson

    Thanks Dan: I was pleased to learn that I received a free training session with the conversion of my Sony A7R. You quickly focused on and helped me address some problems I was encountering and provided valuable information on image processing. Thanks also for the PS actions.

  27. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Charlie and Cheryl Ess (verified owner)

    Thanks, Dan, for a most informative session on IR photography and processes in post. Your expertise really shines through, and the Ps actions to speed up the channel swapping and other functions saved so much time! Thanks for the great visual support and your conversational style.

  28. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Mark Rosenhaft (verified owner)

    A must for anyone involved with infrared photography. Dan has the answers and some great tips, plus great Photoshop actions. Highly recommended.

  29. 4 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Jim Buivid (verified owner)

    Had a informative training session. Have the Hypercolor conversion and learned proper approach to achieving successful images. Dan is very knowledgable and had answers to all my questions. What I would have found even more helpful would have been detailed approaches to working with different light situations. I learned a lot and look forward to using the free Photoshop actions he provided.

  30. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Charles Church (verified owner)

    Dan is an excellent teacher. I really enjoyed the session and acquired some new skills. Dan is not only a wealth of information, he’s very personably too. Thanks for the great session!

  31. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    JACK (verified owner)

    Dan, thank you for this start-up 30-min session. It was very helpful and answered my most important initial questions about IR photography. Job well done!!!!

  32. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    David (verified owner)

    Thank you Dan. Excellent session. Specific to my needs. Helped me get started on my new adventure with my Enhanced converted Nikon D300.

  33. 5 out of 5
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    Joe (verified owner)

    I just recently had my first camera converted, and this training session was included with the cost of the conversion. I’m still just figuring out how to shoot infrared and process the images, and this session did a lot to point me in the right direction, and keep me from making some mistakes that would limit my results. It’s well worth the time to have the session, even if you’re not sure what questions you have. I’m a lot more comfortable now with how to approach shooting and learning infrared.

  34. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Corrie (verified owner)

    I’ve been shooting infrared since the film days, and this is my third conversion – fantastic as usual. I learned some new things with this call, which I will be putting into practice. And yes, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

  35. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Rod Martinez (verified owner)

    The hypercolor conversion is my second IR conversion. I thought I knew a lot. Talking to and watching Dan via the tutorial was a great learning experience. He answered all my questions and showed me other tips and techniques to not only work with Hypercolor, but to enhance my IR photos. This was a terrific bonus to my Hypercolor conversion. Thanks Dan and LifePixel.

  36. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Ljoyce12 (verified owner)

    This is my third IR camera and my first working with Hyper Color. I am enjoying the learning process very much. Dan’s training sessions really give you an opportunity to practice your new skills. I had questions regarding white balance that were cleared up in less than five minutes! Thank you, Dan and LifePixel, for giving us such great educational opportunities!

  37. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Lana Froemming (verified owner)

    Completely new to Infrared photography, Dan answered all of my questions & then some (pay attention or get the recording). Our meeting left me totally psyched for IR & a workshop (if it’s the African Safari I’ll run just a little faster than the slowest person in the group), as well as eager to continually advance my skills in post-processing. Custom WB and post-processing was immediately clarified & improved. Take the 30 minute training!

  38. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Martin D Turner (verified owner)

    Time well spent! I learned more in a half hour from Dan on IR processing than I’d picked up in weeks. Once I put that into pracrice I will most likely book more time to see how I have come along!

  39. 5 out of 5
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    Ed G (verified owner)

    Well, I must say , I thought I knew a lot about the infrared conversions (this is my 3rd via lifepixel with one being a redo from another company )but after my purchase of my Hyper color ,I am blown away by the possibilities! Its to much! 🙂 It was super nice of Dan to include me in his 30 min on line video chat. I learned a great deal!

  40. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Ian Abbott (verified owner)

    Dan was friendly, easy to talk with, and he was *very* knowledgeable about my particular Nikon camera, lens and software. He answered all of my questions, and he provided very effective “real-time” coaching about processing my images. Thanks, Dan!

  41. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Rebecca Cleary (verified owner)

    I had my 30-minute one-on-one turorial with Dan Wampler to learn more about my new HyperrColor conversion. Dan was quite helpful in giving insights into setting white balance and some basic photo editing of my images. There is still lots to learn, but his encouragement and especially his suggestions to always make it fun and to take time for trying things out between trainings makes lots of sense. I look forward to further exploration into what my HyperColor conversion will allow me to create.

  42. 5 out of 5
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    TOM LOVELL (verified owner)

    This was my first time meeting Dan and he is one of those guys you immediately feel like you have known for years. We had a great time and covered all the questions I had and then some. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone interested in infrared photography and will be scheduling more sessions with him in the immediate future.

  43. 5 out of 5
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    Margie and Bill Murr (verified owner)

    Dan got us on to the right track in post processing. Once we have had an opportunity to put what we learned into practice for a few months, we will be back for additional sessions. Thanks Dan.

  44. 5 out of 5
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    Matt (verified owner)

    After meeting someone on a photoshoot in Atlanta whom had used Life Pixel to convert her camera I decided to give it a try. I had my Olympus EM10 fully converted to the new hypercolor. As soon as I got the camera back, in about a weeks time, I went straight for the free 30-minute tutorial session to get me started. Dan was very informative and knowledgable. He taught he how to correct for the W/B in the images during post. He also showed me some other editing techniques to help with overall image processing. Dan was super friendly. He showed me how he achieved certain looks in his images, and shared his experiences of photography. I would highly recommend having a conversion done, and taking the chance to meet Dan.

  45. 5 out of 5
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    Dan Cogan (verified owner)

    After struggling for a week trying to bring out my IR images taken with a Super Color filter, Dan showed me how to process them within the first 10 minutes of our session. He has a clear and uncomplicated way of teaching and explaining.

  46. 5 out of 5
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    Joseph Puccio (verified owner)

    I had a great training session with Dan Wampler. He made sure I understood what we were discussing and answered all my questions.
    I had a problem with Elements and Infrared so he sent me some Actions that would help with infrared editing. They work great.Dan gave such a great class I’m thinking of taking a workshop.
    I’m happy that I chose LifePixel for my conversion. They did a great job and it was done faster than I expected.

  47. 4 out of 5
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    Michael Groh (verified owner)

    Dan was very helpful in showing me how to get the most out of my shots. He showed me how to get the most out of my Supercolor conversion. My previous IR camera was essentially limited to monochrome but now with some very helpful instruction I will be able to add full color images to my IR photography. The training session was helpful. We covered lots of information in a very short time. I really appreciate the copy of the recorded session so that I can review again.

  48. 5 out of 5
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    Dan Rowland (verified owner)

    This was my 3rd camera to be converted by Lifepixel, but the first to be converted without the standard IR filter, I got the hypercolor conversion. Dan answered all my questions about how this filter differed from the others and helped me with some Photoshop actions to make color conversions easier.

  49. 5 out of 5
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    Marian Wyse (verified owner)

    Excellent, informative training session. Dan has a deep knowledge of IR photography, and an intense enthusiasm for all things IR. Thanks so much, Dan!

  50. 4 out of 5
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    Tom Diaz (verified owner)

    I got good technical information. Dan’s knowledge of cameras and color is good.

  51. 5 out of 5
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    fabiola forns (verified owner)

    The session with Dan made my processing so much easier, plus now the pictures look well done, which they didn’t before. Very appreciative of his time. Thank you Dan!

  52. 5 out of 5
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    Helen Bradshaw (verified owner)

    The training was great! Dan explained everything clearly and thoroughly. He answered all my questions. I’ve taken a number of one on one sessions with Dan in the past and I will continue to do so! Thanks, Dan!

  53. 5 out of 5
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    Chris Maher (verified owner)

    This was my second 30 minute training session with Dan after getting my third camera conversion, this time with the Hyper Color. Dan was great in explaining some of the mysteries I had about this conversion and I have a much better understanding of his workflow and the reasons for it than I did after my first training session with him several years ago after my first conversion.

  54. 5 out of 5
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    David S. Pinkham (verified owner)

    This was my first tutorial session with Dan. While fairly experienced with IR photography I had two very specific questions. He not only answered those thoroughly and in a way that was easy to follow and understand, he also helped me to look at other possible creative options. Our session was excellent, productive and I may now be looking at joining one of his future workshops. Thanks Dan!

  55. 5 out of 5
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    Joyce Harman (verified owner)

    The training was great! I am an experienced IR photographer and still learned a ton. All my questions were answered, in a very complete and understandable way. I recommend these sessions to everyone from basic to advanced. Totally worthwhile. Thanks.

  56. 5 out of 5
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    Dan Holowicki (verified owner)

    I recently had a Nikon D7000 converted by LifePixel. The half hour training session with Dan was a great starter. With a few tricks for proper white balance and some basic Photoshop actions, several test pictures went from rather flat appearing to eye popping. I still have a ways to go, but this has brought a whole new dimension to my photography skills. Can’t wait to learn and experiment more. Dan is a great resource and well worth spending time with.

  57. 5 out of 5
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    Tom Keran (verified owner)

    I recently had a camera conversion by Life Pixel which went exactly like clock work and the same can be said for Dan Wampler’s technical training. He was waiting for me and my rural internet patiently. The explanations he provided to my questions took my own skills to a new level in IR photography. He was able to provide a new process for software that I already had…My images improved that night, and when you see his images you will understand…A great gift. Best Regards

  58. 5 out of 5
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    Jay (verified owner)

    I was hoping to get a good insight into the work flow in IR photography. Ant the end of the session, I had a very good working knowledge of white balance, workflow, post production, sensor tech and had a photoshop macros too! whoohoo!
    Dan is extremely knowledgeable and as was evident during the tutorial, very engaging and simplifies even the most complicated concepts for easy understanding. I would highly recommend his tutorials and I am now very eager to explore his workshops.

  59. 5 out of 5
    111 customer reviews

    Donald Dunbar (verified owner)

    I recently had my Olympus OMD-EM5 II converted by LifePixel to a full spectrum IR camera. I’m new to IR photography and took advantage of the included 30 minute session with Dan to learn some basics. It was great. Dan had so much to say that it turned into 1 hour! I am definitely considering another session and maybe one of the 3 day destination courses.

  60. 5 out of 5
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    Susan Starr (verified owner)

    This is a great way to get started with infrared! Dan is very knowledgeable on all aspects of shooting infrared. I was especially interested in post-processing — Dan explained clearly how to do the initial conversion from your camera using Nikon NX-D and why that is important (none of the information captured by the sensor is lost or compromised). He also took time to answer several questions. An excellent session! I highly recommend getting a copy of the video.

  61. 5 out of 5
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    Barbara Knippenburg (verified owner)

    My conversation with Dan was enlightening. He is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher. His examples of things that applied to my questions were excellent. He answered my questions clearly and to the point. He spoke at my knowledge level about my concerns. He made some suggestions about purchasing Photoshop that were valuable. He pointed out a number of ways to get around the problems I have discovered with my camera and software. I enjoyed my training session today and learned a great deal. Thanks, Dan.

  62. 5 out of 5
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    Jim B

    Excellent! Dan is a master of his material and knows how to teach infrared processing. Learned a ton! I suggest you get the video, because there will be a lot of information provided and reviewing later will be helpful. Thanks, Dan!

  63. 5 out of 5
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    Rob Fornell (verified owner)

    I had my Sony A6000 Full Spectrum Modified and the 30 minutes I spent with Dan Wampler covered a wide variety of things but most importantly my questions were answered in detail and with that information I understood the importance of custom white balance and also filter selection. The first filter I purchased was a Super Color Filter and the images are stunning and allowed me expand direction. Thanks Dan and all those in service who took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly. Honestly in my opinion this the best money to have spent with this type of return in photography. Customer for Life.

  64. 5 out of 5
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    Bruce Rutherford (verified owner)

    I am new to Infrared Photography and my initial experiences with newly converted camera left me with a lot of questions that needed answering. Dan cleared up all of my photographing and processing questions quickly and clearly. He gave me some additional tips that are going to make my life a whole lot simpler. His images and experience have motivated me to expect great things for my future infrared photography.

  65. 5 out of 5
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    James McCabe (verified owner)

    What a pleasure it was to speak with Dan. I got answers to my questions, as well as some advice on questions I’m likely to have next. My work will benefit enormously. Dan is clearly a seasoned professional, and an expert in infrared. Honestly, I’m a little surprised at the caliber of help I just got. LifePixel is not messing around! Thank you!!

  66. 5 out of 5
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    Werner Talasch (verified owner)

    Very useful hints on b&w conversation techniques. Matched exactly my expectation. Thanks Dan.

  67. 5 out of 5
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    Stan Fong (verified owner)

    An excellent fact-filled 30 minutes of instruction. Tips included channel-mixing techniques, and other Photoshop tricks for Infra-red. Very organized and uniquely informative!!

  68. 5 out of 5
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    Edward J Kaskewicz (verified owner)

    I had a wonderful session with Dan. He showed great knowledge and compassion in IR. He inspired me to change a few ways that I post process my IR photos. I look forward to working with him this year to greatly improve my skill.

  69. 5 out of 5
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    Karen Borusiewicz (verified owner)

    My first IR conversion was for a Nikon D80 to the 590 IR. I am a self taught photographer and post-processor, so I did not come armed with a lot of questions but rather a request for a simple approach to get started the right way with IR photography. I had no idea of the benefit of starting my processing with Nikon Capture NX-D versus just starting out Photoshop for a raw conversion. The quick run through on that and clarification that the free software was what I needed was worth the price of the session alone, however I did not even have to pay as this first one on one was a part of my conversion package! Dan was very helpful and I am glad I spent the money to have a video copy of our session. I find that taking notes means some info is retained, but some is lost while trying to capture a point in writing. No worries with the video which, by the way, was sent to me only hours after our session. Dan also gave me a quick run through of how to bring my photos from the camera to the Nikon software and then into my LR. I am sure I will appreciate this session even more once I try putting it into use. A positive experience that makes me want more, including a workshop!

  70. 4 out of 5
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    Jack Drafahl (verified owner)

    This is my third conversion, and the first to full spectrum. I session was very helpful, and answered the questions that I had about the new system. As a professional photographer and photography instructor for 44 years, I felt the session was very informative, and included information about the conversion and the editing of the images that I had not considered.

  71. 5 out of 5
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    Steve

    Really useful information for shooting and post-processing. Highly recommend.

  72. 5 out of 5
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    Pamela Hall (verified owner)

    Dan is a very personable, knowledgeable instructor! I felt very comfortable after my session and was able to successfully shoot a few images today. They aren’t perfect but they are a great start to a new technique for me!

  73. 5 out of 5
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    Dane Johnson (verified owner)

    Dan provided a detailed discussion specific to the points of interest which I indicated in the booking form, and supplemented the information very well. I would easily recommend Dan to someone with questions who need one-on-one assistance.

  74. 5 out of 5
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    Scott Davenport (verified owner)

    Dan answered all my questions and then some. Quick, targeted, right to the important points of IR photography. Take advantage of this 30min session – you’ll be happy you did.

  75. 5 out of 5
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    Donna (verified owner)

    This is my first experience with IR photography and I was struggling to get the results I wanted. Dan quickly identified what the issues were and gave me the information I needed. I had spent hours searching the web for the answers Dan gave me in 30 minutes. So worthwhile!

  76. 5 out of 5
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    PFR (verified owner)

    Dan did a good job with outlining the basics. I have an IR film background, so translating the technique to a digital platform was valuable. Would absolutely recommend this class. And if you don’t know, be sure to discuss RAW converters and white balancing for your camera type – critical to getting desired results.

  77. 5 out of 5
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    Chris Starbuck (verified owner)

    Having gone through all the text and video tutorial material on the LifePixel site, plus several IR photography books, I had a fair grasp of many of the technical basics coming into the live training session. I had also spent some time photographing with my converted camera, learning what things look like in full spectrum and with the Super Color IR filter, and had some specific questions as a result. I very much appreciated Dan’s adapting the session to my specific questions, and walking through step-by-step answers (which he had, for all my questions), rather than having a “canned” script. Just what I wanted, and very helpful.

  78. 5 out of 5
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    Charlie Anne Breese (verified owner)

    Dan is an excellent instructor and very easy to understand. I had previously taken classes with Dan and had some questions. Answered all my questions about new IR conversion camera, provided new PS actions and explained how to use them. I submitted some of my images. I strongly recommend getting the video as so much material is covered it would be impossible (for me) to remember it all. I plan on taking additional one hour training.

  79. 5 out of 5
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    Fred Morales (verified owner)

    Booking and setting up the training session was easy. Dan answered all my questions and gave me a firm foundation for starting work on my infrared images. We went over white balance, color adjustments, and the use of the free Photoshop actions he provided. The session is well worth your time.

  80. 5 out of 5
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    Les (verified owner)

    Dan’s session was very helpful. He cleared up some issues that I’ve struggled with for some years, as well as imparting some very surprising info on Adobe, Lightroom, and PS. All told, time very well spent, very worthwhile. Thank you.

  81. 5 out of 5
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    Michael Florian (verified owner)

    My first IR conversion after using IR filters on lens for a few years. Camera is working great, but I do need to learn more about workflow. Dan was a big help in covering the essential steps to get going in the right direction.

  82. 5 out of 5
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    Gail (verified owner)

    Second conversion ( sounds like a spiritual event – and sort of is!) and second 30 minute session with Dan ( and a few hour ones after the first conversion.) Sessions have all been focussed, individualized and extremely helpful. Opportunity to submit photos and questions in advance makes use of time very efficient, and his guidance targeted. Excellent resource, and much appreciated.

  83. 5 out of 5
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    Jeremy (verified owner)

    Conversion process was great, but the information Dan provided during our session was worth much more. He explained many of the fundamental details many people miss during their initial experimentation with IR. The tutorial was very helpful, if you get a conversion, I would suggest taking advantage of it, and many more lessons!

  84. 5 out of 5
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    Eric Anderson (verified owner)

    Dan showed me a few things I had not tried yet and gave me insight on how to shoot a proper image. Thanks for setting up the path for me to follow.

  85. 3 out of 5
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    David A (verified owner)

    Pros: Dan is a very accomplished IR photographer and was able to use his own gallery to illustrate the points that he was making about IR portraiture and landscapes. I now understand why IR skin look different from visible light-lit skin.
    Cons: Rather than a tutorial, Dan simply asked if I had any questions, which he was happy to answer and answered well — but I was expecting a more structured approach in the short allotted time. Our conversation was more of a ramble than a tutorial. Did I learn from it? Sure. What would I have preferred? 15 minutes of ‘here’s my approach that I have honed over the last many years and why it works for me,’ followed by ‘do you have any questions.’ But in the end, our ramble was useful.

  86. 5 out of 5
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    Catherine d’Alessio (verified owner)

    Although I had been shooting with a Supercolor IR camera for a couple of years I had a new camera converted of a different brand.At first I thought it wouldn’t be necessary to have a secession but decided that it might make setting up the white balance in LR easier with Dan walking me through it double check my steps. I was totally blown away when he came up with a whole different suggestion for my processing of my RAW IR files (which also applies to my non-IR files) that has turned out to result in a much better result than what I was doing. Wow. All in 30 min! I think I’ll come back in several months for an update.

  87. 5 out of 5
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    Gary Liljegren (verified owner)

    I had a great time. Dan came on right at the appointed time and was friendly and fun. My questions were answered and he pointed me in some new directions and some equipment options I didn’t know existed. I am driving from Florida to South Carolina on Sunday to be in the middle of the eclipse path on Monday. Dan gave me a number of suggestions to try, particularly in the 2:32 of totality. I was very pleased with my 30 minutes of concentrated education! Thanks, Dan.

  88. 5 out of 5
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    Ed Barham (verified owner)

    I found the time spent with Dan very well worthwhile. I am grateful for the introduction, and can see an immediate improvement to my photographs in IR. I will definitely take advantage of the workshops as I continue to learn more and practice in the new world of IR.

  89. 5 out of 5
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    Sabine Konhaeuser (verified owner)

    I recently had my Fujifilm X-E1 converted to Super Color. While waiting for my camera I tried to educate myself a bit via online tutorials and videos. Having the one on one session after I had a weekend to work with my “new” camera was really helpful. I had a few questions that have all been answered, some things have been corrected. I’m glad I took the 30 minutes. It also made me go back to Fujifilm’s RAW converter. I still don’t like it all that much, but the clarity of the developed photo is amazing. Last but not least the PS Actions. Those are really neat. I would recommend it.

  90. 5 out of 5
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    Darlene Harris (verified owner)

    Dan was very helpful and right on time. We had a great 30 minute session. He helped me to understand white balance both in camera and in post. He was also familiar with my equipment and it’s different processing needs. Off to a great start and will definitely book further sessions to dive deeper.

  91. 5 out of 5
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    Alicia Hoegh (verified owner)

    It was so nice to have a one on one training session with Dan. He is extremely knowledgeable and provided me a lot of information in a short period of time. I plan to take additional sessions with him and hope to do a workshop as well. Thank you Dan!

  92. 5 out of 5
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    David Shoemaker (verified owner)

    This is my first camera conversion (full spectrum). I was getting great images with the visible light spectrum filter and the deep b&w IR filter, but the color in photos with the Super Color filter were…off. I suspected it was a White Balance issue, so I followed the steps in the online videos to set a custom white balance. It definitely improved the images, but the sky was still skewing purple instead of blue.

    I booked the (FREE with my camera conversion!) 30 minute training session to learn how to fix this issue. Dan was incredibly helpful! Not only did he show me how to correct my issues, he emailed me links to download free tools and software and gave me tips on improving my photographs by enhancing the subject in the photo editing process. I was so impressed, I booked two more sessions and I am eager to see how they improve my photographs. Thanks again, Dan!

  93. 5 out of 5
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    Linda (verified owner)

    I am a complete novice to IR and understand the value of learning from Dan rather than the possible misinformation on the internet. He is patient and so knowledgeable and has put me on the right track to learning this new process. Also I had a little trouble (my own) in registering and he handled it for me without my even asking. He is a real asset to Life Pixel.

  94. 5 out of 5
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    Belarbino Remedios (verified owner)

    It was a pleasant session. Dan mentioned Detail Extractor and Actions both of which were new to me. He showed how to improve the 2 images that I had previously sent. Well worth the time. Dan is a good and knowledgeable instructor. I now have to practise, practise!!

  95. 5 out of 5
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    Rob (verified owner)

    Dan is a wealth of information. I had viewed all of the tutorial videos and read everything I could find before hand and figured I had the basics covered. Dan still managed to give me new pointers and information I hadn’t found anywhere.

  96. 5 out of 5
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    Megg McNamee (verified owner)

    Great start! Dan is very helpful and explains the basics well. Now all I need to do is get out and shoot!! Can Hardly wait.

  97. 5 out of 5
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    Jimmy Walters (verified owner)

    Absolutely amazing. Dan can explain in thirty minutes things that would take hours to learn from other sources. Dan is very pleasant and very forth-coming with his knowledge of IR photography. My session was very informative, with respect to white balance, IR exposure settings and Photoshop actions. Thanks Dan, and thanks LifePxel for an excellent conversion.

  98. 5 out of 5
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    Rod Nakanishi (verified owner)

    Dan is amazing in what he can get across in 30 minutes! In hindsight, my advise, make your appointment within the 30-days of your conversion. But schedule it out another month or two. Do as much shooting as you possibly can. Find an image that really grabs you. Send it to Dan, and go through his actions and his thought process on it with you. I plan on attending one of his workshops as soon as they schedule on on the WEST COAST! Santa Cruz, CA would be nice.

  99. 5 out of 5
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    renee akana (verified owner)

    Dan Wampler is amazing! I learned so much in our session. I am not a beginner and that’s not where we started, but Dan opened my eyes up wide to the possibilities of what I can do in infrared. He’s a true artist and he has so much interesting knowledge. Thank you so much! I really enjoyed our session. Next step is to take a workshop.

  100. 5 out of 5
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    Timothy Schroeder (verified owner)

    My session was enlightening in several ways, especially for white balancing and other IR techniques for my converted Fuji X-E1. I enjoyed talking with Dan, he’s open and friendly, and would recommend the session to anyone interested in IR photography.

  101. 5 out of 5
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    Barbara Ventura (verified owner)

    Dan is available, willing and giving in his informational training session. I bombarded him with questions and he was quick to respond. He was precise and knowledgeable as a photographer and obviously on Infrared converted cameras!

  102. 5 out of 5
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    Charles (verified owner)

    Dan is an excellent presenter with in-depth knowledge of infrared photography. He gave me excellent suggestions after reviewing samples of my work. In fact, there is so much information given that I need a little time to absorb it before booking another training. Would I do it again — definitely; and I’m looking forward to reviewing the video to fill in my memory lapses.

  103. 5 out of 5
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    Marvin (verified owner)

    If you are just getting started or already bitten by the IR bug, Dan Wampler is a great resource. IR is a lot about post production and he has lots of ideas and tools to help you do good work and surprise yourself.

  104. 5 out of 5
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    Michael (verified owner)

    My first infrared experience. Had my 5D Mark III converted a few mos ago. LifePixel was great and Dan Wampler really did a great job of getting me started. Dan is very knowledgeable, and was able to get me on the right path very quickly. Dan really went out of his way to be sure all my questions were answered, and Then some. I shoot Raw and I now feel quite comfortable with the white balance and coversion issues. Thanks Dan!

    I really got alot out of the session.

  105. 5 out of 5
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    Bipin R Amin (verified owner)

    Dan Wampler, provided valuable information for a beginner to IR photography like me. First thing for a beginner is to get the custom white balance right, Dan helps with that. Post processing is really a challenge, this course is a nice start but I am sure I will need to go to a workshop to get a better feel. You have do some homework to ask the right questions to learn. It would be nice if Dan could give a 10 minute introduction to the basics one must absolutely know about IR photography. I plan to attend one of his workshops as the 30 minutes one on one online was a good appetizer… I need the main course soon! Thanks Dan.

  106. 5 out of 5
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    Robert Carpenter (verified owner)

    I had just received my converted camera and done a few days of experimentation. The session was very helpful. Dan offered good advice to alter the way I was using the camera (setting white balance) and doing the post-processing. There are lots of conflicting and incomplete descriptions on the web about how to handle the process. This training session helped point me in a better direction. Dan is very clear in describing the proper way to manage white balance and the Photoshop actions should be very helpful. If you are a novice with IR this training is a definite benefit.

  107. 5 out of 5
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    Crystal Nederman (verified owner)

    I’ve had a converted camera before but it’s getting old so I converted another one with a different filter. I use a Canon G10 because it’s small and easy to carry around. The downside of that is that I don’t have interchangeable lens. I had the 590nm filter put in it. I really enjoyed the training session with Dan. He was thorough and answered most of my questions (I had quite a list!). The instructions for accessing the session were good and easy to do. I must say though, a half hour was not enough time. If you book a session, you might consider doing back to back sessions to get an hour’s worth of training. Dan did a great job covering what we could in a half hour but I wanted more so I booked a spot in his St. Louis workshop. Really looking forward to i!

  108. 5 out of 5
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    Keith Tomes (verified owner)

    I was called away and unable to participate in my training session. I apologize for any inconvenience. I’m very excited about IR and have gotten great results shooting with an IR filter. Now that I have a LifePixel converted camera, I have high expectations for shooting much more in IR. My only minor disappointment is that since getting my converted camera,… there has been nothing GREEN to shoot in the Chicago area in March. Thank you for making your training sessions available. Your enthusiasm is contagious. Keep it up!

  109. 5 out of 5
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    Charles Cummins (verified owner)

    I took my one on one training this morning. Easy to enter the training session, and instructor was prompt and was anxious to help me get going on Infrared. He ask a couple questions about my camera and which conversion I had installed. From there it was all about helping me enjoy the camera, edit my photos, set white balance and more. Instructor showed his photos before and after editing as he detailed the process. Very happy I got involved. Easy to follow and understand. Bonus with an email of actions and software links. Strongly recommended.

  110. 5 out of 5
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    Lisa Cuchara (verified owner)

    I have had my Canon 7d sitting here waiting for IR conversion since the 7dmII came out, finally got it converted! There were just too many choices and until I came across LifePixel I just could not decide. LifePixel had a great walk me thru it menu and I figured out that I prefer 590 supercolor. I received my camera back and was pleasantly surprised to learn that I got a free training and some PS actions to make the best use of the newly converted camera. wow! The live tutorial was helpful, especially when we went over some of Dan’s photos and he talked about how he obtained some of the images in his gallery. I am very versed in cameras and in post-processing, but still learned about 4 scenarios for WB consideration for IR capture. Well worth it!

  111. 5 out of 5
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    lance (verified owner)

    This is my 3rd conversion camera, and I still learned something. Worthwhile info and tailored to exactly what I needed. Thanks!

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