Introduction to IR Workshop – Santa Cruz, CA 04/05/19 – 04/06/19



Workshop Dates: 04/05/19 – 04/06/19

Come join us for an intensive 2-day workshop in Image Capture and Post Production. This workshop is designed for the serious Photographer who wants to hone their skills.

This workshop is limited to just 15 participants to give each participant more hands-on training.

You will spend one day of non-stop shooting in several great locations, followed by one intensive day of Post Production training. Bring your laptop, an extra hard drive, and good walking shoes.


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Introduction to Infrared Photography Workshop

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Workshop Dates: 04/05/19 – 04/06/19

If you are like most Photographers, having an Infrared camera converted offers a new exciting opportunity to expand your artistic abilities.  However, Infrared Photography is a vastly different art form than Color photography and will require you to develop new skill sets.  The best comparison would be a talented oil painter who decides to try watercolor painting; they both require a paintbrush, but that’s where the similarities end.  

We have developed an intensive 2-day workshop to help you “hit the ground running” with your Infrared art.  

During your 2 day workshop, you will spend the first-day receiving hands-on training in Infrared image capture techniques, and on the sec0nd  day learn how to properly process your IR images.

We will start each day t 9:00 am.  There will be a lunch break, and we will wrap up each day at approximately 5:00 pm.

During Day one of shooting we will discuss:

  • How to visualize your image for Infrared
  • The importance of in Camera White Balance and to set a Custom White Balance
  • Developing a structured plan for capturing each image
  •  Bracketing, and how to relates to Infrared image capture
  • Proper use of f-stop & shutter speed to create different looks
  • How ISO relates to Infrared 
  • Infrared Depth of field
  • Introduction to Infrared High Dynamic Range Photography
  • Working with challenging lighting scenarios
  • Making the most of natural light


On Day Two will focus our attention on how to properly process your Infrared images.  

During this session we will discuss:

  • How to best convert your RAW files
  • Utilizing the RAW editor for your camera
  • Jpeg or Tiff. . .  8 bit, 16 bit ?  Which is better?
  • How to visualize your image as a 3D construct
  • How to take your image apart to maximize the effect
  • Utilizing Filters like the NIK Collection and Filter Forge
  • Working with layers and layer masks
  • The little trick to make your images pop
  • Note: We will work in Photoshop, not Lightroom. 


What to Bring:

  • Digital Camera (If you don’t have an IR camera, contact us and arrangements can be made)
  • Tripod (not required, but extremely helpful)
  • Memory cards
  • Extra camera battery
  • Laptop computer
  • Walking shoes
  • A positive attitude

About the Instructor

Dan Wampler is the Creative Director for Life Pixel Infrared, and has been shooting digital infrared for over 12 years.  

He started in the Photography industry in 1981 and over the last 36 years of his career has trained thousands of photographers.  He is an internationally published digital artist and photographer, and is very passionate about his work.

Contact Info

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

Payment, Registration & Dates

Payment for workshops must be received in full at the time of registration. Your spot in the workshop is not secure until  your payment has been received. Release forms will be emailed to participants approximately one month prior to the workshop.   There will be an online conference call prior to the workshop to answer any and all questions.  Any questions prior to that can be answered by contacting Dan Wampler thru the contact information below.

Note:  The following are not covered by the workshop costs and are your responsibility


             Transportation during the workshop



We will operating out of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Santa Cruz, at 1410 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 #(831) 466-9100 .  We will start from there each day and conduct Day 3 Post Production training there.

Contact Info

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

Cancellation Policy

Reasons for cancellation must be presented in writing.  Cancellation policy is as follows:

90 days prior     10% Cancellation fee
60 to 89 days    25% cancellation fee.
30 to 59 days    50% cancellation fee.

*No refund will be given on any cancellations that are less than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop. There will be no exceptions to the Cancellation Policy.

Weather Related Cancellations

We cannot control the weather.  Travel insurance is always suggested.

If conditions become unsuitable for photography, Cancellation will be handled in the follow in manner.

Any day where shooting is possible for 5 hours or more is considered a full day.

Up to 4 hours of shooting, Participant will receive 10% of amount paid for workshop  towards a future workshop.

If a full day is cancelled, Participant will receive 20% of amount paid for workshop  towards a future workshop.

Decision will be made by the  Instructor; Instructors decision is final.


The photographers/instructors are not responsible for non-refundable costs associated with cancelled trips. It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance.

Terms & Conditions

You must  agree to abide by all local laws, rules, restrictions, ordinances  and regulations for each location. Failure to do so could result in your  removal from the workshop with no refund of workshop fees.

Standard Release

You consent to allow any photograph or video that is taken of you and/or your property during the course of the workshop to be used for promotional purposes with no fee or compensations.

Release & Waiver

All workshop participants must agree to all the terms and conditions stated above as well as sign a release and hold harmless waiver. This agreement is required and a condition to participate in this  workshop. Your payment for this workshop constitutes full agreement to the Polices stated above. Refusal to comply with and sign the policies and waiver form will automatically cancel your participation in this workshop.


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