Introduction to Infrared Photography Workshop
Location: South Padre Island, TX
Workshop Dates: 09/12/23 – 09/14/23
New Format – 2 Days of Post-Production Training
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 3-day workshop to help you “hit the ground running” with your Infrared art.
During your 3 day workshop, you will spend the first-day receiving hands-on training in Infrared image capture techniques, and 2 days on how to properly process your IR images.
We will start each day at 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 how 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
We will visit many different locations to capture different types of 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
- Working with layers and layer masks
- The little tricks to make your images pop
- Note: We will work in Photoshop, not Lightroom.
What to Bring:
- Digital Camera
- Tripod (not required, but extremely helpful)
- Memory cards
- Extra camera battery
- Laptop computer
- Walking shoes
- A positive attitude
- At least (10) Raw files to work with during the workshop.
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.
Please direct all workshop related inquiries to Dan Wampler, Life Pixel Creative Director.
By Phone: 866-610-1710 ext 5
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment, Registration & Dates
Workshop Dates: 09/12/23 – 09/14/23
Cost: $895 each (Workshop only)
Participant Limit: 15
All participants must be at least 18 years of age, and attendees must be paid participants.
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
Travel insurance is always suggested. 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 following 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 the amount paid for workshop towards a future workshop.
If a full day is canceled, Participant will receive 20% of the amount paid for workshop towards a future workshop.
The decision will be made by the Instructor; Instructors decision is final.
The photographers/instructors are not responsible for non-refundable costs associated with canceled 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.
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.
Michael Sharpe (verified owner) –
September 22, 2003 was my first visit to South Padre Island, Texas but it won’t be my last. Our instructor Dan Wampler was amazing. While we had a small group, he made personal time for all concerned. His mastery of infrared and photoshop applications was something to behold. I have found a friend for life in Dan Wampler. I look forward to my next private session with him as well as my next workshop experience