Perfecting Your Infrared art – St. Louis, MO 08/08/23 – 08/10/23

5.00 out of 5
3 customer reviews
(3 customer reviews)


Workshop Dates:   08/08/23 – 08/10/23

Come join us for an intensive 3-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 two days 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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Product Description

Introduction to Infrared Photography Workshop

Location: St. Louis, MO

Workshop Dates:   08/08/23 – 08/10/23

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 one-day receiving hands-on training in Infrared image capture techniques, and two days on 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 our two days of shooting we will discuss:

  • How to visualize your image for Infrared
  • The importance of in Camera White Balance and setting a Custom White Balance
  • Developing a structured plan for capturing each image
  •  Bracketing, and how it 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

For one day of the workshop, we will visit several locations to capture different types of Infrared images.

On Day Three 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 tricks to make your images pop
  • Note: We will work in Photoshop, not Lightroom.


What to Bring:

  • Digital Camera
  • Tripod (not required, but 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

Workshop Dates:   08/08/23 – 08/10/23

Cost: $895 each (Workshop only)

Participant Limit: 15

All participants must be at least 18 years of age, and attendees must be paid participants.

Lodging: This is the suggested hotel for this workshop.  I suggest you book your hotel reservation as early as possible.    You are free to stay wherever you’d like.

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


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.  The 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.

After up to 4 hours of shooting, Participants will receive 10% of the amount paid for the workshop for a future workshop.

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

The decision will be made by the  Instructor; the Instructor’s 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.

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 compensation.

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 for participation in this workshop. Your payment for this workshop constitutes full agreement to the policies stated above. Refusal to comply with and sign the policies and waiver form will automatically cancel your participation in this workshop.

3 reviews for Perfecting Your Infrared art – St. Louis, MO 08/08/23 – 08/10/23

  1. 5 out of 5
    3 customer reviews

    Lesa Nelson (verified owner)

    I loved this workshop! Lucky enough to have a bunch of great people to do the workshop with which was really nice. I had the least amount of experience (several were professional photographers) but I never felt out of place. St Louis has some absolutely beautiful parks and landmarks. Dan was knowledgeable, but also fun which made the days go by too quickly. I would really recommend this workshop!

  2. 5 out of 5
    3 customer reviews

    Carol Hoffecker

    The St. Louis workshop is superb. Dan is an excellent teacher who provides individual hands-on instruction in the field during the shooting portion of the course. Whether you are a beginner or an accomplished photographer Dan unselfishly shares his knowledge by giving tips and instruction in an encouraging and constructive manner. During the processing part of the workshop he guides participants step by step from raw format to a completed infrared image. Dan’s approach is to foster and inspire long-term growth in a fun supportive environment. If learning to shoot and process infrared images is your goal, this is the workshop for you.

  3. 5 out of 5
    3 customer reviews


    Outstanding. After LifePixel converted my Nikon D800E camera, my very first infrared images were shot at this workshop. I came into this with virtually no knowledge or experience and left with a solid foundation on capturing and processing these fascinating and intriguing images. Sure I have a lot more to learn, but Dan was excellent in providing a personalized “hands-on” walk-through of each step necessary to produce an image to be proud of both in the field and in post-production. The depth of his knowledge is remarkable and he is an excellent instructor notwithstanding his rather sardonic sense of humor. Other participants were at different levels of expertise with infrared photography, but from the rank beginner to the more accomplished photographer, this workshop has a lot to offer. Highly recommended.

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