Every year at this time, the Missouri Botanical Gardens host what is considered to be one of the premier orchid shows in the United States. It has been my pleasure for the past 5 years to photograph the show before it opens to showcase the beautiful orchids. Each year, Pat Scace and her team […]
This is exciting news if you are a Canon EOS-R or EOS-RP shooter. Canon has been hinting for a while that they are working to improve the speed of the autofocus on their two Full frame mirrorless cameras. Up until now, Sony has been without a challenger for the fastest autofocus on a mirrorless camera. […]
The New Canon RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 Super Zoom lens is due to be released on 09/05/19, but due to a bit of luck, I managed to get my hands on one 6 days early. This is another of the new Lenses Canon is bringing out for its new mirrorless “R” series cameras. Allot of attention […]
Jambo, On May 31st, I left with a group of 10 photographers for a 10-day Photo Safari to Kenya, Africa. During our time in Kenya, we went to all the major Game reserves, Amboseli, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Masi Mara. In total, we traveled over 1,200 kilometers. The goal was to see as much […]
One week ago today I reviewed the new EOS R, Canons first Full Frame Mirrorless camera. As a color camera, it was easily as good as my 5DMKIV and with the converter ring I was able to seamlessly use all my EF lenses. However, I didn’t buy the R to use as a color camera. […]
Logos are everywhere. We see them on nearly every commercial product on the market. Many photographers feel the need to have their logo on every piece they create and share online. DESIGNEVO is an online company that produces logos for any purpose. I was approached by them and ask to try their online service and […]
For the past few months I have been testing a new Infrared conversion filter, and I am happy to finally be able to show it to you. It’s called Hyper Color. So, what is Hyper Color? Basically the next evolution in Infrared photography. I tried initially to compare to other types of IR and say, […]
Every year at this time, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, in St. Louis puts together an Orchid display unlike you will see anywhere else in the United States. I’ve been lucky enough each year to have the opportunity to shoot the exhibit before it opens to share the images as a way of encouraging people to […]
Lately, there has been an increasing interest of Anti-Reflection (AR) coatings in the infrared photography community. One company has boldly stated that their internal AR coated IR filters can reduce or even eliminate lens hotspots. To be fair, years ago we also experimented with AR coatings on internal filters but for a different purpose, to […]
As I look back on 2017, between online training and our workshops, I’ve had the pleasure to interact with a few hundred photographers, most new to Infrared photography. I love the enthusiasm people have when they start off with Infrared, but unfortunately too often when they search online they receive information about Infrared photography that […]
We have partnered with the LARGEST infrared Community! We are incredibly excited to take part in the global movement of raising awareness of infrared photography. We are delighted that CreativeIR has the same drive, passion, and vision as LifePixel when it comes to expanding this ever-growing market and getting an IR converted camera into the […]
Over the past few years, Infrared photography has gone from being and oddity or niche art, to moving more mainstream. One area that is being paid more interest is Infrared portraiture. Infrared portraiture is showing up in Weddings, modeling, personal portraits and even music videos. Recently, a German Photography Magazine, FOTO Hits contacted me interested in several pieces […]
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for over a year on a 2 part video tutorial series covering infrared photography and post processing topics. Below is a small sample segment on White Balance: Each part will have at least 60 minutes of informative content and will come with practice photo files, including […]
From time to time I hear about free, online Photo editors, and being the Photoshop snob that I am I usually roll my eyes and think “How cute” Nothing will replace my dear Photoshop. With that said and with my mind not really open to the idea, I decided to try out Fotojet. Someone from […]
This years Great Smoky Mountains Workshop was on May 20th thru 23rd. During the 3 day workshop we logged quite a few miles and visited locations in two states within The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are not familiar with it, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 816 square mile park situated […]
This is exciting. If you are someone interested in the digital photography Post production you probably have heard of the NIK Collection software. The NIK Collection is a product of the NIK Software company and originated in 1995. In 2012, the NIK company was purchased by Google. Prior to Google purchasing the NIK collection, it sold […]
What if you could store every Infrared image you’ve ever taken for less than 4 cents a day? Now you can.
Okay, I have another opportunity for you to try a new software FREE. Umm, . . . but there’s one little detail…….
If you are looking for a low-cost, no-cost alternative to Photoshop, Lightroom, Corell, and the others, you may want to check out Autodesk’s Pixlr. The software many already know as a phone app is now available for free download to your PC or MAC. And here’s the surprise, It’s not bad, It works.