San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In traditional analog photography, the journey in to infrared (IR) photography was a tested and challenging prospect. With the advent of easy digital conversions of cameras to full infrared spectrum sensitivity, the art of the visually dynamic black & white infrared photography is now at everyone's fingertips.
This three-day course is an intensive study of the complete digital and analog technique and process of the black & white infrared photography medium, examining the technical visual aspects of the infrared spectrum, photographic principles in the field, post-production techniques in the proper steps to “create” a dynamic infrared (IR) photograph.
NOTE: As this course transcends both the technical and visual instruction found in most High Sierra Workshop offerings, students must be receptive to fresh, new thinking and approaches in the visual realm of photography, and willing to challenge their current ideals and mindsets.
Technical proficiency must include the ability to comfortably and regularly shoot with ease in manual exposure, and a solid comprehension of the shutter speed, aperture and ISO scales along with their secondary effect aside from exposure control.
Participants are expected to be: 1) Comfortable in shooting in manual mode; 2) Understand how to use the in-camera spot meter or a hand-held spot meter; 3) Understand how to use the histogram not for exposure but for reading the tonal range of the image; 4) Are comfortable with RAW format coupled with exposure camera controls; 5) Are comfortable and can navigate their way around Photoshop or Lightroom, and use adjustment layers; 6) Are willing to participate in the workshop planning and prep via email discussion prior to the workshop start.
HSW alumni of previous courses and/or workshops led by Michael Mariant may register for this course at this time. If you have not previously attended a HSW workshop led by the instructor, please email the instructor a link to an online portfolio, a brief statement of intent, and contact info for a follow-up conversation PRIOR to registering for this course.
This course is strictly limited to five students to ensure an intimate environment, fostering the best learning opportunities possible.
Course Capacity: Minimum of 3 students, maximum of 5 students
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WE WANT YOU TO LEARN …
Learn how to read the scene. Learn how to see the light. Learn how to make photographs that aren’t snapshots.
While most workshops simply take you around to predetermined sights, telling you where to point the camera and what the camera settings are for that shot, we here at High Sierra Workshops do things differently.
We have an integrated learning component for each and every location, from technical instruction to visual composition skills to theoretical applications … that just happens to be in a spectacular location!