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Infrared IR Photography Workshop

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  • Digital Infrared Photography
    June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Infrared IR Photography Workshop

June 1-3, 2018

This will be a hands on classroom and in the field photography workshop which will be based out Fort Smith Arkansas and is open to any level of photographer.  You do not need to have a Digital Infrared Camera for the workshop (I have 2 digital IR cameras which will be available for participants to use during the workshop), but you will want one by the time it is over.

In this workshop you will learn what you need to know about digital IR photography, including information about getting a camera converted, which filter to use, what lens work best (some lenses will not work) for your camera, and how to get a proper exposure.

During this unique workshop we will go through the complete process of creating fantastic digital infrared photos.  Infrared photography offers a tremendous opportunity to be creative and produce surreal images.  Infrared is a totally unique format of photography and requires some different approaches to shooting and post processing your images.

IR cameras can be configured with different filters during the conversion process, which can yield different images, and then they can be processed differently for a variety of looks from a single image.


There is an entire new skill set to learn to process IR images, normally Lightroom can not handle the conversion of RAW files, they will turn very red or orange. We will set up custom camera calibration profiles for Adobe Lightroom so that the images can be properly  developed.

During the post processing we will learn to process an image using “False Color” processing, converting to black and white, creative Digital Infrared post processing, and much more using Adobe Lightroom.

Each participant will leave with a 20″ x 30″ print of their favorite image from the workshop.

On Saturday we will make a trip to Red Oak II in Carthage Missouri and spend the day taking infrared photos.  Red Oak II is my favorite place for IR photos due to the many different subjects the are ideal for IR photography.

Red Oak II is the creation of artist Lowell Davis, who’s family had pioneered the town of Red Oak. After success as an artist, he started moving his old home town to his farm 32 miles away creating Red Oak II. Lowell now lives in what he considers his “Masterpiece” in the Belle Starr house where the famous outlaw was raised. Red Oak II is located a few miles Northeast of Carthage Missouri, just off Route 66.


Workshop Policies and Information

About the Workshop

Our workshops are based on digital photography, the assistance that I can provide and the immediate feedback of digital make “in the field” workshops one of the most effective teaching formats available.  Whether finding the correct exposure, looking through the viewfinder for the perfect composition, or learning how to use the equipment, you can’t beat real world experience.  Classes are kept small, it’s all about personal, individual attention.

Digital offers a number of benefits for learning photography including:

  1. Immediate feedback on exposure and composition
  2. Immediate critique from the instructor an other participants
  3. Ability to do reviews and projection
  4. Automatically capturing all shooting information (Meta Data)
  5. Ability to manage work flow while still on location

What to Bring

  • Digital IR Camera (if you don’t have one I have 2 that will be available during the workshop)
  • Tripod
  • Computer with Adobe Lightroom


The full cost of the workshop is $595 per participant.

Group Size

We keep our group size small, this provides for a high degree of personal attention and a great amount of flexibility in making the workshop the best possible experience for the participants.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 6 participants.


Changes to the Itinerary

In order to offer the best experience possible for the workshop participants we reserve the right to alter the itinerary when our judgment warrants it.  This could be due to unforeseen circumstances, closures, weather or other conditions beyond our control.  We may also alter due to new or unexpected photographic opportunities that may arise.


Transportation During Workshop

We do not provide transportation on workshops, carpooling will be done among participants for these workshops.  This helps to keep down the number of vehicles on the road and to keep parking simpler, as well as the opportunity to make friends with the other participants.  If you are riding with others, you are expected to compensate the driver for expenses.

What is Not Included

Transportation to and from the workshop, meals at restaurants, vehicle entrance fees, incidental expenses, gratuities, and items of a personal nature.


We will take breaks for meals, and my go as a group to continue the discussion and learning, or you are free to go on your own.

Health and Physical Considerations

All participants should be in generally good health, walking and moderate climbing may be necessary in outdoor workshops and you will be responsible for carrying of your own equipment on location shoots.  If you are taking any medications be sure to bring a supply sufficient for the duration of the workshop.

My studio classroom is on a second floor with a narrow stairway.

If you have any concern about your ability to participate in a workshop please contact me before registering.

Registration, Payment, and Refund Policy

You can register any way you like, just so I get your information, you can use the online registration, the contact formemail,  postal mail, or call me on the phone (479-414-6889) either to register or just ask a question.  Registration is done on a first come basis, so register early to secure your space.   A deposit of $200 is required to reserve your space, and full payment is due  by April 15, 2018. Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us – we are counting on you to attend.  All workshop require a minimum number of participants or they will be canceled

If you must withdraw from a course, we must receive written notice of your cancellation, and then apply the following refund policy:   We do not make refunds on workshop fees. We do not make partial refunds for unused portions or services of a workshop for any reason whatsoever. If we are able to fill your space in the workshop (or at our option) we will give full credit towards another workshop.

Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely event that we need to cancel a workshop we will refund all monies paid, in full. Notification of our cancellation will be made via either a telephone call or an e-mail to you at least 30 days prior to the beginning of a workshop other than an emergency. We cannot be responsible for phone messages and e-mails not being received in a timely matter due to your service providers. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets unused or other travel arrangements because of a workshop cancellation.

All workshops have a minimum participation level which must be met or the workshop will be canceled.

Liability Waiver

All participants will be required to sigh a liability waiver before beginning a workshop.  We will not be liable for injury, accident or theft resulting from participation in our workshop program.


The more the better, at least as far as the photography goes.  Workshops will not be canceled and no refunds will be made due to weather, we will not be responsible for any additional costs that may be incurred by weather delays or cancellations due to weather, flight delays, or other. Participants should come to the workshop prepared for all weather conditions. We will generally update everyone within a few days of the workshop so that they know what type of weather to expect.

Trip Extensions

We may be able to extend your trip in the area, if you would like more time and personal instruction.  Please contact us for more information and rates before the workshop.


We prefer that you do not smoke, however if you must please abide by the following guidelines.  Smoking is not allowed in or near vehicles, during instructional sessions, during group meals, or at other times when in close quarters with other workshop participants.





Venue Phone: 479-414-6889

611 North 5th Street, Fort Smith, Arkansas, 72901, United States

091225IMG_6889   My classes are held at my personal studio, located in a Victorian cottage built in 1896 and located in the Belle Grove Historic District in Fort Smith.  I have been renovating/restoring it for the past 5 years and am nearing completion.   611 N 5th Street Fort Smith Arkansas    

  1. What kind of Digital Infrared Camera do you use for this workshop. The only one we have is a trail camera.

    • The workshop is based upon the use of a converted DSLR camera, while a trail camera is sensitive to Infrared and uses an infrared light for night captures it will not work for infrared photography because id does not block the visible spectrum. This will cause the visible color spectrum to cover up the infrared making a normal image, which is what you get with a trail camera during the day.

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