This infrared image was made at one of my favorite locations to photograph with my converted camera, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat Center, the beautiful campus that Santa Fe Photographic Workshops calls home.
Although this photograph was taken in the morning light (approximately 8:30am), one of the best things about shooting with an infrared camera is that we're not limited to working during the “golden hours.” Many wonderful infrared images are made midday, with the sun high in the sky. That could be why infrared is a favorite trick for wedding photographers. Surprisingly, many of their standout images are produced while photographing with an infrared camera, under hard midday or afternoon light.
I recommend that you try it. Get off that computer in the middle of the day, get yourself outdoors, and shoot with an infrared camera. It's fun!
Learn more about the joys of infrared from Dottie in:
Black-and-White Digital Infrared Photography
with Dottie Lopez
August 20 - August 23, 2012