Infrared photography offers the artistic photographer a path to creating a world of visual magic. However, it’s important to learn the rules of infrared, so you can go out and break them. Over five comprehensive days, renowned infrared specialist, Laurie Klein, and her longtime teaching partner, Shelley Vandegrift, show you how to do just that.
Under Laurie’s guidance, participants train their eyes to pre-visualize the qualities of infrared: how it records heat and how it interprets the visible spectrum, especially regarding foliage, vegetation, people, clothing, buildings, and lighting situations. In daily field sessions, students explore the unique art of emotive storytelling through the unique beauty of infrared as we photograph nature, landscapes, structures, and models.
In The Workshops state-of-the-art Digital Lab, Shelley discusses technical concepts specific to infrared such as white balance, camera considerations, and post-processing requirements and techniques. She guides each student during the week in developing a personalized workflow that suits their artistic goals.
Each day we engage in group image review as well as one-on-one time with Laurie, who facilitates your process of finding and strengthening your own infrared visual voice. At the end of the week, we print selected infrared images created during our time together.
This workshop is open to those just entering the world of infrared as well as anyone wishing to improve their technique and create more dramatic infrared photographs. Come with an open, curious mind, ready to learn the secrets of great infrared photography, and leave with a new set of skills for making unforgettable images!
Working knowledge of digital workflow and manual mode on your converted infrared camera. Participants must be able to download, select, and transfer images to their own jump drive for class each day.
Laurie Klein is recognized worldwide for her infrared photography. She began as a Bio-Medical Photographer in undergraduate school where she used infrared film for research and diagnostic purposes. What solidified her love and passion for infrared was when she began photographing with infrared film under the tutelage of Ansel Adams when she was a young woman and has never looked back. Laurie gained acclaim and recognition as an infrared portrait photographer photographing the female form in the environment. She has her BFA from RIT and her MFA from OU.
Laurie has been teaching for more than 30 years, and her work has appeared in hundreds of publications and numerous gallery exhibitions She is author of two infrared photography books published by Amherst Media: Photographing the Female Form with Digital Infrared and Infrared Photography and Artistic Techniques for Brilliant Images, co-authored with her son Kyle Klein and Shelley Vandegrift. She also authored Hand Coloring Black and White Photography published by Quarry books.
Shelley Vandegrift fell under the spell of photography as a 10-year-old child, carefully watching and learning in her father’s darkroom. From that point forward, the technical components of the post-production process held as much attraction for her as the creative experience behind the lens. With the introduction of digital photography, she found a marriage between her two passions: photography and computer technology. She shares that passion both in her photographic art and in workshops and webinars globally.
Her teaching focuses primarily on two areas: artistic post-processing techniques and infrared photography. Shelley possesses a knack for taking post-processing techniques and making them accessible to all. In conjunction with her artistic mentor and friend, Laurie Klein, she guides photographers in achieving their own artistic vision through the magic of post-processing and discovering the skills they need to craft their stories.
Shelley is co-author with Laurie Klein of Infrared Photography: Digital Techniques for Artistic Images, 2nd Edition from Amherst Publishing. She is the designer and developer of Infrared Mastery presets for Luminar and Lightroom, and has been a guest lecturer/presenter for Skylum and DxO software. Her work has been featured in the two-woman exhibit, The Beauty of Invisible Light, at the Commons Gallery and in B&W Magazine, A. Smith Gallery, the Latino Cultural Center of Dallas, Dallas City Hall, Lucas Gallery, and the Art Travelers Gallery at Dallas’s Love Field airport.