CALIFORN-IR – a dystopic road trip through california

CALIFORN-IR - ©Simon Puschmann

Author: Simon Puschmann

California: The Dream Factory, land of Counterculture & Innovation.

There is no other landscape in the USA that has shaped several generations of mass culture just like California has. In his new series CALIFORN-IR, Simon Puschmann devotes himself to infrared photography and offers the viewer an exciting and at the same time disruptive perspective into contemporary California.

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First experiences with the 630 nm IR camera

Hohes Venn-Belgien-IR-630

Author: Herbert Hecker

Ever since I saw some digital Colorkey IR shots (blue sky combined with white foliage and white lawn) a few years ago, I've been excited by the thought of trying it myself. And I haven't regretted it for a minute. I'm thrilled with the quality of the conversion including the 630 filter and the image possibilities that come with it. What I also appreciate about the camera conversion is that you can shoot handheld at ISO 100 without any problems.

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Milky Way in Teide National Park

Milchstraße im Teide Nationalpark 7 - Astromodifizierte Sony A7s - ©David Behne

A post by David Behne

I recently had my Sony A7s modified with an astro filter at IRreCams. The first chance to test the converted camera came in summer on Tenerife. In the middle of the island lies the volcanic national park Teide. Although the island is not very big and some cities are located around the national park, the quality of the night sky there is incredibly good. Possibly this is due to the altitude of 2000 meters, where you can already escape the light pollution of the coastal cities a bit. The park is full of lava, rocks, cacti and plants. So it is not difficult to find an interesting foreground for landscape photography with night sky. One has almost too much choice.

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Ep. 40: Infrared Lensflares in Backlight - InfraBlue

In Infrared Photography there are a few problems and image errors that are not known in "normal" photography. Lens flares in backlight situations are an example, which is why it is rather common not to have the sun directly in the picture. Nevertheless, it can sometimes be worthwhile to do it anyway and to include the resulting "image errors" directly in the composition of the image. The low sun was intentionally placed here as a counterweight to the tree on the right side of the image. The lens flares extend over the entire image and give the sun a much greater meaning in the image. Without the lens flares, it would probably be "only" the brightest point in the picture, but this way it influences the entire scenery even into the shadow areas.

By the way, the photo was taken on the island of Rügen, an infrared workshop will take place there in early July 2022 and there are still places available:

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Infrared Workshops 2022

Infrarot Workshop Nordschwaben 2022

I have hesitated and waited for a long time, but now the Corona situation seems to relax and I consider the workshops in July sufficiently safe to plan. Both in the north and in the south of Germany there are dates that can be booked now. The Workshops are teached in German language only.

The workshops are aimed at beginners and advanced infrared photography, basic photographic knowledge is assumed. Having your own infrared camera is a great advantage, but not a must. Those who do not yet own a camera, or would like to try a different model, have the opportunity to borrow a device for the duration of the workshop.

Ep. 39: Review of darktable 3.8 for Infrared Image Editing

darktable 3.8 Video Review

The new darktable version 3.8 is released and of course we have a look at the new features from an infrared post-processing point of view. Generally this version offers a lot of improvements and some very exciting new modules. I will not discuss all the new features but only those that are relevant for IR photography. All details and features are explained on the website (also with the latest manual by the way).

A big thank you to all developers and people involved!

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Infrared in Portrait, Street and Architecture Photography

Potsdam-Babelsberg - Klaus D. Fahlbusch

An article by Klaus D. Fahlbusch

I experimented with infrared films (ORWO, later Konica) back in the days of analogue negative film. Certain experiences from that time, for example the angle of sunlight to the desired effect, are still valid today. For me, only the use in black and white photography is interesting, for which I have tried out several cameras.

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Calendar Wild Rügen 2022

The calendar "Wild Rügen 2022" shows the nature of Germany's largest island in very special light. From the chalk coast on the Baltic Sea to the meadows and forests of the central island to the special natural areas on the Bodden coast, the calendar takes you through the year. Special natural areas, natural spectacles and small details of the island are captured on 12 varied calendar pages. The calendar is printed on 100 % recycled paper.

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