The Skeptic's Guide to Infrared Photography

Now is the Time to Enjoy Digital Infrared Photography

4.30 (21 reviews)
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7.5 hours
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Jun 2021
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What you will learn

This course will help prepare you for the amazing creative branch of photography known as digital infrared photography.

Description

For 2021 The Skeptic’s Guide to Infrared Photography course has been greatly expanded to 7.5 hours! Now the course contains more example images, more infrared subject coverage, greater topic depth and more field and processing demonstrations. The course has also been carefully reviewed by its original author to be sure it remains relevant and accurate. Each lecture has been professionally prepared using high-end video editing technology to provide infrared photography enthusiasts a high-quality presentation and learning opportunity.

This course is for photographers of all skill levels who think they can't also enjoy this exciting branch of creative photography called digital infrared photography. The course has been expanded to over seven hours of digital infrared photography discussion while displaying over a hundred high quality infrared images to illustrate the possibilities with this exciting branch of creative photography.

Hi. I’m Patrick Cook, your instructor. I have over eight years of experience with digital infrared photography and am delighted to share with you what I’ve learn over those years. During our discussion of infrared photography, I explain how a modified consumer digital camera can record radiation that humans can’t see. I set the record straight by explaining why infrared photography is really the “mapping” of radiation intensity that humans can’t perceive, to tones that humans can perceive.

I describe the benefits of infrared photography that wait for those who pursue it. We delve into the science behind infrared radiation, and even go into a variety of filters used to control what portion of the radiation spectrum we allow to reach the camera’s sensor. Understanding filtering is the foundation of success with infrared photography.

To help you visualize scenes in the amazing radiation of the near-infrared spectrum, I display many of my own photographs in the infrared spectrum to illustrate how infrared radiation behaves in various settings.

During the course I share the keys to success that I’ve learned from my own experience in all phases of infrared photography, from field capture to image processing. Based on my actual experience in infrared photography, this lecture may be the single most important lecture of the course!

Learning infrared photography is a process – you get better-and-better at it as you practice it. That’s why we want to know where we can get extra help along the way. In the course I point you to a variety of additional learning resources such as websites, practitioners, and books for learning more about infrared photography. Your learning of infrared photography starts with this course - but I want you to have the best possible start.

This course may be just what you need to revitalize your photography with an exciting branch of creative photography. Use it to become a better color photographer. Use it to enhance and differentiate your photo portfolio. Use it to put some spark in your photography and have some fun with your photography. All photography skill levels welcome. All digital camera brand preferences welcome. No camera needed to take the course. Just listen, learn and decide for yourself.

I've invested hundreds of hours authoring this course and have used professional video tools to keep the presentation quality as high as possible to deliver an informative and visually interesting learning experience. And now with this newly revised and expanded course for 2021, I think you’ll agree that it’s time to get into infrared photography yourself!

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Content

Introduction to Digital Infrared Photography

Welcome to the Skeptic’s Guide
What Infrared Photography Really Is
Lecture Quiz Challenge: What Infrared Photography Really Is
Your Success with Infrared Photography
Lecture Quiz Challenge: Your Success with Infrared Photography
The Benefits of Infrared Photography
Lecture Quiz Challenge: The Benefits of Infrared Photography
The Science of Infrared Photography
Lecture Quiz Challenge: The Science of Infrared Photography

How Digital Infrared Photography Works

How the Camera Maps Infrared Radiation
Lecture Quiz Challenge: How the Camera Maps Infrared Radiation
Filters for Infrared Photography - Part 1
Lecture Quiz Challenge: Filters for Infrared Photography, Part 1
Filters for Infrared Photography - Part 2
Lecture Quiz Challenge: Filters for Infrared Photography, Part 2
How Infrared Radiation Behaves - Part 1
Lecture Quiz Challenge: How Infrared Radiation Behaves, Part 1
How Infrared Radiation Behaves - Part 2
Lecture Quiz Challenge: How Infrared Radiation Behaves, Part 2
Infrared Photography with a Color Camera
Lecture Quiz Challenge: Infrared Photography with a Color Camera

Success with Digital Infrared Photography

Keys to Success with Infrared Photography
Learning Infrared Photography
Summary and Send Off
BONUS! Resources for Infrared Photography

Reviews

Cesare
June 7, 2022
Very good in depth explanations about the principles of infrared photography, thank you Patrick Cook!
Dean
November 24, 2021
The first parts, thus far, are really philosophical which I find very useful. I have been shooting with infrared for about 2 years. For some people it might be better to move some of the more philosophical parts to later in the course, or mix them in with some of the more practical and technical aspects.
Shane
July 31, 2021
Overall it’s probably OK for beginners but is too basic for intermediate or advanced users. I have been shooting digital IR since 2004 and IR long before. I hoped to gain something from modern day processing especially since the course is marked 2020, but it falls way short. The author doesn’t quite understand how the sensor, custom white balance and RAW processor deal with IR CWB and their relationship to Histogram and judging exposure and cause of tint. Sharpening ideas are old and out of date. Doesn’t discuss AI Sharpening & AI Noise techniques The benefit of the transcript for hard of hearing is very poor. The transcript is obviously some kind of (poor) automated voice to text software and has certainly NOT been proof read. Just a minute sample of transcript issues: ”which is not the case with a dedicated diesel conversion for both camera systems.” “This type of camera is called a dedicated conversion because the hot mirror is permanently replaced with a cold beer.” “Well, if you are a Nikon shooter, you might be interested in Aitken's capture, Anex, dash and capture Anex deep software application. The software works with Kinnane, NCF and RW Raw Files.” Without a very good knowledge of IR the transcript is marginally useful. Patrick rightly states in Lesson #36 minute 6.16 “Verify everything you are told about infrared photography, including what I have told you here in this course, the process of verification will help you separate fact from fiction and more firmly in bed.”. I'm just glad I didn't pay full price.

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