Success with Infrared Photography

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This 7+ hour Udemy.com course by Patrick C. Cook is exclusively about digital infrared photography, which is a branch of creative photography that focuses on creating unique images derived from the near infrared spectrum of radiation that is not visible to humans.

This course is designed to give you a great start and ultimate success with infrared photography. This course goes beyond introductory to give you a strong knowledge foundation to realize benefits from infrared photography as soon as possible.

If you have been delaying taking up infrared photography because you weren't sure where to start, this course provides structured learning of infrared photography from an instructor that has actual experience and the ability to teach the topic.

If you have been delaying because of apprehension of the technical aspects of infrared photography,  this course builds your knowledge one step at a time with clear explanations, plenty of example images and demonstrations.

If you know nothing about infrared photography at all, this course explains infrared photography from the fundamentals to actual practice, making it possible to begin a wonderful journey with a branch of photography that was once only available to the few.

If you are an accomplished color photographer, infrared photography can extend your photographic journey in ways not otherwise possible. If you are a beginning photographer, learning infrared photography is a great way to gain a deeper appreciation for the practice and fun of photography.

Curriculum

 
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Section: Introductory

1. Welcome and Introduction (4:56)

Welcome to Success with Infrared Photography! In this first session I outline what this course covers to get you off to a great start with this interesting learning opportunity.

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2. What Infrared Photography Really Is (9:28)
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It is said that infrared photography is taking pictures of invisible light. Well, not exactly. When you understand what infrared photography really is, you'll be prepared to be successful with it. And that's what we'll discuss in this session.

3. Your Success with Infrared Photography (10:25)
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In this session I discuss the foundations of your success with infrared photography. That will help you determine what you want from infrared photography as the pathway to the benefits that interest you.

4. The Benefits of Infrared Photography (6:29)
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When you understand the benefits of infrared photography, you'll be able to set a goal that will guide you to decide what level or knowledge and resources you need to realize those benefits. And that's our focus in this session.


 
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Section: Fundamentals of Infrared Photography

5. The Science of Infrared Photography (8:16)

This session will help you understand the underlying concepts of infrared radiation. That puts you in a much better position to leverage infrared photography to create your own unique and memorable images.

6. How the Camera Maps Infrared Radiation (13:51)

A key aspect of your success with infrared photography is understanding how the digital camera "maps" invisible radiation to human perceivable tones, which is the topic of this important session.

7. Filters for Infrared Photography - Part 1 (11:38)

We control what portion of the radiation spectrum reaches the digital camera's sensor with filters. You won't want to miss this important two part discussion of filters for infrared photography.

8. Filters for Infrared Photography - Part 2 (14:45)

In this second part, I continue our discussion of filters for infrared photography.

9. Infrared Radiation Behavior - Part 1 (13:01)

In this first part of Infrared Radiation Behavior, I discuss how infrared radiation interacts with our environment, along with a number of example images. This session will help you visualize how infrared radiation interacts with objects in your compositions.

10. Infrared Radiation Behavior - Part 2 (14:20)

In this second part of Infrared Radiation Behavior, I continue our discussion of Infrared radiation behavior and delve into a bit more detail to help you visualize how infrared radiation interacts with objects in your compositions.

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Section: The Camera for Infrared Photography

11. Infrared Photography with a Color Camera (15:01)

Infrared photography is actually the exploitation of the standard color digital camera. Join me in this session as I explain how the standard color digital camera is utilized for creative images derived from the near infrared radiation.

12 The DSLR for Infrared Photography - Part 1 (11:02)

The DSLR is commonly used for infrared photography because older models are readily available. But the DSLR has some limitations for infrared photography that need to be understood for best results, which is the topic of this two part session.

13. The DSLR for Infrared Photography - Part 2 (14:15)

I continue our discussion of how the DSLR is utilized for infrared photography and its issues as they pertain to infrared photography.

14. The Mirrorless Camera for Infrared Photography (16:22)

The mirrorless camera is solving many issues that photographers have faced for years. When the mirrorless camera used for infrared photography, new opportunities open up. Please join me to learn how the mirrorless camera can help you be successful with infrared photography.

15. Camera Features that Save the Day - Part 1 (12:19)

There are certain camera features that are a significant aid for bringing home good infrared captures. Join me in this two part session to prepare to fully utilize your camera for infrared photography.

16 Camera Features that Save the Day - Part 2 (9:32)

In this second part, I continue our discussion of camera features to help you fully utilize your camera for infrared photography.

 

 
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Section: Practical Infrared Photography

17. White Balance and Infrared Photography - Part 1 (10:04)

White balance for infrared photography is such as important topic that it has its own session. Be sure to join me in part one of this two part session as we discuss white balance for infrared photography.

18. White Balance and Infrared Photography - Part 2 (10:26)

In this second part, I continue our discussion of white balance as it pertains to infrared photography.

19. Custom White Balance Field Demo (8:21)

I take you out into the field to show you how I set a custom white balance with a DSLR and a mirrorless camera. I'll see you in the field.

20. The Principles of Photography Still Apply (14:04)

Regardless of your level of photography skill, you still apply the photography principles in your infrared photography. Join me in this session to learn more.

21. The Benefits of Shooting in RAW - Part 1 (10:53)

Join me in this two part session as I discuss why the RAW image format is the best way to preserve the quality in your photography, and why RAW is especially important for infrared photography.

22 The Benefits of Shooting in RAW - Part 2 (17:13)

In this second part, I continue our discussion of the importance of the RAW image format for infrared photography.

23. Keys to Success with Infrared Photography (16:43)

In this session I provide a concentrated list of keys to your success with infrared photography. Be sure to join me in this important session to help your success with infrared photography be the best possible.

24. Achieving Optimum Infrared Field Captures (6:37)

When your field captures are the best they can be, your image processing work is much more successful. Join me in this session to learn about valuable tips for bringing home optimum field captures.

25. Infrared Field Demo with a DSLR (14:31)

We go out into the field with my DSLR where I demonstrate the various tasks I follow for the best possible infrared shots. I'll meet you in the field.

26. Infrared Field Demo with a Mirrorless (17:23)

Using a full spectrum mirrorless camera, I demonstrate the tasks I follow for taking optimum infrared shots. If you were wondering how a mirrorless camera can be used for infrared photography, you'll want to join me in the field for a mirrorless camera demo. I'll meet you in the field.

 

 
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Section: Processing Images for Infrared Photography

27. Guidelines for Processing Infrared Images (10:12)

Infrared photography almost always includes image processing. In this session I prepare you for several image processing walkthroughs that are sure to convince you that you too can do infrared photography.

28. Processing Walkthrough - Lightroom (6:33)

Since Lightroom has become an important image asset management software, we'll start our processing walkthroughs to see how Lightroom can be used for infrared image processing.

29. Processing Walkthrough - Photoshop (8:49)

No one disputes the power of Adobe's Photoshop for image editing. In this walkthrough, we'll process an infrared image for color.

30. Processing Walkthrough - Luminar (9:12)

Skylum's Luminar is an affordable image processing application that has image editing features useful for infrared photographers. Join me in this session to learn more.

31. Processing Walkthrough - Wrap Up (9:37)

In this session we'll look back over our walkthroughs to highlight key points. This will help you decide your own image editing resources as you proceed with your infrared photography journey.


Section: Getting Ready for Infrared Photography

32. Camera Conversion for Infrared (10:52)

It's time to discuss getting yourself geared up for infrared photography. And I start by helping you understand the types of camera conversions to help you decide which is best for you.

33. Choosing a Camera for Infrared Photography - Part 1 (13:41)

In this first part I discuss camera features that help you be successful with infrared photography. You won't want to miss this two part session.

34 Choosing a Camera for Infrared Photography - Part 2 (9:53)

In part two of this session, I continue our discussion of camera features that are useful, and important, for infrared photography.

35. Learning Infrared Photography (10:30)

Learning infrared photography is an ongoing process. In this session I provide several suggestions to help you locate good learning resources that fit your goals with infrared photography.

36. Course Summary and Send Off (12:05)

In this session we'll wrap up this course with a summary of key topics. Then, it's time for you to start enjoying infrared photography.

 

 
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Section: Resources for Infrared Photography

37. Resources for Infrared Photography (13:57)

In this session I discuss a number of important resources for infrared photography in the form of books and educational material from other infrared photography practitioners. I also include some well known image editing applications and camera conversion service providers.