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Nikon Z Mirrorless Infrared Lens Performance Review

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Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f/4 S Z-mount Nikkor lens

I recently converted a Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera to capture infrared images. Along with my Image Doctors co-host Rick Walker, I tested most of the new Nikon Z-mount lenses to see how well they performed for infrared photography, including sharpness and the appearance of hot-spots. We also tested a slate of F-mount lenses using the Nikon FTZ adapter to see how well they performed on the Nikon Z6 in infrared.

Read: Nikon Infrared Lens Performance with Nikon Z-mount cameras

Digital Infrared Processing

Live Online Class Thursday, June 25th

Learn to process digital infrared images with Jason Odell

I’m pleased to offer a live class online Thursday, June 25th from 7-9pm US Eastern Time. Digital Infrared Processing: Fundamentals and Creativity is intended to show you how to work with digital infrared images in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik Collection plug-ins like Silver Efex Pro 2 and Color Efex Pro 4.

Topics include

  • Setting proper white balance on infrared images (in-camera and in Lightroom)
  • Adjusting infrared images from color and standard cameras (590-720nm)
  • How to correct hot-spots in infrared images
  • Creating the “blue-sky” effect in infrared images in Lightroom & Photoshop
  • Converting infrared images to monochrome
  • Colorizing infrared images
  • Using plug-ins for creative impact

All registered participants will receive a video replay of the live class.

Badlands Workshop Update

Updated info on Jason’s Landscape Photography Workshop August 27-30, 2020

Here’s the latest information on my August workshop in the Badlands of South Dakota

When: August 26-30, 2020
Where: South Dakota Badlands (Wall, SD)

The South Dakota Badlands is the perfect setting for photographers who not only want to photograph spectacular scenery, but also learn the behind the scenes techniques for processing and workflow, including HDR, infrared, monochrome, and long exposures.

Each day, we will have the opportunity download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products. Our focus will be on the complete end to-end workflow of landscape photography, from composition to final digital or print output.

Badlands COVID-19 Update (5/28/2020)

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I am implementing the following safe workshop policies for this event. 

  • Workshop group size has been reduced to a maximum of six (6) photographers
  • All participants are required to have their own transportation to the field sites (no carpooling)
  • All field activities will required adherence to appropriate social distancing measures, including the use of cloth face coverings.
  • I will not conduct group classroom sessions indoors. Instead, we will share/review/critique images via videoconference, or outside if possible.
  • I will provide instruction to the group via video conference either during the workshop (assuming the internet at the hotel cooperates) or afterwards in private group classes online.
  • In the event the workshop is cancelled, you will be refunded in full
  • Final payment deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020

Understanding Exposure For Raw Image Capture

Join me online to learn how to properly measure and set exposure for RAW images.

Online Class Thursday, May 14th

When: Thursday, May 14th 3-4:30pm US Eastern Time

By understanding how your digital camera sensor records data, you’ll get a complete understanding of why the “correct” exposure doesn’t always match what the histogram says. From there, I’ll teach you some useful ways of setting up your camera to record the best possible exposure and then make the necessary adjustments to that image in post-processing using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop.

  • Camera settings
  • Understanding the histogram
  • Exposure techniques
  • Adjusting RAW images
  • Live Online Learning Event
  • You will be able to ask questions during the class
  • All registered participants receive a video replay of the class