Check out The Image Doctors 2020 Holiday Gift Guide for photographers for a list of items that we recommend and enjoy using. The photographer in your life will appreciate these items, whether it’s a new camera, lens, or just a fun accessory to make photography more joyful.
Thanks to reader Mick Klass, who submitted his results for the new Nikon 20mm f/1.8 S Nikkor Z lens at 720mm infrared. His results showed excellent performance through f/8, with a mild hotspot appearing at f/11 and above. As such, I give the 20mm f/1.8 S Nikkor a “good” rating on my Nikon Z infrared testing chart.
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.
Live Online Class Thursday, June 25th
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.
- 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.
Updated info on Jason’s Landscape Photography Workshop August 27-30, 2020
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