POTD: Alone at the Dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Mosca, CO
720nm infrared capture processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic and Silver Efex Pro 2.

I took a much-needed break and spent two days photographing around Great Sand Dunes National Park here in Colorado. The dunes themselves are massive, and can be a challenge to shoot depending on the light. During the day, I utilized my Nikon Z6 camera that I recently had converted to capture infrared images (720nm/Standard IR). The infrared capture really made the clouds stand out on an otherwise hazy day at the dunes. Foliage is rendered bright/white when using an infrared camera, so it adds to the unique look. I finished off the processing using Silver Efex Pro 2, part of the Nik Collection by DXO.

Video: The Magic of Digital Infrared Photography (available free through July 31, 2020)

The Image Doctors #52

New Canon mirrorless; Nikon 24-200mm follow-up; Infrared photography with the Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera

Can you believe it’s been a year since we came back on the air? We’re so thrilled to be able to share our passion for photography with you each week. This week, we have a bunch of topics to discuss, including:

  • New Canon mirrorless cameras, R5 & R6
  • Follow-up on the Nikon 24-200mm f/4-6.3 lens for Z-mount… spoiler alert: it’s quite good!
  • Infrared photography with the Nikon Z6 mirrorless cameras

Follow us on Facebook and leave us your questions and show topic requests!

The Image Doctors #51

A Casual Photography Workflow

As much as we enjoy being photography enthusiasts and the “craft” of photography, there are some times when you need to scale back to a more casual approach while still using a “real” camera. Whether it’s photographing friends and family, events or vacations, we’ll discuss how you can alter your workflow to make sharing easier and reduce post-processing time.

Follow The Image Doctors on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/ImageDoctors

The Image Doctors #50

Goodbye Olympus, Hello Nikon 24-200mm

This week, we discuss the recent announcement by Olympus to divest their camera business, plus the new features added to Adobe Lightroom Classic. Jason received a new Nikon 24-200mm for Z-mount, and Rick got the 10-20mm DX Nikkor to use with his Nikon Z50.

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.