Interview with Tony Sweet, Part 1: Creative approaches to iconic locations
This week, we had the distinct pleasure to interview photographer and workshop leader, Tony Sweet. Tony has been leading photo workshops for over two decades now, and in this part of our interview, we talked about dealing with iconic (and sometimes over-photographed) places, including Iceland, and Washington’s Palouse region.
Join me and Rick Walker in Tucson, Arizona for an infrared photography master class that goes far beyond the basics and teaches you the skills to truly master infrared processing. This workshop includes field photography sessions in the Tucson area, where we will photograph subjects that are ideal for infrared capture, plus in-depth classroom time to learn how to work with digital infrared images.
Rick and I have spent the last year developing a unique processing workflow for infrared digital images using only Adobe Lightroom Classic and, to a lesser extent, Adobe Photoshop. In this class, you’ll learn our secrets for processing raw infrared images exclusively in Lightroom/ACR, including channel-swapping and color infrared.
What You’ll Learn
How to set up ACR/Lightroom with a custom camera preset for your own infrared converted camera
How to adjust white balance on digital infrared images using ACR/Lightroom Classic
How to adjust infrared images from cameras with different spectra (590-720nm)
How to correct hot-spots in infrared images
How to perform channel-swapping directly in ACR/Lr
How to create the “blue-sky” effect on raw digital infrared images directly in ACR/Lr
How to create dramatic monochrome infrared images in Lightroom and using Silver Efex Pro (Nik Collection by DXO).
How to fix common artifacts including banding and noise
How to create unique creative infrared styles using plug-in software
Field and classroom instruction with a student-teacher ratio not to exceed 5:1
Custom camera profile for processing infrared images in ACR/Lr that is specific to your personal camera that includes our unique channel-swapping settings
A tremendous diversity of birds, reptiles, and mammals in a protected setting
In 2019, I visited a private eco lodge on Isla Bastimentos, Panama. This protected island is home to a huge number of birds and other wildlife. Join me as I share my experience photographing the rainforest wildlife of Panama, and learn how you can join me on a photo adventure there in 2023.
It’s easy to point to big names and famous photographers, but more often than not, your love of photography probably started at home. This week we look back and remember some of our personal influences and how they sparked our creativity and love of the craft.
This week’s podcast is dedicated to the memory of Lelo Carter (1926-2022)
We had the opportunity to photograph the Pikes Peak Regional Air Show last weekend here in Colorado, and we’ll share our gear, settings, and what we learned. We’ll also offer our hands-on look at the new Topaz Photo AI plug-in, which delivers astonishingly good results for sharpening, noise reduction, and upscaling digital images.