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Infrared Technical and Creative Practice - Danielle Edwards & Gale Spring - 2 Days


Still Life Apples - Danielle Edwards

Radiation outside the visible spectrum was discovered in 1800 by Sir William Herschel. The infrared spectrum is from 700nm to 1200nm know as NIR (near infrared). The 1st infrared films were made in 1930. Infrared captures the invisible world beyond human vision. Digital cameras are inherently sensitive to infrared and lend themselves to be utilised as a tool for artistic creation


Traditionally, Infrared images were captured to document scientific information but today are equally used for artistic expression. This workshop will deal with the historical, technical and aesthetic qualities of infrared photography. We will discuss pre-visualisation of how infrared and the invisible spectrum may react with a variety of subjects such as skin, vegetation, fabric and other materials.Learn to exploit the sensitivity of digital cameras with infrared to create dramatic images. On the 1st day you will discover during the workshop infrared techniques, specialised filters, IR light metering techniques, creative visualisation, pre planning your image capture and subject considerations. Traditional IR film capture will be discussed along with various options to use and convert digital cameras for superior infrared photography. Infrared Imagery lends itself to a variety of alternative processes, taking the creative process one step further.

Water Tank - Danielle Edwards

The second day allows you to print the IR photographs taken in the workshop. This will introduce you to making inkjet negative and printing in Herschel's 1842 discover of cyanotype and his up dated version of Argentotype - Vandyke brown.

In summary:

Day one -  Exploring and photographing in Infrared

Day Two  - Hand Printing the photographs on fine art paper in two historic processes: Cyanotype and Van dyke Brown

Danielle Edwards

Gale is Adjunct Professor of Scientific Photography in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne. Gales’ background is diverse, he initially started on the path of chemistry and moved to Fine Art photography, he holds a Master in Fine Arts.
Gale regularly consults with industry and conducts workshops in medical, scientific, and forensic photography. He also teaches various workshops at gold street studios including photomacrography, infrared photography, lighting, advanced large format view camera and metering techniques. Gale is an educator that loves sharing his technical expertise. He can never get enough questions. His passion is helping people find answers to their imaging problems.

The sentinel -  Danielle Edwards



Danielle has always had an interest in Art and Science this is reflected by her BA Fine Art and BAppSc photography degrees. Danielle’s photographic background started in the commercial photographic industry, she then moved to become a specialist Biomedical & Scientific Photographer, Danielle was a practising medical photographer for over 29 years. It was while doing medical photography that she developed an interest in the creative side of infrared photography. In addition to her own Biomedical Scientific Photography practice Danielle also works on her own creative expression with her fine art photography. She was awarded the prestigious 2019 Mike Ware Award for her Infrared captured and platinum printed image ‘The Sentinel’.


All materials supplied - includes lunch

Price: $850.00

Start Time: 10:30 pm
End Time: 5:30 am

Start Date: February 27, 2020
End Date: February 28, 2020

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