Infrared -From Capture to print – Danielle Edwards & Gale Spring – 2 Days

Note: Classes are only available to Covid-19 double Vaccinated Participants

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General Admissionshow details + $1,100.00 (AUD)  

  • January 28, 2023 - January 29, 2023
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Infrared Alternative Processes Workshop: From imaging to print – a journey from conception to output.


Infrared radiation outside the visible spectrum was discovered around 1800 by Sir William Herschel. Infrared film has been around since the 1930’s and captured the invisible world of infrared beyond human vision. Today, true IR film is no longer available. Infrared photography has been improved and replaced by digital technology. All digital cameras are inherently sensitive to infrared and the modifications are a perfect tool for artistic creation using infrared radiation.


Day One. From capture to negative.

The first day covers an explanation of how infrared imaging works, how it differs from traditional photography and how it interprets different subjects. It also covers issues of camera conversion, lens selection and explains all the options to help you decide how to customise your camera to meet your needs. You will understand infrared reflectance, how the camera represents tonality and how the camera interprets exposure, as well as post-production requirements to create a digital negative that best represents the results you want. By the end of day one, you will have photographed a scene that can be used to produce a negative that may be used to make an alternative processes print.

Day Two: From negative to print.

With knowledge gained from day one you will critically evaluate your images and create a digital negative. You may decide to adjust your image by re-shooting and/or re-printing your digital negative. Tonal range and exposure are very different for infrared imaging than for traditional photography. The digital negative for infrared printing will also differ for each alternative process. You must consider matching the characteristics required from IR capture to making the negative with respect to your selected alternative processes print.

Day two concentrates on refining your negative to match the tonal characteristics of the specific alternative process. By the end of the day, you have produced a good quality digital negative and produced a print using an alternative processes printing method.

Things to bring to the workshop:

Camera: If you already have an infrared converted camera, please bring it to the workshop. If you do not have an IR converted camera, we will have one available for use in the workshop. If you are intending to get a camera converted, we advise you not get your camera converted before you attend this workshop. We can advise you on what options to consider when converting your camera to suit your individual needs.

Laptop: Bring a laptop with image editing software and a USB or hard drive to work on your images and take them with you at the conclusion of the workshop.

Optional: If you have infrared images you have already taken bring them along if you have questions and for comparison and or evaluation


Danielle has always had an interest in Art and Science. This is reflected by her BA Fine Art and BAppSc photography degrees. 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 today, Danielle is spending more time working on her fine art photography. She was awarded the prestigious 2019 Mike Ware Award for her Infrared captured and platinum printed image ‘The Sentinel’. Her latest exhibition ‘Convergence’ can be viewed online at


Gale is an Adjunct A/Professor of Scientific Photography in the School of Science at RMIT University, Melbourne. Gales’ background is diverse and includes experience in the arts and sciences. Gale regularly consults with industry and conducts workshops in medical, scientific, and forensic photography. Gale is a specialist in infrared techniques with scientific, medical, and forensic applications.  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 who loves sharing his technical expertise. He can never get enough questions. His passion is helping people find answers to their imaging problems.


All materials supplied – includes lunch