Examining the work of others is especially important for color infrared photography because color IR requires more post-processing than visible light photographs. As you might expect, lighting, composition, sharpness, contrast, and tone are just as important for color IR as they are for visible light images. The additional element – the secret ingredient - is the post-processing. This examination helps define my preferences as an artist and it shows me what is possible during post-processing. Some of these possibilities will fit my esthetic and workflow, some will not.
|Fierce Defender by Justin Piercy|
|Sunset on Golden Pond by Kelly Shipp|
|Top Speed (Infrared) by 2121studio.com|
|Enchanted forest by David Keochkerian|
|Framed Reflection by Mattias Hammar|
This is how I review images. Your methods will certainly be different. I hesitated to include critical comments in this blog because I mean no disrespect to the photographers. These photos were featured because I thought they were outstanding. I hope you do too.