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The July 2016 Infrared Showcase Gallery is now open.

I shall be in foreign parts until the end of July.


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Revesre Image Searching

I posted a Journal on my Home Page on this topic and I think all our members should take note of the methods described if they wish to check on their own images or are suspicious of images that they come across here.

Reverse Image SearchingReverse Image Searching
From time to time here on DeviantArt, I come across or am told about images that may not be the work of the artist or photographer who has posted them. Sometimes, I also find that my images turns up, without attribution, elsewhere on the Web. In the first case, posting work that is not yours without attribution is morally wrong, and in some cases is illegal. In the second instance, you have been the victim of art theft.
DA has a "Report this image" button on the display page of each image. If you find a dodgy work, you can click this and follow the menu of options to report your suspicions. I have done this on several occasions for works I know to have been filched from elsewhere, and nothing appears to have been done about it  the doubtful works are still displayed. On one occasion, I tackled the perpetrator, but to no avail  I was just blocked.
Often these dodgy deviants are highlighted by vigilant members who post Journals flagging the miscreant, an

I decided to check on some of my infrared images and found several on a site Further, one of our Expert Members, helios-spada has much of his work displayed and credited to the famous American photographer - helios-spada. Needless to say, he was not aware of this accolade.

I found IR photography to be very popular on this site with hosts of shots that thought I recognised. You may wish to check for yourselves to see if any of your works are there. If you find any, let me know and I'll post a list to the site asking for credit to be given.

Here are two links……



Affiliate News


A Gallery/Collection folder "Affiliate Submissions" has been created in the Favourites area for submissions from affiliate members. Such submissions are subject to a one vote acceptance/rejection. Images need NOT be directly related to infrared or extra-visible imaging as we are providing this feature to showcase our colleagues' work.

For affiliate members to submit, they would use the normal "Submit to Group" button on the image display page, followed by selecting Infrared-Club, followed by "Suggest to Group Favourites", selecting the "Affiliate Submissions" folder.
:iconfine-art-nudes: Fine-Art-Nudes :icontandemfeatures: TandemFeatures #Journals#TandemFeatures#Collabs :icondevexposed: devExposed Photos using exposure techniques :iconstellar-landscapers: Stellar-Landscapers :iconextra-visible-images: Extra-Visible-Images :iconinfrared-people: Infrared-People InfraPeople :iconwhoneedscolour: WhoNeedsColour Tell me: Who? :iconnz-ir-hdr: NZ-IR-HDR :iconphotoseries: PhotoSeries :iconphoto-logic-sense: Photo-Logic-Sense Photography Techniques :iconcolorfulphotos: ColorfulPhotos :iconlove-nikon: Love-Nikon :iconnon-real: non-real non-real :iconindoinfrared: IndoInfrared Indonesian Infrared Photography :iconartworldtoday: ArtWorldToday Virtual First Friday Art Walk :iconhdrscapes: HDRscapes :iconstudio-28: Studio-28 Sharing the world around us! :iconabstract-and-surreal: Abstract-and-Surreal :iconinfrared-anonymous: Infrared-Anonymous :iconr72: r72 Infrared Photography


Following a recent poll which showed members were interested in having more tutorials, here is a list of current tutorials and discussions in the Infrared-Club (Extra-Visible Imaging) Group .

“How to take and postprocess infrared photos” by Francy-93 (Francesca)


Very good introduction and guide for newcomers.

“The Complete Color IR Tutorial Guide Walkthrough” by Vlue (Evan)


More detailed description of working and post-processing infrared images.

“Infrared color gradation” by Aerobozt (Goldy)


A Photoshop based tutorial on how to vary colour in IR photographs by gradients.

“Infrared Photography Preset” by comicidiot


Adobe Photoshop Lightroom preset for post-processing.

“IR Conversions and White Balance” by jythie


A more advanced description of filters and aspects of white balance.

“IR Workflow” by mIkeschwaRz


Excellent post-processing workflow, Photoshop based, but portable to other editing software.

“Canon 40D Conversion – Full Spectrum Imaging” by Okavanga


Some notes about starting out on full spectrum imaging.


Best of June 2016

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 30, 2016, 4:55 AM

The Infrared-Club (Extra-Visible Imaging) :iconinfrared-club: presents its monthly Feature for June 2016.

First, welcome to new arrivals: bradthemann :iconbradthemann: and jant-photo  :iconjant-photo: 

Images and Acknowledgements. We have had a healthy number of submissions this month, nigh on 80, including a magnificent set of shots from DimensionSeven. Continuing with the change in presentation I introduced a few months back, I have selected a small number of my personal choices for the best of the month, giving each a short appraisal. This approach seems to have been popular although I notice that DA's Mention system may not be working at maximum efficiency in that some members never realise that they have been featured and do not acknowledge. Thus, I'm going to add a comment to each image featured today, as well as assuming the Mention will reach you. Acknowledgments (and even thanks) are important as a form of feed back.

On with the show!

My first choice is Beech Tree Fernoch Infra Red by Will Langlands WillLanglands . To my mind, this is an excellent photograph in terms of composition, tonal range and control, detail, and textures (note the slight blur from wind movement given a 13 second exposure), all of which build to a dark, sombre feel. I've tried to capture this type of mood and shot many a time in woodlands in Scotland, but have never quite achieved the power of this shot. All this, and as yet no mention of the IR factor. What is key here is that the IR spectrum of light gives a different tonal range to that which would have come from a visible light monochrome shot. I've talked about this before and I think it is one of the welcome developments in IR photography - the blurring of the visible and IR worlds, with the IR shot giving the hint of difference, the subtle rather than the in-your-face surrealism of some works; nothing wrong with that either, but there is room for more nuanced use of IR.

Beech Tree Fernoch Infra Red by WillLanglands

By contrast, my second choice is from the master of high tonal range and high quality DimensionSeven. I have chosen this shot, Infraredscapes in Somogy LXXI, out of several this month because of its superb composition with the long view starting from those grasses in the bottom left travelling along the waterway with those beautiful muted reflections, way to the distance where your eye bounces back along the tree-lined bank to the mass of lily leaves in decorative splendour in the centre right foreground. Let alone the IR characteristics of bright white foliage, dark skies and more or less black water (apart from the reflections), there are some very neat Itten contrasts in this work. Look at those lilies again, see how they are in a very well defined geometric form (trapezoid) that stands in strong contrast to the curved trees on the left; look at the smoothness of the water to the ruffled busy-ness of the leaves, the verticals, versus, the horizontals, versus those curves. This is photographic art of the highest from a master of composition and control.

Infrascapes in Somogy - LXXI by DimensionSeven

Staying with ideas from the previous two shots, composition, contrasts, and control of tones, my third choice, Quiet by Peggy Metal-Bender is outstanding in my view. While very markedly different to the landscape from DimensionSeven it is nevertheless at least the equal in photographic terms. I confess immediately to favouritism. Peggy's monochrome work is excellent, and when she uses IR she uses it for its added effects. A visible light monochrome would just not be the same. The composition is striking for over half the frame is dominated by those strong lead lines of the wooden clinker wall driving the eye down to the distant door where the geometry of the shadow takes over, with the superb mirroring of its angle with the angle of the clouds in that black, black sky, and its parallel with the roof line. I'll let you think about the textures and contrasts.

Quiet by Metal-Bender

For my fourth selection, I have chosen SteveCampbell 's stunning image Temple amongst the Trees - Infrared. Again, a masterwork of artistic photography, I want to mention but two points, OK three, maybe four... For me, the impact of the image comes from the use of light where the centre of illumination to the left seems almost blinding, and Steve deliberately lets the exposure go clip-clopping into the white distance. You can get away with such over-exposure if you have the detail surrounding it sufficiently well defined to keep the eye interested. Look also at the neat framing of the temple by the trees and branches; the contrast of its geometric shape with the soft white foliage, but the mirroring of slightly off verticals in the pillars of the temple and the trunks of the trees. The colour, too, has attracted attention in comments on the image. This looks to be more or less straight from the camera, no red-blue channel swapping, and none of the colour-tweaking that lesser mortals like me sometimes employ. The colour just works as is - wonderful.

Temple amongst the Trees - Infrared by SteveCampbell

Moving to overtly coloured images, I am featuring another two of our regular contributors bamboomix and helios-spada: Quiet Walk by Olivier bamboomix, and Breached Bayou by Helios helios-spada. I have chosen these because they have similar overall compositions - the mid to long views framed by "red" trees, with "blue" skies and reflected foregrounds. Olivier's Quiet Walk perhaps steals the comparison with the fence in the foreground relating the image to the walk , and with a more obvious region of interest in the distance with the buildings and tower. Yet Helios's image has the most magnificent shimmering reflections, and a feature of reflected skies that I've often seen in IR work - much greater detail than in the sky itself. Both photographers bring the weight of modern powerful techniques and software to bear in post-processing. Clever use of HDR with Olivier's image, and full spectrum and Topaz work up from Helios. How far has IR and full spectrum work moved from even a couple of years ago!

Quiet Walk by bamboomix   Breached Bayou by helios-spada

My final choice of image for comment this month is from Rob robpolder, Hana -second round. Rob and I have come to an agreement about splitting the arduous work of the photographer - he gets the girls, and I get the lions.  I wonder if he'd like to swap sometime? Anyway, Hana is a stunning model, and Rob's portrait work with her is equally stunning. He has a flair for the pose and accessories, in this case hat and clothes! I'm not that well versed in compositions for people photography, and I tend to rely on visual impact and gut reaction to a shot. When I first saw this, I couldn't keep my eyes of it. That hat, the curve of stars emphasising the form of the model, the hand and arm holding the brim of the that takes the eye around the face and head. I have a feeling that professional fashion photographers might be a bit sniffy about this work - is the rucking of the dress good or bad, should the second hand be where it is? But, I don't care - this is my Feature and I think this is a gooood. Now, Rob about those lions...anytime you want to swap....

Hana - second round by robpolder

We are lucky in the Group to receive  a wide variety of images, and while I have concentrated on a very few this month that I think are first class, I present some other submissions that caught my eye.

White Strawberries by Aya-no-Shrink-Ray  Aya-no-Shrink-Ray :iconaya-no-shrink-ray:  2016 IR-3 by ISeeTheLattice ISeeTheLattice :iconiseethelattice:  Never.Ending.Love by mIkeschwaRz mIkeschwaRz :iconmikeschwarz:

 Ghost March by DavidCraigEllis  DavidCraigEllis :icondavidcraigellis:  Windmills of your mind by seba-j seba-j :iconseba-j:   Canal d'Aire INFRARED by jeje62 jeje62 :iconjeje62:

That's all for now folks!

I'm off to South Africa for a few weeks but should be back for the end of July. Many Thanks to everyone for their submissions - keep 'em rolling in.




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Best of May 2016

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:51 AM

The Infrared-Club (Extra-Visible Imaging) presents its selction for the Best of May 2016.

Welcome to New Members: 

sobodash :iconsobodash: Trichardsen :icontrichardsen: EmadTaj :iconemadtaj: Aya-no-Shrink-Ray :iconaya-no-shrink-ray:

We've had another month of over 100 submissions and I have picked 16 of those to be my Top Submissions of the month.

Untitled by bkiltz

This work by Bruce bkiltz :iconbkiltz: seems to typify the best of contemporary IR photography with its surreal nature, colour rendition and composition.

The Gauldrons Kintyre Jan 2011 Infra Red by WillLanglands

Will's WillLanglands image of the Gauldrons in Kintyre, Scotland, is dark, moody and illustrates a very Scottish seacape, showing seaweed in its IR form!

With sky still in mind, Matt's MatthiasHaltenhof long exposure shot of sea and sky in Mallorca with that rickety jetty is an excellent composition with vertical, horizontal and diagonal contrasts.

Mallorca 42 by MatthiasHaltenhof

Calm before strom (INFRARED) by jeje62

The sky dominates also in Jerome's jeje62 dramatic piece, a 6 shot pano using a modified Canon 20D (mine is still active as well). That lone tree amongst the vines adds compositional weight to a technically highly accomplished work. Compare this to Elvis's work from Bryce canyon. Again the single tree, but with rugged rocks and an almost cloudless sky as backdrops.

Queen's Garden Trail II by eprowe

Hammerbach by Aya-no-Shrink-Ray

I'm a sucker for works like this from Aya Aya-no-Shrink-Ray. The leafiness, the wee burn trickling through, the depth, the shadows on the tree trunks all spell lovely country on a lovely sunny day.

Another Magic Garden by JohnK222

I was really struck by this shot from John JohnK222. The contrast between the texture of the sky and foliage is remarkable, and would not have been as effective in visible light. The sense of depth is brought out by the path, but to me there is a slight feeling of unease about what might be waiting further along! Great shot.

Ruins of ancient Ashkelon. by leospek

A beautifully balanced shot from leonid leospek juxtaposing living nature and ancient man-made ruins perfectly illustrates the power of IR to highlight the essentials of a composition. Great lead line with the fence, balancing small trees/bushes either side, sky swirling up like mist from the tree. Brilliant.

Hill Tree by helios-spada

Helios helios-spada has presented a large number of images this month, all of which I could have featured! I have picked this one as representative of his style with its dramatic colour (a blue trunk for the tree), augmented here with a dramatic sky. 

Steve SteveCampbell has won a well-deserved DD for the following image. Newbie and experienced IR photographers would do well to study this image for its use of framing, curving lead lines, rhythms of curves and contrasts of detail.

Hyde Park - Infrared by SteveCampbell

By way of contrast with images having an architectural theme, this shot by Kasia, catiaphotostudio also displays the contrasts between man-made solid buildings as IR inactive structures and living  foliage as the dominat forms in IR work. Note also the lovely ghosting of people on the path from the 8 second exposure.

Infrared Grudziadz by catiaphotostudio

Now two contrasting IR HDR images, the first from Olivier bamboomix and the second from Sebastian seba-j.  Olivier's work of a path with tree, wall and landscape is a 590 nm shot, thus has some red component that allows scope for developing colour. The result is, as always with Olivier's work, dramatic, subtle, and refined. As for composition, note the placement of the tree and the geometric diagonals of the wall and distant hill. By contrast, Sebastian's work is an "in your face" some would say OTT HDR image of high global and local contrast with strong diagonals, tilted buildings all suggestive that this shot was taken on another world! Although I have moved away from such a high contrast HDR style, I still love this as an example of surrealism in combinedIR and HDR work.

Le sentier des Drailles by bamboomix  Pond by seba-j

I'll round off this month's Feature with some people work.

Rob robpolder has such a tough life when it comes to photographing models as seen in the image below, one of a set of pin up shots. Exactly what the young lady is looking so surprised about, we can leave to our imaginations! However, the image shows the characteristic IR tones for the blouse, gloves and hair, with the eye lash mascara jet black - a sure sign of a carbon based product.

pinup-IR2 by robpolder

Rob is not alone when it comes to model work. Peter grandart also has a strong style with such shots as this. 

Infrared Nude seated by grandart

Finally, congratulations to Mike mIkeschwaRz and his bride upon their wedding.

My.IR.Wedding by mIkeschwaRz

That' all for now, folks.


David aka Okavanga.


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The Group has expanded considerably from a few months ago, and with the expansion has come additional work running the Group. We have many able and talented members whose contributions have been recognised by becoming Expert Members.

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ra-gro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
vw1956 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for requesting Dwarf Beech II by vw1956 ! :)
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:wave: thanks sooo much for the request :)
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wanted to say Goodbye as  a member of Your group. Reason(s) given at my actual journal...
Okavanga Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I copy here my reply to your comment in your Journal, Volker, and repeat that I am sorry that you feel you must leave the Group.

Volker - I'm very sorry to see that you have left Infrared-Club Volker; your contributions will be sadly missed. I am a little concerned about the comment that I as "Founder" (and the Admin) have ignored your "stuff". As I recall, your work, usually many images, has featured in every monthly Best of ....Feature since I took over running the Group a few years ago. I have tried to highlight your work on several occasions, and supported and promoted particular features such as your excellent calender last year - I even bought a copy and made some suggestions for your forthcoming one. In addition, we have discussed very recently the difficulties of trying get attention for work within Groups, not just your work but everyone's. There are no easy answers to getting more attention on DA.

I hope you will reconsider that part of your Journal and acknowledge the role that :iconinfrared-club: has had in promoting your excellent photography.

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