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May Closed June Open

The May Folders are now CLOSED and the June folders are now OPEN.

If you have any problems with submissions please note me.

Update 13.00 - One Problem found and corrected - I hope!

Infrared Photography Gallery

Big News - There is now an Infrared Photography Gallery in DA. Check out ==>…

So, you can now use this to categorise your IR images.

More Info in the Best of May Feature coming later.


Gallery Folders

Infrared Trees and Plants
Lomo and Similar
Reference and Tutorials
Leucareth's Choice

Expert Member Folders


I have compiled a set of folders containing examples of work from some of our senior Expert Members. I hope that everyone will view these to see the range of styles, subject matter and quality of work that is possible in infrared and exposure technique photography.

Our good friend Michael MichiLauke is running a similar scheme at :iconr72: here ==>….

The list is likely to be updated from time to time.

agelisgeo ==>…

dewanggapratama ==>…

DimensionSeven ==>…

Enkased ==>…

helios-spada ==>…

hirza ==>…

Leucareth ==>…

MichiLauke ==>…

mIkeschwaRz ==>…

Phostructor ==>…

richardldixon ==>…

robpolder ==>…

The complete set of galleries can be found here ==>…, or by clicking on the Expert Members' Showcase Gallery Folder Tab in the main Gallery Folder.

Please take time to browse through the work of these photographers.

David aka Okavanga :iconokavanga:

April Folders


The March Folders are now closed and the April 2015 Folders are now open

Please let me know if there are any submission difficulties.




If there is anyone of the Expert Members interested in playing a more active role in the running of the Group as an Associate, please note me.




Members' Journals
Test Collection

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 #Collaborations #TandemFeatures :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.


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Best of April 2015

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 30, 2015, 6:43 AM

The Infrared-Club (Extra-Visible Imaging) presents the Best of April 2015.


New Members: SalilSSahani :iconsalilssahani: Elysium56 :iconelysium56: systemcat :iconsystemcat: bipinography :iconbipinography: NovalieT :iconnovaliet: LightSculpting :iconlightsculpting: lilaspastia :iconlilaspastia: CaptureCreativity :iconcapturecreativity: AK-ShiBarista :iconak-shibarista:

We haven't had that number of new members (9) in a month in quite some time. Welcome one and all! If anyone is wondering about the appearance of a new Associate - Auchencairn that is one of my zombies. We had a scare during the month about a possible fault in the DA permissions procedure that was allowing people to join Groups at a Senior Admin level without being invited. That appears to have been sorted, but I use a zombie to check these things out. Curiously, as a Founder, I can't see exactly what occurs at other levels, so I login as a zombie. (No cracks about how do we tell the difference!)

Interesting Forum Thread

If anyone is interested you might want to check out this thread in the DA Forum…. It is a discussion about IR photography started by a genuine inquiry but followed up by a number of people who don't work in the field and seem to think IR is still all about film. I chipped in (no replies to my comment) as did a number of high powered guys from r72. If you get a chance, join the debate and urge the protagonists to join us.


I had to close the April Galleries early this month, when joint submissions to the Infrared and Exposure Techniques folders went over 200!! What a difference a month makes - record number of new members and a huge number of submissions.Our sister Groups :iconr72: is experiencing the same. This may be just the annual swing occuring from the dark days of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, or maybe, some others are catching on to the the delights of our type of photography.

UV Work

I'm pleased to see that Mike :devmikeschawarz: continues to be  busy in this area, and I'm highlighting this work here. Mike is using a difference technique to produce some of these stunning colour captures.

Differential UV-VL-IR Orchidaceae by mIkeschwaRz   UV Orchidaceae by mIkeschwaRzDifferential UV-IR Orchidaceae by mIkeschwaRz


I managed a couple of Features for the Group this last month. I would very much welcome Feature/Journal/Blog submissions from other members. I like to have this main feature running for 10 days or so, and then fit in other work over the rest of the month. Please let me know if you wish to submit, and I shall facilitate posting.



The very large number of submissions means our selection this month is fairly big - nothing wrong with that I hope. As usual we have chosen our best images so as to include some new members as well as our regular contributors. We would highlight one new member LightSculpting as producing numerous fine works this month - members should definitely visit her gallery. One other member who deserves special mention is IgorVladi whose images composed of blends of infrared and visible light are astounding.


Infrared Headshot by fuchsianinja  fuchsianinja  IR angles by robpolder  robpolder  Felix IR by vw1956  vw1956  fairy by robpolder  robpolder

 Infrared by Anezka123  Anezka123  116/365: IR/Lev XII - Ascension by jblaschke  jblaschke


Bench by Elysium56  Elysium56  Websters Falls Park 6(IR) by RuralCrossroads360  RuralCrossroads360  Pinus by mIkeschwaRz  mIkeschwaRz   Walkemuehle by mIkeschwaRz mIkeschwaRz

 Dreamscape - IOR by Raineater  Raineater Byways LI by eprowe  eprowe  Dragon by robpolder  robpolder

The Castle - infrared by LightSculpting LightSculpting Palm Tree Avenue - infrared by LightSculpting  LightSculpting  Screel Infrared by Okavanga  Okavanga  Time travel by DimensionSeven DimensionSeven

 Infrared #1 by anssilepikko  anssilepikko


*** by IgorVladi IgorVladi *** by IgorVladi   IgorVladi IR700 Muscari by mIkeschwaRz  mIkeschwaRz  Infrared 56 by Weblen  Weblen

 Venushan Tree by helios-spadahelios-spada  IRV - Sakura by MaxArceus MaxArceusInfrared bondage by AK-ShiBarista  AK-ShiBarista

 The Arch by bamboomix  bamboomix Just sit and breathe by bamboomix bamboomix Wonderland by drhussamm  drhussamm  Color infrared by NovalieT  NovalieT

Flowers and Trees

Spring Trees infrared by MichiLauke  MichiLauke   IR - Tulips by MaxArceus   MaxArceus Spring - infrared by LightSculpting  LightSculpting more... by vw1956  vw1956

intimate II by vw1956  vw1956Together - infrared by LightSculpting LightSculpting Silence In Blue - infrared by LightSculptingLightSculpting

WinterSummer by NovalieT NovalieT  Infrared Using Channel Mixer by SalilSSahani  SalilSSahani  Frostbite by DimensionSevenDimensionSeven  Soldiers Graveyard... by MichiLauke MichiLauke

Thai Schoolyard Tree infrared by MichiLauke MichiLauke

  And we could not resist this one!!  Just Born - infrared by LightSculpting LightSculpting



The choices for this section have proved very hard indeed, as almost all the submissions fit the bill as well crafted images, technically and aesthetically. I have limited works to one for each photographer, but would particularly recommend The-Egg and MaxArceus for their first rate contributions.

HDR Based

Cullaby Lake - Old Finnish Cabin - HDR by JamesInDigital  JamesInDigital  In the Woods III by cjporter  cjporter Sunset on the Lake 2 by Enkased  Enkased     eggHDR1598 by The-Egg  The-Egg

HDR - The pier by MaxArceus  MaxArceus  Welcome to Corsica by ratinrage  ratinrage  Abandoned by sylverface  sylverface  Fire Tulip by t-3-t  t-3-t

Exposure Based
Ischa Freimarkt by Usagi-Atemu-Tom  Usagi-Atemu-Tom  The periods of dawn by NickSpiker  NickSpiker  Occluded Eclipse by Laanscapes  Laanscapes


What a bumper month this has been! Many thanks to all members and all those contributing work. An especial thanks to mIkeschwaRz :iconmikeschwarz: whose contributions to this Feature have become indispensable. Many Thanks, Mike!




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Infrared and Google/Nik Silver Efex Pro 2

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 19, 2015, 6:32 AM
To finish off my series of recent infrared photographs, I present a few further shots worked up using the Google/Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 software, accessible via Adobe Lightroom. The post-processing workflow is to do basic adjustments in Lightroom - including any cropping, straightening and basic exposure adjustments, then to activate the Silver Efex Pro plugin, and to use appropriate features therein. The first three images below have been made using a film emulation - Kodak Tri-X 400TX Pro as their basis. This was a very popular medium to high contrast black and white film for many a year, and gives rich deep blacks and sharp whites. There is also a high degree of grain simulated in the digital version. Thus, what might appear to some uninitiated Group admin as unwanted and untreated noise from poor exposure is, in fact, meant to be there to add texture and impact.

  Infrared Trees by Okavanga   Infrared Tree and Sky by Okavanga   Infrared Trees and Track by Okavanga   

The second trio of images use a selenium tone to tint the images, and an edge burn technique that allows a degree of vignetting particularly in the top corners.

Kinky Tree by Okavanga   Infrared Hillside by Okavanga   Screel Infrared by Okavanga

In summary, six infrared photographs process using Adobe Lightroom and Google/Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 software to make monochrome images,with tints and with Kodak Tri-X 400TX film simulation.



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This Group is for all photographers interested in infrared photography, UV photography and in exposure techniques such as HDR, long exposure, light painting and so on. that generate extra-visible images.
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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.

However, I am now looking for (experienced) members to help out at the Associate level. This is the level where development of Groups occurs as well as the main day-to-day running. Ideally, I would like someone who has some experience of CSS to help develop a house style, and/or someone who could develop affiliations.

If ANY member (including Expert Members) is interested, please note me.

Many Thanks




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systemcat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
A request for active members of this group. I am soon going to own a camera that can do this form of photography. Now I'd love to learn by example of what is being posted here. Could some of you post non-software edited photos up? I'd like to set my expectations high of what I'll be able to do with my new camera, plain & simple :).
eprowe Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

I have to plug my own web-site here,  If you mouse over the photos I publish there you will see the image before post processing.  Mind you I have a custom white balance already set in camera so that is one thing I don't have to worry about.  Hope that helps you out.
Okavanga Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
An interesting request, Erin! Almost all IR photography has to have post-processing to overcome red or magenta casts that arise, and most photographers in this area also have their own styles, eg monochrome, that have involved post-processing. So, almost everything you see posted as a finished work has been edited one way or another. It just goes with the territory. Nevertheless, if you go to our References and Tutorials Gallery…, and hunt about, there are some examples of unedited images, and of other aspects of IR and full spectrum photography that will give an impression of what goes on.

What I suggest is that when you get your camera, take a few shots, and post them (we have an open acceptance policy - but note me and I'' make sure they are accepted) and we can help build up your skills from those. There is a bit of a learning curve, but having acquires some basic skills, you will soon be flying into the surreal world of IR.

NovalieT Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi :) Thank you for accepting me! :D (Big Grin) 
Okavanga Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Our pleasure - hope you will submit more work!


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